As expected, Monday night Nikon announced the replacement for the
The body-only version will run $799.95 and a kit with the 18-55mm VR lens will be $899.95. At those prices, it's directly competitive with the
Nikon also announced a $179.95 hot-shoe microphone, the ME-1 which claims to dampen noise caused by standard autofocus lenses, among other noise filtering operations.
I'll be picking up my D5100 evaluation unit early Tuesday morning, so look for my review and more in-depth analysis later in the week. You should be able to get yours when it ships in another week or two.