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Don't let the D3200's compact size and price fool you—packed inside this easy to use HD-SLR is serious Nikon power: a 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor that excels in any light, EXPEED 3 image-processing for fast operation and creative in-camera effects, Full HD (1080p) movie recording, in-camera tutorials and much more. What does this mean for you? Simply stunning photos and videos in any setting. And now, with Nikon's optional Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can share those masterpieces instantly with your Smartphone or tablet!
close-up portrait of a girl with blonde hair taken with Nikon D3200 HD-SLR

Take your photos and videos to the next level

24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3

Why do photos and videos shot with a Nikon HD-SLR look so good? It all starts with Nikon’s exclusive image sensors, and the D3200 has the most powerful CMOS sensor we’ve ever put in a HD-SLR at this level. Boasting an astounding 24.2 effective megapixels, it captures sharper, richer images—even in low light. Combine that with EXPEED 3 image processing, the processing power behind the acclaimed Nikon D4, for super-fast operation, exceptional image capture, in-camera filter effects and more. Your photos and videos will amaze even you.
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Master the camera simply by using it

Guide Mode ensures success

It’s never been easier to create HD-SLR quality photos, thanks to the D3200’s Guide Mode. Learn the camera's key features and controls while you shoot, and even get advice and sample images to succeed in difficult shooting situations. Guide Mode is easy to access and easy to understand. You’re never shooting alone with the D3200.
Mode dial of D3200 and images of a yellow flower, portrait of girl, night portrait of girl and landscape taken with Nikon D3200 HD-SLR

Capture the best of every scene

Six Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector

Experienced photographers optimize their camera settings for the scene they’re shooting. With the D3200, optimizing your camera settings is as easy as turning a dial. Choose from six common Scene Modes like Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Close up and more, for flawless results even in demanding circumstances. When using Live View, Scene Auto Selector automatically sets the D3200 for the most suitable Scene Mode for the situation. A highly accurate 420-pixel RGB sensor powers Nikon's Scene Recognition System, which compares scene data against an extensive database to optimize the shot accordingly.
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Create cinema-quality HD videos

One-touch Full HD 1080p movie recording with stereo sound

Nikon is committed to developing HD-SLRs that are not just superlative still image cameras, but superlative video cameras, as well. With a touch of a button, the D3200 starts recording Full HD 1080p video with full-time autofocus, manual exposure control and stereo sound. Its breathtaking 921,000-dot, ultra-high-resolution display makes it easy to frame, monitor and review your footage. Even record in super-smooth slow motion up to 60 fps! Unleash your inner cinematographer.*

*Built-in microphone, monaural
Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
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Get a new view of your world

Versatile AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm

Nikon’s renowned NIKKOR lenses have long been the choice of pros and serious photographers. Marvels of clarity, consistency, precision and reliability, they draw peak performance from Nikon HD-SLRs. The D3200 comes equipped with the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm, a versatile, high performance VR image stabilized lens. And when you’re ready to expand your system and extend your creativity, you'll have your choice of over 70 legendary NIKKOR lenses.
Photo of girl in yellow go-cart with girl in red go-cart following, taken with Nikon D3200 HD-SLR

Fast and accurate shooting

The D3200's 11-point Autofocusing System is as fast as it is precise. Check your focus points, track your subject or shoot carefree right from the viewfinder. And when the action speeds up, simply aim, hold down the shutter and fire off approx. 4 fps at 24.2 MP resolution.
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Wi-Fi Connectivity—Now you can easily get GREAT pictures on your smartphone

Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smartphone and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from your D3200. With an easy to use app, now, when you can't wait to share that great shot, you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone in an instant.
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Compact, lightweight and durable

Your D3200 is designed for comfort, intuitive use and durability. Its compact, lightweight and rugged body puts key controls at your fingertips. You'll never hesitate to bring along your D3200.
Photo taken with Nikon D3200 HD-SLR, of cityscape taken at night with car headlights and taillights blurred

Dramatic low-light photos

The D3200’s wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 allows for shooting in very low light without a flash or in very bright light with zoom, macro, fixed focal length or wide aperture lenses. For extreme low-light situations, set the ISO to Hi 1 and achieve ISO 12800 equivalent sensitivity.

WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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D3200 4.7 5 162 162
Great Camera One of the many features that I like is the low light capability of this camera (12,800) quality of photos is very good. If you're moving up from a point and shoot camera, the 3200 is the one for you. The Auto feature is virtually goof proof and you can eventually explore the manual modes as you gain more confidence. Movie mode is excellent. December 26, 2012
Fantastic camera! I needed a camera that I could take advantage of all the features, but would also be easy enough for my wife to get some point-and-shoot time without having to take a course on how to use it. After doing some research, I kept coming back to the D3200. Everything about this camera opened my eyes up. Price, quality, ease of use, features, accessories, etc. We finally decided to buy it and were amazed at everything we could get with it (3 lenses, case, 2nd battery, 2 filters, wifi adapter, remote) for just shy of $1000 CDN. After using it for a few weeks now, we're both completely happy with our purchase. The camera takes fantastic pictures even in the auto modes that the wife uses. Using this camera is becoming an addiction due to its excellent quality. Can't recommend it enough. September 14, 2012
a good everything camera the megapixal on this camera is amazing they did a good job for a good price July 4, 2012
perfeita maquina ótima, perfeita para varias ocasiões. agora só troco as lentes que quero para devidas ocasiões. amei! September 2, 2014
Fácil de manusear, resultados impressionantes! Não sabia o poder de uma NIKON até ter uma. Tem sido uma experiência incrível. Fico surpreso com os resultados. August 16, 2014
fotografías increíbles esta cámara toma fotografiaras en ata resoluciones y de calidad profesional la recomiendo mucho August 14, 2014
Qualidade maravilhosa!! ótima camera qualidade impressionante, ótimo manuseio. Recomendo a todos. Simplesmente Fácil Simplesmente Impressionante NIKON É NIKON!!!!!! August 12, 2014
Ejemplo de calidad perfecta en tamaño y diseño, totalmete hergonomica. si la fotografia es lo tuyo no hay mejor forma de empezar con fotos mas profecionales que nikon y en exclusiva esta camara a la cual acompañas de un tripod y lograras lo deseado en menos de lo que imaginas. consejo si vas a tomar video quita el autoenfoque por que el servo se escucha en el video. June 16, 2014
Excelente custo beneficio! Muito boa câmera! Ótima para qualquer situação que um usuário comum possa enfrentar e um bom corpo para backup de baixo custo para usuários avançados. Bem intuitiva e de fácil configuração, Cada centavo gasto valeu a pena. May 28, 2014
Gran cámara para empezar Llevo poco mas de medio año con la que es mi primer reflex y sin duda estoy muy contento con ella, me ha dejado gran sabor de boca aunque debo decir que hacen falta algunas opciones. Acompañada de buenas lentes sin duda ofrece resultados impresionantes y que no le piden nada a fotos tomadas con equipos de una gama mas alta, los objetivos kit también ofrecen resultados muy buenos por el precio. Una gran compra. May 19, 2014
Realizando um sonho! Eu estou muito FELIZ com a D3200! Ela mostrou que posso fazer e pensar em melhores fotos! Ela aguçou minha vontade de querer mais em fotografia! Captura desde os menores detalhes até as mais grandiosas construções. March 16, 2014
D3200 Comprei recentemente uma D3200, minha primeira DSLR. Ainda estou fazendo cursos pela internet (youtube), e já possível aproveitar parte dos seus recursos. Recomendo a câmera e as instruções/dicas disponíveis na internet. February 21, 2014
Bastaria dizer que é Nikon, mas é FANTÁSTICA!!! Você brinca um pouco com ela e percebe que nunca antes fez fotos tão boas. February 10, 2014
pequena e com tantos beneficios Muito boa, a própria marca já diz, sim recomendaria a um amigo, pois só assim faria parte de mais um a solicitar nos fins de semana February 4, 2014
La mejor elección Aparte de que Nikon tiene la mejor imagen que conozco, esta cámara cumple con las expectativas que todo fotógrafo principiante y avanzado puede esperar. Aparte de ser un gran producto simplemente es la mejor elección a un precio accesible para todo aquel aficionado de la fotografía que desee inducirse a este magnifico trabajo. Sigan mejorando día con día, para de esta manera seguir siendo los numero 1!! January 9, 2014
