We’re calling this one a rumor, but it’s pretty much confirmed. Nikon is expected to announce their newest models at Photokina, but there’s always leaks before the show. Word got out a few months ago that Nikon was going to release a new entry level DSLR this year, something between the D3000 and D5000. The previous rumor was that it was going to be called the D4000, but that appears to be false.
The new rumor is that the next model will be called the D3100, and will have some interesting new features. Here’s what we think we know:
- Continuous autofocus in video mode
- A new autofocus configuration covering the majority of the viewfinder
- HD Video (1080p and 720p)
- In-camera video editing
- Expected to come as a kit, with an 18-55mm lens
We don’t know how much it will cost, or what the official release date will be, but it’s safe to assume we’ll get an official announcement in the new few weeks.