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Nikon D3100 14 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, 3" LCD, Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video, VR Image Stabilization, Split-second Shutter Response, Black - 25472

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Mfg Part#: 25472
Rakuten.com Sku: 217139169
UPC: 018208254729
UPC 14: 00018208254729
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Product Description

Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with Nikon AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens

Beautiful pictures–Amazing movies–Incredibly Easy with the 14 Megapixel DX sensor and learn-as-you-grow Guide Mode.

Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus.

Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus.



Capture pictures and make movies in near darkness with an ISO range of 100 to 3200 (expandable to 12800-Hi2). EXPEED 2, Nikon's new image processing engine, assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure and noise.

One-touch Live View and movie recording lets you see the action on the 3-inch monitor and the Scene Recognition System automatically chooses the ideal settings.

You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.

Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.

A built-in pop-up flash is ready for those times when there just isn't enough light and in-camera image editing allows creative freedom and effects, without the need for a computer.

Key Features

14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor delivers beautiful photographs and prints well beyond 20 x 30 inches.

Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound lets you record cinematic-quality movies in Full 1080p HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels).

Easy-To-Use—Featuring Nikon’s Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance helping you take better pictures every step of the way.

Fast 11-point Autofocus System delivers razor-sharp pictures.

3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture.

Built-in HDMI port lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable.

Control Image and Movie Playback with most HDTV remote controls.

6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes Just set the Mode dial to Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.



Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.

Product Attributes
Product attributeCamera Megapixels:   10 - 14 Megapixel
Product attributeCamera Resolution (Megapixel):   14.2
Product attributeColor:   Black
Product attributeColor Class:   Black
Product attributeFocus Mode:   Auto
Product attributeImage Stabilization Type:   Optical
Product attributeMaximum Still Frame Rate (fps):   30
Product attributeMinimum Aperture:   f/3.5
Product attributeProduct Line:   Nikon D3100
Product attributeResolution:   4608 x 3072
Product attributeResolution Height:   3072

Tech Specs

Tech Specs Type: Single-lens reflex digital camera
Tech Specs Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
Tech Specs Picture Angle: Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Tech Specs Effective Pixels: 14.2 million
Tech Specs Sensor Size: 23.1 x 15.4mm
Tech Specs Image Sensor Format: DX
Tech Specs Image Sensor Type: CMOS
Tech Specs Total Pixels: 14.8 million

Tech Specs Dust-reduction system:
Tech Specs Image sensor cleaning
Tech Specs Airflow Control System
Tech Specs Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Tech Specs Image Area (pixels):
Tech Specs DX-format
Tech Specs (L) 4608 x 3072
Tech Specs (M) 3456 x 2304
Tech Specs (S) 2304 x 1536

Tech Specs File Format:
Tech Specs NEF (RAW)
Tech Specs JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
Tech Specs NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Tech Specs Picture Control:
Tech Specs Monochrome
Tech Specs Standard
Tech Specs Neutral
Tech Specs Vivid
Tech Specs Portrait
Tech Specs Landscape
Tech Specs Selected Picture Control can be modified

Tech Specs Storage Media:
Tech Specs SD
Tech Specs SDHC
Tech Specs SDXC

Tech Specs Card Slot: 1 Secure Digital (SD)

Tech Specs File System:
Tech Specs Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
Tech Specs DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Tech Specs EXIF 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
Tech Specs PictBridge

Tech Specs Viewfinder: Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Tech Specs Viewfinder Frame Coverage:
Tech Specs 95% horizontal
Tech Specs 95% verticalApprox.

Tech Specs Viewfinder Magnification: 0.80x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m?¹) Approx.
Tech Specs Viewfinder Eyepoint: 18mm (-1.0m?¹)
Tech Specs Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: -1.7 to +0.5m?¹
Tech Specs Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Tech Specs Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type

Tech Specs Lens Aperture:
Tech Specs Instant-return type
Tech Specs electronically controlled

Tech Specs Compatible Lenses:
Tech Specs AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Tech Specs AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
Tech Specs Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Tech Specs IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
Tech Specs Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Tech Specs Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
Tech Specs AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
Tech Specs Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II
Tech Specs Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.

