Nikon Announce D3200

A significant upgrade from the Nikon D3100...

Nikon Announce D3200

Nikon have today announced the new Nikon D3200, a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS HD-SLR. This tidy little camera can even be remotely used from a smartphone.

The DSLR has a feature set and price to appeal to many beginner or amateur photographers. Could this steal yet more sales away from a slightly troubled Canon? Especially so at a time when they really need to be selling more cameras and grabbing more market share.

Pros

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    Simple to use and small
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    Superb image quality
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    Little noise throughout ISO range
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    External mic input

Cons

  • Guide mode not great
  • Internal AF motor missing
  • Monitor quality not the best

After already announcing the D4 and D800 in their professional range, Nikon have got something for non-pros. The D3200 is an entry level DSLR specifically aimed at those photographers moving up from a compact camera.

The Nikon D3200 has almost twice the resolution of its predecessor, the D3100 plus a new, faster processor. It has a wider ISO range and some nice movie features such as the ability to add an external microphone.

There is no built in Wi-Fi but for £50, you can buy the WU-1a Wi-Fi module for the wireless transfer of images. So apart from the massive jump in sensor resolution, what else does the D3200 have to offer?

Nikon D3200 Key Features

  • Low price (at time of review) £530
  • Nikon Expeed 3 Processor
  • Full HD 1080 25/30p Video
  • 24.3 CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-6400 (up to 12,800)
  • 3" 920k dot Monitor and 95% Optical VF

This is a significant upgrade from the Nikon D3100 and if you are keen to know more prior to release, read the press release here: Nikon D3200 Press Release

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