Compare Nikon D3100 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR 18-55mm Lens) to Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S VR 18-55mm Lens)

 
  Nikon D3100 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR 18-55mm Lens)

Nikon D3100 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR 18-55mm Lens)

Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S VR 18-55mm Lens)

Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S VR 18-55mm Lens)

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Nikon D3100 is a small, 14.2 MP camera that captures high-quality images and videos. This Nikon DSLR has a large 3-inch LCD monitor and is equipped with automatic correction of lateral... More
Nikon D3100 is a small, 14.2 MP camera that captures high-quality images and videos. This Nikon DSLR has a large 3-inch LCD monitor and is equipped with automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration that prevents purple/green fringing. The Nikon D3100 supports a GPS unit, for automatically geo-tagging photos. Moreover, this Nikon camera features continuous autofocus during video recording. The Scene Auto Selector function in the Nikon D3100 helps with face detection and subject tracking. This Nikon DSLR includes active D-lighting basic in-camera movie editing options for greater functionality. Besides, this Nikon camera works pretty well in low-light situations without the use of flash. Less
Let your creativity get better with the Nikon D5100 DSLR Kit that comes with a DX lens. The High Dynamic Range of this camera with lens lets you shoot extreme contrasts with stunning clarity... More
Let your creativity get better with the Nikon D5100 DSLR Kit that comes with a DX lens. The High Dynamic Range of this camera with lens lets you shoot extreme contrasts with stunning clarity by combining two exposures to give you a wider dynamic range. With a three-inch 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD, you can capture shots from any angle and even view playback in rich detail on the Nikon D5100 DSLR Kit. This Digital SLR features an Effects mode that gives you a variety of special effects like Night Vision, High/Low Key, Miniature Effect, and Color Sketch for shooting your very own full HD D-Movie. Exceptional sound-recording and auto-focus flaunted by the Nikon D5100 DSLR Kit only make your movie better. The built-in DX-format CMOS sensor (with a wide ISO range) and EXPEED 2 engine let you use this camera with lens to capture moving objects with utmost clarity and minimal noise even in low-light conditions. All these great features of this Digital SLR are complemented by the AF-S DX 18-55mm lens (five groups with seven elements) that gives you exceptional angles of view, sharp images, auto-focus, and much more. Less
Key Features   
Optical Zoom 3.1x 3x
Type Digital SLR Digital SLR
Megapixels 14.2 MP 16.2 MP
Other Features   
Additional Features Brightness Control • AF Lock • RAW Processing • Exif Print Support • Active D-Lighting Technology • Digital Image Rotation • With Tripod Mount • Image Stabilization • AF Tracking • Interchangeable Lenses • USB 2.0 • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • Built-In Help Guide • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Cropping An Image • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Text Input To Exif Header • Direct Print • Date/Time Stamp • 1080p Full HD Movie Recording • Built-In GPS • Highlight Point Display • AE/FE Lock • Scene Recognition System (SRS) • PictBridge Support • LCD Live View Mode • Red eye Fix HDMI • With Tripod Mount • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Function • Not Interchangeable Lenses • USB 2.0
Face Detection Yes -
Environmental Parameters   
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C -
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C -
Resolution   
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 X 1080
File Format   
Digital Video Format MOV • MPEG-4 MOV • MPEG-4 • H.264
Battery   
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific -
Battery Description - EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
System Requirements for PC Connection   
Operating System Supported - Microsoft Windows 7
Connections   
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card -
Connector Types 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x HDMI output
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone   
Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - mono 3.5mm Mic input
Microphone Operation Mode Mono -
Display   
Display Rotation Built-in -
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color -
Screen Size 3" 3"
Display Type LCD LCD
Dimensions   
Depth 2.93 in. 3.1 in.
Width 3.78 in. 5 in.
Height 4.88 in. 3.8 in.
Weight 16 Oz. 19.7 Oz.
Viewfinder   
Dioptric Correction Range -1.7 to +0.5 -
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.78x Approx.
Viewfinder Type Optical Digital
Viewfinder - Field Coverage 95% 95% Approx.
Optical Viewfinder Type Eye-level penta-dach mirror -
Memory / Storage   
Supported Flash Memory SDXC Card • SDHC Card • SD Card • SDXC Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • SD Memory Card SDXC Card • SDHC Card • SD Card • SDXC Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • SD Memory Card
Camera Flash   
Flash Type Pop-up Flash Built-In
Red Eye Reduction Yes -
Exposure   
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • 3D color matrix II • Spot 3D color matrix II
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 30 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec
Exposure compensation ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps -
Light Sensitivity ISO auto 100–6400
Light Sensitivity Max 12800 6400
Exposure Modes i-TTL Program Flash • Automatic • Bulb • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority Automatic • Bulb • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority
Exposure Range EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 ) -
Lens System   
Lens For SD AF-S DX VR 18-55mm AF-S VR 18-55mm
Lens Filter Size 52 mm -
Auto Focus type TTL contrast and phase detection TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Range 18mm - 55mm 4mm - 6mm
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 - 82.5mm -
Lens Type Zoom lens -
Lens Construction 8 group(s) / 11 element(s) -
Lens System Features Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Aspherical Lens VR (Vibration Reduction)
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic
Optical Sensor   
Sensor Size 15.4 x 23.1mm -
Product Identifiers   
Model D3100 D5100
UPC - 018208254781
Brand Nikon Nikon
Miscellaneous   
Analog Video Format - NTSC
Shooting Programs Sports mode -
White Balance Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto Shade (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto • Manual
Special Effects Portrait • Neutral • Landscape • Vivid • Monochrome Color sketch
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 frames per second 4 frames per second
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Consumer Reviews
Nikon D3100 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR 18-55mm Lens)
Nikon D3100 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S...
$548.88
Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S VR 18-55mm Lens)
Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S...
From $419.00

