Nikon D3200, WU-1a, Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G officially announced

Nikon D3200

Nikon just announced the D3200 DSLR camera, WU-1a wireless mobile adapter and Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G full frame lens.

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The Nikon D3200 kit will 18-55mm lens and 28mm f/1.8 lens will both cost $699.95. The WU-1a price is $59.95.

Check all pre-order options here.

The new WU-1a adapter will work only with the new D3200 and only on Android devices, iPhone support coming later in the year.

This is the D3200 promo video:

Nikon D3200 hands-on videos:

Press releases:

Nikon D3200

MELVILLE, N.Y. (APRIL 19, 2012) – Today, imaging leader Nikon Inc. introduced the new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3200 HD-SLR; a camera designed for photo enthusiasts ready to step up to a D-SLR or for the busy family memory keeper with an active lifestyle who demands a camera that can keep pace. From low-light to fast action, the D3200 delivers the amazing image quality Nikon is known for, either indoors or outside. Whether new to photography or upgrading from a point-and-shoot, the D3200 features Nikon’s acclaimed instructive Guide Mode to help unleash the photographer in everyone. From candid action shots to staged portraits that flatter, the Nikon D3200 provides the power to capture every moment easily and beautifully with stellar image quality and in stunning Full HD (1080p) video.

Ready to tag along for any outing, the Nikon D3200’s compact, lightweight body makes it easy to pack for a quick day trip or the long haul. A host of advanced features, including a super high resolution 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, Full HD (1080p) video recording with full time autofocus (AF) and 4 frames-per-second (fps) high-speed continuous shooting mode, prepare the D3200 for challenging lighting conditions and fast paced action. Also, Nikon D3200 users will be able to take advantage of the new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. When connected to the camera, this optional adapter can wirelessly send images to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, preview an image before shooting and control the camera remotely.

“When every moment is as precious as the next one, having a camera that takes the guesswork out of photography is important,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon D3200 HD-SLR offers effortless functionality and easy-to-use connectivity to mobile devices that answers the call for a capable, entry-level D-SLR that will change how you share amazing images with your friends and family.”

Stunning Images to Last a Lifetime

The new Nikon D3200 delivers outstanding image quality no matter the user’s skill level by leveraging Nikon’s renowned technologies. The new 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor allows for incredibly sharp images with stunning detail and less noise, while Nikon’s EXPEED 3™ image processing engine helps to create clear, lifelike images and video with vivid colors, smooth tonal gradations and low noise.

The Nikon D3200 grants users impressive performance in low-light, affording the ability to shoot with assurance even during night games and school plays. With a native ISO range that extends from ISO 100 to 6400, the D3200 can also be expanded to a high of ISO 12,800 for extreme low-light situations resulting in previously impossible photos. Additionally, Nikon’s Scene Recognition System works in tandem with the camera’s 3D Color Matrix Metering II to recognize factors such as color and brightness for balanced exposures, accurate AF, faithful white balance and beautiful flash photos.

Effortless Operation

Beginner photographers as well as those looking to expand their repertoire of shooting techniques will appreciate the Nikon D3200’s Guide Mode which provides step-by-step photo instructions to capture amazing images. Easily accessible through the Mode Dial found on top of the camera body, the Guide Mode walks beginning D-SLR users through the process of set-up, shooting, viewing and deleting images. Because it asks the user what kind of creative photo technique they would like to learn, the Guide Mode has been widely acclaimed for its ability to build confidence and give users the tools to create amazing images. As more people discover the benefits of replacing their camcorder with a D-SLR, the Guide Mode also walks users through the best video settings to create home movies with blockbuster flair. For those with a more advanced skill level, the Guide Mode features helpful Assist Images that serve as a visual reference to inspire users and illustrate the desired result, while guiding them through easy-to-follow techniques.

Further taking the guesswork out of photography, the D3200 also includes six Scene Modes. Photographers can set the Mode Dial to Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up or Night Portrait, and the D3200 will automatically adjust camera settings for optimal results in a variety of conditions.

Beautiful Home Movies in Full HD

When images alone can’t tell the whole story, the Nikon D3200 offers the full HD experience of high quality 1080p video. Users can create memorable, cinematic quality videos at 24 or 30 fps and easily share HD content online with friends and family or on their own HDTV via the HDMI output.

