nikon launches the D3100
NIkON has officially launched two new DSLR cameras, namely the entry-level D3100 and the recently announced D7000.
The D3100 is a fairly significant update to its sibling, the D3000 — it ups the megapixel count to 14.6-megapixels (from 10-megapixels), has ISO settings from 1003200, 11 autofocus points and most importantly, adds Live View and FullHD 1080p video recording.
Nikon has also added full-time continuous autofocus during video recording and to sweeten the pot, there’s face-detect autofocus which can track up to 35 faces simultaneously. In spite of the added features, the D3100 even weighs a tad lighter than the D3000, at just 505g with battery compared to 534g for the D3000. The D3100 will have a recommended retail price of RM2,198 and comes bundled with the AF-S Nikkor 1855mm f/ 3.55.6G lens.
As for the Nikon D7000, no prices have yet been finalised for the mid-range DSLR, although the camera is expected to hit our shores at the end of the month or in early November. ++++ www.nikon.com.my