I recently updated my DSLR collection to the Nikon D3100 from the Nikon D70. There are good reviews out there that you should check out. However, I would like to share some of my first impressions. Pro: -Better image quality and lower noise at high ISO with the D3100 -MUCH MUCH lighter, which will be nice when traveling -Larger LCD screen -11 focus points, including 3D focus which tracks the motion of the subject or camera. -1080p Video -14 megapixels -2nd Generation DSLR -Quiet, quiet, quiet Cons: -No bracketing option. Not a huge deal since I only bracket once a year -Cannot use my old 50mm 1.8 lens. I knew this before purchasing the camera. -As of 10/1/2010, Camera RAW for the D3100 is not supported in Photoshop or Lightroom. Need to shoot .jpg + RAW or use Nikon Capture NX2 for RAW files. That should be updated soon, so not a big deal. -Can hear the lens focusing when recording video. -No depth of field preview. -Can't use wireless remote I'm an amateur photographer and this camera meets my needs. I love the fact that it's small and light, with great quality images. If I were a serious photographer and had more money to spare, I would wait and check out the D7000, which appears to have phenomenal specs. I'm happy with my purchase and I highly recommend this camera.
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