Camera 1: Nikon D3100 14.2MP REVIEW

Model Name: Nikon D3100 14.2MP specifications.
Image:Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera
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Release Date Aug 19, 2010
Body Type Compact SLR
Sensor Specs
Sensor Max Resolution Camera Specs4608 x 3072
Other Resolutions 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536
Image Ratio Camera Specs 3:2
Effective Pixels Camera Specs 14 megapixels
Sensor Photo Detectors Camera Specs 15 megapixels
Sensor Size Camera Specs APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm)
Sensor Type Camera Specs CMOS
Processor Type Camera Specs Expeed 2
Image Features
ISO (sensitivity to light - higher is better) Camera Specs Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost)
Boosted ISO Minimum Camera Specs
White Balance Presets Camera Specs 12
Custom White Balance Camera Specs Yes (1)
Image Stabilization Camera Specs No
Image Stabilization Notes
CIPA images tabilizationrating Camera Specs
Uncompressed Format Camera Specs RAW
JPEG quality Levels Camera Specs Fine, Normal, Basic
Focus & Lens (Optics) Features
Auto focus Camera Specs
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Optical Zoom Camera Specs
    Maximum Aperture Camera Specs
    Manual Focus Camera Specs Yes
    Normal Focus Range Camera Specs
    Macro Focus Range Camera Specs
    Number Focus Point Camera Specs 11
    Lens Mount Camera Specs Nikon F
    Focal Length Equiv. Camera Specs 1.5×
    LCD Display Characteristics
    Articulated LCD (vari-angle / flip) Camera Specs Fixed
    Screen Size Camera Specs 3″
    Touch screen Camera Specs No
    Viewfinder Features
    View finder Type Camera Specs Optical (pentamirror)
    Live View Camera Specs Yes
    View finder Coverage Camera Specs 95%
    View finder Magnification Camera Specs 0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
    View finder Resolution Camera Specs
    Photography Features
    Minimum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 30 sec
    Maximum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 1/4000 sec
    Maximum Shutter Speed Electronic Camera Specs
    Subject Scene Modes Camera Specs Yes
    Flash Modes Camera Specs Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
    Flash Range Camera Specs 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
    External Flash Camera Specs Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
    Continuous Drive Camera Specs 3.0 fps
    Self Timer Camera Specs Yes
    Metering Mode Camera Specs Multi Center-weighted Average
    Exposure Compensation Camera Specs ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
    Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) Camera Specs
    White Balance (WB) Bracketing Camera Specs No
    Videography Features
    Video Resolutions Camera Specs 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
    Digital Video Format Camera Specs MPEG-4
    Video Modes Camera Specs
    Videography Notes
    Audio Input & Output
    Speaker None
    Microphone Mono
    Data Storage
    Storage Types Camera Specs Maximum 256 GB SDXC, Bus Architecture Flash - SDHC, Flash - SDXC 1 Slot(s) SDXC
    Storage Included None
    Connectivity Types
    USB Connection USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
    USB Charging
    HDMI Port Yes (Mini Type C)
    Micro Port
    Wireless Eye-Fi Connected
    Wireless Note
    Headphone Port
    Remote Control & Wi-Fi Yes (Optional)
    Other Camera Body Features
    Environmentally Sealed Camera Specs No
    Durability Camera Specs
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
    Battery Description EN-EL14
    Battery Life 550
    Charger Model MH-24
    Battery Grip None
    Weight 505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
    Dimensions 124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.88 x 3.78 x 2.95″)
    Orientation Sensor Camera Specs Yes
    Time Lapse Recording Camera Specs
    GPS Connection Optional
    GPS Notes GP-1
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    Introduction: The Nikon D3100 14.2MP is a Compact SLR camera that was released on Aug 19, 2010 . In this review, we will explore the various features and specifications to help you make an informed decision about whether it is the right camera for you.
    Body and Design: The Nikon D3100 14.2MP boasts a Compact SLR body type that is both lightweight and comfortable to hold. Weighing in at just 505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz) and with dimensions of 124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.88 x 3.78 x 2.95″), this camera is perfect for photographers who are always on the go. Its ergonomic design ensures a secure grip, allowing for steady shots even in challenging shooting conditions.
    Image Quality: With its effective pixel count of 14 megapixels and Sensor Size of APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm), this camera offers exceptional image quality in a portable package. The Nikon D3100 14.2MP delivers stunningly detailed images with vibrant colours and excellent dynamic range. Whether you are capturing landscapes or portraits, this camera will exceed your expectations.
    LCD Screen and Controls: The Nikon D3100 14.2MP features a 3″ LCD screen that provides a clear and bright display for composing your shots and reviewing your images. The intuitive menu system and well-placed buttons make navigating through the camera's settings a breeze. With its user-friendly interface, even beginners can quickly learn to operate this camera with ease.
    Memory Storage: The camera supports Maximum 256 GB SDXC, Bus Architecture Flash - SDHC, Flash - SDXC 1 Slot(s) SDXC providing ample storage space for your photos and videos.
    Battery Life: Powered by a EN-EL14 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack and it offers excellent battery life - 550 shots per charge - that is allowing you to capture more shots without worrying about running out of power. This is especially beneficial for photographers who spend long hours shooting on location or during special events. The EN-EL14 could be charged with MH-24 charger.
    Audio Input - Microphone Input: Mono (Mono microphone input allows for precise sound recording in a single direction while stereo microphone can capture audio in two channels for a wider soundstage.)
    Audio Output - Speaker Output: None (A built-in speaker enables immediate playback and assessment of recorded audio. Mono sound is single-channel audio with all instruments mixed into one signal, while stereo sound uses two audio channels feeding separate speakers.) Please note that older camera models do not have audio input and/or output because they cannot record videos. While modern DSLR cameras (released after 2008) are perfectly able to record good-quality videos and they have audio input/output.
    Battery Grip: Some cameras have a specially designed battery grip to extend battery life and other functionalities (such as buttons and dials). The designated name for the battery grip compatible with the Nikon D3100 14.2MP is: None. (If shows None, then there is no suitable grip for this camera model.)
    Conclusion: In conclusion, the Nikon D3100 14.2MP is a versatile and reliable camera that delivers exceptional image quality. With its 14 megapixels sensor, Compact SLR design, and user-friendly interface, this camera is suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Whether you are capturing beautiful landscapes or stunning portraits, this camera will not disappoint. Upgrade your photography gear with this remarkable camera. Remember, the Nikon D3100 14.2MP is a reliable companion for all your photography needs. Capture breath-taking moments with ease and enjoy the exceptional image quality it offers.
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