Save on Nikon D3100 through B&H!

With lots of people waiting for the 24.3 MP Nikon D3200 announcement, lets not forget the great entry-level D3100 camera. With only a fraction of the expected resolution of its upcoming successor, the D3100 still offers great Full HD video and ISO performance at a low price. Its 14.2 MP sensor is also more than enough for most users, and user-friendly interface and ergonomics are sure to help you get better and develop stronger photography skills!

Nikon D3100

Not everyone needs super high resolution, and while, naturally, the D3200 is expected to be technically better, the D3100 remains just as good as it was a year ago. You can order it through B&H for $546.95 (D3100 + AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX kit lens; with $100 instant savings applied). If you haven’t heard about this camera yet, Nasim has a review written – I’m sure you will find it very informative!

Don’t forget about the current instant rebates with up to $300 in savings.


  1. 1) Jason Weber
    April 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I have the D3100 and am very happy with the results. I think any upgrading for me will either be a d7000 only because I have DX lenses or the d800 because of the Full Frame. I’m with you, for a starter kit, the projected cost of the d3200 seems a little high. Thanks for the notice!

  2. 2) John Richardson
    April 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I bought a D3100 for my Daughter when it came out. I have to say that it remains either glued to her eye or stuffed in her backpack (along with the Nikkor 18-200 3.5). Getting it away from her is like trying to pry a tooth from a raid shark without painkillers …

    When I thought I might want a small camera for “street photography” I did scads of research and settled on a 2nd 3100 for myself with a Nikkor 35mm 1.8. This is a small camera! easy to hold, yields excellent results, the noise level is way better than my D300s, is way affordable and light as a feather. Who needs anything else if you are just messing around on the street, attending a quick family gathering or even for a bit of serious composing?

    I honestly suggest everyone pick one up as a carry around, the price is very right, it doesn’t autofocus with some lenses, no big deal just grab the focus ring — like the old days, but at least you will have glass to attach to it, and…even the little 18-55 kit lens is good enough for nearly everything.

  3. 3) Gibran Ali
    April 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Dear John
    Even i own a D3100. It really is a great camera especially for the price. I bought it in Jan 2011 and i think it is one of the best cameras to start with. Even i have it in my back pack most of the times. And if you understand that photographers make great pictures and not the cameras, I think it can produce excellent results. Most of the time we label cameras as “entry level” or “point and shoot” and thus limit our mind forgetting that most of the entry level D-SLRs today are much more advanced in terms of technology and ability than the cameras used by legends 10 years ago. Most of the iconic photographs that have defined photography have been taken with gear that is nothing compared with today’s “entry level” D-SLRs. The first few months that i browsed websites like flikr and, everytime a saw a great shot, i reassured myself that i couldn’t take such photographs because I didn’t have a D3x or a D700. But for 90% of the situations a D3100 or any other “entry level” DSLR is good enough for anything. From landscapes to portraits. What needs to develop is the eye that looks through the glass. Thanks to guys like Roman, Nasim and Bob, people like me are realizing that.

  4. 4) Ralph Carlo B. Villaver
    May 17, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I use this one for events here in our church (the camera is not mine, our priest here own it).
    All I can say about this camera is WOW. This one is a beginner camera with a lot of features. The ISO performance is good.

    I hope I could have my own Nikon.

  5. 5) Sandra
    September 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I am very new to photography and bought my first DLSR – a D3100, my question is when purchasing lenses, what warnings do you have about purchasing used lenses?

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