Camera News
by Brad Soo on August 19 2010

Nikon has just introduced their new entry-level digital SLR model along with four SLR lenses. The Nikon D3100 sports improvements in various areas and a bunch of new features.

nikon d3100

Nikon D3100
(Entry-level digital SLR camera)

  • 14.2 effective megapixels (DX size APS-C CMOS sensor, 1.5X crop)
  • Nikon F-mount (1.5X crop factor); autofocus only available with AF-S type lenses
  • 3 inch LCD
  • ISO speed range of 100 - 3200 (Expandable to 12800)
  • Full manual controls with RAW mode and live view
  • 11 point autofocus
  • 1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) movie mode with sound; uses H.264 codec, supports full-time continuous focus
  • Photo effects and video trimming available in playback mode
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery (EN-EL14)
  • Available in September for $700 (with 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 VR kit lens)

Nikon also announced four lenses which will become available in September:

  • $400 - (DX format) Nikkor AF-S 55-300 mm f4.5-5.6 VR zoom lens
  • $1050 - Nikkor AF-S 28-300 mm f3.5-5.6 VR super-zoom lens
  • $1300 - Nikkor AF-S 24-140 mm f4 VR zoom lens
  • $1700 - Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f1.4 portrait prime lens

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