Nikon, announces distribution model DSLR D3100 with ability to shoot full HD videos, and 4 types of lens
[ Joseph Choe 2010-08-21 ]  

SEOUL, Korea (AVING) -- <Visual News> Nikon has announced worldwide on the 19th a Nikon DX format distribution model DSLR camera D3100 equipped with ability to shoot full HD videos and which beginners can manipulate easily.

In addition, Nikon introduced 4 types of lens, which are AF-S NIKKOR 85mm F1.4 G, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm F4G ED VR, and AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR.

D3100 is a succeeding model to D3000, which was a camera for Nikon beginners, and is equipped with much more strengthened qualities and colorful functions. It has been loaded with 'D Movie', which makes it possible to shoot full HD video clips for the first time in Nikon DLSR camera history. It is possible to shoot successive video clips at a condition of 24 frames per second in a 1920*1080 screen size, for ten minutes at the maximum.

To add, shooting video clips has become much easier by loading 'subject pursuing AF,' which helps the camera gain focus by pursuing moving subjects during video shooting.

Furthermore, you can applicate the setting decided through 'guide mode', right in your video shooting, and the device is also equipped with editing functions that allows you to eradicate unnecessary parts of the video clip or to save a stopped motion picture as a photograph.

The 'Guide mode' function of D3100 has been strengthened from its latest model D300. 'Guide mode' is a function that allows beginners to easily manipulate camera settings appropriate for various situations in which beginners have hardship in, by sending instructions out on the liquid crystal monitor.

By using the 'Guide mode' of D3100, you can easily shoot using techniques preferred by professionals, such as describing running water, or softly handling the background. You can choose from 14 sceneries such as 'the moving subject', 'close up', 'clear and distinct picture', and from 3 shootings; 'finder shooting', 'live view shooting', 'video shooting'

D3100 is loaded with a huge CMOS image sensor of 14.2 mega pixel, which is the highest number of picture elements of Nikon DX format cameras, and can describe things accurately. Sensitivity is provided from low sensitivity ISO 100 to high sensitivity ISO 3200. You can extend the sensitivity up to ISO 12800, so it is useful in shooting pictures in dark environments.

To add, D3100 has loaded a 7.62cm big sized liquid crystal monitor, and is equipped with simple picture editing functions, which could give effects such as live view mode, face recognizing functions that could recognize up to 35 people, miniature effects, strengthening outline effects, etc.

The camera is small sized, about 124×96×74.5mm, and is light weighted at about 455g, so
It is also convenient for women users to carry it around.

In addition, Nikon loaded a new picture processing engine 'EXPEED 2' into D3100. 'EXPEED 2' is a technology Nikon developed from the picture processing engine 'EXPEED' that Nikon had exclusively developed before, and it allows users to shoot pictures in clear colors by maximizing the sensor qualities of CMOS. Noise restraining functions were strengthened as well.

Representative of Nikon Imaging Korea said "D3100 is a model with a technology anyone can utilize easily to shoot pictures and with as great an efficiency as middle level equipments", stating that "D3100 could be the best choice for DSLR camera beginners or women users"

Meanwhile, Nikon introduced 4 types of lens as well.

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm F1.4 G is a short focused telephoto lens where the biggest opened aperture is F1.4. You can shoot bright pictures even when light is lacking indoors or outdoors, and is appropriate for portrait photography, with its excellent power of description.

AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a multipurpose high powered zoom lens that allows you to shoot from 28mm wide angle to 300mm telephoto angle in focal distance, and AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm F4G is a fixed aperture standard zoom lens of F4, equipped with both practicality and functionality.

AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a small and light telephoto zoom lens, appropriate for beginners who wish to shoot photos.

D3100 is to be sold on September 16th, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm F1.4 G, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR, AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be sold on September 2nd, and AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm F4G ED VR will be sold on September 22.

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