14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
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
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
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
Fast 11-point Autofocus System delivers razor-sharp pictures.
Built-in HDMI port
Built-in HDMI port lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable.
6 Automatic Exposure scene modes
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.
Built-in pop-up flash
Built-in pop-up flash for those times when there isn't enough light.
Compact and lightweight design
Beautifully styled, ready to go wherever life takes you.
Split-second shutter response
Split-second shutter response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent
ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
Scene auto selector
Scene auto selector lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View.
Nikon's image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
Scene recognition system
Scene recognition system in Live View automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself.
Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.
Automatic image sensor cleaning
Automatic image sensor cleaning uses an ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.
In-camera image editing
In-camera image editing allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions.