24 Megapixels for Entry-Level Nikon SLR

April 19, 2012 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in New Books by

Highlights of Nikon’s just-announced D3200 include a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, faster Expeed 3 image processor, 1080p HD video shooting and the option to connect wirelessly to tablet devices.

The D3200 uses a DX sensor (1.5x image field factor compared to Nikon’s FX sensor) that has a native ISO range of 100-6400, with an additional boost mode to take it to 12,800. The camera can shoot bursts of up to four frames per second.

The D3200 incorporates Nikon’s Scene Recognition System and 3D Colour Matrix Metering II systems, along with an 11-point autofocus system.

Intended for first-time SLR users, the D3200 includes a Guide Mode — onboard instructions on basic camera and video operations as well as creative techniques. In addition, the camera includes six scene modes, which adjust the camera for specific kinds of situations (landscape, sports, portrait, etc.).

The video capabilities of the D3200 include 1080p HD video capture at either 30 or 24 fps. Like the D3100, the new camera also incorporates full-time autofocus during video recording. A port will accept an optional external stereo microphone. The camera includes a dedicated video record button.

The optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter allows you to wirelessly tether to a tablet or smartphone and preview images, control the camera and download images to the tablet. The adapter will initially work with Android devices, with Apple iOS support scheduled for the fall.

The Nikon D3200 will be sold with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6G VR lens for image stabilization lens for $749.95. The camera body will be available in black or red.

The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter should be available in late May, for $69.95.

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  1. Surya / June 22, 2012 at 10:51 am /

    The best brand or model for YOU would be the one that feels right for you. The controls on many dieferfnt cameras are set up dieferfntly. Go to a good camera store that doesnt have just one brand advertised everywhere. If you walk into a place with nothing but Nikon posters, they are going to tell you to buy Nikon. Same with Canon, Sigma, Pentax, etc I say get the digital SLR. Hell they’ve been out for a decade (or close to it). All of the classes I have looked into specifically say wether its digital photography or film. If you feel that you are going to have to get a film camera get one of the same brand, since you will be able to use the same lenses from the film camera on the digital camera (in most cases). I have a Canon Rebel Xs 35mm and a Canon XTi 10.1 megapixell camera. I swop lenses all day long, with the exception that the digital only kit lens that came with the XTi wont work on the Xs film camera, but the kit lens from the film camera will work on the digital.Also the controls on both cameras are much the same. So think of this purchase as not so much just a camera, but your buying into a system. Something not to be taken lightly, and you certainly shouldnt make this decision online.Additional .Taken straight from the University of Washingtons web site: The Photography program at the University of Washington provides an environment that fosters creative exploration and critical inquiry in the production of contemporary art. A robust facility of analog AND DIGITAL IMAGING, a diverse and sequenced curriculum, and a supportive and challenging faculty, all aim to aid students in their individual journeys as artists.

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