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Nikon D3200 DSLR camera

Nikon D3200 DSLR camera
The D3200 is Nikon's second entry-level DSLR and includes significant upgrades over its predecessor, the D3100. Upgrades include a 24MP CMOS sensor which gives you a whole lot more freedom with cropping images, an EXPEED 3 image processor, a higher resolution screen with improved viewing angles, 4fps continuous shooting speed and improved full HD video recording at 30fps. All of this has been done without increasing the weight (505 grams) or the size of the camera body.

The camera body is available in either red or the standard black — general opinion was that the red finish is not as durable and looks cheap. In black, the build quality of the camera is impressive and it provides good grip. The buttons are well placed and easy to access, however Nikon has still not provided a dedicated ISO button which is a letdown for power users.

The D3200 offers a dedicated video recording button and also comes with a front and rear wireless infrared ports, making it easy to use an infrared trigger from anywhere. The user interface is similar to most Nikon DSLRs and has a fast learning curve. Like the D3100, this too comes with a 'guide mode' that makes it easy for new users to learn about various controls and modes on the camera.

Thanks to the EXPEED 3 processor, the camera does not feel slow even when shooting at full 24MP resolution and saving images in RAW & Jpeg format. We got excellent results — good colour rendition and reasonably sharp images from the included 18-55mm kit lens.

Even low light performance is impressive thanks to excellent noise reduction done. Full HD video recording is top-notch with no frame drops, but the audio recording is in mono only. For anyone considering stepping into DSLR territory, the D3200 is a great choice.

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