Continuing down the path that its predecessor, the Nikon D3100, started, the D3200 implements full-time AF during video recording to help capture crisp video even during the most action-packed situations. To boost the production value of any home video, the camera offers manual or automatic exposure control, and a stereo microphone input to attach an optional external microphone such as the compact ME-1 Stereo Microphone. Furthermore, the D3200 offers other HD-SLR advantages including the ability to create a shallow depth of field, amazing low-light video performance and NIKKOR lens versatility.

Capturing videos on the D3200 is simple, even when in Live View. With a dedicated video record button and easy access to the Live View switch, users can capture video clips before the moment is gone. Additionally, videos play with astonishing detail and clarity on the D3200’s 3-inch, high resolution 921,000-dot LCD screen.

A Camera to Keep Pace with an Energetic Existence

An active lifestyle requires a capable camera that is ready at a moment’s notice, and the Nikon D3200 packs powerful technology to tackle just about any challenge. Delivering up to 4 fps in high-speed continuous shooting mode, the D3200 helps ensure that important, spontaneous and easy-to-miss memories are captured, from a baby’s first smile to a game winning grand slam. Additionally, the D3200’s advanced 11-point AF system allows the user to find and keep focus while maintaining a clear view of that subject. This advanced focusing system is ideal for capturing tricky subjects like a dancer mid-leap during the big recital or a dive for the line drive in centerfield.

The Nikon D3200’s power is amplified when combined with the versatility of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR optics and powerful accessories. Compatible with Nikon’s dedicated DX-format lenses and over 50 FX-format lenses as well as Nikon’s Speedlight System, the Nikon D3200 puts creativity at the user’s fingertips. The optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for the D3200 allows the connected user to easily share photos taken on the D3200 to an Android™ platform based smartphone or tablet, so friends and family can enjoy the moment almost as quickly as it happens.1 Android platform users are able to wirelessly transfer images from the camera to a mobile device, preview the image before shooting photos, and even remotely control the camera from up to 49 feet. The Application for use with an Android platform smartphone (2.3 series) and tablet (3.x series) is expected for release in May 2012.2 Additionally, an Application for the iPhone® and iPad® mobile digital device is expected for release in Fall 2012.3

Price and Availability

The Nikon D3200 outfit with the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens will be available in late April 2012 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $699.95* in either Black or Red. The optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, sold separately, will be available in late May 2012 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $59.95*. For more information on the Nikon D3200, NIKKOR lenses, additional Nikon D-SLR cameras and accessories, please visit

*Suggested retail price listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

  1. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
  2. The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility Application must be installed on the smart device before it can be used with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter connected to the Nikon D3200.
  3. iPad and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 19, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, a fixed focal length lens with a large maximum aperture to carry on the legacy of superior NIKKOR imaging technology for enthusiasts and professionals. With a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 and Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare, the 28mm FX-format lens offers stunning sharpness and versatility for both photos and HD video.

“This NIKKOR lens is the latest addition to the popular family of f/1.8 primes designed to give HD-SLR shooters the performance and versatility needed to capture images and HD video with outstanding image quality,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “The new AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is a great way for photographers to discover a high-quality, wide-angle prime lens that provides amazingly crisp focus and natural background blur.”

Professional and enthusiast HD-SLR photographers will appreciate the 28mm f/1.8G’s wide-angle versatility and enjoy the sharp focus and lightweight yet durable construction befitting a NIKKOR lens. The lens’ Nano Crystal Coat prevents ghosting and flare and helps produce spectacular high-resolution photos and HD video in even the most challenging lighting conditions. This 28mm lens also features a large f/1.8 maximum aperture, giving the photographer the ability to effortlessly highlight natural background image blur.

The 28mm f/1.8G’s construction and optical formula is deep-rooted with NIKKOR core technology to ensure the highest level performance and versatility for the most demanding imaging applications. Featuring eleven optical elements in nine groups with two aspherical elements, the 28mm f/1.8G is designed to be a compact and durable lens maximized for versatility. Additionally, the new 28mm lens is able to resolve high resolution images with amazing sharpness and clarity, making it an ideal companion for the new 36.3-megapixel Nikon D800 HD-SLR. Professionals and enthusiasts are offered complete lens control with two focus modes, (M) manual and (M/A) autofocus with manual override that allow the photographer to tailor their focus for any shooting scenario. The 28mm f/1.8G lens is also equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) allowing for smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation essential for capturing pristine HD video.

