DSLR, the devices behind this exalted acronym have proved to be crafty tools for many a photographer; both amateur and professional. Among such 'dual combination' cameras, Nikon's DSLR line has shown its class in commercial as well as critical circuits. And, to bank on its sustained success, the company has announced the D3200, a more or less entry level DSLR for the closet photography enthusiast inside you. Coming with a lot of improvements over its comparable cousin, the D3100, this system actually possesses the second highest resolution among Nikon's line, at 24 MP (just after the pretty exclusive D800, marked at a whopping 36 MP).
High quality images and shooting
And, since we talking about resolution, the ergonomically built D3200 is equipped with Nikon's very own DX-format CMOS image sensor that pushes the boundary to around 24.2 million pixels. This advanced set up is furthermore bolstered by an EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, which is also an indigenous technology of Nikon. Developed specifically for digital SLR cameras, the advantages of this robust engine are many like enhanced rendering of images, multi color reproduction and a broader spectrum of dynamic range. Moreover, it has a special noise reduction attribute that mitigates sound distortions for still images captured at very high sensitivities under low lighting conditions.
When it comes to shooting speed, the lightweight camera has the ability to capture up to 4 continuous frames per second. Furthermore, these captured images can be perceived from a sharper perspective, given the device's progressive 921k-dot screen.
So, to round up the specs, the bantam D3200 has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 4fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi support, and expanded video functionality (of which we would talk about in the next header). The contraption also comes with a native ISO range of up to 6400, which is a vast improvement over its predecessor, D3100's standard ISO sensitivities of ISO 100–3200.
Improved video functionality
Again, reverting back to core numbers, the the D3200 will have the capacity to shoot 1080p at 30 frames a second or 720p at 60 frames a second in H.264 .mov format. However, it is the revamped design especially in the control layout that would attract many an aficionado's attention. The major element of this 'redesign' is the video recording button, which activates the D-Movie function.
The feature pertains to recording of full-HD movies with superior picture quality, and that too for extended periods of time of about 20 minutes. This exclusive experience can be enriched with a wide range of settings. For example, an aperture value can be applied in the Guide Mode (a sort of tuition to DSLR amateurs) as well as in real time movie recording. This in turn is complimented by the camera's ability to acquire the very best of results from a range of lenses in the celebrated NIKKOR lineup. Other related video enhancing attributes include the Full-time-servo AF (AF-F), which insinuates a dual focus mode for capturing both portraits and moving objects with ease.
Finally, to accentuate upon the degree of user friendliness, the D3200 offers a intuitive editing package, where the film maker can make credible video changes from the camera screen itself. In fact, the editing display goes on to show both the start point and end point of a video, thus allowing for simultaneous trimming of the take.
Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a
The Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a is arguably the greatest selling point for the D3200, especially when it comes to tech savvy newcomers. Basically entailing a dongle, the mechanism allows for direct connection to any smartphone, without the requirement of Wi-Fi. This means that you can use your smartphone as a remote camera controlling system for up to 49 ft, along with transferring and previewing of images in your phone's screen. But, the downside to this fascinating scope is that it is only available for Android. In this respect, the iOS users have to wait for the later part of this year.
Pricing and availability
Finally, coming to commercial scheme of things, Nikon has still not announced the release dates for D3200 in the Asia region. However, the camera can make its debut by the end of April in United States. As for pricing, the device with a 18-55mm kit lens will come at around $699.95. In addition to that, the aforementioned Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a will come for an extra cost of $60.