Nikon D3100 £299.99 @ ARGOS  +£10 argos voucher as you are spending over £100+ £35 Cashback from Nikon= A total cost of £254.99
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Nikon D3100 £299.99 @ ARGOS +£10 argos voucher as you are spending over £100+ £35 Cashback from Nikon= A total cost of £254.99

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Found 15th Nov 2012
The Nikon D3100 features Nikon's enhanced Guide Mode giving you step-by-step instructions of how to change the camera settings and ultimately guiding you to becoming a better photographer.

The D3100 also features HDMI CEC connection to enable easy playback of photos and videos on your HD Television.

Camera model number D3100 DSLR with 18-55 VR lens

14.2 megapixels.
CMOS sensor.

Features:

3inch LCD screen with Live View.
11 focus points in the viewfinder.
ISO range from 100 to 3200.
Shutter speed of 1/4000 to 30 sec.
JPEG and NEF (RAW) file format.
Continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second (JPEG).
Continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second (RAW).
9 scene modes.
Full auto and manual settings.
Built-in flash.
Hot shoe for additional flash.
Video capture with sound.
PictBridge compatible.
Nikon F Mount lens mount - 60 lenses available.
Rechargeable battery.
Includes eyecup and shoulder strap.
Weight 455g.
Size H124, W95, D74.5cm.

Lens model: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Focal length of 18-55mm.
Aperture f/3.5-5.6.
Image stabilisation.
Silent wave motor.
52mm filter.
Zoom lens.
Includes .
Weight 265g.

123 Comments

Heat added for this absolute bargain, wish it had been available 3 months ago

Its even better than this, you can get cashback from Nikon too, £35 for a d3100.

Its also a pretty competant camera, just the kind of thing for starting off. Image quality and focus is leaps and bounds better than the stupid superzooms that get posted on here all the time.

Original Poster

Golaboots888

Its even better than this, you can get cashback from Nikon too, £35 for a … Its even better than this, you can get cashback from Nikon too, £35 for a d3100.Its also a pretty competant camera, just the kind of thing for starting off. Image quality and focus is leaps and bounds better than the stupid superzooms that get posted on here all the time.



That's right, I was going to edit the deal to reflect that.Nikon send you a prepay card with the £35 on it which you can spend in any store.

dabas

That's right, I was going to edit the deal to reflect that.Nikon send you … That's right, I was going to edit the deal to reflect that.Nikon send you a prepay card with the £35 on it which you can spend in any store.



That £35 is a sizeable chunk off another lens. I am so p***ed at not being able to justify buying this.

Original Poster

I don't know anything about cameras but decided to buy this for my teenage facebook obsessed daughter for Christmas.As she keeps borrowing my wife's camera.I did quite a bit of research and checked out a lot of reviews and this camera is rated quite highly for an entry level dslr.
Edited by: "dabas" 15th Nov 2012

I bought this from Amazon when it was 289 - £35 cashback to replace my D40X, very smart camera with great functionality for the price.
Edited by: "V6ALFISTI" 15th Nov 2012

Shame they aren't in stock for delivery as QuidCo would also have been an option giving ~£10 cashback on top.
Good deal though, I'm just waiting for a reason to justify buying a DSLR

ooohhhh tempted

Asked same question in the D5100 thread : is it worth spending £82.00 more and buying the D5100?

Bought this last week for my sons birthday so missed the argos offer...how do you get the cashback from Nikon ?

Hot!

Full details of cashback can be found here
nikon.co.uk/sit…tml
I purchased last week and have already had confirmation cashback has been approved and will be with me in the next 7 days.

Original Poster

joannewalchester

Bought this last week for my sons birthday so missed the argos … Bought this last week for my sons birthday so missed the argos offer...how do you get the cashback from Nikon ?



Here is the link nikon.co.uk/sit…tml

dabas

That's right, I was going to edit the deal to reflect that.Nikon send you … That's right, I was going to edit the deal to reflect that.Nikon send you a prepay card with the £35 on it which you can spend in any store.


Any store? Asda for instance or the local offy?

Golaboots888

Its even better than this, you can get cashback from Nikon too, £35 for a … Its even better than this, you can get cashback from Nikon too, £35 for a d3100.Its also a pretty competant camera, just the kind of thing for starting off. Image quality and focus is leaps and bounds better than the stupid superzooms that get posted on here all the time.



Super zooms serve their purpose for the price and size even though image quality is not up to Dslr standards.
A 24 to 480mm (20x) lens for a Dslr would cost a small fortune if one even existed.

blammo

Any store? Asda for instance or the local offy?


A couple of clicks would find you the answer:

"Q. How will I receive my payment?
A. Once all the required documents are received, a Visa® Prepaid card will be sent to the person's name and address on the claim form. This is sent by post within 30 days of receiving the application. For more information about the Visa® Prepaid card please see the section above."

zermattbusby

Asked same question in the D5100 thread : is it worth spending £82.00 … Asked same question in the D5100 thread : is it worth spending £82.00 more and buying the D5100?



