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First few hours with Nikon's fully loaded, 24 megapixel D3200

For an entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3200 is fully loaded. By fully loaded we mean a new 24 mega pixel DX-format CMOS image sensor.

Nandagopal RajanFor an entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3200 is fully loaded. By fully loaded we mean a new 24 mega pixel DX-format CMOS image sensor. Consider this to other entry-level DSLRs which are still dabbling with 12MP and 16 MP sensors.

But what does a 24MP sensor bring to a DSLR? To start with, you can click a frame of an entire garden and crop out the picture of just one flower, that too in high resolution. Plus, there is absolutely no noise when you are looking at the larger picture.

Courtesy: Gadgets & GizmosThe D3200 is very light to hold. So light that getting a steady shot might be a bit difficult in certain circumstances. But that will only bother the professionals, and this is not a camera meant for them.

There is a viewfinder as well as a 3-inch LCD which can be used for live shots and HD video. The menu of Nikon D3200 is easy to use, though we missed one touch buttons for ISO and white balance.

Priced at Rs 48,950 with an AF-S 18-105mm VR Kit Lens and Rs 37,950 with AF-S 18-55mm lens, the Nikon D3200 comes in both red and black, though we were not that impressed by the former.

Read full review of the D3200 in the August of Gadgets & Gizmos