Review – Nikon D3100 camera

Review – Nikon D3100 camera

I’ve always been a huge fan of photographs, I won’t go anywhere without a camera or my iphone and have always wanted a ‘good’ camera, especially considering the rate I seem to go through compact digital camera’s.

I got the camera as a belated wedding present from Hubby after mentioning on more than one occasion about how much I needed a new camera, especially now it’s not too long until baby arrives.

Hubby did his research and found the Nikon D3100 camera to have great reviews for a beginners level DSLR camera.

I am by no means technical. Technology freaks me out, I get excited if I know how to turn something on, so the camera had to be simple to use to reduce my stress levels.
The camera feels chunky which is ideal for those who are a little cack handed and comes with a comfortable strap.
It has 11 points of autofocus, 95% viewer coverage, great metering, ISO capabilities and 14 megapixel CMOS DX sensor, so it’s a great starter camera, even for me. It takes crystal clear images and does exactly what I need.
My blog pictures should be a lot clear from now on, considering I’ve been using my ipad to take recent pictures.

Camera specifications

  • 14.2 megapixels.
  • 3in screen with LCD technology and live view.
  • CMOS sensor type.
  • Focal length of 18-55mm.
  • Image stabilisation.
  • Continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second (JPEG).
  • Continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second (RAW).
  • Shutter speed of 30 to 1/4000 sec.

Lens information:

  • Zoom lens.
  • Aperture f/3.5-5.6.
  • Silent wave motor.
  • 52mm filter.


  • 11 focus points in the viewfinder.
  • ISO range from 100 to 3200.
  • 1080p video capture with sound.
  • Built-in flash.
  • Hot shoe for additional flash.
  • PictBridge compatible.

Memory card compatibility:,

  • SD.

General information:

  • Colour: black.
  • Eyecup and shoulder strap.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Weight 455g.
  • Size H12.4, W9.5, D7.45cm.


Simple to use and ideal for beginners.
A nice easy size, even for smaller hands.
Good quality pictures.
A reasonable price for an entry level camera.


The screen can easily be scratched.
I find the capture button in a bit of an awkward position.


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