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Nikon D3100 DSLR Review and Price

August 20th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Nikon unveiled its latest Digital SLR camera, Nikon D3100 DSLR. The camera is advanced version of Nikon’s most popular camera of Europe, Nikon D3000, a 10.2 megapixel DSLR camera. According to Nikon, the camera is intended for new aspirants of DSLR. Thus, the operating mechanism of the new machine is made very simple so that one can take pictures easily. Nikon D3100 DSLR equipped with 14.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor, HDMI support and comes with price tag of £499.99 in UK and $699 at Amazon. However, if you want to buy it with Kit which include 18-55mmVR lens you have to pay additional 80 to 200 bucks according to kit you go with. Here are the detail specs of Nikon D3100 DSLR.

Nikon D3100 DSLR specification

Nikon D3100 DSLR equipped with 14.2 megapixel image sensor. One of the remarkable features of this all new DSLR is its Expeed 2 engine which can enhance performance of sensor of the camera and help to produce well defined photo with perfect blend of colors. It helps to low down the noise as well.

The camera incorporates 3*18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization lens

The all new D3100 camera offers high ISO sensitivity from 100-3200 which can further increase up to 12800. However, it was claimed that the image in higher ISO setting photo will not be blurred or coarse even if you are taking shots without flash.

Nikon D3100 can be good for shooting movie as well; the reason is it can record movies at full HD that is 1920*1080 support and secondly it comes with HDMI support which let you watch movies in external High Definition monitor.

Now comes to Auto focus, D3100 comes with 11 point auto focus system, Full Auto focus mode or AF-F mode and auto selector. The auto selector senses the object and takes the shot in best mode. You don’t need to go through complicated procedure to select right mode for the photo you are going to shoot. The AF-F mode holds the figure in focus. You don’t require pressing the shutter release button.

The display is of 3 inches TFT LCD though the feature is not impressive one as we can found it in its predecessor D3000 DSLR

The DSLR D3000 also incorporates dust protection system like airflow system, image sensor cleaning etc.

Lastly the camera is one of the lightest DSLR camera with size of 4.9 x 3.7 x 3.0 in and weighs only 1.1lbs

The camera is yet to release but it seems it may get popularity like predecessor Nikon D3000 DSLR. However, after hitting stores, sony nex-5 will be come as its tough competitor.

Now comparing the Nikon D3100 with sony nex-5 both camera comes with 14.2 megapixel image sensor,  3”LCD . Sony nex-5 can shoot movies at full HD. From price point of view sony nex-5 is little less from its competitor.  For more details of  sony nex-5 read our in depth review.

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