Una calidad de fotografías que están unos pasos adelante de cualquier cámara compacta Llevo poco tiempo usando está cámara réflex y estoy satisfecho con su desempeño y versatilidad, una interfaz fácil de manejar, excelente desempeño. La he puesto a prueba en distintos escenarios, cambios de velocidad de obturación etc. Se pueden obtener resultados profesionales con los ajustes adecuados. January 2, 2014
no tengo palabras mi primer cámara fotográfica para recuerdos de tipo, nunca imagine que algo tan pequeño pudiera reflejar algo extraordinario, con ese tipo de instrumento te dan ganas de fotografiar a cuanta gente pase y que sepan que ese tipo de cámaras son las mejores, nunca me arrepentire de la compra que he realizado. December 27, 2013
Excellent Reflex pour débuter :o<3 Je vien de l'avoir hier le 24 décembre & j'ai déjà commencer a le comprendre et tout j'ai pris qu'elles que photo & je les trouve vraiment réussis mon premier appareil a été un canon sx160 , & J'ai tout de suite compris le D3200 il est si simple maime en mode Manuel , il est léger et le body est vraiment beau *.* je n'aurais pu demander mieux pour mon premier reflex :D Sur ce je vous laisse en vous disants que je ne regrette pas de l'avoir eu et tout aller vous le procurer , ses vraiment un beau jouet de photo :) PS je n'est que 14ans December 25, 2013
excente camara para tan pequeño diseño EXCELENTE CAMARA, iniciandome en el mundo de la fotografia November 26, 2013
Tudo do o que esperava de uma câmera Já fazia algum tempo que queria comprar uma DSLR e não me arrependo. Excelente câmera. November 21, 2013
Ótima Maquina Excelente maquina, em todos os sentidos, vale o investimento, só erram no programa que não tem em português. November 1, 2013
gran camara me dedico a la fotografía aérea, gran cámara, grandes resultados, ahora voy por la D800e, veremos que tal. October 26, 2013
facile et efficace débutant en photographie, je me suis acheté un kit D3200 avec 2 lentilles. Voilà! c'est facile à utiliser le mode guide nous donne une très bonne base et l'appareil fait le reste. Un très bon rapport qualité prix! October 14, 2013
Ótima É uma ótima maquina,as imagens são belíssimas mais so está pecando no programa quem acompanha a câmera o View nx2 ele não vem em português,tirando isso ela é ótima. September 27, 2013
WOW Je possède une D3200 depuis maintenant 1 semaine et je suis totalement en amour avec cette caméra elle ne vous laisse jamais tomber et offre des résultats digne des gros joueur tel la D4. Je la recommande autant au débutants qu'au amateurs, comme moi passioné. August 6, 2013
Experiência sem par. Sensacional o equipamento. 100% recomendável à todos os tipos de fotógrafos. Desde profissionais às os hobistas! Desde os acessórios às lentes. As adaptações e acessórios são excepcionais. Recomendadíssimo. June 26, 2013
Versátil, simples e muito eficiente. O melhor custo beneficio que se pode ter em uma DSLR. Eu recomendo não só para aqueles que estam começando mas também para aqueles que já estam no mercado. Ponto para a Nikon!! March 26, 2013
Nikon D3200 Definitivamente a escolha perfeita para iniciantes e também profissionais, efetuei a compra do produto a pouco tempo e estou maravilhado com a qualidade das imagens e o leque de opções que o produto tem para oferecer. Parabéns a todo pessoal que trabalha para a Nikon. January 22, 2013
Show de Bola Não sei se minha opnião vai valer muito aqui, mas estou impressionado com a qualidade desta câmera. Muito boa mesmo, recomendo. Um recurso em particular que me agradou bastante é a possibilidade de colocar as foto na proporção 16:9, que é uma tendência do mercado hoje... Parabéns a todos os engenheiros da Nikon. December 30, 2012
Justo lo que buscaba No soy ni con mucho un profesional de la fotografía, pero disfruto la composicion, el uso de la luz, los angulos etc. Por allá de los 80's tuve una SLR de 35mm totalmente manual y me fascino; desde entonces he tenido varias camaras del tipo "apunte y dispare" (la mayoria Nikon); es hasta ahora que decidí buscar una cámara que me permitiera algo mas de "control", y definitivamente la D3200 es lo que buscaba, en el modo "A" Tú fijas la apertura del diafrágma y la velocidad se ajusta automaticamente, en el modo "S" fijas la velocidad de obturación y la apertura se ajusta en automático; o puedes usarla en el modo "M" y usar la velocidad de obturacion y apertura del diafragma a tu voluntad. Aparte cuenta con modalidades ya programadas como Retrato, Paisaje, Deportes, Retrato nocturno, Totalmente AUTO, y Auto sin flash; aunque para ésto prefiero usar mi L120. Los 24 Megapixels esta muy bien, pero sinceramente nunca imprimo algo mayor a 8x10 pulgadas. December 6, 2012
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Is the D3200 fully compatible with the AF S Nikkor 85 MM f/1.4 D Lens

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As it is mentioned in the product's Webpage:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-SLR-Cameras/25492/D3200.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs

The Compatible Lenses are:

AF NIKKOR for F3AF not Supported
AF-S, AF-I: All Functions Supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster
IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus
Type D PC NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and some Shooting Modes
 
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Age: 25-34
Favorite Subject: Nature
Nikon Family: 2-5 years
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Role: Occasional user, memory keeper

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No you need to have a G lens to get the most out of it, D lens would not be controlled by the camera as a G lens is.
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I don't know, because I think you have written an incorrect lens name.

Here is a list of the Nikkor lenses:

AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

The D3200 is fully compatible with only the last two in the list above. It will be fully compatible with any lens that has a built-in focus motor. The way you tell is the 'AF-S' in the name of the lens. AF-S means Auto Focus Silent wave.

The D3200 does not have the 'screw driver' focus motor built in to the body, so it cannot focus any lens that doesn't have its own focus motor.
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why would i want to use the RAW format rather than JPG?

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RAW is high definition PHOTO QUALITY.

RAW is good for prints.

JPG is compressed and lossy which means it losses information due to compression that results in lower qualtiy images. Also, if a JPG is enlarged it is loses resolution. And each time the JPG is copied the image loses even more information resulting in poor image quality.

JPG's are only good for internet pix. Personally, I use PNG's.

RAW is uncompressed and JPG is compressed.
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PhotoShop Elements 11 includes Adobe Camera RAW 7.1 which supports the D3200 raw file format. Most software providers will provide plug-ins for the RAW file format when a new camera is released.

Keep in mind that RAW files are larger than JPGs and that shooting in RAW will significantly decrease the number of images that can be saved on your memory card. RAW files will also need to be converted to JPG format when having pictures printed, uploading to social media sites, sharing pics with friends, etc. If you choose to shoot in RAW you can opt for RAW+JPG which will save 2 files for each shot. This way you won't need to spend time converting your RAW files to JPG.

For more info on image file formats visit this page:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

See page 188 of the D3200 manual for information on how the different file formats impact memory card capacity. A copy of the D3200 manual can be downloaded from here:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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i have photoshop elements 11 to manipulate images
don't know if it will process 'raw' images

can you recommend a good software product to use with 'raw' images?

thanks
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you only use raw if u have software to process it and only if u have been taught to use the software. if both of these the raw is alot easier to manipulate than the jpeg. also u dont lose anything like u do when u start processing a jpeg format file. your quality goes to a big mess when u play with jpegs. always make a copy and neverrrrr work on the original. if u have some software take some raw shots and open the file in raw and play with it.
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As noted above, the rangefinder does not work in M mode, but the focus confirmation light still does, so you do have that old standby for spot focusing.

AI and other old lenses work fine, as do T-mount if the lens physically fits under the viewfinder. I have tried only mounting without shooting, but it appears that pre-AI lenses will also fit, but you should be careful. Pre-AI lenses have an aperture flange that extends further back than others. The ones I've tried fit all right, with the extended flange safely cleared, but this may not be entirely true for all.
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  Yes, you can.  According to the manual, non-AI lenses (those made before 1977, that use the “rabbit ears” shoe to couple to the aperture ring to the camera's light meter) won't work, but the manual is incorrect on this point.  See the picture, below, of my ancient non-AI Vivitar 85–205mm zoom lens mounted on my D3200.  I've also successfully used the stock 50mm f1.4 lens from my F2, and a 28mm f3.5 Nikkor as well; all early 1970s vintage, all non-AI.

  You have to set the camera to “M” mode to use any of these older “non-CPU” lenses.  In any other mode, the camera will complain about no lens being mounted, and refuse to operate.

  There's no automatic exposure or even metering to help you with manual exposure; you're on your own with that.  But it's not too difficult.  Just set the aperture, shutter, and ISO settings to something plausible, take a shot, look at it on the screen, and, if necessary, adjust accordingly and repeat.  Two advantages to a modern digital camera over a stone-aged film camera are that it costs you nothing to “waste” shots, and you can see the results immediately.

  There's no automatic focus, either, and focusing is a bit tricky.  The viewfinder isn't really made to support manual focusing, and isn't nearly as helpful as one on an older SLR that isn't meant to be autofocus.

  Somewhere in the settings, there's an “Electronic Rangefinder” that can be enabled, which, once you figure out how to use it, is helpful for manual focusing.  The catch is that it works in every mode except “M”, which is the only mode in which the camera will work with these older lenses.  Not a big problem, just turn the dial to any other mode, focus with the rangefinder, then flip back to “M” mode to take the picture.
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I dont know with that specific model, but I have tried several old model Nikon lenses and the AF has not worked, but they shoot on manual
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Yes it will work but will be manual focus only.
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how can i install another language to my camera?

