Nikon S3100 Manual — PDF Download Available Now

First published on: Wednesday, 16 March 2011

This 13 MB PDF instruction document (Nikon calls it the “Nikon S3100 Digital Camera User’s Manual”) for the Nikon S3100 should prove to be a fantastic read, all 196 pages of it, so be sure to download it.

Both English Language (printable and non-printable) and Spanish (non-printable) versions of the Nikon S3100 Guide to Digital Photography / Camera Owner’s Manual can be downloaded at

Nikon S3100 Manual

Here are the direct links to the English and Spanish non-printable manuals — right-click and save to your hard drive.

For copyright purposes, the printable version of the Adobe Acrobat PDF document requires you to input your camera serial number and agree to a license, while the non-printable versions do not. You’ll get the following dialog box if you try to print the password-protected, non-printable document.

The non-printable version of the Nikon S3100 Manual is password-protected

The guide discusses the features of the S3100 and how to use the camera.

It also describes the use of, and camera settings for several optional accessories. Two examples are:

  1. Page 32: Proper insertion and use of SD, SDHC or the latest SDXC memory cards.

  2. Page 171: Instructions for using the AC Adapter EH-62G (currently available at Adorama).

Here’s a list of related photography tips, books, DVDs and media that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Nikon S3100:

  1. A couple of general pointers in Photography Tips.

  2. Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.

  3. Popular Nikon S3100 books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on

  4. DVDs on Photography and Photography Tutorials.

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