Digital SLR Cameras : Nikon Unveils D3200 DSLR with 24.2MP Resolution and Wireless ConnectivityApril 19, 2012
The camera’s compact, lightweight body makes it easy to take along anywhere, and the D3200 is engineered to capture quality images in challenging lighting conditions and fast-paced action. Users can also take advantage of the optional WU-1a wireless mobile adapter that connects to the camera to wirelessly send images to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, preview an image before shooting and control the camera remotely from 49 feet.
“When every moment is as precious as the next one, having a camera that takes the guesswork out of photography is important,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of Marketing, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon D3200 HD-SLR offers effortless functionality and easy-to-use connectivity to mobile devices that answers the call for a capable, entry-level D-SLR that will change how you share amazing images with your friends and family.”
The D3200’s 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor works with Nikon’s Expeed 3 image-processing engine to help create “clear, lifelike images and video with vivid colors, smooth tonal gradations and low noise.” For low-light shooting, it offers a native ISO range of 100-6400 that can be expanded to ISO 12,800. Additionally, Nikon’s scene recognition system complements the camera’s 3D color matrix metering II to recognize color and brightness for “balanced exposures, accurate AF, faithful white balance and beautiful flash photos.”
The guide mode, accessible through the mode dial on top of the camera body, walks beginning DSLR users through setup, shooting, viewing and deleting images. It also guides users through the best video settings to create home movies in cinematic 24 for 30 fps. For those with more advanced skills, it provides assist images that serve as visual references to inspire users and illustrate a desired result, while guiding them through the techniques. The D3200 also includes six scene modes that can set via the mode dial (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close-up, night portrait), and the camera will automatically adjust settings for optimal results in various conditions.
A dedicated video record button and easy access to the live view switch helps users capture video clips before the moment is gone. Videos can be viewed on the D3200’s 3.0-inch, 921,000-dot LCD screen and shared online or on an HDTV via HDMI output. And, the camera implements full-time AF during video recording. To boost the production value of any home video, it offers manual or automatic exposure control and a stereo microphone input to attach an optional external mic, such as the compact ME-1 stereo microphone. Furthermore, the D3200 features the ability to create a shallow depth of field, low-light video recording and Nikkor lens versatility.