Nikon D3100 DSLR goes official

Shane McGlaun - Aug 20, 2010
Nikon D3100 DSLR goes official

The Nikon D3100 DSLR camera is a new entry-level DSLR from Nikon. The camera had its features surface in a couple early leaks and it sounded good. The D3100 went official this week and all the details have been offered up for those interested in the new camera.

As it turns out the details we heard in the previous leaks were accurate. The D3100 gets a 14.2MP image sensor and has an enhance Guidance Mode that teaches the new user about the settings of the camera. The camera is also the first DSLR anywhere to introduce full-time autofocus in live view and D-Movie mode.

That video is shot in 1080p resolution. The camera also has an 11-point auto focus system and has an ISO range that is expandable all the way up to 12,800. The LCD of the camera is a 3-inch unit and the 1080p video is recorded at 24 fps in H.264 AVCHD format. The camera will sell for $699.99 with an AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens.

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