Price and Availability
The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G lens will be available at the end of May 2012 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $699.95*. For more information please visit

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time. Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

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  • Rahul


    • hq

      Finally a proper LCD screen with decent colors.

  • 28mm 1.8 G , great!

    • Roger


      Even cheaper than I thought. Good job Nikon.

  • Nano Coated and $700!

    • lolly

      The micro AF-s 60mm 2.8G is also nano-coated and cheaper … but not as wide or fast 😉

      Nano coating can fail to prevent flare. Nano coating is a little bit over-hyped in my opinion.

  • Joaquim Prado

    700$ YES!!! December I will have mine!! For sure! Great Lens!

  • Gpereir4

    As soon as I saw that gold ring, I thought “uh-oh, over 1000$”. I am surprised and glad to see 700$. Can’t wait to read reviews.

    • Discontinued

      A soon as I saw the gold ring I instantly wished for another design. I repeatedly do whenever I see Nikon glass. All this gold looks annoyingly tacky and cheap to me. AIS looked so much better.

    • lolly

      Save your $700 to buy an AF-S 105mm 2.8 VR micro (true gold ring quality) if you haven’t got one already.

      The AF-s 28mm 1.8G N should not be more than $500 in my opinion. A gold ring and “N” is not enough to justify paying $200 more.

      If you need fast and wide occasionally then rent the 24mm 1.4G. If you need it on a daily basis then buy the 24mm 1.4G and please don’t tell me you can’t afford it.

      • Zeke

        One hardly knows where to start with this.

        • + Eleventy-billion

        • lolly

          Start anywhere you like … we’re all free to comment 😉

      • I mean this sincerely: This is very possibly the absolute most idiotic, mis-informed, and big-headed responses I have *ever* seen on NR, and I believe you’re serious. And I’ve seen a lot of idiotic, mis-informed, and big-headed responses.

        1. You want to talk about waste of money? The AF-S 105 VR Micro is possibly the biggest. If you plan on buying a macro lens for macro work (logical), then VR and AF are completely worthless to you. VR degrades at close working distances, and AF doesn’t know how to function at those same distances.

        2. “True gold ring quality” is in the AI-s lenses. Get an AI-s 105 f/2.8 Micro, save yourself FIVE HUNDRED dollars, and have a better-built and optically better macro lens. Use that extra money to buy an 85mm f/1.8, which is an infinitely better portrait lens.

        3. “N” is an expensive option. It can add anywhere from $75-$200 to a lens easily. And it actually makes sense on wider lenses that are more prone to flare.

        3. I have a 24mm f/1.4, as in own it, and I use it regularly. The 28mm is still an exciting lens. It’s almost as fast, almost as wide, and less than A THIRD the price. We’re talking a price where husbands don’t have to fight with their wives over it. We’re talking a price where it becomes a sensible backup or second-shooter option for… anybody.

        4. Your “opinion” clearly doesn’t take manufacturing costs or the fact that Nikon is running a business into account. What logic are you basing this on? Quality wide lenses are expensive to manufacture. Fast lenses are more expensive to manufacture. Put that together, and there is a reason why 14-24s and 24 1.4s are so pricy. Couple that with Nano coating, which actually makes more sense on wider lenses than almost anything, and I am SHOCKED at how much lens we are getting for $699. 4mm and 2/3rd stop slower and you’re saving $1200. Yet you’re advocating the more expensive lens while bitching about the cheap one being too expensive?

        5. Just because you “can afford it” doesn’t mean you should be running off and buying expensive lenses for the sake of it. Renting is much more expensive than buying it if it is a tool you will use even semi-regularly. Many of us are business-owners and we need to save money where we can.

        • lolly

          I’m expressing my opinion just like anyone else 😉

          I’m saying the AF-S 24mm 1.4 G is the better option. Of course the AF-S 28mm 1.8G is cheaper so it will appeal to others … but not to me.

          Thank you for your comments which I find too winded.

          • lolly

            Sean Molin said: “You want to talk about waste of money? The AF-S 105 VR Micro is possibly the biggest.”

