An analysis based on a production Nikon D3100, Firmware 1.00 1.00 l, B 1002 Nikon has developed the habit of making very attractive entry-level DSLRs, they rarely are the best specified but cleverly designed so they are easy and pleasant to shoot with. The D3000 mounted this pattern perfectly sweet, an update of the D60 (which was itself a D40X slightly updated), it added usability features to make it a pleasant little camera to use, despite a specification that was starting to look pretty out-of-step with the rest of the market.The D3000 sold well, despite his age quite 10 Megapixels sensor and the lack of live view and video. However, there is only so long that intelligent product design and functionality integration can compensate for a specification that seems dated. So, with that in mind, Nikon has announced the D3100-probably the biggest upgrade of its offer entry-level because it really attacked the low-end market with the original D40.The D3100 is built around 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, bringing not only of live view, but also to capture Full HD video at entry-level Nikon for the first time. In fact, this is the first Nikon DSLR to offer movie recording of 1920 x 1080. You can only record clips up to about ten minutes long (due to a limitation of maximum file size of 4 Gb are shared by all DSLRs), but that still counts as an impressive feature in addition to this level.The body Gets a slight upgrade from a basic design that essentially goes back four years for the D40, gaining an extra button to the left of the screen, a mode switch to auto mode dial, a suspended lever to engage the live view and a direct film record button. Revisions were made also the characteristic-teaching, hand-holding ' driving Mode ' and an additional autofocus mode is designed to allow greater focus in live view and autofocus while shooting video.All this adds up to a DSLR camera that incorporates all the features of 2010 's "must have" but looks like the product of evolution, rather than dramatic innovation. And 2010 was the year during which the rest of the market has no foreseeable along those lines, not least during the expansion of large sensor, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera crowd.The creators of camera always try to emphasize that the mirrorless cameras are creating a completely new market, rather than competing with entry-level DSLR, but it's pretty obvious that many people planning to upgrade from their compact Point-and will consider both types of camera when taking their decision. So while the D3100 is unequivocally a DSLR (in a time where the line between mirrorless cameras and DSLRs is becoming increasingly hazy), its beginner mode-friendly guide puts it squarely in competition with many models which are equally eager mirrorless expansions frame your welcome. Many of these cameras, such as NEX-3 and 5, Olympus E-PL 1 and dei Famosi Panasonic, Sony offer interfaces accessible in the same way a smaller packages at competitive prices. Also, from conventional DSLR eshewing design, they are able to offer a shooting experience that is much closer to that of a compact camera-that even the best DSLR live view implementation cannot simulate easily at this time.So while the D3100 offers an enhanced feature set than a camera we liked, it remains to be seen whether these additions will be enough to make it stand out as well as his predecessor did 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor3 3.0 "LCD monitor (230,000 pixels) image sensor cleaning (sensor shake) 11 AF points (3D-tracking) IS0 range 100-3200 (6400 expanded) HD movies (720 p or 1080p, WVGA)
The D3000 D3100 Update substantially, by taking a specific Look rather obsolete-and turn it into one of the most competitive in its sector.Higher resolution sensor (14 .2MP vs 10MP) ability to shoot Raw + fine JPEGSocket for unitOptional for Nikon GP1 GPS GPS wired remote socketNo optionLive moviesHDMI view1080p HD wireless remote outputWider ISO rangeFull-AF mode (AF-F in live view) Revised fire screen now (different AF point illumination)
As you can see from the table below specifies the D3100 not only exceeds that of its predecessor, but also in some respects that of his brother larger more expensive.
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