Hands on Preview of Nikon D3200
The Nikon D3200 is one of the latest entry-level DSLR cameras by the brand. It is introduced along its existing popular Nikon D3100, other than replacing it. The camera has plenty of new tech options on board. It is the third-generation Guide Mode camera, which takes new photographers through the basics, which will bring out the best from them. The digital camera sports a 24.2 mega pixel CMOS sensor and a powerful EXPEED 3 image processor, which are mostly found on the top-of-the-range products by the brand, such as Nikon D4.
Nikon D3200 digital camera tips the scales at almost 505g, which makes it feel relatively light when you hold it in your hand. When you compare the camera with some of its rivals, you would find the camera lighter even when the zoom lens is attached to it. The dimensions of the camera are 125 x 99 x 76.5 mm, thus making the camera relatively compact.
The body work of D3200 is quite similar to D3100. In addition to this, the new model would be available in red and black colors.
Nikon D3200 Controls :
The controls of Nikon D3200 are quite similar to those provided with the D3100. Moreover, the functions that most frequently used include Live View have got their own buttons. The camera has dedicated control to fire up the video capture; as a result you don’t have to keep scrolling through any menus while you are using the recording mode. Additionally the camera offers the handy Guide Mode, which has an individual spot on the top dial.
Nikon D3200 Display :
The Nikon D3200 digital camera has a 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) LCD screen that is provided a spruce up following the introduction of D3100. The screen is packed with it an enhanced 921k dot resolution. The display of the camera is certainly bright and clear.
Nikon D3200 Battery :
Alike, Nikon D3100, D3200 is powered by EN-EL14 battery, which offers around 550 shots every charge.
Nikon D3200 Picture quality :
The camera boosts a relatively high megapixel count of whopping 24.2 mega pixels, it doesn’t guarantee quality. The device has made sure that there are various opportunities for cropping as well as zooming with minimum loss in detailing or sharpness. Whilst the performance upgrades, for example the addition of the latest EXPEED 3 processor there has been a boost the image quality. In addition to this, the third-gen Guide Mode definitely helps in improving the snaps. The gadget has been introduced as a makeover of Nikon D3000 and Nikon D3100, which offers the best photo capture processes. Currently, Nikon has expanded its range of effects and has included various usual suspects like selection colour, minature, and monochrome. The camera boosts a series of built-in retouch options as well.
Nikon D3200 Video :
Nikon D3200 offers top-notch videos and pictures. The camera is capable of capturing full HD videos on board and its maximum rate is 30fps. The camera has a built-in mono mic that helps in recording the audio for the videos. In addition to this, the camera offers an external stereo mic input, which is something that is missing from most of the leading rival models. The leading camera brand has launched the WU-1a wireless mobile adaptor as well. You can pair the device with an Android device and enjoy wireless transmission of your snaps from Nikon D3200. The digital camera enables you to view the live screen remotely as well as trigger the shutter. Our sources at Nikon have informed that the iOS support would be available from Autumn 2012.
Nikon D3200 Price and Availability :
Nikon D3200 would be available in the market from Mid-May 2012 with a price tag of £559.99 (body only) and £649.99 packed with 18-55 VRmm lens.
Pros of Nikon D3200 :
Nikon D3200 is shipped with high-resolution display and offers excellent reproduction of details and sharpness in low image noise.
Cons of Nikon D3200 :
Nikon D3200 has slow shutter lag. Moreover, it doesn’t have a built-in stereo microphone that would have been useful while capturing videos.
The Verdict :
Nikon D3200 is packed with various compelling upgrades starting from the massive 24.2 mega pixels sensor. The device boosts a friendly Guide Mode as well as powerful processing engine.
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