Nikon has announced a shiny new HDSLR. The new D3100 will finally shoot some serious 1080P HD video at 24 FPS. It also has some pretty nifty focus tracking while in movie mode. They have also announced four new lenses to the lineup. Most notably an 85mm f1.4. They are also releasing a 24-120mm f4 zoom, a 28-300 f3.5-5.6 zoom and a 55-300 f4.5-5.6 zoom lens. All three zooms have Vibration Reduction built in. Here are some of the specs for the new Nikon D3100. Source: Digital Rev.
- 1080p/24 H.264 AVCHD movie mode
- AF-F Continuous contrast-detect autofocus with face detection and subject tracking for movie mode.
- 14.2mp sensor with ISO range from 100-3200 (can be boosted up to 12,800). New Expeed 2 processor for improved noise performance.
- Refined guide system to make camera operations easier.