Nikon made the rumored D3100 official, and we have a gamechanger folks!
With 14 megapixels of DX CMOS goodness, full 1080HD video, a 3" monitor, 11 point AF for fast and precise focusing, the new AF-F continuous focus video mode, an HDMI port to connect straight into your HD tv, and high ISO up t0 12,800, the little D3100 is a force to be reckoned with!
The Nikon D3000, while a good little DSLR, was getting long in the tooth, especially in technology terms.
The Nikon D3100 changes everything. It looks like Nikon has rocketed to the top again with the best entry level DSLR on the market.
I'm really excited to get my hands on one of these puppies and run it through it's paces. I'll be putting it up against my Nikon D90 to see how the D3100 compares.
The D3100 also gives me great cause to be even more excited about the coming D90 replacement. Considering the rumors about the D3100 were pretty much right on the nose, I think we can expect the D90 replacement to be everything we're hoping for!
I can't wait to do a shoot-out with the D3100, the D90 replacement, the D90, and my Canon Rebel T2i!
FOOTNOTE: As excited as I am about the new Nikon DSLR's, it's important to remember that you can improve your photos a LOT more by improving your lighting skills than by buying a new DSLR.
Even the lowliest of digital cameras can shine in the hands of a photographer who knows how to light a subject properly. Remember... Lighting IS Everything!