Get to Know the Controls on Your Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

By Julie Adair King

Part of Nikon D3100 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Here’s a quick reference guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your D3100. Note that the lens shown is the Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S DX (Vibration Reduction) model sold with the D3100 kit; other lenses may not have the same controls.

A Nikon 3100 camera with all the buttons explained
The buttons in a Nikon lens explained.
Top view of a Nikon D3100 camera with every button explained.