Nikon D3100 Kit with Standard Zoom and Telephoto VR Zoom Lenses
14.2-megapixel camera with image-stabilized 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses
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Item #: 05413290
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Original Price: $679.95
Your child's first trip to the beach. A backyard party with friends and family. That once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Nikon's D3100 makes it easy for anyone to accurately capture the beauty of life's fleeting moments. This feature-rich digital SLR will surprise you with its simplicity, and impress you with superb results. Whether shooting casual snapshots, carefully composed portraits, or colorful HD movie clips, you'll love the ease and precision with which the D3100 does it all.
You don't have to be an expert to use the nimble D3100. Its intuitive Guide mode lets even first-time SLR photographers snap gorgeous, detailed images with minimal effort. Simple, step-by-step instructions on the LCD screen help you adjust camera settings to get the exact look you want for your photos. The two supplied Nikon zoom lenses helps keep your pictures and movies looking sharp, thanks to the quality Nikon optical elements. This kit offers both a standard 3X zoom lens, giving you angles of view from wide-angle to portrait length, and a telephoto zoom, that takes you from that portrait length to impressive, detailed close-ups, captured from a football-field's distance. Both lenses feature Nikon's VR image stabilization, for sharper pictures when you're zoomed in in low-light circumstances.
If you've ever missed a perfect photo opportunity because your digital camera just couldn't keep up, you'll appreciate the D3100's quickness. Its near-instant start-up time, split-second shutter response, and speedy autofocus make it ready to snap crisp, in-focus shots as soon as you turn it on. A continuous drive mode lets you hold down the shutter button to capture cool action sequences at three frames per second. And of course, you get the fully manual exposure control and focusing capabilities that SLRs are famous for. Save your photos to optional SD memory cards (no memory included).
The large, crisp 3" LCD monitor gives you a clear view of the pictures and videos you've taken. Flip a switch to toggle between "live view" shooting using the LCD or framing your shots using the optical viewfinder. Use Nikon's Active D-Lighting in tricky, high-contrast lighting conditions. This mode preserves important photographic details that otherwise might be washed out in brightly lit areas of your picture, or lost in deeply shadowed ones. A wide variety of in-camera editing options let you retouch, enhance and have fun with the look of your images, while leaving the original picture file intact.
You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.
Nikon D3100 Kit with VR Zoom & VR Telephoto Lenses perform well. GREAT CAMERA !
Pros: Performs as expected from Nikon, this replaced an old Nikon and glad we made the change.
This was a replacement for my old D3100 which was stolen, so I already knew the product. Been shooting w/Nikons for over 30 years and never disappointed. This one works like a champ straight out of the box w/minimal setup time, does the job reliably. You won't be disappointed. I consider myself a semi-pro or educated amateur photographer, most of my shots are travel related. The Crutchfield price was very good and delivery was prompt, on time and best of all no shipping charges. A very good value for the money.
Love it so far, had it a few weeks and have taken tons of pictures of my kids, dog and nature. Picture quality is great. I am still learning all the functions and modes it has to offer. Great camera for anyone.
Pros: Great pictures, easy to use.
Cons: None so far
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-82.5, 82-300|
|Effective Megapixel Count||14.2|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3072|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||26.9|
|Parts Warranty||1Y body, 5Y lens w/reg|
|Labor Warranty||1Y body, 5Y lens w/reg|
Overview: The Nikon D3100 Two Lens VR Kit includes the Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera body, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Zoom Lens, and the AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR zoom lens. The kit also includes a EN-EL14 rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.
LCD Monitor: The Nikon D3100 has a 3" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 dots and adjustable brightness (-3 to +3). The large 3-inch LCD monitor has large fonts with easy-to-view menus. The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied. You can choose from a classic information display or a graphic display.
Live View: The camera features One-Touch Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View switch is rotated, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 10 items, including shooting, focus, and AF-area modes, along with other status indicators. You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.
Optical Viewfinder: The D3100 uses a fixed eye-level penta-mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 95% horizontal and vertical. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.
