Nikon d3100 preorder £389.97 with voucher - RRP £499 @ dabs - HotUKDeals
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This camera is coming out at the end of the month and RRP for body online is £499 and with lens it is £579.

The body on dabs is 399.97 but using the voucher QUID755 you get an extra £10 off (first orders only so may have to create a new account). bring it to 389.97.

Seems a great saving for a camera yet to be released, most other places are selling this at the RRP including amazon.

If you want the lens I'd still recommend buying body only as the kit lens is sold for £90 on amazon making combined £480!

Can also get 3% quidco which is about £10 i think.

CAMERA SPEC:
14.2 Megapixel DSLR camera with high sensitivity CMOS sensor, Live View, Full HD Movies and helpful Guide Mode.

14 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The CMOS sensor housed within the Nikon D3100 has 14.2 effective megapixels for outstandingly sharp images. The high sensitivity of the sensor means that up to ISO 3200 values are within the normal range and can even be extended to ISO 12,800 in HI 2 Mode. The EXPEED 2 Engine keeps noise to a minimum and allows for fast response times.

Guide Mode
The improved Guide Mode on the D3100 is full of helpful navigational tools and graphic illustrations of camera settings known as “Assist Images” - for example showing the effect of wider apertures on depth of field and overall sharpness.

Full HD D-Movie
Record full 1080 HD movies with the D3100 with the option also to record in standard definition. The AF-F (Full Time Servo AF) enables continuous focusing in Live View while recording movies. This removes the need to keep the shutter release half pressed to allow the camera to focus. Movie editing is also possible on-camera.

Scene Auto Selector
When Auto mode or Auto (no flash) mode is selected, the Scene Auto Selector chooses from Portrait, Landscape, Closeup and Night Portrait modes automatically.

Additional Features

Face Detection for up to 35 faces in a frame
Independent Movie Record Button and Release Mode Selector
CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) for HDMI connection – allows remote controlled playback of images and movies when connected to a HD TV.

Improved Exposure Compensation algorithm
View NX2 Software included
11 Point AF
3.0” LCD Monitor
3fps Continuous Shooting
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#1
this should get hot...but i doubt it

I's just reading the preview on dpreview.... this lil baby's quite capable.... still suffers from the lack of a built-in focus motor, but with live view, 1080p and 11 focus points...it's hot!
day after day i feel the need to sell my quite-old D60...
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wnofal
this should get hot...but i doubt it

I's just reading the preview on dpreview.... this lil baby's quite capable.... still suffers from the lack of a built-in focus motor, but with live view, 1080p and 11 focus points...it's hot!
day after day i feel the need to sell my quite-old D60...


TBH, Still try and get the D90, FYI they are $545 or soemthing body only in the US, a bargain price if you are there, or going there for a holiday!! The only thing I miss in the D90 is a swivel screen. If it had that I would have switched long back. I think I need a new cheap Oly E 620/E30 now!! I've been looking at lenses, and the Mid range lenses are fantastic for the Oly compared to Nikon!!
Or wait for the Pentax K-7!! , or Nikon D7000
#3
It is quite difficult to find a D90 body cheaply - Expansys (if you trust them) seems best at the moment. The lens compatibility issue with the D3100 is the real concern for me - and many others with legacy lenses I suspect. The D3100 appears to be a considerable improvement on the D3000 that was a bit of a dog but you can buy the D5000 for about the same price at the moment so I would expect some further reduction in price quite soon. The size and layout of the D5000 makes it feel good in use as well. Historically price competition in the run-up to Christmas does reduce prices. The D7000 is the camera to aspire to but too many £££...
#4
D90 is quite good ..tried it a couple of times...still, if I get the chance, I might go D700 (long shot though).
TBH, recently, I've been finding lots of good stuff from Canon, the 500D and the 550D. and their lenses are still well-priced compared to Nikky..

Oly for me is a no-no, had many bad incidents with their point-n-shoot, so I don't think I'm willing to go there.

Sony-a on the other hand seem to be progressing quite well...starting from the good ole' 100, and now going to the 580 or something...not bad really...

now that I've bagged my kit for Nikon, I'm forced to stay on this side of river

unileeds
wnofal
this should get hot...but i doubt itI's just reading the preview on dpreview.... this lil baby's quite capable.... still suffers from the lack of a built-in focus motor, but with live view, 1080p and 11 focus points...it's hot!day after day i feel the need to sell my quite-old D60...
TBH, Still try and get the D90, FYI they are $545 or soemthing body only in the US, a bargain price if you are there, or going there for a holiday!! The only thing I miss in the D90 is a swivel screen. If it had that I would have switched long back. I think I need a new cheap Oly E 620/E30 now!! I've been looking at lenses, and the Mid range lenses are fantastic for the Oly compared to Nikon!! Or wait for the Pentax K-7!! , or Nikon D7000
#5
Bertt
It is quite difficult to find a D90 body cheaply - Expansys (if you trust them) seems best at the moment. The lens compatibility issue with the D3100 is the real concern for me - and many others with legacy lenses I suspect. The D3100 appears to be a considerable improvement on the D3000 that was a bit of a dog but you can buy the D5000 for about the same price at the moment so I would expect some further reduction in price quite soon. The size and layout of the D5000 makes it feel good in use as well. Historically price competition in the run-up to Christmas does reduce prices. The D7000 is the camera to aspire to but too many £££...


