While I cover all the more expensive Nikons which are of interest to hard-core photographers, when my friends ask what camera to get, it's always this inexpensive D3200. Better than the D800 and D800E, the AF zones are indicated with light-up LED spots that don't interfere much with the subject you're trying to see. Smaller non-DSLR cameras like micro 4/3, cell phones and point-and-shoots just can't focus as fast as a DSLR to follow all the action. More expensive cameras are for men who just want fancier cameras. It has a very precisely etched screen showing the location of the AF areas, a nice touch. (26.9 oz./764g with lens, card and battery, 17.6 oz./498g body-only with card and battery, about 0 with lens). 24 Megapixels are more than anyone needs for anything. The professional cameras can find a subject's eye and focus on it directly and instantly almost 100% of the time, while the D3200 usually, but not always, finds the subject in your frame.
A light coating of Neosporin and a compression bandage should then be applied.We are a collective of three people who began thinking together, almost twenty years ago, before any one of us ever touched a computer, or had logged on to the Internet. We became each other's databases and servers, leaning on each other's memories, multiplying, amplifying and anchoring the things we could imagine by sharing our dreams, our speculations and our curiosities.In those dark days of disconnect, in the early years of the final decade of the last century in Delhi, we plugged into each other's nervous systems by passing a book from one hand to another, by writing in each other's notebooks. At the simplest level, the Internet expanded our already capacious, triangulated nervous system to touch the nerves and synapses of a changing and chaotic world. The fancier D5100 has been out longer so it sells for a little less, so if this is the case, by all means, get the D5100 instead. The finder certainly isn't as huge as an FX camera or as big as the D7000 because the D3200 uses a hollow pentamirror instead of a glass pentaprism, which is exactly how I'd want a lightweight camera to work. As of June 2012, this D3200 is brand new and not discounted. (The D800 and D800E use ugly, obstructive black LCD squares that turn on and off instead.) Its matte field won't properly show the restricted field with lenses faster than f/4, but that's OK because this is how Nikon got the finder so bright.