I’m retiring my point and shoot camera the Sony Ericsson C903 cybershot camera – I’ve carried it around awhile on special occasions, meet-ups, geek-ups and blogging events, now It’s about time to get an upgrade for a more serious coverage.
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The Nikon D3100 DSLR is a decent entry-level dslr camera for beginners who are on a tight budget – This is most especially important because you don’t want to buy high-end camera that does not tailor fit your basic photography needs.
The dial and control buttons are pretty straight-forward to use – I find the Manual Settings very handy when capturing or doing close, macro, detail shots – its like taking photos closer by an inch. Another plus factor of the DSLR – it can play and record full HD 1080 videos.
The Nikon D3100 comes with a standard or common 18-55 Vibration Reduction (VR) Kit or AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.5.6 VR.
Type: Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera
Lens mount: Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view: Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels: 14.2 million
Image sensor: 23.1 x 15.5 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels: 14.8 million
Dust-reduction System: Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels): 4,608 x 3,072 (L), 2,304 x 1,536 (S), 3,456 x 2,304 (M)
File format: NEF (RAW), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx.1:16) compression, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, selected picture control can be modified.
Media: SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system: DCF, (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Viewfinder: Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage: Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification: Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint: 18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Diopter adjustment: -1.7-+ m-1
Focusing screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror: Quick return
Lens aperture: Instant return, electronically controlled.
Note: Nikon D3100 was purchased at FunTronics Gmall Davao, 3rd Floor, J.P. Laurel, Davao City, tel nos. 227-0545.
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