An affordable DSLR with a lot to offer.
IMAGING: 10.2MP effective, APS-C sized CCD sensor captures images at 3872x2592 pixels with 12 bits/ color in RAW mode.
STORAGE: SD/SDHC stores JPEG , NEF RAW, and RAW + JPEG (basic) files.
BURST RATE: Full-sized JPEGs (Fine mode), up to the capacity of your SD/SDHC memory card at 3 fps; RAW, up to 6 shots at 3 fps.
AF SYSTEM: TTL phase detection with 11 illuminated focus points (1 centered cross-type); single-shot and continuous AF with Predictive 3D focus tracking. Tested sensitivity down to EV –1 (at ISO 100, f/1.4).
SHUTTER SPEEDS: 1/4000 to 30 sec, plus B (1/3-EV increments); 100,000-cycle rating.
METERING: TTL metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor, 3D Color Matrix II , centerweighted, and spot (approx. 2.5% of viewfinder). EV 0–20 (ISO 100).
ISO RANGE: ISO 100–3200 (in 1/3-EV increments).
FLASH: Built-in pop-up with i-TTL autoflash, GN 39 (ISO 100, feet); flash sync to 1/200 sec; dedicated Nikon hot-shoe.
VIEWFINDER: Fixed eye-level pentamirror.
LCD: 3-in. TFT with 230,000-dot resolution.
OUTPUT: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, composite video and analog audio.
BATTERY: Rechargeable LP-E6 Li-ion, CIPA rating 550 shots.
SIZE/WEIGHT: 5.0x3.8x2.5 in., 1.25 lb with a card and battery.
STREET PRICE: $550 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens.