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The New Nikon D3100 D-SLR Empowers and Inspires Users as the Simple Solution to Stunning Pictures and Amazing HD Video

Nikon D3100 D-SLR

Nikon D3100 D-SLR, Enhanced Guide Mode and the Ability to Shoot 1080p High Definition (HD) Video with Full Time Auto Focus Allow Users to Capture with Confidence

The new Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera speaks to the growing ranks of enthusiastic D-SLR users and aspiring photographers by providing an easy-to-use and affordable entrance to the world of Nikon D-SLR’s. The 14.2-megapixel D3100 has powerful features, such as the enhanced Guide Mode that makes it easy to unleash creative potential and capture memories with still images and full HD video. Like having a personal photo tutor at your fingertips, this unique feature provides a simple graphical interface on the camera’s LCD that guides users by suggesting and/or adjusting camera settings to achieve the desired end result images. The D3100 is also the world’s first D-SLR to introduce full time auto focus (AF) in Live View and D-Movie mode to effortlessly achieve the critical focus needed when shooting Full HD 1080p video.

Packed into the compact and lightweight body of the D3100 camera is a host of advanced Nikon technologies, such as the new EXPEED 2™ image processing engine. EXPEED 2™ in conjunction with Nikon’s new 14.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor is the driving force behind the enhanced performance and rich image quality. Ready to go wherever life leads, the D3100 features split-second shutter response and a blazing fast 11-point AF system to help ensure tack-sharp images. For shooting in challenging lighting conditions, ISO 3200 (expandable to 12,800) enables versatility in environments such as indoors or in the evening hours.

“People are stepping up to digital SLR cameras – consumers are embracing the enhanced performance, amazing image quality and options for lenses and accessories that only a D-SLR can provide,” said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “The D3100 is a camera that makes it easy to take beautiful pictures and will grow with the user, unlocking their potential and assisting in creating lasting memories or amazing art.”

Get Inspired With The Guide Mode

Whether new to D-SLR photography or exploring new shooting techniques, the D3100 features an enhanced Guide Mode with an easy-to-use interface to help customers build confidence in using their D-SLR through on-demand, step-by-step assistance. A stand out feature in the D3100′s predecessor, the D3000, the Guide Mode is easily accessed through the Mode Dial on the top of the camera. This enhanced help function now features sample assist images that change with camera settings to inspire consumers to achieve a desired look and feel to their images, while guiding through easy to understand photographic techniques. For example, to instill the majestic appearance of moving water, users can select “show water flowing” from the Guide Mode, and simply follow the prompts to create the ideal camera settings to capture an amazing image.

By following the guidance on the bright 3-inch LCD screen, users can achieve professional looking photographs to be proud of. Whether looking to soften backgrounds, freeze a moment in time or convey motion, the Guide Mode assists users in exploring effective picture taking solutions at their own pace to make capturing great pictures even easier and enjoyable.

Full HD Video Made Easy with D-Movie

The Nikon D3100 D-SLR allows users to capture stunning Full HD, 1080p resolution (1920×1080) movies. Users can record cinematic quality 24p video clips, or shoot at 24 or 30 frames-per-second at 720p, ideal for sharing online. By incorporating versatile NIKKOR lenses to the equation, users can now create a variety of photography effects to video such as isolating subjects with a shallow depth of field, and recording in low light conditions. NIKKOR lenses also deliver the sharpness needed for HD video, and Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) II technology helps to eliminate camera shake.

While Nikon pioneered HD video in a D-SLR, Nikon is now introducing another industry first to enrich the user experience. The D3100 is the first D-SLR to implement full time AF for D-Movie video shooting and while in Live View mode. Using contrast based AF, the D3100 automatically focuses on subjects when Live View is activated to aid shooting when using the LCD. The D3100 camera also uses Face Detection technology to lock focus on up to 35 human faces, a feat not even accomplished with consumer camcorders. To further simplify movie shooting, Live View is activated at a single flick of a dedicated switch, and HD video recording is achieved by a simple press of a button.

Sharing and editing video clips is also easier than ever, as the D3100 records movies in the versatile H.264 AVCHD codec (.mov file). While playing movies back in the camera, users are able to edit recorded videos by clipping footage from the beginning or end of a movie. High Definition movies and stills can be shared with family and friends on an HD television via HDMI output, and control slideshows and video using the HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) interface that is a part of most modern remote controls from HDTV manufacturers. Additionally, the D3100 is compatible with the new SDXC memory card format to store large amounts of photo and video data so users can shoot multiple scenes without interruption.

