Nikon releases the new D3100 entry-level digital SLR camera, the successor to the D3000. The D3100 features 14.2 Megapixel Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, the new EXPEED 2 image processing engine, ISO 100-3200 (up 12800) and a 3-inch LCD display. As a DSLR for beginner, the D3100 has the Guide Mode, an in-camera guidance that shows you step-by-step how to change camera settings.
The Nikon D3100 supports Live View and offers scene auto selector function. When live view mode is enabled in Auto or Auto (flash off) mode, the camera automatically analyzes the scene and selects the appropriate shooting mode from Portrait, Landscape, Close up or Night portrait. The DSLR also includes the D-Movie function for up to 1920×1080 Full HD video recording and an AF-F (full-time servo AF) focus mode for movie recording. The camera supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
The Nikon D3100 is available for $699.99 as a kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens.