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    Key Features

    • DX-format, 14.2 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor - softly defocused backgrounds that only a D-SLR can produce
    • EXPEED 2-Nikon's image processing engine - faithful color reproduction and smooth, beautiful gradations
    • ISO sensitivity 100-3200 (expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent) - great performance and less blur in dimly lit settings
    • Active D-Lighting - beautiful balancing of light and shade
    • Picture Control - customizing images before the shot
    • Guide Mode - the sure way to obtain desired results
    • Scene Modes - your short cut to expected results
    • Scene Auto Selector - letting D3100 decide the best mode to match the scene
    • Help function - one-touch access to in-camera assistance
    • AF Mode for Live View and movie shooting - autofocus (AF) modes help capture moving subjects
    • Built-in pop-up flash - additional light whenever needed
    • Scene Recognition System - intelligent operation in any setting
    • Ample image and movie editing functions - in-camera image and movie editing
    • Nikon's original VR system - less camera-shake blur in images and viewfinder
    • Compact and lightweight - easy operation and take-anywhere portability
    • Continuous 3 fps shooting - catch the decisive moment
    Easily capture the beauty of life's fleeting moments with D3100. A feature-rich digital SLR camera that surprises you with simplicity, and positively delights with superb results. Whether shooting casual snapshots, a delicately composed still life or Full HD movies, you'll love the ease with which D3100 does it all.

