rich12: Once they see the size of the raw files and the computer power required to process them, most of the entry level buyers will shoot Jpeg...if they can figure out how to do that.
What was the point of your post then?
It sounds like you are complaining that Nikon making the camera 24mp is going to be a hassle for entry level buyers - forcing them to shoot JPEG (which they will need to figure out? wtf?).
If you mean something else with your post, well I give up!
Valiant Thor: I'm just a mid-grade prosumer and wanted to ask those posting here if this D3200 will most likely be on par with the Sony NEX-7 given the same or similar sensors? I have a few nice Nikon lenses and thought the D3200 would stack up pretty well against the NEX-7 for a nice carry-around camera and some video. Any constructive thoughts regarding the pros and cons of these similar cameras would be appreciated. Thanks!
Really its too early to compare the quality of the D3200 against anything. At least wait for a hand-on preview from dpreview... We need more info about the sensor.
Alizarine: Makes me wonder what Nikon will put in the successors for the D5100, D7000 and D300s.
RunStrom, don't all three of those cameras already feature AEB? D3100 was the only one that didn't I thought. And now D3200 of course...
You seemed to be saying that the D3200 won't serve entry-level owners well - because they will be forced to use JPEG. That makes no sense.
I went on to say, that on the contrary, it is probably the perfect camera for the entry-level market.
rich12: The 18-55 kit lens won't do any justice to the 24 MP, and contrary to Nikon's wishes, most entry buyers won't ever buy another lens.
Honestly, I agree it doesn't look great at 1:1. Not sure how much of the 'mushiness' is due to JPEG processing though.
What are you talking about? Entry level users will not know what RAW is let alone consider using it, with the extra work that entails.
In the end, its a net marketing win to put 24 mp in a entry-level camera. If you don't believe that, wait for the sales numbers. Yes, that doesn't mean its the right decision for enthusiasts, but hopefully the D5200 and higher range will cater to those needs better.
Yup. Now is not the time to buy those cameras, I think. Wait for the new models unless you can get a clearance price on old models.
For me, I hope they add the screw drive motor to the D5200... Doubt it though.
instamatic: With all the discussion about megapixels, high ISO, wireless transmission, and video, I have a different question:
Can this camera do an accurate live view preview of set exposure compensation / or manual exposure settings, together with a live RGB histogram that updates itself on the fly as those settings or WB adjustments are changed?
Live RGB histogram, yes please!
Eigenmeat: Do this has the new Auto ISO implementation?
Please... Is there one planned? The crap auto iso keeps my d3100 out of my girlfriend's hands. Its just not point and shoot ready...
sjgcit: Still no exposure bracketing it seems. It's beyond farcical.
Yup. Its crazy to get 10 more MP but no bracketing still. At least they improved the LCD though - god I hate the LCD on my d3100!
I think I'll wait and see what they do with D5200... Hopefully its not 30 mp or something crazy.