Nikon has just launched the latest DSLR D3100 camera, which is the first DSLR camera to be able to auto-focus while shooting 1080p video and all for $700.
At $700 the Nikon D3100 is $200 cheaper than the Canon T2i that also shoots 1080p footage but at a slightly higher 30fps to the Nikon’s 24fps at 1080p and 30fps at 720p resolution.
The Nikon D3100 is equipped with a 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and an 11-point autofocus system. The Nikons Expeed 2 image processor allows to autofocus continuously adjusting the optics to ensure your target stays in focus while you shoot at 1080p, without the need for any fancy manual aids.
Another neat feature on the Nikon D3100 is its ‘guide mode’ that shows you see tutorial videos with instructions on how to use the cameras features shown directly on its LCD screen.
The D3100 goes on sale at the end of September, and the body will cost a very respectable $625. A kit containing an 18-55mm lens with vibration reduction will cost $700