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i have a Nikon 3200, than only displays chinese and english language, i talk spanish. i would like to know if someone can install the spanish.
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JoeR the only languages that are instaled or displayed in the menu are chinese and english. i have to install the spanish
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Find your locations Nikon office and call service and support
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the only languages that figures in the camera are chinese and english, i have no more choice in the settings. (Nemesistango)
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Press menu, select setup menu(symbol of a wrench)
Select language, select the language you need.
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Please, how can I buy this camera? I couldn't find it in Nikon store.

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There are 4 in the Blakeney, NC store.
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Best Buy.... I purchased my D3200 yesterday at Best Buy.. Check your local store...
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The new NIKON D3200 was announced last week and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days after this. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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Does the Nikon 3200 have a body auto focusing motor?

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It doesn't. I currently own one and I love it.
It came standard with an 18-55mm AF-S DX VR lens
I also purchased a Sigma 70-300mm MOTORIZED apo dg macro lens @199
You have to be careful when you're purchasing lenses because some people out there bought non-motorized lenses expecting them to auto-focus when they can't.
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No
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Is the D3200 compatible with : AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G and AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR ?

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is fully compatible with the D3200. The AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G can be used on the D3200 but not all functions will work. This is because the D3200 needs AF-S lenses to fully autofocus (an AF-S lens has a built-in focus motor). Check out this Learn & Explore article to get a better understanding of lenses with built-in focus motors, and those without: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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I plan to use the lens with both the D3200 and with the D4X (when issued). I have a AF-S 18-200 but does not seem to be able to blur effectively. I would like to get a very good lens with a fixed focal lens. My research tells me that a Nikkor 85 mm AF-S would be be best. However, I remember from my DX2, the focal length is changed. Is it changed in the same way with the D3200. Seems if I wanted to reproduce what I got from my Leica 90 mm lens for the 35 mm film camera, then I should pick something like 55 mm in there AF-S since the effective length will be close to the 90. So to recap: Does both the D3X and D3200 lengthen the lens by a factor of 1.5X? And can you tell me a few excellent lens that will work well from 3 to 6 feet - fast with good bokeh? Cost not a factor and I don't want to use a the very long lens recommended by Kent Rockwell for outdoor head and shoulders portrait. Sorry if I seem confused but I am really confused and would like to nail down the answer before I buy another expensive lens. Thanks.
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Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens
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You have a pretty good understanding of the lenses and how they function. In order to get good bokeh one must control the depth of field fairly tightly. The Nikkor 85mm lenses do a great job for that on the FX format cameras. The same lens will function as a longer focal length lens on a DX format camera. Depth of field is also affected by the aperature setting. If you are purchasing an FX lens to use on a DX camera you will probably want a shorter focal lentgh lens like the 55 mm you mentioned. Below is a very good summary of depth of field that I picked up somewhere on the Internet. I am sorry I cannot properly credit the author but the information is very good. Lastly, take your camera to a local camera shop and ask to test one or more lenses. Virtually any good camera store will allow you to do this and you can see for yourself what kind of bokeh you are getting at various distances using different aperatures.

Depth of Field (DOF) rules of thumb:
1. As the aperture gets larger the DOF get shorter. The inverse is true as the aperture gets smaller the DOF gets larger.
2. As focal length gets longer the DOF get shorter. The inverse is true as the focal length gets get shorter the DOF gets larger.
3. As the sensor/film format gets larger the DOF get shorter. The inverse is true as the sensor/film format gets smaller the DOF gets larger.
4. As the distance to the object gets shorter the DOF get shorter. The inverse is true as the distance to the object gets farther the DOF gets larger.
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The D3X is a FX camera and has no crop factor. The D3200 is a DX (APSC) camera and has the 1.5 crop factor. If you are plannung to get a D4 that is a FX camera. The close distance you want to shoot I would recommend the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G. If you were just looking for a lens for the D3200 then get the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, however it will not be suitable for the D4 as the camera will detect it is a dx lens and you will have the effect of the 1.5 crop factor. Good news is it only cost $200.
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does the d3200 have mirror lock up (not for sensor cleaning) or an equivalent function?

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i would like to get sharp images using a
tripod remote release andshutter speed around 1/2sec
maybe i can use the mirror lock up for cleaning?
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  In “Live View” mode, (See pages 80-87 in the manual) the mirror is locked up.
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Placing the camera on a tripod, you can use the MC-DC2 remote release cord or the ML-L3 wireless remote to trip the shutter instead of pressing the shutter button, which will lesson the chance of camera shake.

This camera does have a mirror lock up function but it is used for cleaning the sensor only. You can't use it to keep the mirror up while shooting.
 
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Where is this product manufactured?

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I also have just purchased one. It is made in Thailand.
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I just got one-it's made in Thailand.
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In a factory out east.
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