Melville, N.Y. - Nikon introduced Thursday its D3200 DSLR featuring a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and the ability to shoot up to 1080p HD video.
The camera, which will carry a $700 suggested retail price
including an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens when it hits shelves in late April, is
positioned for advanced hobbyists looking to step up from point-&-shoots,
offers an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6,400 (expandable to 12,800) and will
capture still images at up to 4 fps.
Full HD videos are captured in either 24p or 30p frame rates with fulltime AF, manual exposure control and stereo sound via a microphone input jack.
The D3200 includes Nikon's EXPEED 3 image processing engine and an 11-point AF system works with Nikon's Scene Recognition System and will be is compatible with the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (available in late May at a $60 suggested retail). The latter allows image sharing with and remote operation using Android devices. Compatibility with iOS-based devices is planned for the near future.
An Intuitive Guide Mode is included to help users learn and use key camera functions and settings.
Nikon also introduced the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G prime lens (shipping in May at a $700 suggested retail) capable of shooting both stills and HD video in low-light situations. The lens was designed for use with Nikon full frame FX-format DSLRs (42mm focal length equivalent when mounted on DX-format D-SLRs).