Image Sensor: The D3100 features a 23.1mm x 15.4mm CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 14.8 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 14.2 million.
Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off.
Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards up to 2 GB in size, SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB, and SDXC cards up to 64 GB. No SD cards are included with the camera.
Still Image Formats: The D3100 records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. You can choose from the following Image Quality and Image Size settings:
|Available Image Sizes||Description|
|NEF (Raw)||4608 x 3072||Raw 12-bit data from the image sensor is saved directly to the memory card in compressed Nikon Electronic Format (NEF).|
|NEF + JPEG Fine||4608 x 3072||Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one fine-quality JPEG image.|
4608 x 3072
M: 3456 x 2304
S: 2304 x 1536
|Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.|
|Normal image quality, suited to most applications|
|Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.|
Movie Recording: The D3100 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition in 3:2. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 advanced video coding, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in monaural microphone. The maximum clip length is 10 minutes. The only metering method available is Matrix. Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:
|Frame Size (pixels)||Frame Rate (frames per second)|
|1920 x 1080 (16:9)||24 fps (actually 23.976)|
|1280 x 720 (16:9)||30 fps (29.97)|
|1280 x 720 (16:9)||25 fps (for PAL displays)|
|1280 x 720 (16:9)||24 fps (23.976)|
|640 x 424 (3:2)||24 fps (23.976)|
Focus Modes: The D3100's advanced 3-Area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise Autofocus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures. You can choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".
AF-Area Modes: The D3100 offers a choice of five focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:
Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the focus points in the final composition.
Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D3100's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:
Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:
Guide Mode: The Guide Mode provides a menu for shooting, viewing and deleting, and set up. In this mode, the camera provides you step-by-step guidance for basic automatic shooting, as well as Advanced Operation. Easy Operation selections include: Auto, No flash, Distant Subjects, Close-ups, Sleeping Faces, Moving Subjects, Landscapes, Portraits, and Night Portraits. Advanced Operation selections include: Soften backgrounds, Bring More Into Focus, Freeze Motion (People), Freeze Motion (Vehicles), and Show Water Flowing.
AE/AF Lock: If your subject is off-centered in the frame, it can become difficult to achieve proper exposure and focus. By engaging the AE/AF Lock feature, you can focus and meter on your subject, lock the exposure and focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway, then recompose your shot before taking the picture. You can choose from the following AE/AF Lock settings.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
Noise Reduction: This option controls whether photographs taken at high sensitivities (over ISO 400) or shutter speeds slower than 8 seconds are processed to reduce noise before being recorded to the memory card. If turned off, noise reduction will only be performed at ISO sensitivities over ISO 800, and does not apply to noise caused by slow shutter speeds.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options:
Note: In addition to the the basic White Balance options, the camera features advanced White Balance (color temperature) settings for specific types of lighting. You can choose from Sodium-vapor lamps, Incandescent/Warm-white fluorescent, White fluorescent, Cool-white fluorescent, Day white fluorescent, Daylight fluorescent, and Mercury-vapor lamps.
ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 3200. Using the ISO button and main command dial, you can manually select from ISO settings 100 to 3200, with incremental steps of 1EV. You can also choose HI 1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or HI 2 (ISO 12800 equivalent) for even higher sensitivity.
Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.
Speedlight With i-TTL Automatic Flash Control: Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always ready to bring beautiful exposures to darkened conditions, as well as add sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images. In low-light or back-light situations, added illumination from the built-in Speedlight can make the difference between an average snapshot and a great picture. You can choose one of the following flash modes:
Flash Sync Modes: The camera offers the following flash sync modes depending upon the shooting mode selected:
Flash Exposure Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV.
Accessory Shoe: The camera's integrate accessory shoe located above the viewfinder allows you to connect optional SB-series Speedlights. The shoe is equipped with a safety lock for flash units with a locking pin, such as the SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, and SB-400. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units.
Histogram: The D3100 features the ability to view a histogram on the LCD monitor screen. A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image.
