Nikon's D3100 beginner DSLR camera rolls off the line

Nikon has outed its follow up to the popular-with-beginners D3000 DSLR

Nikon has just released details of its follow up to the popular-with-beginners D3000 DSLR.

The D3100 has had a pretty serious bump up in specs over the D3000. There's a 14.2MP CMOS sensor (previously 10.2MP)  and it now does 1080p full HD video at 24fps.

There's also an HDMI port for piping your work straight to your TV after some simple in-camera editing.

Still aimed at the DSLR camera newbie, the D3100's Guide Mode takes you through the results that are achieved by different settings. Along with the Live View mode this should help the novice get to grips with the camera for the best results possible.

There's also a Quiet Shutter Release mode for taking sneaky shots when you don't want to disturb your subject. You know – for pictures of waterfowl and that.

The Nikon D3100 is at the end of September – £500 body only, or £580 with a 18-55mm VR lens.