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Nikon D3200 - DSLR - 24.2 Mpix - 3 x optical zoom - 18-55mm lens - black - inc 8GB SD Card and Case

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- Bundle includes Nikon D3200 DSLR, 18-55mm VR Lens, 8GB SDHC Flash Card, DSLR Case

Don't let the D3200's compact size and price fool you -- packed inside this easy to use HD-SLR is serious Nikon power: a 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor that excels in any light, EXPEED 3 image-processing for fast operation and creative in-camera effects, Full HD (1080p) movie recording, in-camera tutorials and much more. What does this mean for you? Simply stunning photos and videos in any setting. And now, with Nikon's optional Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can share those masterpieces instantly with your Smartphone or tablet!

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.

The D3200 analyzes color and brightness information of the scene utilizing the light source identification function of Scene Recognition System and detects the light source precisely by referencing the in-camera database for auto white balance. In this way, it can determine the ideal white balance even with difficult light sources.

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.

With D-SLRs, it sometimes occurs that dust becomes attached to the OLPF (optical low-pass filter) located in front of the image sensor when exchanging lenses, and is photographed in taken images. To prevent dust from degrading images, the D3200 employs the Image Sensor Cleaning function and Airflow Control System. These double measures effectively reduce the possibility of dust being photographed in the frame, ensuring beautiful images.

The D3200 employs guide mode that enables you to take pictures and movies the way you want, even if you are a first-time user of a D-SLR. By just following the guides displayed in the monitor, a variety of image expression is realized easily, such as "soften background" to emphasize the subject, "capture reds in sunsets", or "take bright/dark photos".

 

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Features Explained

Image Quality:
Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor realizes beautiful reproduction of human skin, gradation of sky and background blur

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.

Image-processing engine EXPEED 3 - the same as that used by the Nikon D4 FX-format flagship camera - is employed
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.
Also, with high-speed readout from the image sensor integrated with superior image-processing capability, Full HD D-Movie at 1,920 x 1,080/30p is supported.

Wide sensitivity range up to ISO 6400 - effective for shooting in dark situations and for moving subjects
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.

Identifies the situation of the subject precisely for reliable auto control - Scene Recognition System
Utilizing a 420-pixel RGB sensor, the camera detects brightness and colors finely, and identifies the situation of the subject accurately before shooting. The results are reflected in autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance for accurate auto control. Moreover, the D3200 detects human faces utilizing the Face Detection System, and applies the information to autofocus, auto exposure, auto white balance and playback zoom of face.

Identifies the light source precisely - auto white balance
The D3200 analyzes color and brightness information of the scene utilizing the light source identification function of Scene Recognition System and detects the light source precisely by referencing the in-camera database for auto white balance. In this way, it can determine the ideal white balance even with difficult light sources.

Reproduces brightness as you see it - Active D-Lighting
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.

Double countermeasures to reduce image-degrading dust - Image Sensor Cleaning function and Airflow Control System
With D-SLRs, it sometimes occurs that dust becomes attached to the OLPF (optical low-pass filter) located in front of the image sensor when exchanging lenses, and is photographed in taken images. To prevent dust from degrading images, the D3200 employs the Image Sensor Cleaning function and Airflow Control System. These double measures effectively reduce the possibility of dust being photographed in the frame, ensuring beautiful images.

Image Sensor Cleaning function
Vibrations at multiple different resonant frequencies are used to reduce dust on the low-pass filter. This function is automatically activated each time the camera is turned on and off. It can also be activated from the menu.

Airflow Control System
This controls the flow of air using small ducts near the lens mount, preventing internal dust from sticking to the low-pass filter in front of the image sensor.

NIKKOR
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.

Technologies that only Nikon can offer
-Nikon's original Vibration Reduction (VR) even compensates blur in the viewfinder image for comfortable handheld shooting

When shooting in dark locations, it is necessary for the camera to open the shutter for an extended period of time to receive sufficient light. This may result in a blurred image caused by camera shake. Nikon built the VR function into the lens to reduce the effects of camera shake. Different from a blur-reduction function built into the camera body, this ensures a stable viewfinder image during shooting for comfortable shooting. The VR function is effective for sports and dusk or night scenes where image blur may be caused with handheld shooting.
-AF-S lenses with built-in SWM (Silent Wave Motor) ensure quiet autofocus operation
Nikon's original SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for AF drive is an autofocus motor that converts "traveling waves" into rotational energy to drive optics for autofocus. AF-S lenses that incorporate the SWM achieve quiet AF operation.
-Nano Crystal Coat provides clear images with minimal ghost or flare
This is an antireflective coating that originated from Nikon's work in semiconductor manufacturing technology. Ghost effects caused by red light, which were incredibly difficult to prevent with previous systems, and ghost and flare effects caused by light entering the lens diagonally are effectively reduced.
-ED glass effectively minimizes chromatic aberration at high magnification
Nikon-developed ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass minimizes prism-caused color dispersion. For lenses using normal optical glass, the longer the focal length, the more difficult it is to correct the chromatic aberration that causes color fringing. Nikon's ED glass effectively compensates for this kind of chromatic aberration.
-Aspherical lens for effective distortion correction
This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces to correct certain types of lens aberration. These elements are particularly useful for correcting the distortion in wide-angle lenses.

