Nikon Announces D3100 DSLR and AF-S 55-300mm ED VR
Nikon has announced the latest update to their DSLR line, the D3100 and a matching 5x telephoto zoom, the AF-S DX 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 ED VR.
The D3100 packs a number of new features and definitely ups the ante for entry level bodies:
- A new 14.2MP CMOS sensor combined with the new EXPEED2 imaging processor
- High ISO performance - up to 3200 normally, with HI-2 setting up to 12,800
- Built-in Assist Guide showing how camera settings will affect the current image
- D-Movie video recording in High-Definition resolution
- Full-Time (AF-F) focus mode during video recording
- Face detection for up to 35 faces in the same frame
More details after the jump to Nikonians News.
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#1. "RE: Nikon Announces D3100 DSLR and AF-S 55-300mm ED VR" | In response to Reply # 0tonyboy9 Registered since 23rd Aug 2010Mon 23-Aug-10 11:11 AM
I've stayed away from buying any Nikon cameras because of all the technical gadgetry. The more complicated Nikon makes a DSLR, the more fearful Nikon makes new customers. Until the D3100. I've read the Nikon web site and dpreview.com introducing this DSLR product, and what impresses me most is Nikon finally gets it, the Guide Mode is the key. The D3100 is actually a point and shoot in disguise, which is exactly what ordinary photographers like myself need. We don't need high tech forums, we certainly don't need $2,700 workshops, no matter the instructors credentials. We need a Nikon DSLR camera that makes it easy to take good pictures. For now I'll stick with nikonians.org for my paid year, and decide whether it's worth it to blow $700 on the new D3100 with 18-55mm lens from amazon.com.
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#2. "RE: Nikon Announces D3100 DSLR and AF-S 55-300mm ED VR" | In response to Reply # 1