A little over a year ago I got my hands on the Nikon D3100 to review. Up until then I had been very much a Canon fan having had a Canon 350D, 450D, 40D and then a 50D. I never really had much interest in Nikon.
The D3100 though, was something of a turning point for me. Having it in for review ‘forced’ me to take a proper look. Although I didn’t dispense with my Canon gear the D3100 really impressed me as being a simple to use and light-weight digital SLR and it became a camera that I would carry for casual photography, anything more serious I would stick to the Canon 50D and the plethora of Canon lenses I have.
One nice thing about the D3100 was the ability to record HD video (720P) and to have a degree of auto focus whilst in record mode. This is something that the new Nikon D3200 extends being capable of 1080P video recording and improved autofocus.
The D3200 looks almost identical to the D3100 that is replaces but there are lots of feature changes, not least in the sensor department as this has now been increased to an impressive 24.2 megapixels. Amazing for an entry-level DSLR!
If you want to see a little more of the D3200 check out the unboxing video below.
Posted by: Matt