42nd Street Photo recommends the Nikon 3100

The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera is an affordable, compact, and lightweight photographic power-house. The 14.2-megapixel Nikon D3100 is a great entry-level digital SLR, with 18-55mm lens it’s the least-expensive D-SLR to capture 1080p video. It also includes a feature no other D-SLR has—continuous autofocus during video recording, which makes the D3100 feel like a camcorder while it’s shooting. The camera can detect faces, lock on, and adjust the focus automatically to make video capture even easier. Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights. A built-in pop-up flash is ready for those times when there just isn’t enough light and in-camera image editing allows creative freedom and effects, without the need for a computer.

The camera body is now more functional. Now you have a button that helps you switch between single shot, multishot, timer shoot and quiet shutter. You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.

Key Features:

  • *14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • *3.0″ LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
  • Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • IS0 100-3200 range (12,800 expanded)
  • HD movies (1080, 720p or WVGA)
  • Drive mode switch (single, continuous, timer and quiet mode)
  • Full time AF (AF-F)
  • Weight only 505g (1.1lb), including battery

If you really want to have a great camera with a brand name an inexpensive price then this Nikon is for you.

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