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Camera Showcase: Pentax Ricoh K-500 Reviews, Specifications, Price

PENTAX K-500 digital SLR camera, with its solid basic specifications along with a seriously attractive value for price, is designed to enhance the real joy of high-quality digital SLR photography to everyone.  This cost-efficient model inherits many remarkable features such as a compact, lightweight, easy-to-hold body, high-resolution image reproduction with approximately 16.2 effective megapixels, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200 and high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, making it an ideal imaging tool for all casual digital photographers.

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The K-500 is provided with the state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, to assure high-speed image data readout. This image sensor is combined with PRIME M, the same high-performance imaging engine incorporated in upper-class models. This enables to deliver super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The K-500 also offers super-high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, allowing the photographer to handhold the camera for beautiful nighttime snapshots very efficiently.

The K-500 imparts a high-speed continuous shooting function that enables you to capture active and even the fast-moving subjects such as athletes, stage performers and wildlife. It does so efficiently by capturing a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second (in the JPEG recording format). You can grab the best moment without any worries.

PENTAX developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism that effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake. This mechanism facilitates delivering of sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when shooting in the dark without flash illumination, using a telephoto lens or taking landscapes in twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses, even those developed for film-format cameras. It is also the key to some special functions, including the ASTRO TRACER mode that simplifies astronomical photography in combination with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit.

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Lenses compatible with this mechanism: PENTAX K, KA, KAF, KAF2 and KAF3mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645 and 67system lenses (with an adapter). But some functions may not be available with certain lenses.

Although the K-50 has a compact body common to all entry-class prism, it features a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity, to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. Since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image, the K-50 responds efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes where the timing of shutter release is critical. With the amazing features, you will definitely start loving your photography no matter you are a professional or a beginner!

The K-500 records high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate of 30, 25 or 24 frames per second. Not only this, it even offers creative image-processing tools like Custom Images and useful movie-recording features such as an interval movie recording function for the production of more personalized movies.

The K-500 features the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors, including nine cross-type sensors in the middle. It also features a spotbeam projector to assist AF operation in poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. As the result, not only the accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during autofocus operation, but also the auto-tracking performance of moving subjects when using a telephoto lens, have been greatly improved.

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K-500 allows everyone to enjoy effortless and user friendly photography. The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. Since the K-500 sets all vital camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, the photographer can concentrate on image composition and the shutter chance. The K-500 also offers 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, to simplify the photographing of subjects and scenes too complicated or too demanding for entry digital SLR photographers.

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In addition to the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480 images with a single recharge, the K-500 can also be powered by four AA-size batteries with the use of the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no worry about battery shortages, even when on the road.

With a choice of 11 custom images, the K-500’s custom image function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image. The K-500 also provides 19 distinctive digital filters to add distinctive visual effects to the captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a computer.

The Pentax K-500 is an entry level DSLR which is available at $ 599.95 or £ 449.99 for the Kit lens variant with 18-55mm kit lens

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Camera Showcase: Nikon D7100 Reviews, Specifications, Price

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Nikon has recently launched its new DX format DSLR camera worldwide, the new D7100. The D7100 has a 24.1 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor as well as an EXPEED3 image processor for capturing high resloution images. It uses a 51-point AF system for accurate tracking and clicking of the subject. Out of 51, 15 sensors are of cross type. In addition, the center focus point (cross-type) is fully functional with lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8. This means faster, more precise autofocusing with a variety of conditions. Also, it boasts of a faster mechanism and better performance, with a start up time of 0.13 second, and a significantly remarkable 0.052-second shutter lag.

The D7100 houses many new functions for a better shooting experience such as Spot White Balance, a white balance Preset Manual option that allows users to choose a specific subject from which white balance is measured with shooting in live view. Additionally, the D7100 features an RGBW array that enables more effective accumulation of light, as well as a large, 3.2-inch high-resolution TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle, and an “i” button that enables direct access to frequently used functions.

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The D7100 supports the WR-1, a highly functional transceiver that enables verification and adjustment of settings, as well as control over remote shooting. The WR-1 uses radio waves and supports 15 channels for communication over a maximum range of 120 m between multiple WR-1s. Not only can one WR-1 be configured as a transmitter and a second as a receiver to control operation of one remote camera, but multiple WR-1s can be configured as receivers for remote control over multiple cameras. A number of remote shooting options are available, including simultaneous release and synchronized release, as well as interval timer shooting and division of multiple cameras into groups for separate control over each group. Remote control is also possible using the

 

Key Features Revised:

  • -Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with 24.1 megapixels, that brings out the true potential of the high pixel count through superior optical performance of NIKKOR lenses
  • -EXPEED 3, a high-performance image-processing engine with superior high-speed capability
  • -Standard ISO 100 to ISO 6400, range expandable up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2) equivalent, adapting to various lighting conditions.
  • -Fast response; release time lag of approx. 0.052 s and high-speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of approx. 7 fps.
  • -The 1.3x crop of DX mode, that enables you to get closer to distant subjects, with a frame almost entirely covered by the 51 focus points.
  • -Never miss the moment, with high-speed continuous shooting at 7 fps (in 1.3x crop of DX mode).
  • -High-performance viewfinder with glass pentaprism, achieving approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94x magnification ratio.
  • -Viewfinder display that employs organic EL display element for easy-to-see and clear letter display.
  • -Newly employed 8-cm/3.2-in., wide-viewing angle, approx. 1229k-dot OLED LCD monitor with RGBW alignment for ensured visibility even in bright conditions.
  • -Virtual horizon useful for landscape and architectural shooting.
    Double SD memory card slots; compatible with SDXC UHS-I and support high-speed data communication.
  • -Energy-saving design that achieves approx. 950 frames (with one EN-EL15 battery, in single-frame mode).
  • -Compatible with the MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack (optional), that can be comfortably used even for vertical shooting.
  • -Full HD video available up to 1920 x 1080 at 60i/50i. Built-in stereo microphone employed. Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie with two selective movie formats based on DX and 1.3x crop of DX according to shooting intention.
  • - button, that enables quick and direct access to convenient functions whether during shooting or playback [NEW].
  • -Spot White Balance enables white balance setting during live view shooting .
    Special Effects; easily bring a variety of creative expressions to a picture, which can be confirmed real-time during shooting.
  • -Compatible with the multifunctional WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller.
    Compatible with WR-R10 (transceiver)/WR-T10 (transmitter) Wireless Remote Controllers (both optional), that can be easily controlled even from a distance.
    Remote shooting capability with smart devices. Compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) that directly transfers image files to smart devices.
  • -Rapid data transfer to a PC and FTP server is possible with the UT-1 Communication Unit.

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WR-R10/WR-T10 combination.

 

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WR1 Transmitter

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 Specifications:

 

Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.69 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
DX (24 x 16) image area
6000 x 4000 (L), 4494 x 3000 (M), 2992 x 2000 (S)1.3x (18 x 12) image area
4800 x 3200 (L), 3600 x 2400 (M), 2400 x 1600 (S)Photographs with image area of DX (24 x 16) taken in movie live view
6000 x 3368 (L), 4494 x 2528 (M), 2992 x 1860 (S)Photographs with image area of 1.3x (18 x 12) taken in movie live view
4800 x 2696 (L), 3600 x 2024 (M), 2400 x 1344 (S)
File format
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double slot
Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-2 – +1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses

Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.

The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 1 focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).

Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/8000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release
Release mode
Single frame (S), continuous low speed (CL), continuous high speed (CH), quiet shutter-release (Q), self-timer, mirror up (MUP); interval timer photography supported
Approximate frame advance rate
JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24 x 16) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 6 fpsJPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18 x 12) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 7 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24 x 16) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 5 fps, CH: 5 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18 x 12) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 6 fps
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 – 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote control modes
(ML-L3)
Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure
Metering mode
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle)
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV
Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Mode
Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure bracketing
2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing
2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing
2 – 5 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 1 focus point is available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8 or at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 – 3m/1 ft 8 in. – 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-2 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation
-3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with:
- SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander
- Built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode
Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K – 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Live View
Modes
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080; 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s) *
1920 x 1080; 30 p (progressive), 25p, 24p
1280 x 720; 60p, 50p
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
* Available only when 1.3x (18 x 12) is selected for Image area. Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps.
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor
Monitor
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1229 k-dot (VGA; 640 x 4 x 480 = 1,228,800 dots), TFT monitor with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Accessory terminal
Wireless remote controller: WR-1 and WR-R10 (available separately)
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack
Optional MB-D15 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm (5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 765 g (1 lb 11.0 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 675 g (1 lb 7.8 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C – 40°C (+32°F – 104°F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-25 battery charger, DK-5 eyepiece cap, AN-DC1 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-23 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD, User’s Manual
    Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).

Spec Sheet Sources: Nikon Official Website.

Pricing and Availability:

 

The D7100 will be hitting the market shelves in later part of March, for about $1,200. If you wish to pick the camera with an 18-105mm Nikkor lens, be ready to pay around $1,600 for a packaged price. In India too, it will be entering the markets by March end. The D7100 will be priced at Rs. 79,450 for the body-only version. Other variants package include price of Rs. 94,950 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Kit Lens as well as Nikon D7100 with AF-S DX NIKROR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Kit Lens will cost you Rs. 1,12,950.

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Camera Showcase: Nikon D3200 Reviews, Specifications, Price

Nikon has delivered the best entry-level DSLR, the D3200 which seems to have replaced the best selling 3100. Although in actual, D3200 sits alongside with the D3100 with more premium options, rather than replacing it completely.

The most headline grabbing feature is the D3200’s 24.2 Megapixels DX format CMOS sensor (which was 14MP in D3100) which is a very high pixel count in Nikon’s entire range. This allows clicking dazzling clear, sharper and richer pictures even in low light. 24 million pixel sensors enable some creative image cropping while still keeping image resolution high. This gives a great option for those who don’t want to invest in a zoom or telephoto lens upto an extent.

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Apart from the higher resolution sensor, this compact light weight camera offers the Expeed 3 processing engine, which promises to deliver quicker processing, super-fast operation, exceptional image capture, in-camera filter effects and more. Along with this, a fixed screen display resolution of 921k pixels, upgrades in the form of newly added buttons and an enhanced rear LCD screen makes the D3200 a super-hit.

D3200 provides a wide ISO range of 100-6400 that allows 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, ISO can be set to Hi 1 and ISO 12800 equivalent sensitivity can be achieved successfully.

D3200 allows shooting Full HD 1080p movies in any light. It offers improvements over the D3100 as a more serious video capturing device as it offers manual control over both shutter speed and aperture (on the D3100 you could only fix the aperture before recording). Also there is a connector for an external microphone which allows recording excellent stereo sound.

D3200 also provides an option to add an affordable Wi-Fi transmitter, with which the masterpieces can be shared instantly with smartphones and tablets.

In the Nikon D3200, new Guide Mode is a new feature added in the mode selection panel, designed to help users to achieve the best possible image quality without having much amount of photographic knowledge. It allows learning the camera’s key features and controls while shooting. This Enhanced Guide Mode helps user to master the camera in a surprisingly easy way.

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The Guide Mode on Mode Dial

For optimising the camera settings for the scenes, one from the six common Scene Modes (like Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Macro and more) can be chosen for flawless and extra ordinary results even in demanding circumstances. While the Live View is being used, Scene Auto Selector automatically sets the D3200 for the most suitable Scene Mode for the situation. The highly accurate 420-pixel RGB sensor optimizes the shot accordingly.

Other features of D3200 like active D-lighting, distortion correction, 11-point auto focusing system, white balance etc makes the camera worth using at a professional level. Active D-Lighting is Nikon’s dynamic range expansion option, which is designed to maintain shadow detail without blowing the highlights in high contrast scenes. The distortion correction does an excellent job in eliminating a large portion of distortion. The D3200′s 11-point Autofocusing System is as fast as it is precise. The camera’s automatic white balance system does a good job of measuring the scene thus produces the most accurate results.

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The camera costs Rs.47,450 (with AF-S 18-105mm VR Kit Lens), Rs. 36,450 (with AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens) and Rs. 30,750 (Body only) in India and $699.95 in USA.

 

The detailed specifications as per Nikon Official Website are given below

Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.2 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.7 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
6,016 x 4,000 (Large)4,512 x 3,000 (Medium)3,008 x 2,000 (Small)
File format
NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressedJPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compressionNEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
18 mm (-1.0m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-1.7 – +0.5 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function.The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release
Release mode
Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick-response remote, Quiet shutter release
Frame advance rate
Up to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 – 9 exposures
Exposure
Metering
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frameSpot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 – 20 EVSpot metering: 2 – 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
CPU
Mode
Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation
-5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 – 3 m/1 ft 8 in. – 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject statusManual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-upP, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number
Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation
-3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Live View
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1,920 x 1,080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, (fine)high/normal1,280 x 720, 60p/50p, (fine)high/normal640 x 424, 30p/25p, (fine)high/normalFrame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity
ISO 200 – 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Monitor
Monitor
7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160°; viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
Video output
NTSC, PAL
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 125 x 96 x 76.5 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 505 g (1 lb 1.8 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 455 g/1 lb (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0 – 40°C (+32 – 104°F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E17 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference CD
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Camera Showcase: Nikon D5200 Reviews, Specifications, Price

Nikon has brilliantly come up with the new F-mount DLSR camera, the D5200, that has appeared to improve on the D5100 by offering various upgradations. The camera seems to have more advanced features like the upgraded brilliance of 39-point AF system, that provides exceptionally precise focus and an extra ordinary performance,  and the 2016-pixel RGB color sensitive metering sensor ( which was 420-pixel in D5100), brings an appropriate and accurate screen brightness. The imaging sensor also got a huge revolution bump, from 16.2 (in D5100) to 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensing. It provides an ISO sensitivity range from 100-6400 and can be boosted up to ISO 12800-25600. The D5200’s new sensor is complemented by EXPEED 3 image processing that provides higher speed, improved colour reproduction and noise reduction.

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The outstanding image quality enables full HD 1920×1080 movies.  For extra-ordinary sound the D5200 captures audio in stereo with built in microphone. The 921k pixel 3” vari-angle TFT monitor and 170 degrees viewing angle makes it flexible to shoot from different angles and perspectives.

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All in all, the D5200 is a great upgraded version for those who love it crispier, and resolution enthusiasts alongwith greater frame rates and some action photography. The D5100 is itself a serious challenger in the entry level DSLR segment and produces superb images with a great quality. The D5200, with an upgraded processor, bigger sensor, better metering, and enhanced dynamicity is a good buy for solely on purpose stuffs.

The camera is priced at Rs.57,950 (with AF-S 18-105mm VR Kit Lens), Rs. 46,950 (with AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens) and Rs. 41,450 (Body only) in India and will be available in the US till January 2013.

