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Old August 13th, 2010, 05:06 PM
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Default Rumor but likely: German Mag reports on New Low Light Compact Nikon DSLR!



Engadget.com: Apparent Picture of D3100 in September 2010 Edition Foto Digital Magazine


It's arrived everywhere, this rumor. Engadget has it and so has DPReview and Photo.net discussions.

for example, in iphoto.net:"Eric Arnold , Aug 13, 2010; 03:55 p.m.


reported specs:

14 MP CMOS Sensor (23.2 x 15.5 mm)
Live View
3 inch Display
100 12800 ISO
ISO setting manual or automatic
11 AF points
full HD Video (1920 x 1080)
price 650
new EXPEED2 processor
improved objects recognition for the AF control
improved in-camera menu
user can save picture profiles
very interesting, as low-light performance could be better than nikon d5000/90/300. makes one wonder what nikon is planning for d90, d300 and d700 replacements. will d400 use same sensor but with better AF module? will d800 use 18mp non-sony FF sensor, as rumored? what happens to the D3s sensor? will there be an affordable iteration of the D3X sensor?

guess we'll just have to wait and see..."


The seems to use the 14MMP Sony sensor. No reports on autofocus in HD video mode.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Default Ashot in the arm for Canonites!

So why would Canonites be interested? First, any good camera Nkon produces nudges Canon to respond. We need to see Canon update the focus and dynamic range on the 5DII.

The second point is that a number of us own or plan to buy the 14-24 ultrawide zoom which by all reports trumps other choices. One just needs the adapter!

Now if one already has that lens, it's just a modest hop, skip and a jump to having a first class Nikon "walk-around" kit! using a camera with a Nikon APS-C sensor, crop factor of x1.5, (costing just $700-800). This means one can have precise AF with the best part of that stellar 14-24 lens, giving the equivalent of 21-36, just perfect for a lot of folk's street work.

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