Nikon Coolpix 3100 Review
Compact Flash Compartment
The simple hinged Compact Flash compartment door swings to the rear of the camera, it is held closed by a simple (but effective) integral clip. Inside is a Compact Flash Type I slot, the Coolpix 3100 comes with a 16 MB Compact Flash card.
On the left side of the camera (from the back) is the combined mini-USB / Video-out terminal (you get either depending on which of the supplied cables you connect). Below this is the DC-IN (4.2V) connector for use with the optional AC adapter. These connectors sit behind a rubber 'grommet style' cover, it would have been far cleaner to have a proper integrated hinged plastic door.
The Coolpix 3100 has a small extending 3x optical zoom lens, it has an equivalent focal length zoom of 38 to 115 mm and a maximum aperture of F2.8 at wide angle and F4.9 at telephoto.
Lens extension is very quick at just over one second, however actual extension doesn't begin until about half a second after you flick the power switch, total startup takes just over three seconds.
Base / Tripod Mount
The Coolpix 3100's flash unit is located above and to the left of the lens, it has a rated range of 3.0 m (9.8 ft) at wide angle and 1.7 m (5.6 ft) at telephoto. Unlike other Coolpix designs the 3100 doesn't appear to have an external flash sensor.
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