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Nikon D3200 24.2 Megapixel Digital DSLR Camera | Review

February 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Digital SLR, Featured SLR

Nikon D3200 24.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

Nikon D3200 24.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

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The entry level Nikon D3200 SLR is Nikon’s best selling DSLR. The D3200 is designed for anyone who wants to take pictures without worrying about settings, but with advanced features. It replaces the popular Nikon 3100. Upgraded from 14.2 to 24.2 megapixels. New is the addition of an external microphone jack, Full 1080p HD Video with full-time autofocus and stereo sound, and improved ISO. With the built-in LiveView you can frame your movies and pictures with the large 3-inch LCD screen (921,000 pixels). Good solid performance from one of Nikon’s least expensive and compact DSLRs. 4.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. The Active D-Lighting function vastly improves shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. Includes the 18-55mm optical image stabilized (VR) Autofocus Lens.

Nikon D3200 Top View

Additional Features: Compatible with all NIKKOR AF-S and AF-I lenses that have an autofocus motor. In-camera photo editing: After shooting, the D3200’s photo editing functions allow for in-camera retouching. The upgraded Nikon EXPEED 3 Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing and startup time, and 11 point autofocus system. Improved ISO to 6400, Built in Flash. Wi-Fi Connectivity (Using the optional WU-1a wireless mobile adapter you can send images to your smartphone).

Shutter speeds: 30 – 1/4000 second, ISO: from 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), Burst Mode: 4.0 fps, Built-in Flash.
Memory Cards: SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards. Lithium-ion battery EN-EL14 (included). USB 2.0.
Included Kit Lens: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens
HD Movie Modes: 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, ), 1280 x 720 (50p,60p)
Dimensions: 5.0″ x 3.8″ x 3.1″ ( 16 ounces).

Smart-Review Commentary: Nikon’s entry level D3200 is one of Nikon’s best selling SLRs. Although low priced, it is loaded with advanced features. It is designed for simplicity of use. It has received excellent consumer and professional reviews for its price range. It has huge improvements from its predecessor, the D3100. Upgraded features include: increase from 14.2 megapixels to 24.2 megapixels, new EXPEED 3 image processor for faster operation, and one touch Full HD recording with full-time autofocus, manual exposure control and stereo sound. Full time autofocus will allow you to take video without having to manually focus as the subject moves, if you choose not to. The Rebel Canon T4i, also has this feature. We are happy to see that Nikon has also added an external microphone jack to this camera for better sound options. Another dramatic change that will please users is the quadrupling of the resolution of the LCD screen from 230,000 to 921,000 pixels. ISO has gone from 3200 to 6400 for better light sensitivity. We believe this to be an excellent entry level SLR with features only seen in high end SLRs. For its price, performance and substantial upgrades from the previous model, the Nikon D3200 is a Smart Review Top Pick.

Nikon D3200 DSLR D3200 with 18-55mm lens D3300 with 18-55mm lens D3300 with 18-55mm lens
    SLR Features

  • 24.2 megapixels
  • Large 3-inch LCD
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Burst Mode: 4.0 fps
  • Live View
  • Full HD Video
  • External Mic Jack
  • Ultrasonic sensor cleaning
  • Nikon EXPEED 3 processor
  • DX Sized Imager
  • Shutter durability 100,000

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