Nikon launches the D3100

  • Technology
  • Monday, 04 Oct 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: 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 100-3200, 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 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G 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 beginning of November.


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