Renowned Nikon Technology

The D3100 leverages proven Nikon technologies to create the most positive picture taking experience for consumers of any skill level. With its new 14.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor and Nikon’s new EXPEED 2™ image processing system, the D3100 delivers exceptional image quality with low noise. The new EXPEED 2™ image-processing engine enhances camera performance and helps to ensure brilliant image quality while managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed for optimal results. The D3100′s normal ISO range extends from ISO 100 to 3200, allowing users to capture stunning images, even in low light environments. Additionally, the D3100′s ISO range can expand to a Hi-2 setting of ISO 12,800, furthering the opportunities for low-light shots that other cameras miss.

Other exclusive Nikon technologies include the Active D-Lighting system, which automatically rescues dark or backlit images to help create flattering images with even tones. This is especially useful when photographing subjects that are backlit by the sun or lights to provide an even exposure.

What’s more, Nikon’s Scene Recognition system draws upon the 420-pixel RGB color 3D Matrix Meter for outstanding exposures under a variety of lighting conditions by integrating a database of tens of thousands of sample images. The result is a camera intelligent enough to recognize when photographing a specific scene such as a portrait or landscape and automatically choose the proper camera settings.

To make taking great pictures even easier, the D3100 elevates Nikon COOLPIX technology and incorporates an Auto Scene Selector feature in Live View. This innovative function automatically selects the best scene mode to match shooting conditions. When engaged, the camera will automatically recognize when shooting a lush landscape or fast action sports and adjust the camera settings to create an astounding image. Six preset scene modes can also be accessed with the Mode Dial on top of the camera to overcome many common shooting challenges.

Compact Design.  Huge Performance.

With comfortable yet intelligent ergonomics, the D3100 packs powerful technology that’s easy to use into a compact form factor. The advanced 11-point autofocus system of the D3100 makes it easy to find and focus on a subject through an enhanced viewfinder design with new “hollow” focus points to give a clear view of the subject.

In the playing field or the backyard, the benefits of Nikon’s advanced 3D Subject Tracking become clear, as the camera continuously focuses on fast moving subjects throughout the frame, resulting in crisp, clear action shots. Additionally, the D3100 offers split-second shutter response, eliminating the frustration of shutter lag—the annoying delay that ruins so many pictures. With the ability to capture images at up to three fps, users never miss a moment.

Also added to the D3100 is a Quiet Shutter Release mode, which substantially reduces the sound of the mirror while shooting. Quickly accessed by selecting “Q” on the release mode dial, this feature is ideal for the photographer who wishes to remain unobtrusive, for example during quiet ceremonies or photographing a sleeping baby.

Nikon also empowers users to prepare their photos for sharing quickly and easily using Nikon’s extensive in-camera Retouch Menu, which easily applies a variety of fun and dramatic effects to images without a computer. Fun and easy-to-use adjustments include a miniature effect to photos, image overlay, color outline and softening filters for flattering portraits and realistic skin tones.

The D3100 also incorporates Nikon’s Integrated Dust Reduction System, which offers a comprehensive solution that combats the accumulation of image-degrading dust from the camera’s image sensor. The shutter is tested to 100,000 cycles for maximum durability, ensuring years of captured memories.

Gateway to Legendary NIKKOR Optics and Accessories

Nikon has also introduced the ideal companion to the D3100, the brand new AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm VR lens, which gives users super-telephoto zoom capability for an affordable price. This is a perfect complementary lens when combined with the AF-S 18-55mm VR kit lens, and is great for capturing images of sports and wildlife around town or on vacation. Photographers can also appreciate the D3100′s system expandability, as it is compatible with more than 40 legendary NIKKOR AF-S interchangeable lenses. While the D3100 offers a versatile built-in flash, the camera also operates with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System and is capable of Advanced Wireless Lighting when using the SB-900 Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Commander. The D3100 D-SLR’s design also supports Eye-Fi memory card functionality, enabling the convenient wireless transfer of images from the camera to a computer when using Eye-Fi memory cards. Also included is a new version of Nikon’s powerful image editing application, View NX2. The latest edition of this software allows users to organize and edit both photos and video files easily.

The Lord of the Rings Online Slot Game Ready to Launch at All Fortune Lounge Online Casinos

Fortune Lounge Online Casinos today announced it will introduce the eagerly awaited five reel cinematic online slot game, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, to its online casinos including Platinum Play. The game, which promises to be the biggest launch this year, offers players, over 243 ways to win, the famous The Lord of the Rings characters and will be one of the most graphically rich, innovative and exciting online slot game to date. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring online slot will be available only to adults in countries where online gaming is permitted.

