Nikon's New D3200 DSLR Likes Smartphones
Nikon’s new entry-level DSLR,
the D3200, includes a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and can be 'remote controlled' by an Android smartphone.
Aimed at beginner photographers, the camera offers a ‘guide mode’ which can be set to provide instructions for a variety of common shooting situations.
The D3200 uses the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine as Nikon’s flagship D4 and D800 and can capture Full HD video with full-time AF and stereo audio. Other key specs include a 3-inch LCD (920,000 dots) and in-camera video editing.
A wireless adapter (WU-1a) is available and allows images to be transferred wirelessly from the camera to a smartphone or tablet. Using the adapter, the camera can also be remotely controlled via an Android smartphone or tablet, with Live View data from the camera displayed on the Android device. Support for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, is in development.
The camera is expected in stores from May 24. Pricing was unavailable at the time of
Nikon Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a.