I looked into this and the major differences seem to be:-

Slightly better sensor on D5100 but 99% of people wont notice difference
Fold out screen
HDR

I would suggest if you are a beginner/hobby user then get the D3100 but if you are looking for something more serious then you will probably skip the D5100 anyway!.

If I got this how would I get cash back isnt that only when you buy from jessops. Please could someone tell me I don't know if to go for this or the d5100

What makes a DSLR camera better than a digital camera? And what makes a good DSLR? I'm just trying to get my heads round cameras and find a good one to purchase

zainzain

If I got this how would I get cash back isnt that only when you buy from … If I got this how would I get cash back isnt that only when you buy from jessops. Please could someone tell me I don't know if to go for this or the d5100



Well it's the same price at Jessops anyway, but the Argos page does say: 1) For £35 cash back visit nikon.co.uk/cas…ack for T&C's. Offer ends 18 January 2013

jward88

What makes a DSLR camera better than a digital camera? And what makes a … What makes a DSLR camera better than a digital camera? And what makes a good DSLR? I'm just trying to get my heads round cameras and find a good one to purchase



Pretty much the same advantages you used to get with 35mm slr film cameras over compacts.

A choice of interchangeable lenses, hot shoe for separate flashguns, capability for remote operation (although some 'bridge' cameras allow this), manual control of aperture, shutter speed as well as full auto. In essence, they give the photographer much greater control over the pictures he takes. The photographer may still carry a compact camera for occasional shots.

Not a complete list of the 'advantages', but some of the main points. Oh, a proper viewfinder too, not just the screen!

I think the d5100 from dixons is possibly better as code nikon50 gives you £50 off and you get £55 Cashback so total would be £330 ish before quidco or anything else

Original Poster

blammo

Any store? Asda for instance or the local offy?



Yes that's right you can use the card like any debit card ,the £35 is preloaded onto the card so when you have spent all the money on the card you just throw it away.

kenwebb1953

Pretty much the same advantages you used to get with 35mm slr film … Pretty much the same advantages you used to get with 35mm slr film cameras over compacts.A choice of interchangeable lenses, hot shoe for separate flashguns, capability for remote operation (although some 'bridge' cameras allow this), manual control of aperture, shutter speed as well as full auto. In essence, they give the photographer much greater control over the pictures he takes. The photographer may still carry a compact camera for occasional shots.Not a complete list of the 'advantages', but some of the main points. Oh, a proper viewfinder too, not just the screen!



+1 to all that, but you didn't mention one of the key features - sensor size (and I don't mean 'megapixels'). The sensor in a typical high end compact digital camera (something like a Canon G12) is ~7.6mm x 5.7mm, or 43mm2. The sensor in this dSLR ~23.6mm x 15.7mm, or about 370mm2. This has several benefits, but two key ones are that you can use larger photosites (Pixels) which are more efficient at gathering light, and you have far more control over depth of field allowing you to have sharp subjects with lovely blurred backgrounds that you simply can't achieve with a smaller sensor...

Loads of info on en.wikipedia.org/wik…zes if you're interested (though some of the DoF/diffraction formulae do get a bit heavy...)

The other benefit of dSLRs over compacts is the speed - far faster focussing, and far quicker shutter lag meaning you're less likely to miss a critical moment while you wait for the camera to take a picture. When you press the shutter, it will take the picture right then, not half a second later...

I paid £400 for this a year ago, this is a bargain.

zainzain

If I got this how would I get cash back isnt that only when you buy from … If I got this how would I get cash back isnt that only when you buy from jessops.


Why don't you follow the link helpfully provided above? It's to Nikon, not Jessops.

I used one of these during my A-Level photography course and have to say this is an absolute bargain! wish I saw this before I bought the Canon deal for £287.

I plumped for the D3200 because of the wireless adaptor that enable it to communicate wirelessly with Android devices, great price though.

jward88

What makes a DSLR camera better than a digital camera? And what makes a … What makes a DSLR camera better than a digital camera? And what makes a good DSLR? I'm just trying to get my heads round cameras and find a good one to purchase



for a start...DSLR IS a digital camera (Digital Single Lens Reflex).
A point & shoot Digital cam (which I assume you mean), is purely that.... point & shoot, although you can do this with most DSLR's by using "Auto". if your a beginner.
A good reason for having a DSLR is better IQ (image quality) due to having a larger sensor:-
en.wikipedia.org/wik…mat
Plus you can adjust the "manual" controls to get the image you want, blurred background etc. etc.
Do a bit of searching, there's loads of info about it

Edited by: "fzbob" 15th Nov 2012

Oops!!! sorry nosamluap.
Didn't see your post..Doh!!!

Price is misleading... It's NOT £254.99.