            I’m sorry you don’t see value in the AF-S micro 105mm VR … others do. I’ve already said on this site that VR can degrade image quality. You use VR when necessary.

            Sean Molin said: ““True gold ring quality” is in the AI-s lenses.”

            I wonder why Nikon has more AF-S lenses in its lineup than AI-s ? Perhaps Nikon is selling more AF-S lenses than AI-s and maybe many AF-S lenses are actually better optically than AI-s.

            Sean Molin said: “Get an AI-s 105 f/2.8 Micro … and have a better-built and optically better macro lens.”

            Here’s what Thom Hogan has to say in his review of the AF-S 105mm VR: “In the central area, it’s very sharp right up until diffraction starts to rear its head. At the far edges wide open, the results are very good, perhaps even excellent, but don’t quite match the center … Overall, I don’t rank the corner softness as being worth worrying about … ”

            Comparing the older versions of the micro 105mm, here’s what Thom Hogan has to say: “Is the older version better? … Maybe … But I’ve not found enough optical difference to really worry about.

            Here’s what slrgear has to say in their review of the AF-S 105mm VR: “While the optical formulas for the two lenses [AF-D vs AF-S] are very different, their optical performance in all the parameters we measure (blur, chromatic aberration, distortion, and light falloff) is very similar.”

            I know a lot of people don’t respect Ken Rockwell (KR) but here’s what KR has to say in his review of the AF-S 105mm VR: “All the 105 Micros are very sharp … This VR lens is bigger, fatter, heavier and tougher than any previous 105 Micro”

            Sean Molin said: ““N” is an expensive option. It can add anywhere from $75-$200 to a lens easily.”

            I can only guess the cost of nano-coating based on Nikon’s micro AF 60mm 2.8D at SRP $520US being $80 cheaper than the nano-coated AF-S micro 60mm 2.8G at SRP $600US. Nano-coating is nano-coating and only Nikon knows the true cost.

            Sean Molin said: “Your “opinion” clearly doesn’t take manufacturing costs or the fact that Nikon is running a business into account”

            Oh, don’t forget R&D costs too 😉 The 28mm 1.8G is probably a variation of the AF 28mm 1.4D … maybe Nikon is still trying to recoup its R&D on that in its pricing of the 28mm 1.8G 😀

            Sean Molin said: “Many of us are business-owners and we need to save money where we can.”

            Absolutely, I can’t agree with you more. But I think you misunderstood and thought that I meant that everyone should buy the AF-S 24mm 1.4G. You get what you need (pro or not). To clarify, my statement: “please don’t tell me you can’t afford it” was more directed at pros. IMHO, if a non-pro can afford a Nikon FX body then that person can also afford an AF-S 24mm 1.4G too.

            Sean Molin said: “This is very possibly the absolute most idiotic, mis-informed, and big-headed responses I have *ever* seen on NR …”

            Have you looked at yourself lately in the mirror ?

      • Gpereir4

        I can’t afford it.

        Haha, no seriously though. I am a student. I rock a D3100, 50mm 1.8G and 85mm 1.8G, so I’m done for a while 🙂 Just expressing interest in the new line of 1.8 lenses.

        It will be interesting to see how Nikon decides to differentiate the 3200 from the successor to the D7000.

        • lolly

          It depends on what you need and what you can afford. You can shoot a lot of great photos with the 50mm 1.8G and the 85mm 1.8G though.

  • Liking the new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, but wish it was compatible with more Nikon models =/

    • Joaquim Prado

      it will be! 😉

      By the way, hope to nikon have this lens in stock by december refering to the current Stock issues!

    • Cuius

      Has the look of a $6 chip for $60 that could have easily been incorporated into the camera (see also GP-1)

      • Bob

        You are aware that WiFi protocols vary by region, thus an integrated WiFi module would mean the camera’s WiFi capability only works in certain regions. While you could have different adapters for when you travel a bit. Plus this makes the camera itself cheaper and thus increases sales. I’d expect Nikon to sell 1 WiFi adapter per every 100 D3200’s sold.

  • Frank

    Sweet! Gold rimmed and $700? I’ll take one.

    • Duke of Edinburgh

      Is the gold rim also available in white gold?

  • Erik

    Will it have 720/60p and full manual exposure control in live view?

    • Erik

      Found on B&H it will have 720/60p.

  • SoftonDemand

    I want that 28mm 1.4g …! i wonder how much it is

    • SoftonDemand

      Sorry i wasn’t reading…. but yes 700! definetly a must get!

      • jetelinho

        no you wasn NOT cause it is f/1,8 … 🙂

    • SoftonDemand

      I hope its not made in China

      • af

        at least it is better than made in the USA.

      • Sean

        i can asure you all lenses with that precious gold ring are not made in China, they are made in japan.

  • Nice! I was wondering if the 28 was FF compatible, and for $700, I wouldn’t mind adding a nice wide prime lens to my kit… hehe, now if only there a 20mm f/1.8…

  • Scott M

    $700!! Getting in line for that. Nikon is doing great things. Sendai will be a busy place for a long time.

    • Scott M

      Hmmmmm. B&H or ….Best Buy?

    • Mark J.

      I got a feeling @$700 this one isn’t being made in Sendai, or anywhere in Japan for that matter.

      • Torben

        Yes, and that’s why Nikon is not getting my money on this lens.

  • Cassidy

    If the adaptor works with the D7000 I’m totally picking one up!

  • Ben
    • Ben

      Oops, looks like Admin already had it, I was too busy ordering the 28mm to refresh the page. I can’t wait for this lens! The 85mm 1.8G is sensation and it looks like the 28mm will be a step above.

      • FX DX

        Thanks Dude. I also got my D800 in the first batch because of your link. I just order this lens.

        • FX DX

          Oh wow! Amazon order changed to “Shipping Soon” already. I didn’t expect that.

    • Bruce29982

      How the heck do you keep doing this so fast? Got my D800 first round from Amazon thanks to you, now I am in line for the 28mm.

    • Fabian

      I’m wondering about that, too. I can’t even get the lens to show up on the Amazon search.

      • Fabian

        Thanks btw.

  • Cool lens. Wonder what the reasoning is behind the gold ring? Maybe it’s made in Japan?

  • Don Pope

    How lame that the wi-fi module sticks out like that.
    I was expecting it to be something you could leave on the camera while shooting.
    I think an Eye-Fi card is a better deal.

    • Paul

      I agree wit you Don! The problem with the Eye-Fi card is you’re limited to using ONLY the Eye-Fi. If Eye-Fi comes out with a Compact Flash model, at least 16gig, than you’re talkin’.
      I’m hoping the WU-1a can be used on other bodies (D800.)

  • Rob

    Looks like no bracketing or HDR. Hmm … go for the D3200 or get a D5100 to replace mt D80. Such decisions!

    • MegaMo

      Wait for August ?

    • Erik

      You’d be pretty much downgrading either way

      • Worminator

        +1 true

    • Calibrator

      A colleague of mine has one of the first D80, which is one of the reasons I got a D7000. We did some landscape shooting together and he is very fond of the D7000. I doubt he would settle for less than that now if he wants to replace his D80.
      While a future D7000 successor will probably another significant improvement it will also likely make the D7000 quite a bit cheaper…

  • texajoe

    That 28 looks ugly. I much prefer the look of the 24 & 35 1.4. I know it’s not a $1800+ lens but it doesn’t look that good.

    To me that is…

    • Eso

      Who cares what it looks like?? 28mm and 1.8 is a long time coming and at $700, i’ve already preordered.

    • Mr. Meowmers

      you actually care how your lens look? 😐 you’re looking at lenses, not girls :))

      • Sahaja

        Maybe he buys his lenses to impress girls who care about how they look?

    • BartyL

      Yeah, you might have missed the point of camera lenses. The idea is to look through not at them.

      • photo-Jack

        Very well stated BartyL!!!

        Wonder what texasjoe is thinking of the sunex fisheye then… For this one I’d see some criticism justified for ergonomic concerns

  • Fabian
  • Jake

    WU-1a will NOT be compatible with the D7000 (or D5100, or D800). Look at the plug on it. It’s not USB, and it’s not the GPS plug, so no port to match exists on the D7000. 🙁
    (it looks like the GPS port, but notice that, on the image of the D3200, you can clearly see the GPS/remote release port, and the WU-1A is not plugged into it.)

