The Best Digital SLR Camera – Nikon D3100

Nikon has always led the market in cameras and its latest product, the Nikon D3100 looks to be the best digital SLR camera available today. Nikon specializes in making easy to use, entry level cameras as well as the best SLR cameras. With the Nikon D3100 it’s now also easy to do HD videoing thanks to its user-friendly intuitive controls and on-board assistance. It’s possible to do full 1920×1080 HD movie videoing recording of up to ten minutes in duration.

Key features of the NikonD3100 camerainclude

  • 14.2 megapixel optic sensor
  • 3 inch LCD display with one-touch Live View shooting and movie capture
  • 3x optic zoom lens
  • Full 1920×1080 HD video capture with full-time autofocus and sound
  • Easy to use intuitive controls and assistance

A close comparison of the Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera will show that the specs of the Nikon D3100 are by and large equal to or better than even it’s costlier counterpart, the Nikon D5000 as well as having some innovations that make it superior to its earlier Nikon forerunner, the D3000.

With 14.2 megapixels, the Nikon D3100 makes excellent photo images and video clips. That makes it one of the highest in resolutions of any of the Nikon camera line. The Nikon D3100 also has two unique auto focus features. One of these auto focus features enhances still photo camera work. The second new auto focus feature provides fulltime auto focus for video capturing, which is good news indeed. The auto focus starts as soon as the camera enters video mode. With the D3100 it’s also possible to do live view video shooting with the use of a switch on the back panel so that it’s possible to do live view videoing without entering the camera’s menu panel.

Nikon D3100 Lens and Focus

Specific lenses on the Nikon D3100 have a built in motor feature which are faster and quieter than earlier models and also make for a lighter camera body. These lenses carry an auto focus feature which other lenses do not have. However, these lenses can be set by manual focus for more accurate exposure. The Nikon D3100 has the same autofocus sensor as the D3000 and D5000. However, the viewfinder display has been upgraded with fainter markings as opposed to the heavy black marks found in earlier models. The scene selection system remains the same; however, when the auto mode is on in the Nikon D3100, it will automatically make the scene selection, unlike other cameras.

The shutter speeds on the D3100 vary from 30 seconds to ¼,000 providing for rapid and efficient focus and lens action.

Nikon D3100 Body

With the Nikon D3100, the characteristic gray Nikon camera body has gotten a streamlining upgrade that professionals will appreciate and entry level users won’t be overwhelmed by. The camera body is also lighter than the earlier Nikon D3000 while at the same time having a number of additional new plus features that make for rewarding filming and videoing experiences. There is a deeper hand grip on the side of the camera as well as improved thumb grip which makes for a more comfortable hold.

When searching the market for the best digital SLR camera, undoubtedly the camera of choice will be the Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera.

The Nikon D3100 is available for purchase from stores in the U.S.A. and on line from

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