Nikon D3200 18-55mm VR Lens kit

€441.00

Nikon D3200 specification highlights

  • 24MP CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Expeed 3 processing
  • 3.0″, 920k dot screen
  • Full HD 1080p30 video (with 25p and 24p options)
  • Microphone socket
  • Twin IR remote receivers
  • 4 frame-per-second continuous shooting
  • Guide mode

Compared to its peers:

Side-by-side against the Panasonic G3, it’s immediately apparent the size trade-off you make to retain an optical viewfinder. In this comparison the mirrorless Panasonic has a slightly smaller sensor, but Sony’s NEX and Samsung’s NX models aren’t much larger than the G3 while boasting APS-C sensors.
The D3200 is very similar in size to Canon’s Rebel T3/EOS 1100D, with which it nominally competes. The T3, while a very likeable camera, looks very off-the-pace with its 12MP sensor, 720P movies and 230k dot screen.

Wi-Fi option (WU-1a)

Alongside the D3200, Nikon announced an optional Wi-Fi transmitter for the camera. The WU-1a clips into the USB socket of the D3200 and allows you to broadcast its images to smartphones and tablets running a Nikon app. The unit allows the camera’s live view output to be streamed to the smart device and allows images to be shot remotely (at a distance of up to 49ft, but with no control over the camera’s settings).

Initially an app will be available for Android phones and tablets, with an iOS version expected in fall/autumn 2012. We’re told the app will allow either full-size or VGA-resolution images to be transferred from the camera, but we have yet to see how long it would take to grab a 24MP image. We would also like to see how securely the unit attaches to the camera, given that it sticks out of the side, and looks like it might be a little easy to dislodge. It also requires the port cover that reaches all the way up the camera’s flank to be left hanging open all of the time that it’s in use.

Weight 3kg kg