I have bought a new camera – Nikon D3100, which is a basic SLR camera for beginners. Here are some of it’s specifications.

 

Effective pixels
Effective pixels
14.2 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.1 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
14.8 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Shutter
Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one
cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
Detection range
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
” Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
” Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

For detailed specification – Please check out the NIKON official website

The SLR camera is a complex device to operate,so first thing first – Know about it. Unlike the best mirrorless camera set ups, you will need some custom configurations, it’s best to read the manual and take it one step at a time.

As I am using Nikon D3100 I google’d and found this amazing video by Froknowsphoto. I am embedding the same

Credits –Fro Knows Photo

 

 

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