Tech Specs Shutter type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

Tech Specs Shutter Speed:
Tech Specs 1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
Tech Specs Bulb

Tech Specs Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV

Tech Specs Slowest Shutter Speed:
Tech Specs 30 sec. in steps of 1/3
Tech Specs 1/2
Tech Specs 1 EV

Tech Specs Flash Sync Speed:
Tech Specs Up to 1/200 sec.
Tech Specs Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200s or slower

Tech Specs Shutter Release Modes:
Tech Specs Single-frame [S] mode
Tech Specs Continuous
Tech Specs Self-timer mode
Tech Specs Quiet Shutter Release

Tech Specs Frame Advance Rate: Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Tech Specs Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: 3 frames per second

Tech Specs Self-timer:
Tech Specs 2 sec.
Tech Specs 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled

Tech Specs Exposure Metering System: TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

Tech Specs Metering Method:
Tech Specs Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Tech Specs Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Tech Specs Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

Tech Specs Metering Range:
Tech Specs 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
Tech Specs 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)

Tech Specs Exposure Meter Coupling: CPU

Tech Specs Exposure Modes:
Tech Specs Auto modes ( auto, auto [flash off])
Tech Specs Scene Modes
Tech Specs Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Tech Specs Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Tech Specs Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Tech Specs Manual (M)

Tech Specs Advanced Scene Modes:
Tech Specs Portrait
Tech Specs Landscape
Tech Specs Close-up
Tech Specs Sports
Tech Specs Night Portrait
Tech Specs Child

Tech Specs Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Tech Specs Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

Tech Specs ISO Sensitivity:
Tech Specs ISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV
Tech Specs Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent
Tech Specs Auto ISO sensitivity control available

Tech Specs Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 100
Tech Specs Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 3200
Tech Specs Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity: 12800

Tech Specs Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options:
Tech Specs 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
Tech Specs 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent) Approx.
Tech Specs Auto ISO sensitivity control available

Tech Specs Active D-Lighting:
Tech Specs On
Tech Specs Off

Tech Specs Dynamic AF Mode: Number of AF points: 11 and 11 (3D-tracking)

Tech Specs Auto-area AF Mode:
Tech Specs Single Area AF
Tech Specs Dynamic-area
Tech Specs Auto-area AF
Tech Specs 3D-tracking (11 points)

Tech Specs Autofocus System: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Tech Specs Detection Range: -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Tech Specs Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus trackinga ctivated automatically according to subject status
Tech Specs Focus Point: Can be selected from 11 focus points

Tech Specs Focus Lock:
Tech Specs Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Tech Specs Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Tech Specs Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 11

Tech Specs Built-in Flash:
Tech Specs Yes
Tech Specs Auto
Tech Specs Portrait
Tech Specs Child
Tech Specs Close-Up
Tech Specs Night portrait
Tech Specs Auto flash with auto pop-up [P], [S], [A], [M]
Tech Specs Manual pop-up with button release

Tech Specs Guide Number: 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)Approx.
Tech Specs Flash Control: i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR

Tech Specs Flash Sync Modes:
Tech Specs Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Tech Specs Auto slow sync
Tech Specs Off
Tech Specs Slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional flash units

Tech Specs Flash Mode:
Tech Specs Auto
Tech Specs Auto with red-eye reduction
Tech Specs Fill-flash
Tech Specs Auto slow sync
Tech Specs Auto slow sync with red-eye correction
Tech Specs Rear curtain with slow sync

Tech Specs Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

Tech Specs Flash-ready indicator:
Tech Specs Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Tech Specs Blinks for 3 sec. after flash is fired at full output

Tech Specs Accessory Shoe: ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and ata contacts and safety lock

Tech Specs Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS):
Tech Specs Yes
Tech Specs Built-in Commander mode not available

Tech Specs Flash Sync Terminal: Sync Terminal ADapter AS-15 (available separately)

Tech Specs White Balance:
Tech Specs Auto
Tech Specs Incandescent
Tech Specs Fluorescent (7 types)
Tech Specs Direct Sunlight
Tech Specs Flash
Tech Specs Cloudy
Tech Specs Shade
Tech Specs Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored)
Tech Specs Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K)

Tech Specs Live View Shooting: Yes

Tech Specs Live View Lens servo:
Tech Specs Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Tech Specs Manual focus (MF)

Tech Specs Live View AF-area mode:
Tech Specs Face-priority AF
Tech Specs Wide-area AF
Tech Specs Normal-area AF
Tech Specs Subject-tracking AF

Tech Specs Live View Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subejct-tracking AF is selected

Tech Specs Live View Scene Auto Selector:
Tech Specs Aut mode
Tech Specs Auto (flash off) mode

Tech Specs Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Tech Specs Movie Metering method: Matrix

