Nikon has announced the D3200 DSLR, and it's a pretty compelling option for those considering the jump into enthusiast photography. As we heard before, the D3200 has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 4fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi support, and expanded video functionality. The new sensor is a big deal — it makes the D3200 Nikon's highest-resolution DSLR after the 36-megapixel D800, but still improves on the D3100 with a native ISO range of up to 6400. Despite the increase in file size, Nikon has also managed to up the shooting speed, with the D3200 able to capture up to 4 continuous frames a second. All these photos will look sharper on the back of your camera as well as your computer thanks to the 921k-dot screen.
As for video functionality, the D3200 will shoot 1080p at 30 frames a second or 720p at 60 frames a second in H.264 .mov format, and significantly it's Nikon's cheapest DSLR to feature an external mic input. The camera has also gained a dedicated movie record button as part of a redesigned control layout, and should be capable of shooting for 20 minutes on end without issue.These features are all standard fare for DSLRs, but Nikon is treading new ground with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter(sold separately). This dongle will connect the D3200 to smartphones and allow for ad hoc file transfer without a Wi-Fi connection, and you can also use your phone's display as a viewfinder and shutter trigger. The adapter will only launch with support for Android devices, but Nikon told us that an iOS version is coming in the autumn. While it would have been nice to see the functionality built into the camera body itself, this is still a big step forwards for DSLR connectivity, and following the D4's network functionalityshows that Nikon is doing more than anyone to advance this space in particular.