Such a shame that the D90 is £545 in the UK and $545 in the US at Thunder Cameras!!! Total rip off. Infact you could get a flight to NYC using Iceland Express and buy it there and bring it back for roughly what you are getting it in the UK.. (oh well maybe £100 more.. but it really gets my blood boiling)..
Id say D90 over 550D really, IQ wise, unless you are video fanatic, in which case, a camcorde might be better!!
#6
The D90 is likely to come down drastically in price with the release of the d7000 (its replacement) along with the rest of the range (d3000, d5000). Same could possibly go for the Canon 500d and 550d since it has some real competition now.

Currently it is unfair to compare the d3100 with the canon 550d and the canon is £150-£200 more expensive. The 550d should be compared to the d90 or possibly the d7000?

Hopefully there will be some good price reductions on Canons and Nikons in the next few months.

does the canon 550d or 500d have built-in focus motor?

Edited By: daveredfern on Sep 23, 2010 15:34: add focus question
#7
daveredfern
The D90 is likely to come down drastically in price with the release of the d7000 (its replacement) along with the rest of the range (d3000, d5000). Same could possibly go for the Canon 500d and 550d since it has some real competition now.

Currently it is unfair to compare the d3100 with the canon 550d and the canon is £150-£200 more expensive. The 550d should be compared to the d90 or possibly the d7000?

Hopefully there will be some good price reductions on Canons and Nikons in the next few months.

does the canon 550d or 500d have built-in focus motor?


I think the D3100 lacks aAF motor and bracketing, the latter is super important for me!! I think the D7000 will not replace the D90 but is likely to repalce the D 5000. The D90 will probably get a D95 or soemthing out in 6-8 months!! I bet seeing the difference in price, the D3000 will be killed off and so will the D5000. The D90 will take D5000 price point (it already has) and D7000 will take D90's. The D90 will live on, till it's true replacement comes and the D7000 moves and settles in with the D3100!!
#8
[quote=unileeds!![/quote]
AF motor is good if you have a stack of old AF lenses... most of the new ones are AF-S so no problem, but they are pricey! Nonetheless, you get faster focus lock...I reckon Nikon is replacing all the old AF with AF-S now, but still keeping the af-motor in expensive cameras just for the sake of those who still use their AF lenses...

I don't see the D7000 taking over the D90, as they're in different league really.... the D700 would...
Nikon's cheapest are usually the Dx000 series and they run in paralel with the Dx0, (D40/x/60 -> D3000/5000, D50/70->D7000)...then one step up is the Dx00 (D300...D700 and the likes), then on top is the Dx (D1, D4........)
Correct me if I'm wrong please
#9
I ordered this last night. Order says they expect delivery on 30/9/2010 from supplier. I'm going to sell my old D60 on eBay.

Lack on inbuilt motor is a non issue for me as all my lenses are SWM. Not a massive upgrade from D60 but better sensor and live view and HD movie is worth it for me.
#10
unileeds
daveredfern
The D90 is likely to come down drastically in price with the release of the d7000 (its replacement) along with the rest of the range (d3000, d5000). Same could possibly go for the Canon 500d and 550d since it has some real competition now.

Currently it is unfair to compare the d3100 with the canon 550d and the canon is £150-£200 more expensive. The 550d should be compared to the d90 or possibly the d7000?

Hopefully there will be some good price reductions on Canons and Nikons in the next few months.

does the canon 550d or 500d have built-in focus motor?


I think the D3100 lacks aAF motor and bracketing, the latter is super important for me!! I think the D7000 will not replace the D90 but is likely to repalce the D 5000. The D90 will probably get a D95 or soemthing out in 6-8 months!! I bet seeing the difference in price, the D3000 will be killed off and so will the D5000. The D90 will take D5000 price point (it already has) and D7000 will take D90's. The D90 will live on, till it's true replacement comes and the D7000 moves and settles in with the D3100!!


D90 is already out of stock in most US outlets. Nikon have managed stocks well and we are unlikely to find significantly better pricing than at present - except perhaps for the usual 3 hour Jessop offers that I always miss... The D7000 is its replacement - hopefully the body only will come down well below £1k at some time during its life cycle. D5000 continues for a while - it will fit back into the range between the D3100 and the D7000 when the D3100 price reduces in a little while. The D5000 effectively replaced by the D3100 but is to continue until it is updated.
#11
unileeds
Bertt
It is quite difficult to find a D90 body cheaply - Expansys (if you trust them) seems best at the moment. The lens compatibility issue with the D3100 is the real concern for me - and many others with legacy lenses I suspect. The D3100 appears to be a considerable improvement on the D3000 that was a bit of a dog but you can buy the D5000 for about the same price at the moment so I would expect some further reduction in price quite soon. The size and layout of the D5000 makes it feel good in use as well. Historically price competition in the run-up to Christmas does reduce prices. The D7000 is the camera to aspire to but too many £££...


Such a shame that the D90 is £545 in the UK and $545 in the US at Thunder Cameras!!! Total rip off. Infact you could get a flight to NYC using Iceland Express and buy it there and bring it back for roughly what you are getting it in the UK.. (oh well maybe £100 more.. but it really gets my blood boiling)..
Id say D90 over 550D really, IQ wise, unless you are video fanatic, in which case, a camcorde might be better!!


$499 for the D90 body now.. D90 $499
#12
Guess I missed out on this offer but then I am going to wait til the january sales as I can't afford it realistically yet anyway. Upgrading to D3100 from a D40. I've been using my mum's D40 and get more use out of it then my mum! Taken some cracking shots racing. Tried to get my own D40 to no avail so this one is the next option. Any advantages/disadvantages?
#13
I have already sold my D40. Still waiting for D3100's price to go down a bit more. I hope I can get a better price after X'mas.
#14
Now £414.43 on dabs... stock due tomorrow. Still appears to be the cheapest at this price.

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