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Old Dec 10, 2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default What DSLR should I upgrade to from D80?

The Nikon D3100 is a model designed for the family or novice users who need a good machine to go to expand knowledge, but also applies to people with extensive experience in photography. However, many photographers use the previous model, Nikon D3000, camera support and professional team.

The main difference between the two models is that the CMOS sensor reaches up to 14.2 Megapixel D3100, the former was 10.2, and also now allows Full HD video recording. It has also boosted commercial supply domestic users to sell the camera in various "kits" that include a practice bag, memory card and a professional tripod can be useful in certain circumstances. There are several kits for sale according to the target with the camera. The cheapest includes a goal of 18-55.

The camera includes a CD with drivers and photo editing software and communication Nikon D3100 with Macs and Windows. It also offers the possibility of joining a network, the famous "Nikon", that offer support and advice and share photos and tips to enjoy and take full advantage of the camera.

The information display is an LCD rear high resolution of 7.5 cm (3 inches) that easily check the basic information of the camera as well as review and edit photos and video.

Like all SLR, the Nikon D3100 shows its potential in the manual modes, but it is a camera whose main selling point is the automation that allows professional results. To this end, in addition to automatic mode and the scenes with predefined parameters, including the way "guide" where the user tells the camera the environmental circumstances to take the photo and the camera gives the user all the steps performed. A useful way to get started in the fine art of photography.

Main Technical Characteristics:
CMOS image sensor with 14.2 megapixel DX format allows for realistic images with vivid color, noise reduction and smooth tonal gradations. Includes motor EXPEED image processing 2 for high definition video.
High ISO (100-3200) (expandable to 12800): has an automatic ISO setting up to ISO 12800 can be extended manually by setting Hi2. Allows faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when shooting fast-moving subjects or pictures in low light.
Guide Mode: Integrated Help quick and easy to use. Ask questions about the photograph has to be done and automatically optimizes settings for best results. The screen displays sample images to show your picture will look if you apply the recommended settings.

D-Movie: Video clips highest definition (Full HD) (1,920 x 1,080. Moreover, NIKKOR lenses can be used for movie effects and can perform simple edits of your clips in the camera by removing scenes or storage specific frames as still images.
Live view with Scene Auto Selector: easy to compose pictures with the LCD screen. The scene auto selector selects the best mode for the scene and the subject you want to capture, and how continuous servo AF (AF-F) remains focused on the subject without pressing the shutter.
Autofocus system razor sharp 11 points: provides coverage for fast and accurate autofocus throughout the frame. Four AF area modes, including 3D tracking AF mode, provide sharp results, whether the subject is off as if it moves quickly or completely unpredictable.

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