So why back to DSLR's?








As a champion of small light cameras and the CSC / Mirrorless / E.V.I.L class in general, it may seem strange that I now have two Nikon DSLR's. A couple of days ago I took possesion of a D3200, Nikons "entry-level" camera. Though with 24MP and a host of features and functions, "entry-level" might be selling it a bit short.

Firstly, even though I complain about their weight (though not their size) I like using DSLR's and secondly, as you can see from the comparisons with the G3, its not that big. Even with the 24-85mm lens fitted its still a very easy handling package and one that isn't a burden to carry.




I'm going to be doing a full-scale review on the D3200 in the near future, but here's a few first impressions.

THINGS I LIKE
Handles well. Good layout. Typical Nikon.
24MP.
Nice grip (Way better than the G3) Easy to get around.
Fast positive AF and shutter release.

THINGS I DON'T LIKE
 "Tunnel vision" viewfinder.
Slightly soft results from both raw and jpg. 

The word is that this is pretty much the same basic sensor as in the Sony NEX-7, and certainly the look of the files seemed very familiar. I will be comparing the two to see if this is the case.

On Friday I went out with the camera fitted with the 24-85mm and the D800E plus 28-300mm VR. The plan, as outlined in an earlier post was to use the D3200 for the walking and the steep slope I had to negotiate and the D800E for  when I was working in a smaller area/

However it didn't quite work out like that, as I took the D800E + "the beast" for another substantial burst of exercise. I just couldn't resist using it!






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