From the Author: Top 5 Camera Features of the Nikon D3200
24.4 Megapixel sensor: The Nikon D3200 has a brand new sensor, a new 2.4.4 megapixel CMOS sensor that offers the highest output resolution for a DX camera (cropped sensor) in the Nikon camera line. The amazing part is that Nikon has increased the pixel count over the D3100 and at the same time has managed to improve on the image and video quality as well.
4 frames per second: In the continuous release mode, the D3200 can take up to 4 frames per second as long as the buffer isn't full. This allows you to capture fast moving action and sports shots easily. I really like to use the continuous shutter release mode which will keep taking photos as long as the shutter button is held down (up to a 100 images in a row). This allows me to capture action shots that I would have missed inthe past.
EXPEED 3 processor: The Expeed 3 is the latest image processing engine from Nikon and is the same technology used in the top-of-the line Nikon D4 and the D800. The D3200 takes advantage of this technology both in creating great still images and in the video capture.
ISO Range: The D3200 has a wide ISO range from ISO 100 - ISO 6400 and can even be pushed to Hi1, the equivalent to ISO 12,800. Even more impressive is that relatively low amount of digital noise at the high ISO settings. This allows you to use the camera in low light situations without using the built in flash or an external flash unit. USing ISO 100 - ISO 400 will produce images that are virtually noise free and even at the higher ISO settings 800 - 1600 the noise is very low. At the three top ISO settings, there is more noise but even at ISO 6400, the noise can be dealt with in post production and usable images can be taken.
HD Video: The Nikon D3200 can shoot full 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second and while the built in microphone is not that great, the D3200 can utilize a wide variety of external microphones that will produce great sound as well as video. Taking video is as simple as pressing the Live View button and then pressing the dedicated video record button located behind and to the left of the shutter release button.
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From the Back Cover
Master the D3200 and you'll be amazed at the images you can capture
You have chosen an awesome dSLR, but so many of its powerful features will be wasted if you don't master all of the technology at your disposal. Start with the Quick Tour in this book to get a feel for the camera right away. Then learn to use each control, button, dial, and menu. Review basic photographic principles as you practice with your D3200, experiment with HD video and common shooting situations, use the Retouch menu, and much more.
- Master the varying functions of the D3200 buttons and dials
- Learn about the lenses, flashes, and microphones available for your D3200
- Experiment with Live View and different focus modes
- Get shooting advice for abstract, sports, concert, nature, low-light, portrait, and travel photography
- Learn how to view and edit images in the camera
Inside – your free gray and color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color