So the Nikon rumors were true… Last July 30, 2009, Nikon announced their new DSLRs: D3000 and D300s.

Nikon D3000 is an upgrade of the old D60, while the Nikon D300s replaced D300. Check out their specs below.

Nikon D3000

  • 10 MP
  • 11 AF points
  • 3 fps
  • Guide mode
  • Scene recognition
  • Picture Control
  • 3″ LCD
  • Active D-Lighting
  • DX NIKKOR lenses
  • Improved retouch menu
  • Dust reduction systems

Nikon D3000 is definitely an upgrade from the old D60. It has 11 auto focus points versus the 3 auto focus points of D60. It has 3″ LCD, unlike the 2.5″ LCD of D60. Plus, D3000 now has the Active D-Lighting. This entry-level DSLR is priced at $599.95 with 18-55mm VR lens. Nikon D3000 will be out this August 2009.

Nikon D300s

  • 12.3 MP
  • 51 AF points
  • 7fps (8fps with grip)
  • Class leading seals
  • ISO 200-3200 expandable to 100-6400
  • 720P HD Movie
  • 3.5mm audio input
  • Dual media slots (CF/SD)
  • 16mm equiv built-in flash
  • Dedicated Live View button
  • Dedicated info button
  • Quiet mode

Same as the D3000, Nikon D300s will be available this August 2009 $1,799.95. Whew! With it’s price, I’m good with my Nikon D90, which still remains to be the best buy for me. 🙂 The differences of this new D300s with my D90 is the fps rate and the 51 AF points, which I do not really need right now. Oh, and of course, D300s has a magnesium-alloy body, making it an all-weather camera (which I did with my D90 during my Euro trip… Oooops!!!)! 🙂

To have a first look of the newest addition to the Nikon family, the all new D3000 and D300s, watch the video below. 🙂