    • Tom

      The WU-1A goes into the usb port of the D3200, that could be solved with a adapter.
      But there probably also need to be some firmware changes for it work with a D7000.

  • Al

    No bracketing on D3200 ????
    So that’s how they’re gonna keep us from buying this instead of the D800 for our landscape shots. Bracketing will no longer be available unless u spend $1000 or more dollars, lol !!!

    I might still pick one up a bracket manually, but 24mp at $700 is pretty darn tempting.
    Will wait to see what the D400 and D7000 replacement bring to the table

    • cheesy strider

      obviously you will bracket wirelessly from your android with your new wu-1a

  • I love that for one of the demo videos they used a cat video… because honestly its going to be one of its main uses lol

    • PeterO

      I love how in the Digital Camera video, there was no one in the auditorium for the announcement and her monotone delivery showed her level of excitement for the camera. 🙂

  • Nawab

    crazy for Nikon… who needs a beginner DSLR with 24MP! Cumbersome handling and storage of large sized pictures that are only very amateur and taken just for the sake of memories by the beginners. Good for the wi-fi, do not know if it has GPS enabled.
    Better they start to release the long awaited updates for the D300 models (the D400 versions) for the prosumers and lesser mortals like us.
    The Nikon 28mm f/1.8 G also is less sensible and does not worth the applause. A faster f/1.4 version or a new 24mm should have been news for the Pros.
    …..but still love Nikon and their crazy ways….

    • Nawab

      Opps! forget to mention about the D7000 update too. Waiting, dreaming for it. Please pack them with TNT, dynamite, C4 and some High-Grade Plutonium….Nikon are you listening

    • Not Surprised

      “The Nikon 28mm f/1.8 G also is less sensible and does not worth the applause. A faster f/1.4 version or a new 24mm should have been news for the Pros.”

      You must have brain damage — Nikon just released the 24/1.4G — and the 35/1.4G. As for 28, being in between, it might as well be a different beast, as a /1.8 lens and less than HALF the cost of the other two with 95% of the functionality.

      You think pros wont be happy about this lens? Pros like to make and keep money. This lens will help them do that.

      • PhilK

        Actually it’s ONE-THIRD the price of 24/1.4 G.

        The 24mm 4/2.8 AI-S MF lens is almost as expensive, based on suggested-retail price in the USA.

        Looks like a bargain to me.

        And I actually like the look of it better than the 24/1.4. Never liked those narrow focusing rings.

  • Gra

    After reviewing the posted image samples of the 3200, I’m quite happy suggest I won’t be trading my D3x any time soon…

  • Very surprised but happy to see the gold N on the 28mm. Not the prettiest looking lens but great price. You have to figure it’s made in China for that price. May favorite sentence about the lens on the Nikon site: “Nikon will continue to expand and strengthen the NIKKOR lineup with the steady release of new, high-performance lenses compatible with the FX format.”

  • KnightPhoto

    Did not expect $699 for the 28mm. Nor did I expect $2,999 for he D800. Nikon prices are dropping, Canon prices are increasing 😉

    • canon

      FYI — Canon 28mm 1.8 EF is $489 and is made in Japan

  • Andrew


  • anon

    28mm f.20 ais is better.

    • Mike

      How’s the autofocus on that?

  • Where the heck is the new nikon lens 18-300mm, damn it!!! I am still waiting for 🙁

  • D400D7100

    Nikon D7100 and D400 when?

  • Cameramm

    Compared to Nikon d4 : 50 percent more Pixel for 10 percent if the Prize … No D4 owner Feeling this Way?

    • Mike

      Seriously? It’s also 10% of the capability of the D4. A camera is more that just the sensor. ISO selection on the D3200 is menu based. And is only available in full stops. That’s a pretty big limitation to a D4 user who 1. Needs to have external access to common adjustments, and 2. Needs to do it without taking his/her eye away from the viewfinder, and 3. Needed to make that adjustment 2 seconds ago, and 4. Needs more flexibility than full stop adjustments and a 12,800 ISO ceiling.

      Shall I continue?

  • Andrew

    I am tempted to pickup this camera (D3200). The wireless adapter feature is nice. You can put this camera on a tripod and use your mobile phone to wirelessly take a picture of yourself and the family, and also wirelessly transfer your pictures (and movie?) to your phone. Nice! This will be a carry everywhere camera – small, light, and feature rich. We now need to see sample pictures and videos.