In the online slot game, players follow the Hobbit “Frodo Baggins” as he sets out to ensure the destruction of the Dark Lord Sauron. The five reel online slot will have unrivalled game graphics and include beloved characters from the film, including Frodo, Aragorn, Saruman and the deadly Black Riders; along with some of the film’s iconic footage, including Ringwraiths during the attack at Weathertop, Balrog in the Mines of Moria, and Uruk-hai in the woods of Middle-earth.

The online slot game has been created by Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software. The Lord of the Rings game will be powered by Cinematic Spins – a software program that allows movie clips to act as moving backgrounds behind the reels during spins. This offers players an unprecedented level of excitement and immersion. Win sequences and expanding wilds also make use of cinematic clips, instead of traditional animated graphics.

There will be 243 different ways to win and 3, 4, or 5 Rings launching the 15 Free Spins that can be retriggered. Any one of the reels can become the Wild during each Free Spin. 30 000 coins can be won in the base game while up to 90 000 coins can be won in the Free Spins Feature.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring will be available at all Fortune Lounge Group of Online Casinos from September 2010.

Competition for Google Chrome OS: The New Internet Operating System semYOU

SemYou WebOS

The New Internet Operating System semYOU

Already before the official start of its Chrome OS, Internet giant Google gets serious competition: The development team of the first semantic Internet operating system semYOU was able to create a novel WebOS that not only fundamentally simplifies Internet use but also re-invents it from the ground up: The semYOU desktop presents a totally new kind of software use and makes all important functions available “on demand” via a mouse click.

While Google plans to sell the applications for Chrome OS in a web store, semYOU supplies its users free of charge with the most important and popular functions: With semYOU, business workers process their Office documents and manage deadlines, private users enjoy music worldwide, maintain their social network or leaf through photo albums. Most importantly, online communication becomes a lot easier: With only a single login, all social networks like XING, Facebook, studiVZ or LinkedIn can be used. Already existing data, documents and e-mails can be very easily imported via drag-and-drop.

The semYOU team is convinced: The future foundation for operating systems is the Internet. For this reason, the semYOU web operating system works in every browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or Google Chrome – without any installation and bothersome updates. Optionally, individual semYOU applications can also be called up directly via the local desktop. In connection with free online memory space, users can have worldwide access to all personal data such as e-mails, deadlines, Office documents, music or photos via semYOU.

The SemYOU WebOS is going live on October 4, 2010. For more information about semYOU, visit: http://www.semyou.com.

NewFreeScreensavers.com Makes Black Monitors Live With New Nature Screensavers!

Nature Screen Saver

Nature Screen Saver

NewFreeScreensavers.com, a website dedicted to spy/adware -free, virus-free screensavers, has added to its collection new screensavers on a nature theme (http://www.newfreescreensavers.com/download-free-screensavers.html), which will help you to transform an idle monitor to a beautiful nature scene and enjoy a little taste of summer, forests, mountain rivers and shining sun.

Free screensavers on a nature theme by NewFreeScreensaver.com became more realistic. Animated mountain rivers and waterfalls will transport viewers to wonderlands of their dream. Shimmering water, birdsong, light beams, slight winter swaying green leaves on the bending branches will change the ordinary look of a monitor and create a paradise over anyone. All free screensavers include relaxing musical background of water sounds and bird songs.

Also NewFreeScreensavers.com offers to download new free clock screensavers with various background, which became more animated too.

NewFreeScreensavers.com updates its collection of free screensavers, which can be downloaded for free, every week. All free screensavers from NewFreeScreensavers.com contain no spyware, adware and viruses and will work on any version of Windows from XP to Windows. The downloads are typically small, and taking only moments to install, you can start using them right away with minimal hassle.

Freemake Video Downloader: Freeware to Download from YouTube, Facebook and 20 More Sites

Youtube video download

Youtube video download

Freemake Video Downloade is an all-in-one free video downloader and converter that enables downloading from YouTube, Google, Facebook, Dailymotion, Megavideo, Metacafe, Vimeo, Veoh, Break, Stupidvideos, Liveleak, Photobucket, and many other websites. Freemake developers are constantly expanding the list of supported resourses.

The downloader extracts MP3 from video clips from any website listed above. Moreover, the program enables conversion of online videos to AVI, a universal PC video format.

With Freemake Video Downloader, all you need is to paste a video link, choose the quality, and press “Download”. If you want to download YouTube or Facebook private videos, just enter your account information.

The freeware allows to run several downloads simultaneously and at the highest speed possible due to the multithreading technology. Users can easily download videos in 4K 4096p, HD 1080p, HD 720p, 480p, 320p, 240p. A proxy server helps to obtain videos unavailable in a certain country. The ergonomic interface will guide you during the entire, fast process, making the interaction easy and engaging.

Visit the website: http://www.freemake.com

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