Nikon D3100: A ton of performance but won’t fit in your pocket

This holiday season many of you may well be after a new camera. I’m not talking about those increasingly used on mobile devices, handy though they may be. Instead I’m speaking about a ‘proper’ camera, a quality digital single-lens reflex camera, such as the Nikon D3100.

There’s a huge array of cameras on offer right now and it can make it difficult to make the right choice but an article by Blake Robinson over on Mashable, recommends the Nikon D3100 highly. It won’t fit in your pocket but it will offer great performance at a really competitive price. Boasting 14.2 megapixels and a bundled 18-55mm lens it offers an excellent starting point for anybody new to DSLR photography.

The automatic mode is a good start to get used to the camera and then as you gain more experience there are plenty of adjustable manual settings to get to grips with, such as ISO and white balance. The actual quality of the pictures is impressive and better still, it’s capable of 1080p HDSLR video. Priced at around $650, which includes an image stabilizing lens, it’s difficult to see where you could go wrong by choosing the Nikon D3100.

For more on this go to mashable.com. What are your thoughts on the Nikon D3100? Would you recommend another camera? We’d like to know so feel free to send us your comments about this.