 

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Easy operation:

Easier-to-use Guide Mode that shows you exactly how to take great pictures
The D3200 employs Guide Mode that enables you to take pictures and movies the way you want, even if you are a first-time user of a D-SLR. By just following the guides displayed in the monitor, a variety of image expression is realized easily, such as "Soften background" to emphasize the subject, "Capture reds in sunsets", or "Take bright/dark photos".

Shooting using viewfinder
Easy-to-see viewfinder Optical viewfinder shooting is convenient in high-speed continuous shooting or when tracking a moving subject. The D3200 features approx. 95% frame coverage and approx. 0.8x magnification. The clear and easy-to-see viewfinder supports comfortable shooting with minimal time lag.

11-point AF system
11-point AF system for reliable subject acquisition The D3200 incorporates a high-speed and highly accurate 11-point AF system. A cross-type sensor covers the most frequently used center area to deliver superior subject-acquisition and focusing performance. With Scene Recognition System, the D3200 shows enhanced subject identification and composition change detection. In Auto-area AF mode, the D3200 achieves focus at the appropriate focus point by detecting background, foreground and subject. In 3D-tracking (11 points) mode, the focus point automatically changes to track the subject even if it moves or composition is changed while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Also, the camera employs superimposed indicators for bright and easy-to-see viewfinder information. Focus points are displayed clearly.

Superior durability, accuracy and operability - highly reliable shutter
The D3200's shutter unit is tested for 100,000 cycles with the shutter actually loaded to prove its high durability. The release mode button/Self-timer button/Remote control button on the camera back enables selection of release modes from Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed Remote (2 s), Quick-response remote and Quiet shutter release. The Quiet shutter release mode is convenient when you want to shoot with reduced shutter-release sound for occasions such as a school play or when taking pictures of wildlife, insects, or a sleeping child. It also contributes to high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 4 fps

Comfortable live view shooting using a large LCD monitor
Live view shooting using an LCD monitor feels more like shooting with a compact digital camera. This is convenient when it is difficult to use the viewfinder to take high-angle or low-angle shots, or when you want to determine composition using approx. 100% frame coverage in landscape or portrait photography. You can shoot while confirming your subject with the large, easy-to-view, 7.5-cm (3-in.) VGA (approx. 921k-dot), LCD monitor. The desired AF area can be selected by moving a focus point with the multi selector. For close-up shooting of flowers and other small subjects using a tripod, you can magnify images up to approx. 9.4 times to check the exact focus.

Three focus modes - selectable according to your subject
-Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Suitable for a stationary subject such as landscapes, architecture or flowers.
-Full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Convenient for shooting a moving subject which is usually difficult to focus on, such as a child or pet. Available in both live view mode and movie recording. Camera focuses continuously as the subject moves.
-Manual focus (MF)
Manual focusing. Suitable for a subject for which autofocus is difficult, such as an animal in a cage or a person in the shade with the sun in the background.

Four AF-area modes - automatically focus on someone's face or a moving subject
-Face-priority AF -Face-priority AF
Ideal for focusing on someone's face such as for a commemorative photo.
-Wide-area AF
Suitable for handheld shooting such as for a landscape. AF area can be moved to a desired point within the frame.
-Normal-area AF
Convenient for shooting with pin-point focus for a designated position such as for a close-up of a flower. Using a tripod is recommended for more precise focusing.
-Subject-tracking AF
After focusing is activated, AF area tracks the subject. Ideal for capturing a moving subject such as a child or pet.

Images taken with the D3200 can easily be transmitted to smart devices wirelessly [NEW]
When the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is connected to the D3200, it is possible to transmit images to a smart device such as a smartphone or tablet PC wirelessly. Beautiful images that only D-SLRs can capture are now available for SNS or email. Moreover, a remote shooting function that enables shutter release from a distant place is employed. You can take shots from a wide shooting angle, while confirming an image to be taken, with a smart device as a live view display. Android OS smart devices are supported.

Long-life battery due to energy-saving design - EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (supplied) The D3200's efficient energy-saving design allows you to shoot approx. 540 shots per charge with the EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

 

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D-Movie

Records movies more beautifully and easily with a D-SLR - Full HD D-Movie
The D3200 offers Full HD movie recording at 1,920 x 1,080/30p. You can shoot beautiful movies utilizing 24.2 effective megapixels. It is possible to record movies with expanded image expression utilizing beautiful blur that only D-SLRs can offer, a variety of perspectives with a wide interchangeable lens lineup, and superior high-sensitivity performance. When subject-tracking AF is used, even a moving subject is kept focused. The movie-record button is located next to the shutter-release button to enable instant movie recording start. You can record movies as if using a video camcorder. With the D3200, manual setting for movie recording is possible (only when exposure mode is set to M). You can set shutter speed and ISO sensitivity before starting recording*. Furthermore, a flicker reduction function is employed to enable you to select flicker frequency (50Hz/60Hz) or choose automatic.

