Nikon d3100 Manual English

Nikon d3100 Manual English

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  • Company Name: Nikon
  • Model : D3100
  • Type : Camera
  • Updated On : Monday 5th of December 2016 03:59:22 PM



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    Effective pixels

    23.1 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor

    Effective pixels

    14.8 million

    Image sensor

    " 4,608 x 3,072 [L] " 3,456 x 2,304 [M] " 2,304 x 1,536 [S]

    Total pixels

    " 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

    Image size (pixels)

    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

    Media

    Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)

    File system

    18 mm (-1.0 m-1)

    Eyepoint

    " AF-S and AF-I: All functions supported.
    " Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except autofocus supported. IX NIKKOR lenses not supported.
    " Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
    " Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
    " AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II.
    " Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
    Note: Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

    Focusing screen

    1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb

    Lens aperture

    (single frame),(continuous),(self-timer),(quiet shutter release)

    Lens

    Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)

    Compatible lenses

    2 s, 10 s

    Type

    " Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
    " Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
    " Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

    Speed

    " Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
    " Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

    Release

    Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait);
    programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)

    Frame advance rate

    Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

    Self-timer

    ISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or to
    approx. 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available

    Exposure

    On, Off

    Metering

    Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one
    cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)

    Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)

    " Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
    " Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used

    Exposure Modes

    Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)

    Exposure compensation

    Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

    Exposure lock

    Auto, Portrait, Child, Close up, Night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up
    P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release

    Active D-Lighting

    " TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrixor center-weighted metering is selected)
    " Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
    " Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
    " Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800

    Focus

    Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, and rear curtain with slow sync

    Detection range

    Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output

    Lens servo

    ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

    Focus point

    Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units

    Focus lock

    Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning.

    Flash

    " Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
    " Manual focus (MF)

    Flash control

    Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes

    Flash-ready indicator

    " 1,920 x 1,080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) " 1,280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
    " 1,280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps " 1,280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
    " 640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)

    Accessory shoe

    10 min.

    White balance

    Built-in monaural microphone

    Live View

    7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 230 k-dot TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

    Lens servo

    Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)

    Scene Auto Selector

    Type C mini-pin HDMI connector

    Movie

    " Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
    " GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)

    Metering

    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

    Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

    AC adapter EH-5a; requires power connector EP-5A (available separately)

    Maximum recording time

    1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

    File format

    Approx. 124 x 96 x 74.5 mm (4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.)

    Video compression

    Approx. 505 g (1lb. 1.8 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; Approx. 455 g / 1lb. (camera body only)

    Audio recording format

    0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)

    Audio recording device

    Less than 85% (no condensation)

    Monitor

    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14, Battery Charger MH-24, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecap DK-20,
    Camera Strap AN-DC3, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Body Cap BF-1B, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Ferrite Core (2 types)

    LCD monitor

    Specifications

    Type
    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
    Effective pixels
    14.2 million
    Image sensor
    Image sensor
    23.1 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
    Total pixels
    14.8 million
    Dust-reduction system
    Image sensor cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
    Storage
    Image size (pixels)
    " 4,608 x 3,072 [L] " 3,456 x 2,304 [M] " 2,304 x 1,536 [S]
    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
    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 to +0.5 m-1
    Focusing screen
    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
    Reflex mirror
    Quick return
    Lens aperture
    Instant return, electronically controlled
    Lens
    Compatible lenses
    " AF-S and AF-I: All functions supported.
    " Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except autofocus supported. IX NIKKOR lenses not supported.
    " Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
    " Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
    " AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II.
    " Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
    Note: Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
    Shutter
    Type
    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
    Speed
    1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb
    Flash sync speed
    X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
    Release
    Release mode
    (single frame),(continuous),(self-timer),(quiet shutter release)
    Frame advance rate
    Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
    Self-timer
    2 s, 10 s
    Exposure
    Metering
    TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
    Metering method
    " Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
    " Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
    " Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
    Range
    (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
    " Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
    " Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
    Exposure meter coupling
    CPU
    Exposure modes
    Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait);
    programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
    Exposure compensation
    -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
    Exposure lock
    Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
    ISO sensitivity
    (Recommended Exposure Index)
    ISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or to
    approx. 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
    Active D-Lighting
    On, Off
    Focus
    Autofocus
    Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one
    cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
    Detection range
    -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
    Lens servo
    " Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
    " Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
    Focus point
    Can be selected from 11 focus points
    AF-area mode
    Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
    Focus lock
    Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
    Flash
    Built-in flash
    Auto, Portrait, Child, Close up, Night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up
    P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
    Guide number
    Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
    Flash control
    " TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrixor center-weighted metering is selected)
    " Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
    " Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
    " Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
    Flash mode
    Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, and rear curtain with slow sync
    Flash compensation
    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
    Flash-ready indicator
    Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output
    Accessory shoe
    ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
    Nikon Creative Lighting
    System (CLS)
    Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
    Sync terminal
    Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
    White balance
    White balance

    Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning.

    Live View
    Lens servo
    " Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
    " Manual focus (MF)
    AF-area mode
    Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
    Autofocus
    Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
    Scene Auto Selector
    Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
    Movie
    Metering
    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
    Metering method
    Matrix
    Frame size (pixels)
    and frame rate
    " 1,920 x 1,080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) " 1,280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
    " 1,280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps " 1,280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
    " 640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
    Maximum recording time
    10 min.
    File format
    MOV
    Video compression
    H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
    Audio recording format
    Linear PCM
    Audio recording device
    Built-in monaural microphone
    Monitor
    LCD monitor
    7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 230 k-dot TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
    Playback
    Playback function
    Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
    Interface
    USB
    Hi-Speed USB
    Video output
    NTSC, PAL
    HDMI output
    Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
    Accessory terminal
    " Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
    " GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
    Supported languages
    Supported languages
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
    Power source
    Battery
    One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14
    AC adapter
    AC adapter EH-5a; requires power connector EP-5A (available separately)
    Tripod socket
    Tripod socket
    1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
    Dimensions / weight
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Approx. 124 x 96 x 74.5 mm (4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.)
    Weight
    Approx. 505 g (1lb. 1.8 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; Approx. 455 g / 1lb. (camera body only)
    Operating environment
    Temperature
    0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
    Humidity
    Less than 85% (no condensation)
    Accessories
    Supplied accessories
    (may differ by country or area)
    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14, Battery Charger MH-24, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecap DK-20,
    Camera Strap AN-DC3, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Body Cap BF-1B, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Ferrite Core (2 types)