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Nikon D3100 Digital SLRs
Based on the D3000, the 14-megapixel entry-level D3100 digital SLR adds 1080p full HD video and it's the world's first DSLR to have full-time auto focus in video mode.
The Nikon D3100 is one of the hottest digital SLRs on the market right now. The great price (under $600 with a lens), plenty of features, excellent image quality and access to Nikon’s excellent lenses make it a no-brainer for first time digital SLR buyers or even serious photographers on a budget. The D3100 has a 14-megapixel sensor, ISO 3200 sensitivity (expandable to ISO 12,800), a 3-inch LCD display, full HD video with continuous auto focus and an 11-point auto focus system. After using it for a couple days and taking some great fall color photos, I’m impressed with the camera’s performance and even more impressed with the image quality... Continue reading →
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Submitted by Old man ? big kid a Beginner
Date Reviewed: July 14, 2012
Strengths: Easy to use, great results. The built in guide is useful, especially for a novice. The price is good for an entry level camera and I can see it lasting me quite a while. Although calling 'entry level' is a bit deceiving as it is capable of producing, as far as I can see, perfectly professional results once mastered. At the moment I can think of no reasons why I should change it. The option of VR on the lens options is good
Weaknesses: Perhaps an infra red option for the remote as the older version used to have, but that's not a how stopper as there are plenty of good value wireless remotes out there. I can't think of anything bad to say about it to be honest as I'm loving using it!
I read a few reviews before I purchased this camera, which were all very positive. I have no regrets at all buying this camera, and it was just the thing to get me back into SLR photography after a 30 year break.
Got a good deal in my view at £350 GBP with the 18-55 Nikkor lens ($545 USD approx)
Price Paid: $350.00
Purchased At: Cameraland, Cardiff
Type of photography: Outdoor
Submitted by fcimbar a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 1, 2010
Weaknesses: No DOF dedicated button
No AF motor
Great entry level DSLR
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Similar Products Used: D40
Type of photography: Outdoor
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Hi, I'm interested in getting in to photogrpahy. The only camera's i have at the moment are either in my mobile phone or a small out of date compact. Not only do i want to get in to photography but i'd like some good quality photos regardless of the lighting situation with proper zoom and what i h ... Read More »
This is Northport Village. The camera allowed me to capture fast action and crop plenty to get distant events. [img]http://www.shuttertalk.com/forums/attachment.php?aid=1019[/img] [img]http://www.shuttertalk.com/forums/attachment.php?aid=1020[/img] [img]http://www.shuttertalk.com/forums/attachme ... Read More »
I continue to use the Tokina 28-70mm f3.5 macro lens with the Vivitar .43x aux attached(Manual mode of course). It takes my kind of photo I guess. I wandered the neighborhood and got these shots. [img]http://www.shuttertalk.com/forums/attachment.php?aid=999[/img] [img]http://www.shuttertalk.com ... Read More »
D3100 came today I took a few sample shots. I put that Vivitar .43x aux on the kit lens to produce very wide angle. But the auxilary also adds some distortion and vignetting with that lens. I also tried the camer with the Nikkor q 135 f3.5 lens--just looking through a window and at some vases o ... Read More »
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