    • trojan

      That’s exactly the chicken-shit the 3200 is targeted for, which has nothing to do with creative photography but just social hanky-panky.

      • Jim W

        Uhm.. some people are very into social hanky-panky. They’re allowed to have cameras too 🙂

      • Merv

        Social hanky-panky I’d say would have far larger growth potential than creative photography. Look at Facebook…and on Flickr, the camera producing the most photos now is the iPhone.

        Then there is Instagram which got snapped up for $1 billion.

  • coco

    diaphragm blades – only 7 – i want at least 9

    d3200 – where’s my high speed sync for flash


    Wish I could find the hordes of arrogant comments from those “veterans”, saying there would NEVER be a 28 1.8 for under $1000…

    • Martin

      yea, well, there’s a 35 1.8 and 50 1.8 for waaay below 500$, so why not 28 as well. these are consumer lenses.

      it’s a different business with 1.4 of course, which are professional lenses.

    • Srini


    • Tony

      £620 = US $995 at current exchange rate. Prospective UK purchasers should pre-order as soon as possible before Nikon UK apply a “Systems Error” surcharge to the 28mm f/1.8. Actually there don’t appear to be any UK dealers offering pre-order yet – perhaps they’ve learnt their lesson from the D800 debacle.

  • bing go

    Announced now… I’m guessing available in stores in 2014. Or, no, 2014 is when we’ll finally get some d800/d4’s… 2015 for the d3200!

  • andy
    • I joined your flickr group and pre ordered the 28 1.8 so as soon as I get it I will post some sample shots up.
      I’m hoping this will be my new go to wide angle lens instead of my 35 f2 which I like alot however it is a little soft wide open and quite old

  • Discontinued

    Now Nikon (germany) offers no less than 7 (including color versions) low end beginner SLRs: D3000, D5000, D3100, D5100 and D3200 WOW, that’s quite a variety.
    Anybody who wants to buy something between D800 and low end is comparatively let down by Nikon right now. And where is my D800E, that I ordered right away?
    Well, never mind, for the time being I can hold out with the D7000. And this camera can still be highly recommended to anybody looking between high and low end.

    What is my point? I don’t now. Blablabla.

  • Smudger

    Gold band, but no ED glass. Another Nikon convention gone, along with the black screw.


  • And now, what’s the next NIKON announcement, D400?
    There is nothing new alternative between D800 and D7000…

  • Smudger

    24mp in this??!!

    You just know what will happen when excited buyers hang their fav. Sigmon xx-xxxmm f/nothing in front of this sensor.

  • Andrew

    Prices for the d5100 and d7000 on ebay just dropped $100-200

    • Andrew

      A different Andrew, thanks for the info…

  • David

    So why exactly is the WU-1a 14 times cheaper than the WT-5A? Doesn’t seem there is THAT much difference between those 2!

    • Martin

      lol, good point.

      i might add, why are these things not integrated into the body? i don’t really mind paying 50$ extra, but i really do mind having this thing stick out of the camera and possibly break the connectors too.

      • David

        IMO it will only be a matter of time (perhaps 2 camera generations) until WiFi and GPS are being built-in by default. Every damn cheap phone has those today, and since the ISO/MP race seems to slow down gradually (with sensor efficiency and such), there will be a need for new features to market new camera models.

        People will start asking more and more for built-in GPS and WiFi, and once a single major manufacturer (which might not be Nikon or Canon) starts adding them on a broad basis, the others will have to follow suit or risk losing entry level market share.

        @Merv (below) of course I believe the WT-5A to be more powerful in speed and connectivity, but this doesn’t match the price difference.
        I just can’t see Nikon holding up THIS price margin for a long time, even if the much lower expected turnaround for the WT-5A is taken into account (and actually a valid reason for the high price).

        From another point of view the D4/WT-5A customers are now paying the development cost for the WU-1a mass production 🙂

        • KnightPhoto

          I’d gladly pay $400 for the WT-5A. But it’s $899 so I’d have to have a strong reason to get it, which I don’t.

          I agree, like to see the price drop on this one…

          As an aside the price on the D3200 is very good!

    • Merv

      WT-5A does not require Wi-Fi I think, the WU-1a seems to require a wireless connection to be present.