    Product Features

    • DX-format, 14.2 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor - softly defocused backgrounds that only a D-SLR can produce
      Nikon equipped D3100 with a newly developed CMOS sensor for outstanding subject detail and smooth color gradation. Whether shooting photos or full HD movies, the sensor is crucial to image quality. The high pixel count of D3100's sensor produces photos of striking clarity, revealing all the nuance of the original scene with minimum noise - ideal for intricately detailed textures and grain-free background defocus.
    • EXPEED 2-Nikon's image processing engine - faithful color reproduction and smooth, beautiful gradations
      Welcome to a high level of excellence with EXPEED 2. EXPEED 2 maximizes CMOS sensor performance for clear, lifelike images that exhibit vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations for outstanding photos and movies.
    • ISO sensitivity 100-3200 (expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent) - great performance and less blur in dimly lit settings
      A maximum ISO of 3200 (standard range) lets you shoot at fast shutter speeds, reducing camera-shake blur in dimly lit scenes. Twilight and indoor shots come alive with a refreshingly natural look without the need for a tripod or flash. Moreover, fast shutter speeds make it easy to freeze action in dynamic situations such as children at play and sports events. For added versatility, D3100's Hi 1 and Hi 2 settings effectively boost ISO to the equivalent of 6400 and 12800, respectively.
    • Active D-Lighting - beautiful balancing of light and shade
      Shooting in bright sunlight often produces pictures with extreme contrast between light and dark areas, resulting in loss of tone and detail. Active D-Lighting effectively combats this by preserving important details in shadows and highlights. The results are optimally exposed photos that better reflect the scene as you saw it.
    • Picture Control - customizing images before the shot
      Expand creative expression with Picture Control. Six settings - Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape - let you determine the look of photos and full HD movies before you shoot. In addition, sharpness, contrast, brightness and saturation can be adjusted to customize settings.
    • Guide Mode - the sure way to obtain desired results
      An enchanting portrait against a softly defocused background, or a radiant couple surrounded by sparkling lights. Taking photos like these is easy with D3100's Guide Mode - in-camera guidance that shows you step-by-step how to change camera settings. Just select a Guide Mode setting that matches the scene then let Guide Mode assist. Not only will you obtain the desired results, you'll understand how you achieved them. Guide Mode even displays sample photos so you'll know what to expect from each setting.
    • Scene Modes - your short cut to expected results
      Once you have determined your subject, just set the mode dial to match the scene in order to obtain beautiful photos. The mode dial has six scene modes.
    • Scene Auto Selector - letting D3100 decide the best mode to match the scene
      D3100 automatically selects the Scene Mode that matches the shooting situation and subject. During Live View shooting with the Mode dial on Auto or Auto (flash off), Scene Auto Selector automatically activates Portrait, Landscape, Close up or Night portrait modes depending on the scene. For added convenience, an icon appears in the top-left corner of the LCD monitor that shows the selected mode.
    • Help function - one-touch access to in-camera assistance
      When viewing menu items and you don't understand a function, just press the help button. A description of the currently selected item will be displayed while the button is pressed. Release the button and the previous screen appears. A truly handy function that makes it easy for even first-time D-SLR users to operate D3100.
    • AF Mode for Live View and movie shooting - autofocus (AF) modes help capture moving subjects
      Three AF modes - single-servo AF (AF-S), full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and manual focus (MF) - are available when using Live View or shooting movies. For movies, use AF-F with subject-tracking AF. These help maintain focus on a selected subject and work together to continuously track a subject as it moves through the frame, realizing camcorder-like focusing.
    • Built-in pop-up flash - additional light whenever needed
      When the light gets low or you find yourself shooting in tricky backlit lighting, use the built-in pop-up flash to brighten the scene. It activates automatically when needed depending on exposure mode, or can be enabled manually. In addition, support for i-TTL flash control increases exposure accuracy.
    • Scene Recognition System - intelligent operation in any setting
      Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System utilizes a 420-pixel RGB sensor to analyze a composition immediately before you take the shot. It then automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself. Face detection also benefits from Scene Recognition System, exhibiting improved recognition accuracy and definition as well as enabling instant zoom-to-face in playback mode.
    • Ample image and movie editing functions - in-camera image and movie editing
      Heighten your photographic enjoyment with D3100's wide range of image and movie editing functions. Operations like Red-eye correction, Quick retouch, and Filter effects can be done in-camera via the Retouch menu, eliminating the need for a PC and enhancing convenience. You can also extract still images from movies and trim unnecessary frames.
    • Nikon's original VR system - less camera-shake blur in images and viewfinder
      NIKKOR VR lenses reduce blur in photos and full HD movies caused by camera-shake that often occurs when shooting at slow shutter speeds, such as in dimly lit environments or when using micro or telephoto lenses. Unlike in-camera image stabilization systems, Nikon's VR is in the lens, which allows it to correct blur in the viewfinder thereby aiding composition and focusing since the image remains stable.
    • Compact and lightweight - easy operation and take-anywhere portability
      The compact and lightweight D3100 goes where you go. And it's so easy to use thanks to the ergonomic grip that simplifies shooting, both in horizontal and vertical positions. Dedicated controls for frequently used functions like Live View, D-Movie and shutter release modes further enhance ease of use.
    • Continuous 3 fps shooting - catch the decisive moment
      D3100 can shoot approximately 3 frames per second - great for capturing dynamic motion and elusive facial expressions that are a challenge for any photographer. Simply rotate the release-mode selector and shoot away.

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    Key Features

    • Exceptional image detail

      Exceptional image detail DX-format 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor Nikon equipped the D3100 with a newly developed CMOS sensor for outstanding subject detail and smooth color gradation. Whether shooting photos or Full HD movies, the sensor is crucial to image quality. The high pixel count of D3100’s sensor produces photos of striking clarity, revealing all the nuance of the original scene with minimum noise—ideal for intricately detailed textures and noise-free background defocus.
    • Ready out-of-the-box

      Includes the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens You’ll be ready to start shooting exceptional pictures as soon as you get the D3100 home because it comes bundled with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens ready for action! Achieve clear images easily with legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus for vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail. Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization ensures the sharpest hand-held pictures and movies, and it’s close-up capabilities capture fantastic detail shots at a 0.9 ft. focus distance.
    • Bring moments to life

      Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound Discover the difference a digital SLR makes when shooting movies. A wide selection of NIKKOR lenses gives you freedom to explore different angles and obtain lovely defocused backgrounds while the D3100’s advanced imaging system assures outstanding quality. And for action sequences, new Subject-tracking AF keeps subjects properly focused. After the shoot, view movies on the large 3-inch LCD and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point. HDMI compatibility lets you connect the D3100 to an HDTV with an optional HDMI cable, with playback managed by most TV’s remote controls.
    • Nikon’s Guide Mode

      The sure way to obtain desired results An enchanting portrait against a softly defocused background, or a radiant couple surrounded by sparkling lights. Taking photos like these is easy with the D3100’s Guide Mode—in-camera guidance that shows you step-by-step how to change camera settings. Just select a Guide Mode setting that matches the scene then let Guide Mode assist. Not only will you obtain the desired results, you’ll understand how you achieved them. Guide Mode even displays sample photos so you’ll know what to expect from each setting.
    General
    Product Type
    Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
    Enclosure Colour
    Black
    Sensor Resolution
    14.2 Megapixel
    Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
    Total Pixels
    14,800,000 pixels
    Effective Sensor Resolution
    14,200,000 pixels
    Optical Sensor Size
    15.4 x 23.1mm
    Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
    Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
    Sensor Features
    Air flow control system, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
    Optical Zoom
    3 x
    Image Processor
    EXPEED 2
    Image Stabiliser
    Optical
    Auto Focus
    TTL contrast and phase detection
    Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11
    Face Detection
    Face-priority AF function
    Digital Video Format
    MOV
    Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW + JPEG, NEF (RAW)
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    AV Interfaces
    Composite video/audio, HDMI
    Exposure & White Balance
    Light Sensitivity
    ISO 6400, ISO auto, ISO 100-3200, ISO 12800
    Exposure Metering
    Centre-weighted, spot, 3D colour matrix II
    Exposure Metering Zones
    420
    Exposure Modes
    Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, i-TTL program flash
    Shooting Programs
    Landscape, portrait mode, close-up, night portrait, Children, sports mode
    Special Effects
    Neutral, Vivid, monochrome, landscape, portrait
    White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets
    Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunlight, Flash, shade
    Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
    Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
    X-sync Speed
    1/200sec
    Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
    Lens System
    Type
    3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 - 82.5mm
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    28 cm
    Max View Angle
    76 degree(s)
    Zoom Adjustment
    Manual
    Lens Construction
    8 groups / 11 elements
    Filter Size
    52 mm
    Lens System Mounting
    Nikon F
    Features
    Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens, VR (Vibration Reduction)
    Camera Flash
    Camera Flash
    Pop-up flash
    Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
    Flash Modes
    Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control
    Additional Features
    Continuous Shooting Speed
    3 frames per second
    Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2sec
    Flash Terminal
    Hot shoe
    Additional Features
    Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, GPS ready, LCD live view mode, highlight point display, Active D-Lighting technology, 1080p Full HD movie recording, face detection, built-in help guide, Scene Recognition System (SRS), Exif Print support, in-camera RAW processing, text input to Exif header
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
    Field Coverage
    95%
    Magnification
    0.8x
    Dioptric Correction Range
    -1.7 to +0.5
    Display
    Type
    3" LCD display
    Resolution
    230,000 pixels
    Display Features
    Built-in
    Microphone
    Microphone Operation Mode
    Mono
    Connections
    Connector Type
    1 x Hi-Speed USB
    1 x HDMI output
    1 x composite video/audio output
    Memory Card Slot
    SD card
    Software
    Software
    Nikon ViewNX 2
    System Requirements for PC Connection
    Peripheral Devices
    USB port, CD-ROM Drive
    Miscellaneous
    Included Accessories
    Eyepiece cover, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, neck strap, carrying case, tripod, eyecup, shoe cap
    Battery
    Battery Type
    Nikon EN-EL14
    Details
    1 x Nikon EN-EL14 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
    Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 550 shots
    Memory / Storage
    Memory Card Slot
    SD card
    Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
    Included Memory Card
    8 GB SDHC
    Image Storage
    4608 x 3072
    3456 x 2304
    2304 x 1536
    Video Capture
    MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    MOV - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    MOV - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    MOV - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps
    MOV - 640 x 424 - 24 fps
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width
    12.4 cm
    Depth
    7.5 cm
    Height
    9.6 cm
    Weight
    455 g
    Environmental Parameters
    Min Operating Temperature
    0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature
    40 °C
    Humidity Range Operating
    0 - 85% (non-condensing)
    • Nikon D3100
    • AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens
    • Nikon EN-EL14 Battery
    • SDHC Memory Card
    • Eyepiece cover, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, neck strap, carrying case, tripod, eyecup, shoe cap
    Rated 5 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by really good entry level dslr Bought this as a gift, great little camera for those looking at starting photography. Although it shoots HD video the noise of auto focus makes the audio something of an issue and the lack of an external mic port means it is hard to avoid. However for the price I would choose this over the canon alternative 1100d (I own the 600d). 27 June 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Happy Such a good value product and the pictures have come out beautifully!!!! searched for so long before finding this deal and can not describe how happy I am with it! 30 August 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous Little Bundle! Purchased when this was on 15% off offer, fantastic little bundle for my first DSLR Camera. Tripod is a lot sturdier than I expected, only thing is I feel that the bag is slightly too small, if you want to take the lens off each time then will probably be ok but its a squeeze to leave the lens on. Fantastic for the price though none the less especially with the Nikon cash back offer too. 08 December 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Value I bought this to photograph my cakes as I am a cake designer as a lot of my friends have it. What can I say? It's everything everyone says about it and more! I love it! So easy to use, all the kit comes with it, fantastic photos too! Exceptional value and the service from Asda was incredible, bought it on a Monday I received it on the Tuesday! Incredible! Can't get it any cheaper! 08 August 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent deal I am not a photographer and I wanted an easy camera to start with. After looking around I decided the Nikon D3100 would do the job. Asda's deal was by far the best! Camera, lens, tripod, bag and sd card all for 20£ more than the cheapest price possible (which only includes the camera and the lens normally). Really happy. Best deal out there. 11 August 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect I have had my eyes on this product for some time and whilst looking around found it on the site. The camera was exactly what i wanted, at the best price. In addition the extras and discount made it a no brainer not to buy there and then. Thanks ASDA you will be the first place i look in the future. 06 June 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by A fantastic buy Great product at an amazing price. Great quality tripod and carrying case. Excellent delivery 11 June 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by love my new DSLR After many researches and reading all reviews I finally decided to go with nikon d3100 and I made the right decision I absolutely love the picture quality it look so professional and would highly recommend this camera for ur first dslr 19 June 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent camera Great for beginners, this camera has all the features you will need from an entry-level SLR. It's easy to use & with the bundle it was a bargain when compared to the usual price of the stand-alone camera. Highly recommended. 16 June 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Good camera Arrived quickly and without any problem. Good value and good images. I am a new to photography and wanted something for beginners. This camera is ideal if you just starting or for family photos. 11 August 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Best deal around After doing a lot of research for the best deal Asda was the one that stood out. Lovely package with case, tripod and SD card. Quick delivery. My daughter was over the moon with it. 27 December 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by great starter kit This kit is great for a first time dslr user although you will need to buy more lenses if you intend to take pictures requiring a lot of zoom. Fantastic deal. 21 July 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by great first dslr new to these types of camera and found this very easy to use. plenty features to keep you happy and lots of additions and add-ons available. great purchase 29 July 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Purchased for daughter as first DSLR Great value DSLR camera and kit for a starter pack and fast delivery 14 December 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant value This was a gift for my husbands birthday, great value for money . 07 July 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by great camera great camera at a great price :-) 08 July 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great buy Easy to use, great pictures 06 June 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Xmas present Fantastic value for money 14 December 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome price by product 10 June 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by miss 01 July 2013
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