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Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

April 19, 2012

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D3200, a Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera.

The camera is equipped with a new CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into Nikon’s high-end models, and Guide mode, all of which enable capture of beautiful, high-quality images with simple operation.

Recommended Retail Prices
Nikon D3200 – $699.95/£649.99/€699
Nikon WU-1a – $59.95/£54.99/€59

  • 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • EXPEED 3 image processor
  • 4 FPS continuous shooting
  • 100-6400 ISO expandable to 12800 (Hi 1)
  • One-touch Full HD 1080p movie recording with stereo sound
  • Guide mode
  • Six Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (requires optional WU-1a module)

April 19, 2012

Digital SLR camera D3200

A DX-format CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, the Guide Mode function, and support for smart device collaboration, making full-scale photography and sharing of photos more fun

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D3200, a Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera. The camera is equipped with a new CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into Nikon’s high-end models, and Guide mode, all of which enable capture of beautiful, high-quality images with simple operation.

The D3200 is the successor to the D3100 and is equipped with Guide mode, which supports simple and intuitive operation. Last year, the superior usability of the D3100 was recognized not only by the camera’s extreme popularity, but also when the camera was awarded the iF Communication Design Award 2011, one of the iF Design Awards. The iF Design Awards are globally prestigious awards sponsored by International Forum Design GmbH of Hanover Germany.

The D3200 not only offers an improved Guide mode for even simpler operation, but also a number of new and improved functions. In addition, the new DX-format CMOS image sensor, developed by Nikon with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, and the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into Nikon’s high-end D4 and D800/D800E cameras enable capture of images with quality and definition at the top of its class. The D3200 also supports collaboration with smart devices (Android), with use of Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a increasing user convenience even further with the ability to transfer images and control shooting remotely over a wireless connection.

The extremely portable, compact and lightweight body of the entry-level D3200 is loaded with the latest digital SLR camera functions, allowing for full-scale, flexible photography. Users will enjoy its simple operation with the capture of beautiful images exhibiting superior image quality that they will be eager to share with others.

D3200 Primary Features

A new DX-format CMOS image sensor, developed by Nikon with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, and the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine enable capture of high-quality images and shooting at high sensitivities

The D3200 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, developed by Nikon with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, and the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. Its predecessor, the D3100, offered a pixel count of 14.2-million pixels and standard ISO sensitivities of ISO 100–3200. The D3200 surpasses the D3100 with regard to both with its significant increase in pixel count and support for standard sensitivities of ISO 100–6400 and a Hi 1 setting equivalent to ISO 12800.

In order to maximize the potential of the image sensor’s 24.2-million pixels, the camera is equipped with the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, which was developed exclusively by Nikon and represents the culmination of the extensive image-processing know how and technologies that Nikon has cultivated over its long history. This image-processing engine has been optimized for digital SLR cameras, and its capabilities for superior high-speed performance enable faithful rendering, vivid color reproduction, and expression of a broad dynamic range. For example, it effectively suppresses noise with advanced noise-reduction processing for still images captured at high sensitivities under dim lighting, all while preserving the definition and sharpness of the image sensor’s 24.2-million pixels. Special noise-reduction processing designed especially for movies maintains crisp, clear outlines in movies recorded in low-light situations.

A refined Guide mode that is even easier to use

The D3200 is equipped with the Guide mode that was so popular with the D3000 and D3100. Guide mode displays instructions for shooting according to the situation or type of scene or subject, playing back and retouching images, as well as applying all types of settings in a manner that is more intuitive, making camera operation easier than ever before.

More assist images and text explanations of scenes added
The number of assist images, also built into the D3100, used to show the results users can expect from camera settings prior to shooting has been increased, and text explanations of scene details and application of settings have been added. Guide mode makes it fun and easy for users to capture the beautiful images they want, whether they choose a specific type of situation, such as Night portrait or Close-ups, or a technique they would like to apply, such as Soften backgrounds or Show water flowing.

New options added to Advanced operation
Advanced operation is one of the first choices available to users when Guide mode is activated. New options, including Capture reds in sunsets, with which the camera adjusts white balance, Take bright photos and Take dark (low key) photos, with which the camera adjusts exposure, and Reduce blur, with which auto ISO sensitivity control is used, have been added to Advanced operation with the D3200. These new options not only expand the range of scenes and situations with which users can effectively capture beautiful photos, but also provide a means for users to become accustomed to various camera functions and the results they achieve at their own pace.

