Nikon’s unveils new entry-level DSLR – the D3200

19 Apr 2012

Nikon has revealed its latest entry-level DSLR, the D3200, which features a 24.2-megapixel sensor, an EXPEED 3 processor and the ability to control the camera from an Android smartphone.

The Nikon D3200 is also equipped with an ISO range of 100 to 6,400, which is extendable to the equivalent of 12,800. It also has a 3-inch 921k-dot LCD monitor.

The camera features the ability to wirelessly transmit images to Android smartphones and tablets with the WU-1, a wireless mobile adapter, which is sold separately. It can let users remotely preview the live view screen and trigger the shutter from the Android device. According to Nikon, an iOS version will arrive in autumn 2012.

The adapter doesn’t require a Wi-Fi connection, meaning users can transfer images to the phone and upload them to social networks without Wi-Fi.

The camera includes an 11-point autofocus system and an Active D-Lighting setting, which adjusts the lighting while retaining detail in both dark and bright conditions.

It can record in full HD (1080p) and is equipped with a microphone and an external microphone input.

The camera features Guide Mode, which gives users a step-by-step guide to using the camera. There is also Assist Images, which uses visual examples to help the user identify the shot they are imagining.

It also has an automatic Scene Recognition System, which analyses a scene and adjusts the focus, exposure and white balance for optimum results.

The Nikon D3200 will be available from the middle of May 2012. The body-only version costs €667 and with an 18-55mm lens, it costs €775.