These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
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This section includes some basic background information on the Nikon D3100.
- The Nikon D3100 DSLR was officially released on August 19th of 2010. Some distinguishing factors on this camera are the new EXPEED 2 image processor and its ability to record HD video with H.264 compression and do so with real-time autofocus. This was also the first Nikon DSLR to have more than one FPS setting. Its maximum resolution is 4,608 × 3,072 with 14MP.
Distinguishing Attributes ¶
- The most prominent distinguishing factor that this camera has that other cameras in the D series does not is its price. With a $240 price tag from Amazon, the D5000 doesn't even come close to the value with $730. Along with price, some other key features are its continuous autofocus while shooting video, its massive library of 205 compatible lenses as well as its 400ms boot time.
- On the downside, this camera does show its age in some areas. With a 2010 release date, this camera does not pack the neat features like the D5000, D5300 and and the D7000. It does not come with a dedicated HDR mode, its maximum shutter speed is slow in comparison to other members in its family at 1/4000s. Lastly, some users find that the viewfinder is noticeably smaller from other cameras.
Additional Information ¶
- Most of our comparison information was found on this website.
- The Wikipedia page was also helpful for release dates, features and compatibility information.
- Lastly, the Nikon device support page for the D3100 will prove to be immensely helpful.