Would those who purchase a D3200 please comment upon the sensor and post some low light full size files for comparison?
While Nikon's sample images seem spectacular they are all shot at ISO 100 and 200. How does it perform at ISO 800 and 3200, for example?
I will speculate upon two things:
First, a 24 mp DX sensor may foreshadow a 48mp or 50mp D4x in a few years. Use the same technology and apply it to FX size sensor.
Second, Nikon will put a better sensor than this one in the D400 and D7200. I would speculate 10 to 20% more megapixels? That would take us to the range of 27 to 30 megapixels which seems unheard of for a DX size sensor. Can it be done? Remember the D700 was 12 megapixels and the D7000 is 16 megapixels. We would have thought back then that you cannot put more megapixels on a DX sensor then you put on an FX sensor and get decent results. Maybe you can today. Maybe the D4 can be 16mp and the D400 can be 27 or 30 mp. Maybe the D4x can be 48mp or 50mp. Maybe our pixel-performance paradigm will need to shift.