Howdy partner! I want to welcome you to my corner of the web where you’ll find helpful Nikon D3200 tips, advice and recommendations all written by me, Moose M. Winans. If you’re new around these parts, I encourage you to bookmark this page and come back from time to time. Thanks for visiting and happy shooting!
This online resource “will be” a collection of my personal experiences and insights with the Nikon D3200.
It’s primarily meant for beginners, newbies and novice’s. If you don’t fall into one of these categories you’re more than welcome to hangout here…just understand that I’ll be leaving out the lengthy technical explanations. :)
News & Notes
NEW! My D3200 Arrives! (June 5, 2012) – I just high-fived the UPS guy for dropping off my new Nikon D3200 a day early. Powering up the batteries as I write this. Just a heads up…as of 6pm Pacific time, Amazon still has the Nikon D3200 kit in stock (see here).
She’s Been Shipped! (June 4, 2012) – After a long wait, my D3200 is finally on it’s way to my doorstep! It’s scheduled to arrive Wednesday, June 6th. I’ll be sure to post my initial thoughts and any other tips or tricks you might find helpful.
Memory Card Analysis for the D3200 (May 25, 2012) – I went ahead and put together a memory card guide for the D3200 which sheds some light on compatible memory cards, specific requirements for HD recording, the number of images you can expect to take, estimated movie recording times and other important info. Check it out here.
Nikon D3200 Manual Now Available (May 9, 2012) – The D3200 PDF manual has been made available by Nikon. I placed it on my resource page here or you can go straight to Nikon’s website and download it there.
Nikon D3200 In Stock (April 30, 2012) – Some of the more popular online retailers (Amazon, Best Buy, etc…) have begun shipping out the D3200. I’m currently still on the waiting list with Amazon. I’m hoping to hear something this week…fingers crossed! :)
Availability & Pricing for the Nikon D3200 (April 19, 2012) – In Nikon’s official press release, they stated “late” April 2012 with an estimated street price of $699 (including an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR kit lens). Amazon is currently “selling” the D3200 (see here), although they state it’s “temporarily out of stock”…which might be a fancy way of collecting pre-orders.
The Nikon D3200 Announced, Plus a Quick Comparison (April 19, 2012) – Nikon has added a new sibling to the DSLR family, the D3200. Here’s an initial comparison to the D3100, featuring the major differences…
|Nikon D3200||Nikon D3100|
|Image sensor||24 megapixels||14 megapixels|
|LCD sharpness||931,000 dots||230,000 dots|
|Burst rate||4 frames per second||3 frames per second|
|Video quality||1080p video with 30 frames per second||1080p video with 24 frames per second|
Other than the above mentioned differences, the two DSLR’s are nearly identical in every category including size and weight.