New from Nikon in 2010 and sure to be one of the better cameras to come out of Nikon in recent months is the new, and much improved Nikon D3100 which offers stellar video recording functions, 14.2 megapixels for outstanding poster sized prints and includes a high quality Nikon zoom lens right out of the box for a ready to shoot slr camera package that’s feature packed and one of the better camera choices for beginner and advanced digital camera buyers alike in the market for a small and lightweight DSLR.
But if there’s one feature that really stands out with the new Nikon D3100 is the outstanding video recording capability that this small and compact camera offers. While other and even more expensive digital SLR’s top out at 720p HD video resolution, the Nikon D3100 offers and can record at the best possible resolution available and the results are just outstanding from such a cheap digital SLR. One other note: It seems also silly to mention, but as this camera is aimed at the beginner or intermediate photographer, it’s worth a mention – there is a dedicated recording button on the rear of the Nikon D3100 that really makes it easy to shoot videos without having to wade through menus on the LCD display like some other digital cameras require you to do.
When you’e done shooting the video with the Nikon D3100 you will want to share your videos and this could not be easier with the Nikon software included with the digital camera, it is easy to share your HD movies on sites like youtube or facebook. If you prefer to view your HD movies on the big screen, the Nikon D3100 comes with a HDMI port for easy one cable connection to your HDTV for both video and sound to allow you to view your HD movies in the comfort of your own home or office.
To summarize, the Nikon D3100 is really two digital cameras in one: a high quality still image digital SLR, and a high end video recorder for shooting movies you can share easily.