You pay £299.99 on the day at Argos ..... get £35 in due course back from Nikon reducing it to £264.99.

The £10 voucher is nice to have... but it's NOT cash.... so the price should be shown as £264.99 after Cashback from Nikon.

Given that, I'd buy from Jessops every time in preference to Argos, who are CLUELESS and aggressive if anything goes wrong with cameras etc. They'll blame you and blank you. It does come with a 2 year warranty, which is a big plus!

To say it costs £254.99 is totally misleading.

Camera is decent enough, and a good step up from point n shoots...... although the extra cash for the D5100 would be a worthwhile investment, too.

scalpels

Price is misleading... It's NOT £254.99.You pay £299.99 on the day at A … Price is misleading... It's NOT £254.99.You pay £299.99 on the day at Argos ..... get £35 in due course back from Nikon reducing it to £264.99.The £10 voucher is nice to have... but it's NOT cash.... so the price should be shown as £264.99 after Cashback from Nikon.Given that, I'd buy from Jessops every time in preference to Argos, who are CLUELESS and aggressive if anything goes wrong with cameras etc. They'll blame you and blank you. It does come with a 2 year warranty, which is a big plus!To say it costs £254.99 is totally misleading.Camera is decent enough, and a good step up from point n shoots...... although the extra cash for the D5100 would be a worthwhile investment, too.


I agree it's misleading - cashback is one thing; "voucher-you-have-to-spend-at-a-particular-retailer-with-no-change-given" is quite another.

scalpels

Price is misleading... It's NOT £254.99.You pay £299.99 on the day at A … Price is misleading... It's NOT £254.99.You pay £299.99 on the day at Argos ..... get £35 in due course back from Nikon reducing it to £264.99.The £10 voucher is nice to have... but it's NOT cash.... so the price should be shown as £264.99 after Cashback from Nikon.Given that, I'd buy from Jessops every time in preference to Argos, who are CLUELESS and aggressive if anything goes wrong with cameras etc. They'll blame you and blank you. It does come with a 2 year warranty, which is a big plus!To say it costs £254.99 is totally misleading.Camera is decent enough, and a good step up from point n shoots...... although the extra cash for the D5100 would be a worthwhile investment, too.



Totally agree.
It is unavailable for Home delivery. If you want some accessories to go with it, get it from this post

kevingrout

I think the d5100 from dixons is possibly better as code nikon50 gives … I think the d5100 from dixons is possibly better as code nikon50 gives you £50 off and you get £55 Cashback so total would be £330 ish before quidco or anything else



That code is no longer valid I'm afraid.

Original Poster

pibpob

I agree it's misleading - cashback is one thing; … I agree it's misleading - cashback is one thing; "voucher-you-have-to-spend-at-a-particular-retailer-with-no-change-given" is quite another.



you do get change given on the Argos voucher.I had a £10 voucher card from Argos a few months back and only used £4.99 the remainder £5.01 was put onto another card which you have 3 years to use. I don't know how anyone can say it's misleading as everything is in the title.I didn't state £254.99 and nothing else ,everything is broken down for all to see!

Original Poster

LordLardy

Totally agree. It is unavailable for Home delivery. If you want some … Totally agree. It is unavailable for Home delivery. If you want some accessories to go with it, get it from this post



I think you are being very childish LORDLARDY as you have posted a deal with the same camera as I have,(I can have a look on ebay and find a nikon camera bag for £5) but mine is a better deal,it is not a competition for votes!

dabas

you do get change given on the Argos voucher.I had a £10 voucher card … you do get change given on the Argos voucher.I had a £10 voucher card from Argos a few months back and only used £4.99 the remainder £5.01 was put onto another card which you have 3 years to use.


That is not change - change is cash!

I don't know how anyone can say it's misleading as everything is in the … I don't know how anyone can say it's misleading as everything is in the title.I didn't state £254.99 and nothing else ,everything is broken down for all to see!


It doesn't matter - the headline price is incorrect, because you do not spend £254.99 to get this camera; you spend £264.99 to get this camera and a £10 voucher to be spent at Argos. By all means put it that way; don't manipulate the headline price misleadingly in order to make it look better. After all, "it is not a competition for votes". (_;)
Edited by: "pibpob" 15th Nov 2012

^^^Correction to above: it appears that the headline price you gave is £299. So objection withdrawn - I apologise.

pibpob

I agree it's misleading - cashback is one thing; … I agree it's misleading - cashback is one thing; "voucher-you-have-to-spend-at-a-particular-retailer-with-no-change-given" is quite another.



it's better to buy it from jessops, if something does go wrong with it they tell you there and then whereas this camera in Argos is subject from the 30 day money back guarantee. so if you buy it from Argos just to save that extra £10 and you don't like it you're stuck with it.

I allways use Steve digicams to check out cameras pretty good reviews on there .
Edited by: "bria47" 15th Nov 2012
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