Nikon is set to launch a new entry-level D3100 DSLR with many tipping August 19 as the global launch date. Among the new offering are four new Nikon lenses.
The D3100 is believed to be superior to the features of the D5000 and D90 and is tipped to be priced cheaper than previous models.
This has been achieved with the use of a CMOS sensor instead of the less powerful CCD. It will also have continuous autofocusing whenever it needs a live view, such as in movie capture.
Video is tipped to be scaled up to 1080p, and it would have at least the 11-point AF system of the D90. The lenses would involve an 85mm f1.4 prime, a 24-120mm f4 zoom, an 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 telephoto and an 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 intended for full-frame cameras like the D700.