At only approx. 505 g (1lb. 1.8 oz.)*, the compact and lightweight D3100 goes where you go. And it's so easy to use thanks to the ergonomic grip that simplifies shooting, both in horizontal and vertical positions. New dedicated controls for frequently used functions like Live View, D-Movie and shutter release modes further enhance ease of use.
* With battery and memory card but without body cap.
Support for optional Eye-Fi SD cards lets you transfer photos and movies from the camera to a PC via wireless LAN. This eliminates the need for removing the memory card or USB connections to transfer data.
See the manual provided with the Eye-Fi card, and direct any inquiries to the manufacturer. The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on and off, but may not support other Eye-Fi functions.
As of June 2010, the following cards can be used: 2 GB SD Eye-Fi cards in the Share, Home, and Explore product categories, 4 GB SDHC Eye-Fi cards in the Anniversary, Share Video, Explore Video, and Connect X2 product categories, and 8 GB SDHC cards in the Pro X2 and Explore X2 product categories. Eye-Fi cards are for use only in the country of purchase. Be sure the Eye-Fi card firmware has been updated to the latest version.
D3100 employs a newly developed shutter that is ideal for both Live View and movie shooting. The lightweight and compact design coupled with the ability to operate while the mirror is up during Live View shooting contributes to quiet, energy-efficient performance. It is also highly durable, having been tested to 100,000 cycles.
- D3100 is equipped with Nikon's Integrated Dust Reduction System. This solution includes a special Airflow Control System that redirects dust away from the low-pass filter located in front of the image sensor. Additionally, when powering the camera on or off, the filter automatically vibrates at precise frequencies to release image-degrading dust that may adhere to it.
Choose from a series of special transitions when viewing photos. For slideshows, enjoy interesting effects like Zoom/fade and Cube. When viewing photos individually, you can employ Slide in and Zoom/fade. In addition, the large, bright LCD monitor makes playback a joy.
- The D3100's playback options make it easy to select pictures for viewing or retouching. You can view pictures one at a time or in groups of 4, 9, or 72. A Calendar view is also available, which organizes photos by shooting date and time then displays them in a handsome calendar format.