The Camera’s detailed Specifications are as follows

Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.71 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
6000 x 4000 (Large)
4496 x 3000 (Medium)
2992 x 2000 (Small)
File format
NEF (RAW): 14 bit, compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.78 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
17.9 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-1.7 – +0.7 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function.
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release
Release mode
Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3, quiet shutter release; interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rate
Up to 3 fps (L) or 5 fps (H)
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Exposure
Metering mode
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EVSpot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
CPU
Mode
Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Bracketing
Exposure bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
White balance bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1
Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 shots
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number
Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation
-3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Live View
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s)*, high/normal
1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal
640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal
Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps), 60i, and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p, 50i, and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
* Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps.
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400
Monitor
Monitor
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
Video output
NTSC, PAL
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal
Wireless remote controller: WR-R10 wireless remote controller (available separately)Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 129.0 x 98.0 x 78.0 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 555 g (1 lb 3.6 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 505 g/1 lb 1.8 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP16 audio/video cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, User’s Manual

Source: Nikon Asia Official Website

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Camera Showcase: Nikon D800 – All about the new 36 Megapixel Monster by Nikon

Nikon is fighting really hard to make itself superior in the new year of 2012.  It can clearly be seen from the launches being made by the photography giant. In only the few span of days from commencement of 2012, Nikon has already launched about 20 products (which includes DSLRs, compacts and accessories), and finally with something that really gets the eyes on. This is a 36 megapixel Full Frame DSLR by Nikon, the D800. The D800 has many upgrades over the D700, and houses many of the features of the newly launched D4, in a comparatively cheaper price (almost half the price) and a lighter body than the D4.

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The D700 did not contain a video mode, but after taking inspiration from the big brother D4, the D800 houses a Full HD video functionality. This camera can easily record 1080p videos at different frame rates of 30, 25, 24 fps, but the interesting feature that is eye catchy at this range is shooting capability of slow-motion flicks at 720p with frame rates of 60fps, and 50fps.

The full frame monster includes the same EXPEED 3 processor, 91k pixel metering system with the FX format and 51 autofocus points as were present in the D4. The camera has got a great ISO sensitivity range ranging from -2 EV to ISO 25600. Like the D4, and unlike the D700, the D800 incorporates dual memory card slots, the Compact Flash and the SD format. Compared to the D700, the body is more compact, and the buttons, specially the shutter button is repositioned for better ergonomics.

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Nikon has also launched another model, D800E. The D800 will be a standard edition, whereas the special craft D800E is targeted for people working in studio and fashion environment. The D800E has no other specific change, except the anti-aliasing filter being removed. Surprising fact, the removal of a standard part adds up to the price by about £400. Removing the filter potentially increases greater detail capturing in the camera, but on the other hand also increases the possibility of false colour or moiré patterns.

In a layman comparison, the D3 and D3x with 24 megapixel power are quite bulky, and even lack inbuilt flash, hence incompatible for outdoor usage, as well as quite costly compared to the D800. Hence, the D800 is a great buy at this price range for the variety of features provided. A few of them are discussed here in a quick review, with the detailed specifications provided in the end of the article.

  • 36.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor (7360 x 4912 pixels) (35.9 x 24mm sensor size)
  • Nikon EXPEED 3 image processing engine
  • ISO 100-6,400 with expanded range from 50 to 25,600
  • 3.2 inch 921,000 pixel LCD screen with 170-degree viewing angle and auto brightness
  • 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps (1920 x 1080) and 720p 24/25/30/60 fps
  • Up to 6fps continuous shooting (DX mode) and 4fps FX
  • Self-cleaning image sensor (vibration of low pass filter)
  • Live View/movie shooting switch
  • Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000 sec
  • Shutter rated to 200,000 actuations cycles
  • Built-in intervalometer
  • Electronic virtual horizon
  • 100% coverage optical viewfinder with 0.7X magnification with diopter adjustment
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System (3D Color Matrix Meter III)
  • JPEG: fine, normal, basic compression
  • DX-crop mode (1.5X) 15.3MP (4800 x 3200 pixels)
  • 1.2-crop mode (1.2X) 15.3MP (6144 x 4080 pixels)
  • 51-point AF system with face recognition (Advanced Multi-Cam 3500 AF)
  • 91,000 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • Dual memory card slots: SecureDigital (SD/UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC) and CompactFlash (UDMA-7)
  • High-speed USB 3.0 transfer
  • Uncompressed HDMI video out 8 bit (4:2.2), headphone out, audio in.
  • Weather sealed Magnesium alloy body
  • Integrated pop-up flash, Creative Lighting System with Command Mode
  • Battery: EN-EL15
  • Shots per charge 850 (CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 inches (146 x 123 x 81.5 mm )
  • Weight: 900g (without battery and media card)