How to improve your D-Movie expression
-Use a tripod in movie recording

In movie shooting, panning (tracking a subject's movement horizontally) and tilting (tracking vertically) will result in beautiful images. For smooth panning and tilting, use of a tripod is recommended because image blur caused by camera shake is likely to occur in handheld shooting.
-Controlling the background blur
Recent D-SLR cameras enable movie recording that emphasizes the background blur effect. With the D3200, you can control the degree of blur by changing the aperture (f-number) before recording.
-Wide NIKKOR lens lineup
One of the great advantages of D-SLRs is that you can enjoy diversified movie expression by changing lenses. Use a telephoto zoom lens to capture distant children at an athletic meeting, trains or airplanes, a wide-angle zoom lens for shooting landscapes, a standard zoom lens or micro lens for a baby or pets, or a fisheye lens when you want to creatively deform architecture. Using a variety of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses will make your movie recording much more enjoyable.
-Utilize Picture Control
With six types of Picture Control incorporated in the D3200, you can freely manage the colors and mood of your images by choosing an option of monochrome, vivid, etc. as you do for still images.

In-camera movie editing functions
You can edit your movie easily without a PC. It is possible to delete unwanted parts by choosing the start or end point in single frame units, and save a selected frame as a JPEG image with the same image size as that of the selected movie frame.

 

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Nikon D3200 - digital camera AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens
Product Type
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
Lens Included
AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Image Processor
EXPEED 3
Sensor Resolution
24.2 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Lens System
3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
28 cm
Image Stabiliser
Optical
Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Viewfinder
Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
Display
LCD display - 3"
Supported Battery
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Colour
Black
Dimensions (WxDxH)
12.5 cm x 7.7 cm x 9.6 cm
Weight
455 g


Detail

General

Product Type
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
Lens Included
AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens
Enclosure Colour
Black
Sensor Resolution
24.2 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
CMOS
Total Pixels
24,700,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
24,200,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
15.4 x 23.2mm
Field of View Crop Factor
1.5
Sensor Dust Reduction
Yes
Sensor Features
Air flow control system, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Optical Zoom
3 x
Image Processor
EXPEED 3
Image Stabiliser
Optical
Auto Focus
TTL contrast and phase detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
11
AE/AF Control
3D-tracking AF, Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
Face Detection
Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, face zoom, face-priority AF function
Digital Video Format
H.264, MOV
Image Recording Format
JPEG, RAW + JPEG, NEF (RAW)
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO auto, ISO 12800, ISO 100-6400
Exposure Metering
Centre-weighted, spot, 3D colour matrix II
Exposure Metering Zones
420
Exposure Modes
Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, close-up, night portrait, Children, sports mode
Special Effects
Neutral, Vivid, monochrome, landscape, portrait
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunlight, Flash, shade
Max Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
30 sec
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
X-sync Speed
1/200sec
Exposure Range
EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Type
3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
27 - 82.5mm
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
28 cm
Max View Angle
76 degree(s)
Zoom Adjustment
Manual
Lens Construction
8 groups / 11 elements
Filter Size
52 mm
Lens System Mounting
Nikon F
Features
Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
12
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Features
AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
4 frames per second
Self Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec, 5 sec, 20sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe
Additional Features
Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, GPS ready, Wi-Fi ready, LCD live view mode, highlight point display, Active D-Lighting technology, 1080p Full HD movie recording, face detection, built-in help guide, Scene Recognition System (SRS), Exif Print support, in-camera RAW processing, Eye-Fi Card Ready

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
Field Coverage
95%
Magnification
0.8x
Dioptric Correction Range
-1.7 to +0.5

Display

Type
3" LCD display
Resolution
921,000 pixels
Display Features
Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode
Mono
Microphone Features
Sensitivity control

Connections

Connector Type
1 x Hi-Speed USB , 1 x HDMI output , 1 x composite video/audio output , 1 x microphone ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) , 1 x remote control
Memory Card Slot
SD card

Software

Software
Nikon ViewNX 2

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices
USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included Accessories
Eyepiece cover, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, neck strap, carrying case, USB cable, eyecup, shoe cap, audio / video cable

Battery

Battery Type
Nikon EN-EL14
Details
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Battery Life Details
Photo shooting - 540 shots

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
Included Memory Card
8 GB SDHC
Image Storage
6016 x 4000 , 4512 x 3000 , 3008 x 2000
Video Capture
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps , H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps , H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps , H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps , H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 50 fps , H.264 - 640 x 424 - 30 fps , H.264 - 640 x 424 - 25 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width
12.5 cm
Depth
7.7 cm
Height
9.6 cm
Weight
455 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
0 - 85% (non-condensing)

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