Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nikon D3100 to split the D5000 / D3000 difference?

We'd obviously take this one with a grain  of salt, but Nikon Rumors has it that Nikon's fixing to give entry level DSLR buyers yet another option in the not-too-distant future. Of course, with the planet's largest photo show coming up in just a few months , it's about time that some of these rumors start to pick up traction. Truth be told, this isn't the first time we've heard of the D3100 -- a few months ago it was being bandied about as the D4000. Word on the street has it that the shooter will boast a 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, a dozen autofocus points and a fixed LCD on the rear . But that's just the beginning; the D3100 will purportedly boast 1080p and 720p movie modes, and each will support continuous autofocus while filming. Yeah, you read that right -- continuous autofocus in video mode. That's a killer feature that we've been begging for ever since the D90 became a reality, and while we'll probably want to swap out the stock 18-55mm lens for something with a bit more flexibility, we couldn't be happier to hear of these features hitting Nikon's range.


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