The D800 is available with the following indicative prices:

  • $2,995 (US dollars)
  • ¥268,200 (Japanese Yen)
  • €2,899 (Euros)

Check out the two videos from the Nikon Officials below, followed by a table describing the detailed information about the product:

 

Camera Details

Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
36.3 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels
36.8 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
FX (36 x 24) image area: 7,360 x 4,912 (L), 5,520 x 3,680 (M), 3,680 x 2,456 (S)1.2x (30 x 20) image area: 6,144 x 4,080 (L), 4,608 x 3,056 (M), 3,072 x 2,040 (S)DX (24 x 16) image area: 4,800 x 3,200 (L), 3,600 x 2,400 (M), 2,400 x 1,600 (S)5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area: 6,144 x 4,912 (L), 4,608 x 3,680 (M), 3,072 x 2,456 (S)FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,720 x 3,776 (L), 5,040 x 2,832 (M), 3,360 x 1,888 (S)DX-format photographs in movie live view: 4,800 x 2,704 (L), 3,600 x 2,024 (M), 2,400 x 1,352 (S)Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
File format
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards; Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
Dual card slots
Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
1.2x (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 -+1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/8000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Flash sync speed
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release
Release mode
Single frame, Continuous low speed, Continuous high speed, Quiet shutter-release, Self-timer, Mirror up
Approximate frame advance rate
With EN-EL15 batteries – Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps – Image area: DX/1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fpsOther power sources – Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps – Image area: 1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fps – Image area: DX; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 6 fps
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Exposure
Metering
TTL exposure metering using 91K (91,000)-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV
Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Exposure mode
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation
-5 -+5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Exposure bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Flash bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
White balance bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-2 -+19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash
Manual pop-up with button release and a Guide Number of 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91K (91,000)-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode
Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation
-3 -+1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning.
Live View
Modes
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 pActual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie options
Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor
Monitor
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector)
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Can be used to connect optional remote control, GP-1 GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack
Optional MB-D12 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries.
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm (5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 1,000 g (2 lb 3.3 oz) with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 900 g/1 lb 15.7 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25 battery charger (AC wall adapter supplied only in countries or regions where required), Strap (AN-DC6 for D800, AN-DC6E for D800E), UC-E14 USB cable, USB cable clip, BF-1B body cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BM-12 monitor cover, ViewNX 2 installer CD
    Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F).

Source: Nikon Official

Camera Showcase: Nikon D5100 Reviews, Specifications, Price | PixelBing

Camera Showcase: Nikon D5100 Reviews, Specifications, Price

Nikon has come up with a new mid range DSLR, the D5100, which can be called an improvement over the existing D5000. Compared to D5000, this new crafted piece has a 16.2 megapixel power, a new sensor chip which is far more powerful and capable of taking shots, and a great variety of new features.

Camera Showcase: Nikon D5100 Reviews, Specifications, Price | PixelBing
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One of the features includes the vari-angle LCD Screen which allows you to shoot from different angles.

The special attraction of the camera includes the special effects mode, which allows you to add special effects to the photos while shooting in the camera itself, such as the selective color mode, the miniature mode, night mode, sketch mode, etc. and accompanied by 16 special scene modes.

Along with these features, the camera is also capable to shot Full HD videos. The D5100 comes with 11 focus points, out of which only the central one is cross type. The controls are less complex on the camera, and hence the entire thing goes user friendly. It provides ISO sensitivity range from 100-6400, and more expandable upto 25600. Image quality upto 1200 ISO are smooth, hassle free, but entry of a bit noise begins at higher ISO range.

The camera comes with a medium range 18-55mm kit lens, and is priced at Rs. 37,450 (Body only) and at Rs. 42,950 (including the lens) (In India), and $849 (in USA)

Other descriptions and specifications have been mentioned below.

