|I own it||I want it||I had it|
Nikon has updated its entry-level DSLR offering with the addition of a 24MP CMOS sensor. This makes it equal to Sony's A65, A77 and NEX-7 in offering the highest pixel count we've yet seen at the APS-C sensor size, and second only to the full-frame professional-grade D800 in Nikon's entire range. The significant thing, though, is that it does so at a starting price of $699 (the same launch price as the D3100 and Panasonic DMC G3, for comparison). It may not be revolutionary, but it promises a lot of camera for a competitive amount of money.
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||6016 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)|
|Dimensions||125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03″)|
The Nikon D3200 is a no-nonsense, ‘traditional style’ entry-level DSLR that is a solid performer on all levels. It doesn't offer much in terms of innovative features, but comes with the highest pixel-count in its class and good image quality across the ISO range. Just consider getting some high-quality Nikkor glass with it to make the most out of its high pixel count.
Good for: Novice photographers that want a capable, versatile DSLR that they won't outgrow in a hurry and experienced photographers looking for a good-value second camera to a more expensive DSLR.
Not so good for: Fans of LCD image composition, who will be disappointed by the slow AF, and anyone who wants filter effects at the point of capture.
05:03 (5 Dec, 2013)
01:10 (30 Aug, 2013)