Nikon D3100

Nikon is set to release the D3100, an APS-C sensor-sized DSLR that shoots 1080p 24fps for a retail of $699 (includes the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens). What makes it even more appealing is that Nikon has finally gotten rid of the crappy mjpeg codec in favor of an h.264 based-one. Another plus is the continuous autofocus for those who have been wanting that feature.

This is the T2i’s nemesis…maybe.

The fact that it’s going to hit at $200 less means Canon will have to do some serious thinking if they don’t want to lose out on potential T2i sales. Cons would be that the Nikon does not shoot 1080 30p like the T2i. (I’m always at 24p, so no big whup for me I guess. Buuuut…I like that the option is there though.) Frame rates of 720 24/25/30p will be available but NO 60p it looks like. Hmm, dealbreaker for some would want to shoot slow motion. Pro goes to the T2i for that option.

Now some may balk at the Nikon’s 14.2 megapixels vs. the Canon’s 18, but this may be a positive for the Nikon as the lesser pixel density should allow for better low-light capability. (Huge plus if it works well for them.)

Check out more of the specs here. Pre-order here.

Very close Nikon. The game just got even more interesting.


~ by Sean on August 19, 2010.

One Response to “Nikon D3100”


    This is some of beautiful pictures taken by Nikon D3100.

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