As expected, Nikon and Canon made new camera introductions this morning, and they're good ones! We'll start with Nikon. This morning, Nikon introduced the D3100, its new entry-level offering and Nikon's first DSLR that can record full 1080p HD videos. Successor to the popular D3000, it has a 14.2 CMOS sensor and a 3 inch LCD. It also features Live View shooting, a wider ISO range The 14.2-megapixel D3100 has powerful features, such as the enhanced Guide Mode that makes it easy to unleash creative potential and capture memories with still images and full HD video. Like having a personal photo tutor at your fingertips, this unique feature provides a simple graphical interface on the camera's LCD that guides users by suggesting and/or adjusting camera settings to achieve the desired end result images. The D3100 is also the world's first D-SLR to introduce full time auto focus (AF) in Live View and D-Movie mode to effortlessly achieve the critical focus needed when shooting Full HD 1080p video. ( 100-3200, expandable to 12,800) & loads of other upgrades. Nikon also introduced a wider range VR zoom lens, a AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm VR lens, which gives users super-telephoto zoom capability for an affordable price. This is a perfect complementary lens when combined with the AF-S 18-55mm VR kit lens, and is great for capturing images of sports and wildlife around town or on vacation. The D3100 D-SLR camera outfit, including the versatile AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens, is scheduled to be available beginning in mid September 2010, at an estimated selling price of $699.95.  The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be available starting in September as well for an estimated selling price of $399.95. For more information, please visit As for Canon, they introduced the Powershot S95, an advanced, compact digital camera for photographers looking for outstanding low light performance and manual control in a pocket-sized body. Succeeding the highly-acclaimed PowerShot S90, the new model offers improved handling, greater levels of manual control, HD movie capabilities, the HS System and Hybrid IS – providing a powerful feature set capable of superb image quality in all shooting conditions.  The ultra-slim, ultra-intelligent S95 is loaded with all a serious photographer's must-haves, including a bright f/2.0 Wide-Angle Lens and professional-style control ring  for intuitive manual control. Canon's HS SYSTEM is on board for spectacular performance and image quality in low light. And, new for a compact, the S95 incorporates Canon's Hybrid IS for blur-free shooting even close-up. You'll shoot stunning 720p HD video with stereo sound, then watch it immediately on your HDTV with the simple HDMI connection. There's also a new HDR mode that combines three shots at different exposures into one photo with better highlights and shadows. We expect the S95 to ship by early September with an estimated street price of $400.00 Fore more info, please go to The week's not over, so if there's another camera introduction (or 2), we'll let you know tomorrow. In the meanwhile, we've got our Intro to DSRL class tonight at 7, right here at the store.

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