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Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Photographers will like the Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera’s small and flexible design, which has a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor in DX format and an EXPEED 3 image processor. Its high-resolution image capabilities are complemented by outstanding low-light sensitivity (up to an expanded ISO 12800), continuous shooting at up to 4 frames per second, and full HD video recording capabilities in 1080p high definition.

In addition to these photographic assets, the camera is equipped with an 11-point autofocus system that delivers rapid and precise focusing capabilities to accommodate working with a range of subject types in virtually any lighting scenario.

Furthermore, a variety of shooting modes and features are available to assist you in artistically enhancing your picture, including a useful Guide Mode as well as Picture Control options that allow you to change the color and contrast values of your photographs and videos in-camera.

A big 3.0-inch display is required for live view monitoring, picture playback, and menu navigation “A 921k-dot LCD monitor with a broad 160-degree viewing angle is provided, allowing for more comfortable working from both high and low positions.

Aside from providing Wi-Fi access, the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter may be utilized to remotely control the D3200 from an Android or iOS mobile device, which further enhances the viewing and shooting capabilities of the camera.

Two flexible zoom lenses are included with the camera body: the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II and the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED, which when used together provide a total 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-300mm.

Both lenses make use of extra-low dispersion glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations and provide images that are crisp and distinct. Aside from that, both lenses are equipped with SWM (Silent Wave Motor) autofocus mechanisms that provide quick-focusing performance that is precise and silent.

A Nikon shoulder bag is also included, which serves as both a protective case and a way of transporting the full camera equipment.

Sensor with a resolution of 24.2MP DX-Format and an EXPEED 3 processor

The combined efforts of the 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3 CPU result in overall good image quality that includes noticeable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity up to a native ISO 6400, which can be further increased to ISO 12800.

As a result, the EXPEED 3 CPU provides a significant boost in overall performance across the camera system, including the capability for full HD 1080p movie recording and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 4 frames per second.

Sensor for autofocus with Multi-CAM 1000 technology

An effective autofocus mechanism, which utilizes 11 different AF points to swiftly acquire focus in a variety of lighting settings ranging from -1 to +19 EV, contributes to the great image quality. In order to keep the focus on moving subjects, predictive autofocus tracking is enabled, and Face-Priority AF may also be employed when working in live view mode.

Full-HD video recording is available.

Full HD 1920 x 1080p movie recording is available in several frame rates up to 30 frames per second, as is HD 720p and SD 480p movie recording in numerous frame rates, all in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. HD 720p and SD 480p movie recording are also supported in multiple frame rates.

In addition to face identification and subject tracking, full-time focusing is available throughout the recording, allowing for consistent sharpness across a wide range of subject types. It is possible to record high-quality sound using a built-in monaural microphone; however, a microphone input has been inserted into the body design to allow for the use of an external microphone for improved sound quality and control over audio recordings.

In order to quickly determine the most accurate exposure and white balance setting for the scene at hand, the intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II employs a 420-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, in order to quickly determine the most accurate exposure and white balance setting for the scene at hand.

During the data collection process, the information obtained is compared against onboard reference photographs to guarantee consistency from image to image in terms of exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking autofocus performance.

Design of the Body

The D3200 incorporates a huge 3.0-inch display “The 921k-dot LCD monitor has a 160-degree viewing angle, which allows it to provide greater viewing capabilities from both high and low working angles. For more precise eye-level viewing and real-time monitoring of subjects, an optional brilliant pentamirror optical viewfinder is also included in the design.

  • A built-in pop-up flash is also available for additional lighting while working in low-light circumstances, and it is compatible with Nikon’s i-TTL flash metering technology, which allows for more accurate exposure control. In addition, a hot shoe may be utilized for connection, with an optional external flash for even more control over illumination.
  • Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G ED II Lens has an AF-S DX system.
  • The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II, which is included with the D3200, is a standard zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm. The D3200 also includes the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II, which is a standard zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of To minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion, aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements are incorporated into the lens’ construction, resulting in crisp, clear vision over the whole zoom range. In addition, a Silent Wave Motor has been included in the lens to encourage quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance while shooting video.
  • AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens (AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR Lenses)
  • The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens, which has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 82.5-300mm and can be used for telephoto to super-telephoto viewpoints, is also included. A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) focusing mechanism enables high-speed autofocus (AF) in a precise, smooth, and quiet way, which is beneficial for filming movies in low light. Two extra-low dispersion elements are added into the optical design to reduce chromatic aberrations and increase overall picture sharpness while maintaining high contrast. The lens elements have also been treated with a Super Integrated Coating (SIC), which minimizes the appearance of ghosting and flare, resulting in improved color neutrality and picture contrast overall.
  • Additional Camera Functions
  • Using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, you may quickly transmit imagery and monitor a live view from a connected mobile device while using Wi-Fi connectivity to connect to the camera system.
  • It is possible to use the D3200’s Guide Mode to become more familiar with the camera through a series of step-by-step instructions, which is really useful.
  • Picture Control modes, which can be accessed straight from the camera through a dedicated button, allow you to apply predetermined aesthetics to photos in-camera. These include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings, among others.
  • The use of Active D-Lighting while working in high contrast environments, such as backlight lighting, allows for the preservation of both highlight and shadow features. Because of the processing capacity of the EXPEED 3 processor, a more regulated image will be created, with brightness levels that are closer to what is perceived naturally. This mode is best suited for working with subjects that are in motion.
  • Using Scene Auto Selector, your camera will automatically determine what you are photographing and how you are photographing it. It will then choose the most appropriate Scene Mode for the situation and modify the exposure settings to best depict the scene.
  • Automatic, automatic (flash off), portrait, landscape, child portrait, sports portrait (close-up), and night portrait are among the scene modes available.
  • Colour balance, color outline, color sketch, D-lighting, distortion control, filter effects, fisheye, image overlay, miniature effect, monochrome, NEF (RAW) processing (including perspective control), red-eye correction, resize, selective color, straighten, and trim are some of the image editings features available in-camera.
  • Languages supported include Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Languages not supported include Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,

Nikon D3200 Specs

Price
MSRPUS: with 18-55mm VR – $699.95; UK: with 18-55mm VR – £649.99; UK: with 18-55mm VR – €699
Body typeCompact SLR
Max resolution6016 x 4000
Other resolutions4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 3
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
Boosted ISO (maximum)12800
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points11
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.8× (0.53× 35mm Equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modesAuto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear-curtain
Continuous drive4.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot AF-area
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesFrame 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
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage includedNone
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
WirelessOptional
Wireless notesWU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Remote controlYes (Optional)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)540
Weight (inc. batteries)505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
Dimensions125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03″)
Orientation sensorYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesGP-1

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