Tonight: Nikon D3100 and four lenses (3FX+1DX)

Second round of announcement should happen tonight. I do not expect any surprises (i.e. no full frame DSLR from Nikon for Photokina)

Nikon D3100:

  • 14 MP CMOS Sensor (23.2 x 15.5 mm)
  • live View
  • Continuous AF in video mode/live view
  • 3 inch Display (not swivel)
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • ISO setting manual or automatic
  • 11 AF points
  • new AF points configuration which should cover a very large portion of the viewfinder
  • full HD Video (1920 x 1080)
  • HD video: 1080p/24 and 720p 30/24
  • AVCHD video codec
  • new EXPEED2 processor
  • improved objects recognition for the AF control
  • improved in-camera menu
  • user can save picture profiles
  • in camera video editing capabilities
  • 3 fps
  • price 650 €
  • will be sold in a kit with a 18-55mm lens

Lenses:

  • Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300 f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR (ca. 420 €)
  • Nikkor AF-S 85 f/1.4 G with Nano coating (€1650/$1650): 10 lens elements in 9 groups (the old version has 9 elements in 8 groups)
  • Nikkor AF-S 24-120 f/4 G ED VR with Nano coating (€1220/$1300)
  • Nikkor AF-S 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR (€1000/$1050): 19 lens elements in 14 groups

I will have a continuous coverage today. Some Danish websites are already reporting that they are invited to a Nikon press conference tomorrow @ 10am.

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