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Nikon Coolpix 3200
By Tan Joe-sie
Category : Digital Camera
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 13th April, 2004
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  

Wanna Take Some Cool Pix?

Nikon has certainly come a long way since more than half a century ago with the release of the Nikon 1 rangefinder camera which seem like a cross between a Leica and a Contax back then. A little more than a few decades down the road, not only have they come into their own and ventured into digital photography for the enthusiasts, they have also set about creating the Nikon Coolpix 2000 and 3000 series for those wanting a quality budgeted camera to take simple point and shoot pictures with. The Nikon Coolpix 3200 carries many features of the earlier Nikon Coolpix 3100 along with some new ones such as PictBridge support, a slightly larger 1.6-inch LCD screen, rearranged controls for easier handling, a Blur Detection feature, AF-assist illuminator, internal memory of 14.5MB, movie with audio and so on.

Before we move on with the detailed aspects of the camera, here are the Nikon Coolpix 3200’s technical specifications:-

Technical Specifications for the Nikon Coolpix 3200
Dimensions 88 x 65 x38 mm/ 3.15 x 3.46 x 1.50-inch
Weight (body alone) 140g/ 4.9 oz
Remote Control Not Available
Minimum OS Requirements
  • Windows 98 SE/ Millennium Edition/ 2000 Professional/ XP Home Edition/ XP Professional
  • Mac OS 9.0-9.2/ X (10.1.2 or later)
  • Tripod Mount Plastic
    Image Capture
    Sensor Type High-density CCD
    Image Sensor Size 1/2.7-inch
    Effective Pixels 3.2 million
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Shooting Modes
  • Auto mode
  • Assit modes (Portrait assist, Landscape assist, Sports assist, Night Portrait assit)
  • Scene modes (Party/ Indoor, Beach/ Snow, Sunset, Dusk/ Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assit)
  • Movie (15 fps, with audio, duration only limited by memory card size)
  • Drive
  • Single
  • Continuous (3 frames per 2 seconds)
  • Multi-shot 16 (collage of 16 consecutive shots at 3 frames per 2 seconds)
  • Lens
    Lens Type Zoom Nikkor
    Max. Aperture Range f/2.8-4.9
    Focal Length 5.8mm - 17.4mm (equivalent to 38 - 115mm in 35mm film format)
    Optical Zoom 3x
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Focusing Range
  • Normal: 30cm to infinity
  • Macro: 4cm to infinity
  • Focus Area Selection Center with five-area selection in frame assist mode
    Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder with LED indication
    LCD Monitor 1.6-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
    LCD Pixels 80,000
    Replay Modes
  • Single-frame
  • 4, 9-multiple index frame
  • Playback zoom (up to 10x)
  • Voice Memo playback
  • Movie playback
  • Slideshow
  • TV playback
  • Cropping
  • Playback Zoom 10x
    ISO Settings Auto (ISO 50 - 200)
    Light Metering 256-segment matrix metering linked to AF Area
    White Balance
  • Auto
  • White bal. preset
  • Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Cloudy
  • Speedlight
  • Compensation -2 EV to +2EV (in 1/3 EV increments)
    Shutter Speeds 4s - 1/3000s
    Self Timer 10s
    Noise Reduction Automatic
  • Auto
  • Auto with red-eye reduction
  • Flash Cancel (off)
  • Anytime Flash (fill flash)
  • Slow Sync
  • Range
  • Wide Angle: 0.4m to 3.4m
  • Telephoto: 0.4m to 2.0m
  • Compensation Not Available
    External Connection Not Available
    Image Storage
    Recording Media
  • 14.5MB internal memory
  • Secure Digital (SD) memory card
  • Recording Format
  • Still Images: JPEG-baseline-compliant
  • Movie: Quick Time
  • Number of Recording Pixels (Image/Video Size)
    • Still Images:-
      • 2048 x 1536 (2048 or 3M)
      • 1600 x 1200 (1600 or 2M)
      • 1024 x 768 (1024 or PC Screen)
      • 640 x 480 (640 or TV Screen)
    • Movie Clips (15 fps, with sound, limited only by memory space) :-
      • 640 x 320 (TV Movie)
      • 320 x 240 (Small Size - default)
      • 160 x 120 (Smaller Size)
    Power Supply
  • Two rechargeable Nikon EN-MH1 NiMH batteries
  • One CRV3 lithium battery
  • Two LR6 (AA) alkaline batteries
  • Two ZR6 (AA) nickel manganese batteries
  • Two FR6/L91 (AA) lithium batteries
  • EH-62B AC adapter
  • Connectivity Ports
  • DC-in
  • A/V out/ Digital I/O (PictBridge, Plug and Play, Mass Storage compatible)
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