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels 16.2 million
Image Sensor Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels) 4,928 x 3,264 [L]3,696 × 2,448 [M]2,464 × 1,632 [S]D-movie:1920 x 1080 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps)1280 x 720 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps)640 x 424 / (30fps, 25fps)
Sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1, HI-2 (expandable upto ISO 25600)
File Format NEF (12 or 14-bit lossless compressed or compressed RAW)JPEG (Baseline-compliant)MOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression format with Linear PCM sound; Stereo sound with external microphone)
Storage Media SD memory card*1 (SDHC and SDXC compliant)
Shooting Modes 1) Single frame2) Continuous: 4fps3) Self-timer4) Delayed remote5) Quick-response remote6) Silent shuttle release7) D-Movie
White Balance Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB sensor)IncandescentFluorescent ( 7 types )Direct SunlightFlashCloudyShadepreset manual
LCD Monitor 3.0″, 921,000-dotlow-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD allows up to 170-degree viewing anglehorizontal opening type vari-angle LCD
Playback Function 1.) Full-frame2.) Movie Playback3.) Thumbnail (4/9/72, calendar) playback4.) playback zoom5.) Faces detected during zoom6.) Slide show7.) Histogram display8.) Highlights

9.) Auto image rotation

10.) Image comment

Delete Function Single imageSelected imagesimages taken on a selected dateAll images (except protected images)
Interface USB 2.0 (High-speed)Video outputHDMI output (Type C mini-pin connector)new 10-pin remote terminalConnector for external microphone
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent) Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirrorbuilt-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.7m-1)
Focusing Screen Type B Brite View clear matte screen Mark VII screen
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1) Approx. 95% / Approx. 0.78x
Autofocus TTL phase detection11 focus points (1 cross-sensor) by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus moduleDetection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes 1) Autofocus (AF)Single-servo AF (AF-S)Continuous servo AF (AF-C)Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)2) Manual focus (MF) can be selected from 11 focus area
Exposure Metering System 1) 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses) color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)2) Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame)3) Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens) 1) Matrix or center weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV2) Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV (ISO 100, f/1.4, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Control 1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off] )2) Scene ( portrait, landscape, close up, sports, night portrait, child, auto (flash off), night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/drawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key)3) Programmed Auto [P]4) Shutter-Priority Auto [S]5) Aperture Priority Auto [A]6) Manual [M]7) [Special effects modes] Night vision, color sketch, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key.
Auto Exposure Bracketing Exposure bracketing: 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 s or slower
Flash Control 1) i-TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Flash Sync Modes 1.) Fill-flash2.) slow sync3.) auto slow sync4.) red-eye reduction5.) auto with red-eye reduction6.) slow sync with red-eye reduction7.) auto slow sync with red-eye reduction8.) rear-curtain sync

9.) rear-curtain with slow sync

Self-Timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Depth of Field Preview Button No
Remote Control Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
GPS Via GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
Supported Languages 22 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)Czech, DanishDutch, EnglishFinnish, FrenchGerman, IndonesianItalian, JapaneseKorean, NorwegianPolish, Portuguese

Russian, Spanish

Swedish, Thai

Turkish

Power Requirements Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery 1030 mAhEH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5A power connector )
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx 660 shots
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions Approx. 128 x 96.9 x 78.7 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap) Approx. 509 g (1 lb. 2 oz.)
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14Battery Charger MH-24Audio Video Cable EG-CP14USB Cable UC-E6Eyepiece Cap DK-5Rubber Eyecup DK-20Strap AN-DC3Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1

Body Cap BF-1B

ViewNX 2 CD

Other Features Expeed 2 Image Processing EngineD-Movie (Full HD recording; external stereo microphone input; in-camera movie editing)Full-time servo AF (AF-F) movie recordingVari-angle LCD monitorSpecial effect mode

Specs Source: Nikon Official