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Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera

The Nikon D3100 – 490 days in the top 100!

For over a year the Nikon D3100 has been in the top 100 list at Amazon! I think that says a lot about this camera.

I would keep a watch to see if the price goes down, but right now save $50.00 off list price = $599.00 plus FREE Super Saver Shipping! This deal is going on through January 28th 2012!


Official Product Description:

  • 14.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor; 3-inch monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture
  • Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization lens\
  • Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound
  • Easy-To-Use Nikon Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included)

Nikon’s affordable, compact and lightweight D3100 digital SLR features a high-resolution 14-megapixel CMOS DX sensor, high-quality 3x NIKKOR 18-55mm VR image stabilization zoom lens and intuitive onboard assistance including the learn-as-you grow Guide Mode.

Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus.

Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus.

Difference between Compact Digital Camera and Digital SLR camera

SLR – Single Lens Refelx (a film camera)
DSLR – Digital Single Lens Reflex (a digital camera)

A compact digital camera is lighter costs less and is usually quieter then a digital SLR. The biggest difference is a digital SLR camera has interchangeable lenses wide angle, telephoto etc. The digital SLR has loads of manual features and is usually going to have better quality optics, light metering and sensors. With the sensor on a digital SLR it is bigger then a point and shoot digital camera, the sensor is what holds the image you took.

Cost – A digital camera usually will run you between $100-$400 where a Digital SLR seems like they start around $600 and go up up and up…

Size and weight – a compact digital camera is going to be light and fit in your pocket! So if you want a camera that can easily be thrown in your purse or back pocket a compact digital camera is the one for you.

– a compact digital camera has an electronic zoom push a button and your camera will automatically zoom and focus for you. With a digital SLR lens you must manually twist the ring on the lens to zoom in and out. You can buy a compact digital camera with a pretty good zoom on it some have 10x or 12x zoom to get that in a digital SLR you need to purchase more lenses which cost more money, but give you a greater range of photography.