Let's be clear why Nikon put 24mp in the D3200

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Let's be clear why Nikon put 24mp in the D3200
Apr 25, 2012

Economies of scale, with a better equivalent sensor than Canon.

From what I've read (e.g., Thom) it is most likely the Sony sensor. So Sony is producing a pretty good sensor that will go into a lot of cameras (3200, probably 5200, 7000, A77, Nex7)... they out-process Sony with the same sensor, and Canon does not have equivalent technology right now.

Not only will it win the soccer-mom marketing war, but for each 3200 sold it will increase the margin on the 7000 (and probably the eventual 7100).

They're changing the game a little, so that sensor in the Dxxxx series is no longer a differentiator along the product line -- that will be simplified to:

    1. of AF points and AF speed

  • tilt screen, bracketing, other secondary capabilities

  • possibly weather sealing in the future

Since they are, in parallel it seems (D800 sensor), working to decrease dependence on Sony for sensors, this seems to be a pretty good move for the long term.

Just food for thought...

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