Nikon launches two new cameras - D3000 and D300s

Nikon India has strengthened its D-SLR range with the introduction of two new cameras - D3000 and D300s, combining professional-level performance with agility and easy-to-use interface to create affordable, approachable pro-level and entry-level D-SLR cameras.

The Nikon D300s balances form factor, performance, versatility and reliability for serious photo enthusiasts and professionals. On the other hand, Nikon D3000 the most user-friendly digital SLR camera is an affordable answer for users looking to experience the superiority of digital SLR photography or enthusiasts seeking a capable, compact D-SLR.

Hidehiko Tanaka, managing director, Nikon India said, "Nikon D300s and D3000 are cutting edge cameras that will change how photographers take pictures."

He said, "The Nikon D3000 is the world's first D-SLR camera that is very handy and is equipped with a unique feature of 'new guide mode', which acts as a pal to the entry level photography enthusiast, guiding him to shoot professional looking images with ease and transforming everyday moments into stunning pictures. Our flagship D300s is designed for today's generation of creative image makers who will benefit from a combination of brilliant stills and the creative potential of video capture. India is one of the most important among the developing markets and we positively hope for a great response for our latest offerings from the consumers."

The D300s retains the photographer-friendly features of the critically acclaimed D300, while enhancing speed, versatility, and dexterity of the DX-format for a wide variety of photographers, including advanced enthusiasts, wedding shooters and photo journalists. The D300s can record HD video clips and high fidelity audio with an external stereo microphone input, offering users a D-SLR with full multimedia capabilities. Dual card slots afford users the ability to seamlessly record stills and video to one Compact FlashT (CF) and one Secure DigitalT (SD) card separately, while one-button Live View, a new Quiet Shutter Release mode and Active D-Lighting bracketing help users to capture stunning images like never before.

The 10.2-megapixel D3000 has features that make it easier than ever to take great pictures, including the new Guide Mode, which lends a smart helping hand to new D-SLR users, and an extensive Retouch Menu, enabling consumers to edit photos, even without a computer. The D3000, which offers an 11-point autofocus system, also leverages proven Nikon D-SLR technologies, including the exclusive EXPEEDT image processing, Active D-Lighting system and 3D Color Matrix Metering II, enabling entry-level D-SLR shooters to take stunning pictures.

The D3000 will retail for Rs 30,450 body while kit will be retailed at Rs 37,950 and D300s will sell at a price of Rs. 109,950 and will be available Nationwide at Nikon Authorized dealers from today.