Nikon has added a new gem to its entry-level line of digital SLR cameras. The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera carries some sexy specs to the market, including full adoption of HD video recording functionality that has not been included in previous low-end Nikons. While the Nikon D90 was the first to include HD video recording (at 720p), the Nikon D3100 features full 1080p HD video recording with full-time autofocus, sound and a dedicated control button.
On the still side of the equation, the Nikon D3100 includes an updated 14.2 MP sensor and a deeper ISO range for low-light photography. If you, like us, own a Nikon D60 or D40, the Nikon D3100 features live viewing on its 3-inch display, which will give you a bit more flexibility when framing your shot. The best part of all this functionality is that Nikon is offering it in the lower-end price range, with a body and lens kit selling for $699. Wow.