Tech Specs Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate:
Tech Specs 1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
Tech Specs 1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
Tech Specs 1280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps
Tech Specs 1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
Tech Specs 640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)

Tech Specs Movie Maximum recording time: 10 min.
Tech Specs Movie File Format: MOV
Tech Specs Movie Audio recording format: Linear PCM
Tech Specs Movie Audio recording device: Built-in monaural microphone

Tech Specs Movie:
Tech Specs Movie with sound
Tech Specs 1,920 × 1,080 (24p); 24 fps
Tech Specs 1,280 × 720 (24p); 24 fps
Tech Specs 1,280 × 720 (30p); 30 fps
Tech Specs 640 × 424 (30p); 30 fps

Tech Specs Movie Audio: Built-in microphone, monaural
Tech Specs Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal
Tech Specs Monitor Resolution: 230,000 Dots
Tech Specs Monitor Type: TFT-LCD with bridghtenss adjustment

Tech Specs Playback Functions:
Tech Specs Full frame
Tech Specs Calendar

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  •  

    Great Starter DSLR 5/17/2015

    I own a point and shoot camera but like the features of an SLR so I decided to upgrade to a DSLR. I chose the Nikon D3100 because it has enough manual features to get me back into amateur photography plus the AUTO setting that makes it easy enough for anyone else to use. I would definitely recommend this camera for someone who wants the advantages of a DSLR with the option of a point and shoot.

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    Missing card 12/25/2014

    No SD card!

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    Amazing Camera and great value 11/13/2013

    This camera is exactly what every family need. It is affordable but offers high quality images and very quick shutter response for those quick pictures. I have taken this camera on trips all over the world and been very happy with the quality of my pictures. The lens that comes with the camera is good but getting the 18-200mm is a must.

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    great one in budget 7/22/2013

    Amazing and great value in picture

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    Great Seller!! 7/8/2013

    Great Seller!! Fast Shipping!!!

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    Very good camera 6/17/2013
    ARUNP from HOUSTON TX  

    A Neat and nice camera for the beginners and the best for its price. A great deal.

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    good 6/14/2013
    gh from il  

    For the cost of this camera, I don't think you can get anything better. The low light performance is off the charts.

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    Good value 5/23/2013

    Good value for good camera

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    Great Camera 5/20/2013

    I was searching for a camera over some time, and finally purchased this camera. I am using this camera since over 2 weeks. As of today, I have had no complains from this camera. Thanks,

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    Love It! 5/17/2013
    Chris from Maryland  

    This camera is great for a beginner and I have not had any issues with the one I bought from ZeeMo. I would recommend looking into a better lense though.

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    Great Camera Great price 5/17/2013
    P Wren from Corte Madera CA  

    A Nikon SLR for around $400 is wonderful - I had been lusting after a good SLR for years - and finally the price has reduced to make this a reality.

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    good product 5/6/2013

    very good product

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    Excellent Value 4/26/2013
    Albert D. from Lake Charles  

    This is a great camera for the unusually low price it was offered at. I have priced this camera at other sites, and they wanted quite a bit more. This is my digital slr so my ease of use rating is a little low. I haven't had much of a chance to take picture with it yet. It just came in late this afternoon.

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    Nikon D3100 4/26/2013

    Nice camera with decent price.

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    Excellent Value 4/26/2013

    The Nikon D3100 is perfect for our office. Great camera for novice users, but gives professional results. Easy to set up and start taking pictures right out of the box. This camera feels natural in your hands and is light weight.

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    good product 4/17/2013

    This is very simple, if you are a Nikon shooter looking for a new camera then stop reading and buy this camera. It's that good. Handling

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Almost like new 4/17/2013
    Dave from Oxford, MI  

    So far, everything works on this Nikon-reburbished camera, except for the tiny little diopter correction wheel (it can't be adjusted toward the near-sighted correction), BUT, I may not even try to have it serviced, since I almost always wear some kind of corrective lenses anyway. This is a fairly minor issue, and one that I doubt occurs very often--but still, this is the second D3100 I've purchased that wasn't perfect (the 1st one had a row of dead sensor pixels, not purchased from same store).

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Great Choice 3/29/2013

    This camera has all the features that I need to take excellent pictures. Great low light pictures. It is easy to handle and the display is clear.

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    Nikon D3100 3/29/2013
    James from Pensacola, FL  

    This is a wonderful camera, and as my first foray into the world of dSLR's, very intuitive. The on-screen guide can help you quickly set the camera up for the perfect shot, and once you're comfortable switching off of "auto" mode, the degree of adjustments that can be made are astounding.

