There is a new digital camera up for sale, or there will be as soon as Nikon and its sales partners finish whatever preparations, checkups and protocols are left.
The new camera that Nikon created for the consumer market is called D3200 and promises to be both quick and capable in terms of image quality.
Powered by a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (EXPEED 3), it can shoot high-speed photos at 4 fps (frames per second) and record 1080p video easily.
The ISO range is 100 to 6,400, but one can push it all the way to ISO 12,800 for when trying to capture low-light images.
Also, video is filmed with full focus and either manual or automatic exposure control. A 3-inch 921k dot LCD panel shows the preview.
Not only that, but photographers can grow into their role via the Guide Mode and even have six Scene Modes to choose from (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up or Night Portrait).
“When every moment is as precious as the next one, having a camera that takes the guesswork out of photography is important,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc.
“The Nikon D3200 HD-SLR offers effortless functionality and easy-to-use connectivity to mobile devices that answers the call for a capable, entry-level D-SLR that will change how you share amazing images with your friends and family.”
Nikon's D3200 has a stereo microphone and an HDMI output. It is compatible with Nikon’s dedicated DX-format lenses and over 50 FX-format lenses, as well as Nikon’s Speedlight System.
Availability should ramp up this month (April, 2012), if it hasn't already, in black or red colors. The price is $699.95 / 534 Euro (includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens). A WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (allows photo sharing with Android phones and tablets) will require an extra $59.95 (45.71 Euro) once it appears, in May.