      I’m not sure about this too, but I read somewhere that the WT-5A can handle several D4 bodies at the same time, this is what I see on the Nikon website:

      PC Mode: Operate the D4 via Camera Control Pro 2. From one master camera, simultaneously release up to ten remote D4/WT-5A combinations.

      • Hawkeye

        “PC Mode: Operate the D4 via Camera Control Pro 2. From one master camera, simultaneously release up to ten remote D4/WT-5A combinations.”

        I believe that means that one D4 with the WT-5A can control up to 10 other D4s that ALSO have the WT-4A attached. Or you could buy a house instead.

        • Merv

          Yeah, most would buy a house instead.

  • Dweeb

    Android? Just once Nikon, work with Apple first. Be one of the cool kids not the nerd you are. And yes, I read the part about iOS later on. Sort of like that NX2 revision.

    • Sahaja

      Probably because the Japanese don’t make Apple tablets but they do make some Android tablets.

    • Witty Nickname

      Android > Apple

      iSheep are used to waiting in line, so they can wait even longer.

    • Merv

      Or Apple didn’t yet approve it for its app store yet. Nikon had to have a working version for Apple a couple of months ago.

  • jorg is still ASLEEP!
    here is at least a pre-order link for germany

  • bjrichus

    So funny reading some of the comments on here… Thanks for the laughs this morning.

    What I see are some people expecting features that separate a $3k to $6k top of the range or so camera from a sub $700 consumer product that most consumers don’t want or can’t use.

    In short: Too many megapixels (didn’t you read the rumors, this should be no surprise), no bracketing (I agree, even if a basic three frame thing, it would have been good), too “sensitive” (don’t know the exact term to use as I’ve not had my coffee yet) for cheap third party lenses (quite possibly), or just “I’m not giving up my FX camera body for this!”


    All that hate over an entry level DX camera.

  • Mark

    What happened to the drive mode dial? It was such a nice feature! And the live view lever is now a button? Looks like somebody is cutting the costs of manucaturing to push in moar megapixels :/ Kudos for the remote though, I just hope it’s compatible with the PTP standard

  • wilde

    From the perspective of a DX shooter, is it worth getting this AF-S 24mm 1.8G when I already have the AF-S 35mm 1.8G?

    Thing is, if I’m using the 35mm and move one step backward, isn’t the field of view just the same?

    • Justin Stone

      Yes, but the lens is designed to behave like a 28mm lens with FX mount. I’d stick with your 35 1.8, unless you imagine that in the future you will want to purchase an FX mount camera, in which case the upgrade path makes buying the lens now a bit more future proof. The truth is between 35 and 28 there isn’t a lot of difference. I’d stick with what you have.

      • Wilde

        Exactly. No plans yet to jump Fx….unless the world get crazy and Nikon brings out a $1000 FF camera haha

    • Shawn

      I also have the 35 1.8 and I probably will not get this lens. The new 85 1.8 is on my list though, have you considered that one? I could make some amazing portraits with that on DX.

      • Wilde

        Yes that 85mm 1.8g is quite tempting for portraits. Though being a macro guy, I’m also considering the 85mm 3.5g.

  • Shawn

    They closed the gap, but they did not quite replace the D5100.

    Both now have the same frame rate and same LCD resolution (I was wrong earlier: D3100 and D3200 have the same autofocus system as the D5100 and D90).

    D5100 is still the only one that has the wonderful swivel LCD.
    D5100 also has all of the buttons on the right side, which means you can drive 90% of the camera one handed.
    D5100 also goes to ISO 25,600 (only one stop above D3200 now). Although not “pro-worthy”, it can save you from having to use flash and still get a handheld shot of your kids doing something cute in a dim restaurant.

    As for improvements to auto ISO, I’d have to see the manual or menu system for that, neither of which I can find right now.


    WELP. As a D7000 owner, I’m PISSED that this entry level THING, shoots 1080/30 AND 720/60.


    They are really gearing up to make the D400 LEGENDARY by my estimation. It should have a 51-point AF system, shoot 6 fps, 1080/60. I’ll be surprised if they release anything less. Right now, I’m saving for a D800, but for $2000-$2500, I’d buy a full-frame D400 with 16-21mpx..

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