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    very good 3/18/2013

    We shopped for months for the right camera, we wanted a quality image that was low fuss, it had to be useable for commercial use but also ready to go in all weather not having to mess with lenses and settings. This camera does all of that and more extremely satisfied. Much better than the Canon we had used previously.

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    Great camera 3/18/2013
    Perry from Brownsville, Texas  

    Very happy with the camera so far. Still exploring it's my first slr camera.

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    Fantastic Camera! 3/11/2013

    I have not used any type of SLR in years. I've been a point and shoot camera kind of person. I finally decided that it was time to make the switch. I knew with a better camera I'd have much better shots of my kids. I love the camera. While I am still learning all of the functions, I've been using mostly auto mode but the pictures are amazing! I cannot wait to learn it all in manual so I can get the most out of it. Highly recommend this camera for anyone who wants to take better pictures.

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    Good value slr 1/28/2013
    SL from WA  

    This camera is for some one want a nice camera with all the features of SLR but at afordable price. I used it for many different types of photography and all have met or exceeded my expectations. It does require a little learning if you use to the point and shoot camera.

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    nice 1/2/2013
    james from orlando fl  

    nice camera great view

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    good 11/21/2012

    good

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    wonderful camera 8/15/2012

    just like their film type slr but lighter, it takes incredible pictures

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    Awesome Purchase 7/20/2012

    I just love this Camera. This is my first SLR and I am enjoying the results of D3100 which is an awesome camera. I had lot of questions between T2i, T3 and D3100 but after much of research D3100 was a better buy for many reasons.

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    Nikon D3100 7/17/2012

    Received with all accessories and manual. Camera is great. We have been using it extensively for many different types of photography and all have met or exceeded my expectations.by one, you'll be glad you did

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    Nice camera 6/21/2012
    John L from Monson, MA  

    Everythig I was looking for. The refurb gave me a great camera at $150 less than new. The camera works and looks perfect.

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    Awesome 6/13/2012

    This is awesome at this price point. Quiet mode is definitely a plus.- 3-inch screen is fantastic. That 2.8-inch swivel screen on the D5000 is useless. I'd rather have a larger screen for playback/review.

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    Love this camera 6/12/2012

    The on screen menus are great, and easy to understand. I'm familiar with Nikon D70 and D90 cameras, so learning my way around was straightforward. I don't use the Auto mode or Guide modes, but Auto does great for other people who aren't familiar with DSLRs to use the camera. The image quality exceeds my expectations, and the more I use the camera, the more I like it.

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    Like it but... 6/10/2012

    This is a great starter dlsr. I bought it for my daughter and she loves it but after using it she now wishes that we would have upgraded and got the d5100 that has the flip out screen. She said it takes great pictures, the auto focus is a bit slow and a little flaky at times but most of the time she is manually focusing anyway. The d5100 is an upgrade and for what she was looking for it didn't seem to be worth the extra money but she now wished we did.

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    Amazing 6/9/2012

    Crisp pictures with proper color saturation. Easy to use great feel. Movie quality is very good. Live switch is a very nice way to switch on and off. Very controllable setting and the presets work great for the below average user. VR works like it is suppose to for sharp pics.

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    Great camera for entry level 6/8/2012

    Good ergonomics, plenty of well-positioned external controls. Excellent image quality from the new 14-megapixel CMOS sensor coupled with Expeed 2 processor.

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    Nikons the best 6/7/2012

    Nikon is one of the most recognized brand for professional camera. Even thought they cost alot, the quality of the camera is very good. I would love to have one when I have the money to buy. It had HD photos and HD video recording which is fantastic. You should buy Nikon if you want the best of the best. Nikon has very much everything that a camera needs. A good lens, body, photos , video capturing and more.

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    GREAT ITEM 6/5/2012
    mike from new york city  

    this is a great item if you are starting to use slr camera. there are more compliated ones but i would recommend starting with this one or the canon rebel if you want to get an entry level slr camera. takes good quality pics and ideal for graduation or sport events as you can use the continuous function!

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    Cameta Camera is great for Nikon 5/23/2012
    Sha from Overland Park, KS  

    Nikon D3100 is very easy to use camera. It has good clarity in images and the product has great reputation for its brand. I have ordinary point and shoot camera before buying this one. I can feel the complete adaptation

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    Neat entry level DSLR camera 5/15/2012

    Just started using the camera and learning the tricks - it's a great entry level DSLR and a wonderful buy for the price. Purchased refurbished but product is as good as new!!