A large and clear 3-in., approx. 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for live view shooting

The D3200 is equipped with a live view button. By simply pressing this button, live view mode is activated.
In live view mode, users can choose one of four AF-area modes: Normal-area AF, Wide-area AF, Subject-tracking AF, or Face-priority AF.

Equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of 1920 x 1080/30p full HD movies with superior picture quality

By simply pressing the movie-record button just above the shutter-release button, users can enjoy the D-Movie function that records full-HD movies with superior picture quality. Settings such as aperture value applied in Guide mode can also be applied to movie recording, and the ability to take advantage of the unique characteristics of each lens in the rich NIKKOR lineup, from wide-angle to telephoto lenses enable movie imaging expression that is only possible with digital SLR cameras.

The D3200 also offers Full-time-servo AF (AF-F), a focus mode with which the camera focuses continuously to keep moving subjects in focus with movie recording. It also offers Face-priority AF and Subject-tracking AF AF-area modes with movie recording. Face-priority AF is effective with recording of portrait-like movies, and Subject-tracking AF tracks a subject as it moves through the frame.

What’s more, recorded movies can not only be viewed in the camera monitor, but they can also be edited using the camera. Unnecessary portions can be cut from the beginning and/or end of movie files, and individual movie frames can be saved as still JPEG images. With the D3200, movie editing operation has been improved. The Start point and End point options for movie editing are displayed on the same menu screen, enabling simultaneous trimming of unnecessary portions at the beginning and end of movies, and the results of editing can be previewed before the edited movie is saved. These improvements make editing simpler by giving users a better idea of the results they can expect. In addition, the D3200 also supports connection of an external stereo microphone, which enables recording of stereo sound with movies.

Support for collaboration with smart devices (Android) for wireless transfer and remote shooting

With use of the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, Images captured with the D3200 can be transferred to smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices over a wireless connection, and smart devices can be used as a remote control for shooting with the view through the lens mounted on the camera and various shooting and settings information (live view display) displayed in the smart device screen (remote recording of movies is not supported). Collaboration between digital SLR cameras and smart devices provides new ways for users to enjoy shooting, viewing, and sharing photographs.

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Nikon D3200 specifications
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Effective Pixels 24.2 million
Sensor Size 23.2mm x 15.4mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.7 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels) DX-format
(L) 6,016 × 4,000
(M) 4,512 × 3,000
(S) 3,008 × 2,000
File Format Still Images Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Picture Control Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Selected Picture Control can be Modified
Standard
Vivid
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% Horizontal Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.5m¯¹
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
Compatible Lenses AF NIKKOR for F3AF not Supported
AF-S, AF-I: All Functions Supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster
IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus
Type D PC NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and some Shooting Modes
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec.
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release Modes Continuous
Delayed remote
Quick Response Remote Mode
Quiet shutter-release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Frame Advance Rate Up to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 4 frames per second
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Auto
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Scene Modes Auto
Auto [Flash Off]
Child
Close-up
Landscape
Night Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Mirror Lock Up Yes (for image sensor cleaning)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 – 6400
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Auto ISO sensitivity control available
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting On
Off
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 11
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash Yes
X-Sync Speed 1/200
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
Flash Sync Terminal Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
Live View Shooting Yes
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time 20 min.
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
VGA 640×424 / 30 fps
VGA 640×424 / 25 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 160-degree wide-viewing angle
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Straighten
Trim
Interface Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-speed USB
Video Output: NTSC, PAL
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norweigan
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 540 shots per charge (Battery Life) (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Battery Charger MH-24 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions 5.0 in. (125mm) x 3.8 in. (96mm) x 3.1 in. (76.5mm)
Approx. Weight 16 oz. (455g)
camera body only
Operating Environment 0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
Supplied Accessories AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-24 Quick Charger
EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
UC-E6 USB Cable
DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
AN-DC3 Camera Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
NikonView NX CD-ROM
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
**Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
***Refer to the product manual or the Compatible Lenses Specification for additional details.
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