Product Review Summary

4.5
Based on 2 user reviews
100% recommend this product
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Consumer Reviews

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Review of Nikon D3100 DSLR camera

byiamtejas Feb 10, 2014
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros -Compact body, good chunky handgrip,full HD video recording, good sensor, high resolution...
Cons -Full HD video recording for only 10 minutes and limited zooming capabilities.
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased this camera around 2 years back from Netherlands for about 550 Euros. I was completely new to the world of DLSR photography and wanted an easy-to-use DSLR camera to begin with. And I must say that I have been mighty impressed with this Nikon DSLR camera that has helped me grow as a... Read full review »

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Nikon D 3100

bytiffanyc11 Sep 10, 2013
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Charger and battery included, large screen, several modes and photo editing capabilities.
Cons Must have an SD card and lacks in zoom capabilities.
Recommended it? Yes

The Nikon D 3100 is a great transition camera for people wanting to try out DSLRs instead of traditional point and shoot digital cameras. The camera features several modes including guide, auto, portrait, and action scenes. A beginner can use this camera in the Guide or Auto mode to take high... Read full review »

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Product Review Summary

4.4
Based on 12 user reviews
83% recommend this product
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Consumer Reviews

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Nikon D5100 SLR digital camera 16 MP: A great SLR camera for the money

byyakkowarner Aug 29, 2011
62 Helpfuls 63 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Interchangeable lens, easy to use, lots of features, takes movies and photos, works ...
Cons Price, only 16 mega-pixels, no internal motor, only one control wheel instead of 2.
Recommended it? Yes

This is a 16 mega pixel SLR camera. You have the option to change lens, customize many setting, and you get higher quality pictures as an end product. It is also a faster camera than most point and shoot’s available. I do not have the lag between pressing the picture button and the camera... Read full review »

Thorbjore
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I Could Nikon and On About This Camera .......

byThorbjore Sep 13, 2012
23 Helpfuls 24 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Vivid Colors, Clarity, Light Versatility , Sharpness, In-Camera Editing Options
Cons Can't think of any.
Recommended it? Yes

My first SLR was a Nikon D90.  It was certainly a step up from what I had and within my price range.  Time passed and my want of more from my camera increased.

 A sale for Nikon's 16.2 megapixel D5100 with lens and camera bag did the trick.  It didn't hurt that it had a... Read full review »

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