Image Enhancement: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following image enhancement options:
Optional GPS: The GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately) can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal to allow information on the camera's current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from one of 20 languages for display of the camera menus and messages including English, French and Spanish.
Compatible Lenses: The D3100 is equipped with the standard Nikon F bayonet mount. It is compatible with the following types of optional lenses:
Warranty Information: The warranty on the camera body is 1 Year Parts & Labor. The warranty on the included lenses is 1 Year Parts & Labor, with an additional 4 years when the product is registered.
Included Lenses: This package includes two AF-S DX Nikkor VR lenses: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED. The lenses both include 52mm snap-on front lens caps and rear lens caps. The 55-200mm lens also includes a bayonet lens hood.
Lens Technologies: Both lenses have the following Nikon lens technologies:
Focus Mode Switch: The focus mode switch on each lens enables quick switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
|Type of Lens||G-type AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR lens with built-in CPU|
|Type of Mount||Nikon F-bayonet type|
|Focal Length Range||18mm to 55mm
27mm to 82.5mm (35mm equivalent)
|55mm to 200mm
82.5mm to 300mm (35mm equivalent)
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 (wide) - f/5.6 (telephoto)||f/4 (wide) - f/5.6 (telephoto)|
|Minimum Aperture||f/22 (wide) - f/32 (telephoto)||f/22 (wide) - f/32 (telephoto)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.9 feet (11")||3.6 feet (1.1m)|
|Lens Construction||11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element)||15 elements in 11 groups (1 ED glass element)|
|Picture Angle||76° to 28° 50'||28° 50' to 8°|
|Focal Length Scale||18, 24, 35, 45, 55mm||55, 70, 85, 105, 135, 200mm|
Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken, including Landscape, Portrait (rotated clockwise) or Portrait (rotated counter-clockwise).
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if desired.
Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting. If Image Review is turned off, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the playback button.
Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.
Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, or 72 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. You can also choose a calendar playback, sorted by date.
Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval (2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds) and the transition type (zoom/fade, cube, or none).
Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 27x for large images, up to 20x for medium images, and up to 14x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.
In-Camera Image Editing with Retouching Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options:
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand. An optional USB cable is required for connecting the camera to the printer.
DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The D3100 conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
USB Connection: The Nikon D3100 utilizes a high-speed USB 2.0 connection for interfacing with your computer. No USB is included; an optional USB cable (such as item 119USBHS15, 119USBHSM3, or 119CMNUSB7) must be obtained to connect the camera to your PC.
HDMI: For playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images on an HDTV, you can connect the camera via an optional HDMI cable. A Type C mini-HDMI cable is required (such as 119HDMICAM). The HDMI output resolution can be set to Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, or 1080i.
A/V Out: The camera features a 3.5mm minijack audio/video output plug to playback still images on a standard definition TV using the optional EG-D2 video cable (sold separately). You can select between NTSC or PAL video playback.
Li-ion Battery Pack: The D3100 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL14), with the capacity of approximately 550 shots per charge (when measured using the 18-55mm VR lens).
Quick Charger: The camera also comes with an AC Quick Charger (MH-24) to the charge the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-24 will charge the EN-EL14 battery pack in approximately 90 minutes.
Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to a month of backup power after about three days of charging from the EN-EL14 battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.
Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed to prevent battery drain. You can choose from the following four selections:
|Selection||Playback/Menus||Image Review||Live View||Auto Meter Off|
|Short||8 sec||4 sec||30 sec||4 sec|
|Normal||12 sec||4 sec||30 sec||8 sec|
|Long||20 sec||20 sec||3 min||1 min|
|Custom||Make separate adjustments to each of the three timers.|
Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-5A AC adapter and optional EP-5A power connector are recommended for extended playback.
ViewNX 2 CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer 2, View NX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. View NX 2 is used to view pictures after transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file format.
Supported Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with computers running the following operating systems:
* ViewNX 2 runs as a 32-bit application in 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista
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