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Nikon D3100 DSLR Body Only - £429.99 @ RGB Photo

£429.99 @ Testing
Looks like a good price for this new camera. Due to be released on 27 September. The stunningly simple-to-use D3100 is every family's answer to beautiful images. Whether the moment calls for a f…
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Looks like a good price for this new camera. Due to be released on 27 September.

The stunningly simple-to-use D3100 is every family's answer to beautiful images. Whether the moment calls for a family portrait or a sharp shot of toddlers on the run, Guide Mode shows you how to capture stunning photos in no time at all. D-Movie lets you record full HD movie clips and capture the action in superb quality day or night. Nikon’s advanced EXPEED 2 image processing engine maximizes the performance of the 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for amazingly clear images with vivid colors. Incredibly lightweight for an SLR, the D3100 makes it easy to capture your family looking wonderful wherever you go.
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#1
Personally I'd hold out for a few weeks, then we'll have a better idea of the "street" price for this camera.

Still awaiting a comprehensive review regarding image quality, as apparently Nikon have started using their own sensors, instead of the Sony ones, which they used for years.

That said, spec looks fantastic.
#2
Gotta hate Nikon for making another one without an in-body focus motor!
If truly this's intended for entry level, they should've added the motor, this way way you can use cheaper lenses that are not AF-S/AF-I.
AF-S and AF-I, being quite good lenses with built-in SWM, are quite expensive. even if you're looking at other manufacturers, the likes of sigma and tamron...their lenses with HSM tend to be quite pricey.
#3
I am planning on upgrading to the D3100. I currently have a D60. The HD movie recording appeals to me and not having the inbuilt motor doesn't bother me. All my lenses have the SWM. They are more expensive but I always buy Nikon glass. I think this camera will appeal to beginners and people on the move.
#4
Same price a D5000 body. Would want to see some reviews of this new model.
#6
Was reading it yesterday...the comparison between the D3000, D5000 and D3100 seems to be in the D3100 favour, although the D5000 still gets points :)

I do have a D60 too, and use Nikon glass, the 18-55 vr II, 55-200 vr and a brilliant 28-80 3.3f
Think if we had a body with a focus motor, could've got the 50mm 1.8 for less than £100, the 70-300 (not as great as the 70-200 but good for experimenting), the 28-80 3.3f that is brilliant optically...and so on..

#7
wnofal
Gotta hate Nikon for making another one without an in-body focus motor!
If truly this's intended for entry level, they should've added the motor, this way way you can use cheaper lenses that are not AF-S/AF-I.
AF-S and AF-I, being quite good lenses with built-in SWM, are quite expensive. even if you're looking at other manufacturers, the likes of sigma and tamron...their lenses with HSM tend to be quite pricey.


When I was buying my D5000, a friend said not to worry too much about the lack of in-body motor, as the lenses without built-in motors are much slower to focus anyway. This is probably more frustrating for a DSLR newbie than having to pull out a bit of extra cash, or having to save up to buy all the lenses they want.
#8
It's as simple as that...if they label it at entry level...they should know there would be too much experimenting going on...that means lots of lenses...
at least Canon got it right this way...

And mind you that even the glass with SWM/HSM that suits the entry/enthusiast level is still slow....if you get a 55-200 that's 4-5.6, or a 70-300 that goes up to 6.3, then we are talking about slow lenses....at least not as fast the 2.8 ones... and because of that, they require good lighting otherwise they'll hunt...so back to square one....

In my own humble opinion, Sony got that covered with the in-body focus motor and vibration reduction.... this way newbies don't have to do lots of research and can just focus on the optical performance of the lens...but again, I'm a Nikon fan and not a sony person....so....gotta stick to what i've got :)

debates and arguments would never end when a feature in a camera is involved. I remember witnessing pages of argument regarding the VR feature and whether it's a "fancy" name to catch newbies or it is really worth the money...
you'll find people from each camp taking their side and hammer each other :)

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wnofal
Gotta hate Nikon for making another one without an in-body focus motor!
If truly this's intended for entry level, they should've added the motor, this way way you can use cheaper lenses that are not AF-S/AF-I.
AF-S and AF-I, being quite good lenses with built-in SWM, are quite expensive. even if you're looking at other manufacturers, the likes of sigma and tamron...their lenses with HSM tend to be quite pricey.


When I was buying my D5000, a friend said not to worry too much about the lack of in-body motor, as the lenses without built-in motors are much slower to focus anyway. This is probably more frustrating for a DSLR newbie than having to pull out a bit of extra cash, or having to save up to buy all the lenses they want.
#9
Now £399.97 @ Dabs
#10
is this better than a d90? i was going to buy the d90...(cant afford the d7000)

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