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Nikon D3100: Entry level DSLR gets an update

Nikon have announced the replacement for their entry level DSLR the popular D3000. The new Nikon D3100 has had the option of 1080p video recording added to its features.

Alison Johnson of is reporting that the new model has gone up to a 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, and has a new EXPEED 2 image processor. Beginners will still get help getting to grips with the camera via the in-built Guide Modes; these have been updated from the D3000.

The D3100 has 1080p HD video recording available at 24 fps, 720p videos can be recorded at 24 or 30 fps. Video mode is easily activated by the Live View switch and has a dedicated video record button, and there is an in-camera clip trimming option. An Auto Scene Selector will help in choosing settings, and the camera can use the new high-capacity SDXC format as well as SD/SDHC memory media.

Available in mid September and will come with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens for $699.95/£579.99.

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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D3100 has several specs better than D5000. I wonder how it feels like to hold one. Here are some picture examples of Nikon D5000 to compare.

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