We'd obviously take this one with a grain (or two) of salt, but Nikon Rumors
has it that Nikon's fixing to give entry level DSLR
buyers yet another option in the not-too-distant future. Of course, with the planet's largest photo show coming up in just a few months (Photokina
, if you're curious), it's about time that some of these rumors start to pick up traction. Truth be told, this isn't the first time we've heard of the D3100 -- a few months ago it was being bandied about as the D4000
. Word on the street has it that the shooter will boast a 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, a dozen autofocus points and a fixed LCD on the rear (read: no swivel
). But that's just the beginning; the D3100 will purportedly boast 1080p and 720p movie modes, and each will support continuous autofocus while filming. Yeah, you read that right -- continuous autofocus
in video mode. That's a killer feature that we've been begging for ever since the D90
became a reality, and while we'll probably want to swap out the stock 18-55mm lens for something with a bit more flexibility, we couldn't be happier to hear of these features hitting Nikon's range. Look forward to a price and release "in a few weeks." We are.