Nikon D3200 24MP entry-level DSLR

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Unquestionably More Than
Affordable by Non-Professionals

Nikon D3200 24MP entry-level DSLR Nikon D3200 24MP entry-level DSLR along with the DX Nikon 18-55mm G VR Lens is a professional photo device in the purest form. It can capture stunning high-resolution RAW and JPEG still images and 1080p HD video using its 24.2 megapixel DX CMOS image sensor. You can enjoy superb sharpness color, make gorgeous fine-tuning and carry out creative cropping without losing any sharpness of photos.

The D3200's EXPEED III imaging processor makes the most favorable use of it's 24.2 megapixel image sensor, producing exceptional tonal gradations and fine color fidelity. The big 921K-dot 3.0" LCD monitor delivers brilliant, clear framing, menu navigation, playback, along with Guide Mode settings. The versatile included NIKKOR 18-55mm G lens featuring VR (Vibration Reduction) for blur-free images is perfect for shooting wide-angle thru medium telephoto photography. The camera also works with a large selection of additional NIKKOR lenses. The D3200's fast, accurate 11-point AF system featuring phase-detection autofocus contained in the camera finder acts to assure you never again miss another opportunity to acquire a great photo.

The D3200 features a wide 100-6400 ISO sensitivity range which may be increased all the way to 12800. Get great photos and clips under a wide variety of lighting conditions with low noise. Acquire broadcast-quality, full 1080p HD movies at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second, and get 720p video using 60 or 50 frames per second. An optional Stereo Mic. ME-1 (although not included) delivers crystal clear sound in stereo to go along with your crisp video. You can photograph as fast as 4fps using full resolution to capture those precious moments which can be missed using other cameras.

Although the Nikon D3200 is a professional-level DSLR camera, it's unquestionably more than affordable by non-professionals. The on-board guidance shows step-by-step, ways to adjust camera settings, and shows sample images for easy comprehension.

Using the wireless optional WU-1a adapter, you now have the option to automatically move superb photos to a smartphone or tablet or even use your phone for remote control of the camera and capture pictures or acquire movies! The simple-to-use application makes all of this l possible. Now, when you shoot that great photo you just cannot wait to share with friends and will not have to.- April 19, 2012

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Body type Compact SLR  
Max resolution 6016 x 4000  
Other resolutions 4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000  
Image ratio w:h 3:2  
Effective pixels 24.2 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 24.7 megapixels  
Sensor size APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor Expeed 3  
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)  
White balance presets 12  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No  
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 11  
Lens mount Nikon F mount  
Focal length multiplier 1.5  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 921,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD with 160 viewing angle  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)  
Viewfinder coverage 95 %  
Viewfinder magnification 0.8  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 12 m (at ISO 100)  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)  
Flash modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain  
Continuous drive Yes (4 fps)  
Self-timer Yes  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
Exposure compensation 5 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)  
Videography notes Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant  
Storage included None  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (Mini Type C)  
Wireless Optional  
Remote control Yes (Optional)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 540  
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")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS Optional  
GPS notes GP-1


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