cheapest ever Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit now £239 delivered @ amazon - HotUKDeals
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14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor delivers lifelike images with vivid colours and reduced noise
EXPEED2 image processing engine provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality
High ISO (100-3200) light sensitivity - manually extendable up to ISO12800
D-Movie – full HD (1920 x 1080) movie clips: record beautiful high-definition (HD) movie clips with sound
GUIDE mode: quick and easy-to-use in-camera assistance
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#1
Is it good camera?
1 Like #2
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#3
For the beginner it is good. Check out Ken Rockwell's web page for this model. Not the newest, but does the job.
#4
Great entry level, heat added
#5
When you realize that Amazon sell the Body Only model for more! X)
#6
Here's his review
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d3100.htm#intro
Here's Gordon Laing's review
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D3100/

Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 27, 2014 09:08: added info
#7
Want!
#8
The only thing that would bother me slightly is that 1920x1080 HD video can only be recorded at 24fps according to the review. Higher rates drop the res down to 1280. A minor point as this is likely bought for being a DSLR rather than a video cam.
#9
Wow! That's an amazing bit of kit for the price
#10
that's not far of the price of a 2nd hand kit, excellent price, don't think it has been as low. used my d3100 at wedding recently and lots of comments from people saying my photos were like they were taken by a professional (which I'm definitely not)
#11
You cannot fault this for the price.Ideal for someone who wants to get their first DSLR camera..Hot
#12
Incredible price, more expensive second hand on ebay.
#13
Does anyone know how this compares with a D40/D40X? The D40 is currently cheaper on Amazon and seems to have better reviews
#14
I've heard the video quality on this is pretty bad...but that's probably not what most people will be using the camera for. I just bought the canon 1200D two days ago but this is a great price and maybe I should have got this :/
#15
Brilliant. If you are looking for a DSLR starter buy this now....!
#16
I think camera manufacturers are slashing prices as they realise we are all using smartphones for capturing images.
Click > Share , on FB in seconds...
Apologies to hobbyists and professional snappers - I know there is a lot of quality glass in this camera !!
#17
What would you recommend, this camera or a Canon EOS M?
[mod][Mod Team]#18
Got this for £239 at Currys last year with combination of Nikon and Quidco cashback. Great piece of kit.

Edited By: BeerDrinker on Jul 27, 2014 10:58
#19
1 Like #20
joethepope
spannerzone
Here's his review
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d3100.htm#intro
Here's Gordon Laing's review
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A decent review http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/:)

have you checked your last link above its for a film review
#21
Brilliant piece of kit. Do yourself a favour and get a 50mm f1.8 as well.
Here is what I took yesterday with said kit
#22
This or this?
#23
This or the Canon eos 1100d forhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004MPQXZA/ref=pd_aw_sbs_1?pi=SS115&simLd=1 292gbp at Amazon?
#25
Heated up - seems like a steal.

OK, maybe a bit off-topic & I apologise in advance, but I've been looking for solutions for a second camera for video shoots. We're using a canon XA-10 as our primary and are looking for something to grab side shots to assist with editing which we'll drop on top of the continuous footage taken with the XA-10. We managed to score a legria RH200 thanks to gumtree which is good because it captures in the same format at the XA-10 and the quality is surprisingly good considering its size. We don't need or use the sound on the RH200. We edit in final cut pro 10.

So, a DSLR to supplement the set-up would be the icing on the cake as we'd benefit from being able to get some good quality fixed images too as well as being able to capture some additional angles during filming.

I've managed to get so far researching thanks to my friends google, you tube and skimming across forums, but I'm at the stage now where it's so subjective I would be delighted it hear anyone's opinion. I think I'm looking for something that captures in AVCHD full HD at 50i, we have the camcorders set to MXP 24Mbps @ 50i and would prefer to have something capture in that format. We used a wee handheld camera for a project recently for some side shots and whist the footage was 'OK' the different frame rate & format meant I had to stretch the clips in editing. I want to avoid that.

Can anyone point me in the right direction or offer some advice ?

thanks in anticipation
#26
cymru1978
Brilliant piece of kit. Do yourself a favour and get a 50mm f1.8 as well.
Here is what I took yesterday with said kit

Complete beginner on DSLR's. Why is another lens needed? Could I still take good photos with just the lens provided? Thanks.
1 Like #27
You can get great photos with the kit lens for general, every day use but as I shoot mainly sports (f2.8 70-200) and live music (usually indoors), I need high aperture (lower the number, the higher the aperture) to let in more light.

I should point out that I am in the photo pit as well so obviously I get that bit closer than the audience.

I'm off out to shoot The Hoosiers in a bit in a similar environment to yesterday.

Edited By: cymru1978 on Jul 27, 2014 11:54
#28
cymru1978
You can get great photos with the kit lens for general, every day use but as I shoot mainly sports (f2.8 70-200) and live music (usually indoors), I need high aperture (lower the number, the higher the aperture) to let in more light.

I should point out that I am in the photo pit as well so obviously I get that bit closer than the audience.

I'm off out to shoot The Hoosiers in a bit in a similar environment to yesterday.

So this is how you get the blurred backgrounds?

Edited By: Jammy212 on Jul 27, 2014 12:02
#29
Really good price! :)
#30
Jammy212

So this is how you get the blurred backgrounds?

To keep it basic...yes.
#31
This is a great entry level camera kit. However, don't put too much faith in Ken Rockwell's opinion...
#32
Nikon over Canon eveytime
#33
pawl
joethepope
spannerzone
Here's his review
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d3100.htm#intro
Here's Gordon Laing's review
Hide full quote
A decent review http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/:)

have you checked your last link above its for a film review
Yeh, Moon never seen it, you?
#34
brought this camera rubbished for 200 so to get it for a fraction more new is a great deal :) I am a beginner and find the camera to be a great one to start with. After only having it a few months i am already taking the best pictures i have ever took :P
#35
i really need to stop looking at this site, heat from me, ordered.
#36
JohnnyRob
Nikon over Canon eveytime

Although I have a Sony DSLR & prefer Nikon to Canon, there is not a lot to choose between them. Just down to feel & what one particular camera offers over another. All the top brands are good nowadays.
1 Like #37
Ken Rockwell reviews...

Really!?!?

This is a great deal but don't take much of what Ken says too seriously. He gets paid to sell.
#38
I've got a D40 and swear by it.

Would I buy this if I didn't have my D40? No. Would I buy this to upgrade my D40? No.

In my humble opinion the D40 is a better camera.
#39
Been looking at the price of this over the last few weeks
Not seen it anywhere this low....good reviews as well and most of them say this has the edge marginally over the canon eos 1100d for a beginners DSLR
heat added
#40
Great price for a great introduction into DSLR photography.

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