With all the buzz about Nikon’s latest FX offerings, the D4 and the almost affordable D800, and rumors flying about the D3200, I thought it might be a good time to review my old standby, the Nikon D3100, which I’ve been using for almost two years. I’m a firm believer in doing the research, making good decisions about gear buys, and then getting the most out of my purchases, so you can bet that this photographer won’t denigrate himself by drooling over Nikon’s latest and greatest releases.
OK, I’m lying. I fawn just like every other camera junky when a new model like the D800 comes out, especially when and it has features like a 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor, full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24p with stereo sound, an ISO range from 100-6400, a 4 fps burst rate and the Advanced Scene Recognition System with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor. But the realities of my income keep to keep my desires in check. Continue reading