Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Lady In Red
A couple of days ago (I know, I know...day late, dollar short) Nikon announced their newest DSLR, the D3200. It's billed as "entry level", which ordinarily wouldn't be a blip on my radar screen. However, since I have been searching for a lightweight body to complement my D700, I took a second look. So should you.
This "entry level" model has a 24 megapixel sensor, weather sealed body (just kidding!), WiFi capability, 4 fps continuous drive, Full HD at either 24p or 30p and a stereo mic jack. All this in an package that weighs 1.11 lbs. and costs $700 with the stabilized kit lens.
Depending upon image quality, this may be a good alternative to a mirrorless system for us Nikon shooters. Read more here.
As an aside, I am having a hard time getting inside the minds of the powers that be at Nikon. First, we have the top of the line D4 at 16 megapixels. Then we have the D800 at 36 megapixels with about the same video capability. And now, the D3200. I am starting to think that anyone's best bet is to buy the cheapest camera that has the features you want and put the rest in lenses.