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    BEST CAMERA 5/9/2012

    I bought the D3100 about a month ago after my D70 died. I write for magazines and have to include both product and outdoors photos with my articles. Plus: The D3100 is easier to use on a tripod than the D70 because all the info is displayed on the rear LCD, not on the top of the camera where I can't see it when the tripod is set high. The light weight and small size are major plus factors for the way I work. Controls are very easy to use and quit intuitive. The NEF and fine JPG combo is nice. I suppose the live view is a plus for some people. Photo quality, when the settings are correct, was excellent. Much nicer than my D70 when using the same lens. Minus: No remote, no grid lines, no bracketing, no Speedlight remote command mode for my 800 flash. Auto focus did not work with my 6 year-old 70~300 non-VR lens (but it works fine with my first generation 18~200 VR). BIG minus: Nikon has a firmware problem. If I am in Program mode and if the ISO Auto to "On", in dim light conditions it uses high ISO whether or not the flash is used. The auto ISO setting does not recognize the flash. Ken Rockwell pointed this out. You have to manually set the ISO when you use flash. If you use the built-in flash for fill-flash, this ISO thing will be a real issue, just as it is when the flash is your mains source of light. I don't care about the video capabilities, but the auto focus certainly does mess up the video's audio. In all, I think it's a good camera with that one serious ISO/flash flaw.

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Refurb Camera Works Great! 5/8/2012

    No issues thus far. Everything working like new.

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    So far so good 4/30/2012
    Ken from W.L.A. California   

    This is my first time using an SLR camera. All seems to be as advertised and no issues with the merchant.

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    Very Good camera. 4/30/2012
    BuyerOfD3100 from Chicago IL  

    I never had DSLR, wanted one. After reading reviews I decided to buy this one. So far, I am liking it but need to purchase other lens to take real good photos in low light.

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    Nice Camera 4/28/2012

    I haven't had my camera very long, but so far so good. I am happy.

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    great 4/28/2012
    Maureen from Bancroft MI  

    I have enjoyed learning to use the camera. It arrived Sooner than I expected.

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    90 day warranty 4/28/2012

    Only 90 days of warranty for this refurbed product.

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    Great Nikon d3100 4/28/2012
    Riz from San Diego ca  

    This is my first dslr and just love it.. Just getting instered photography now.. Guide mode is great and makes me capture great snaps

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    EXCELS 4/8/2012

    Which camera excels Nikon D3100($Cheap) VS. D300($1600) VS. D700 ($2,700): * Lens = The D3100 is the only camera that comes with a lens at it's normal price * ISO Performance = Tie between D3100 and D700! (It could be Nikon's new processing but the JPEG looks fantastic I was shooting D3100 on 6400iso with very little noise at all) * Low Light Focusing = D700 * Focus Speed = D700 * External Buttons & Controls for Pros = D700 * Menu Navigation = D3100 * Ease of Use = D3100 * Megapixel = D3100 (14.2) * Sensor size = D700 (Much more important than megapixels but I won't get into this) * Can use older lenses with functionality = D700 & D300 * Video = D3100 of course! 1080P video looks amazing. * Frame Rate = D300 at 6 photos a second * Weight = D3100 (light as a feather) * Ergonomics = D700 (big enough for all my finger)

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    nikon makes it perfect 3/19/2012
    bru from kijavon  

    The D3100 doesn't offer auto-bracketing but you could get it in higher levels of Nikon DSLR's if this is critical to you. The only other complaint is that the camera doesn't offer a remote shutter switch and if you want a shutter switch it will be corded (shutter switch is helpful to use to reduce vibration in long shutter speed shots -- flowing water motion capture scenery type shots).

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    Great! 3/11/2012
    Ty from San Antonio, TX  

    This is a GREAT camera! I was looking for a good camera but this camera far exceeds my expectations!

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    Decent camera but can be improved. 3/3/2012
    Viktar Z from Fairfax, VA  

    Bought it for my daughter as she seem to start her interest in photography. It is a pretty good camera and makes decent pictures for the entry level SLR. Nikon did a good job with video too. It does misses a few basic things, like bracketing. I would assume this is a must for SLR. The display is also outdated, 230000 dots, common, there are compacts out there with better screens. Though I must admit color reproduction is fine.

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