The highest performance among entry-class, the brand new Nikon D3200 is a dream come true for new users. This compact lightweight camera utilizes the newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image-processing engine that deliver 24.2 megapixels high image quality and ISO sensitivity range from ISO100 to 6400.
Now, shooting pictures has never been easier. Its enhanced Guide mode can lead you through the process of set-up and shooting various scenarios. There are also six scene modes to assist you so your pictures will always be perfect.
DX-Format CMOS Image Sensor
Featuring 24.2 effective megapixels, the D3200 employs a Nikon-developed DX-format CMOS image sensor. It achieves high-resolution rendering and rich tonal gradation that smoothly reproduces human skin texture and gradation of sky. Also, utilizing the large sensor of a D-SLR, high-quality still images and movies can be taken with beautiful background blur. The high pixel count of the D3200 is also effective when images are printed. Even when taken still images are trimmed and enlarged, high-resolution image quality is realized with the least degradation.
To process 24.2-megapixel data at high speed, an image-processing engine EXPEED 3, the same as that used by the Nikon D4, that is optimized for D-SLRs is incorporated. EXPEED 3 realizes faithful reproduction of human skin, expanded dynamic range and improved color rendering in Active D-Lighting. With its high-performance noise-reduction function, rich gradation with less noise is achieved even at a high sensitivity range, for both still images and movies.
Wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 6400 is provided. Superior high-sensitivity performance is offered even with high pixel count. The range can be increased up to Hi 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent). Even at high ISO setting, sharp images are delivered with minimized noise while maintaining resolution. Setting high ISO sensitivity enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture pictures without worrying about image degradation caused by camera shake even when shooting at night or in dark interiors, or when shooting a moving subject such as children or pets. Furthermore, this superior high-sensitivity performance is effective for D-Movie and you can shoot beautiful movies without large-scale lighting equipment even in low-light conditions.
It is difficult to reproduce the brightness of subjects as it appears in such scenes as a dark room including outside scenery seen through a window, high-contrast scenes such as at the seaside under strong sunlight, and backlit situations. The D3200 employs Active D-Lighting that preserves details in both highlights and shadowy areas in such situations, maintaining moderate contrast. You can reproduce brightness as you see it in both bright and dark situations.
NIKKOR is Nikon's lens brand that is highly praised by countless photo enthusiasts and professionals. NIKKOR has always led the way by incorporating Nikon's original technologies. With its superior optical quality and an extensive lineup, NIKKOR maximizes the high image quality of the D3200's 24.2 effective megapixels, thus delivering excellent imaging performance for both stills and movies.