Entry-level DSLR with 24.16 million effective pixels

Entry-level DSLR with 24.16 million effective pixels

TOKYO —

Nikon will release the entry-level DSLR Nikon D3300 in February. The Nikon D3300 features a new 24.16 million effective pixel low-pass-filter-less DX format CMOS image sensor and new image processor EXPEED 4 that combines high-speed processing and high sensitivity. It also has maximum 5ps continuous shooting speed, 0.85X optical viewfinder, 60p full HD video shooting performance, ISO 100-12,800 (25,600 extended), and Special Effect Mode that allows you to creatively edit your photos and movies on the monitor in real time to help to encourage your creativity.

There are 2 colors: black and red, but if you want to buy only the body, you will be able to choose only the black model. The red model will be available as a lens kit which includes Nikon’s new compact zoom lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–5mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II,5 which also will be released for about ¥35,000 in February.

Size: 124×98×75.5mm
Weight: 410g

Price: D3300 (only the body) - About ¥65,000 (black)

D3300 18-55 VR II lens kit (comes with “AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II”) - About ¥75,000 (black/red)

D3300 Double zoom kit (comes with “AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II” and “AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED”) - About ¥105,000(black/red)

Source: AkihabaraNews

  • 0

    Fox Cloud Lelean

    Do camera's really need 24 million pixels? I read somewhere that the Human eye can only register 20 million pixels at best. So that means there's 4.16 million pixels wasted with this camera. Think I'll stick to my 14 mill Samsung.

  • 5

    puregaijin

    fox, its finally about what area you want to develop those pixels over. taking an example of paper sizes, a 3MP is good enough for an A4 size print, greater for A3 and so on. On the other hand, a 3MP may show pixelation if developed over an A3. So if a higher pixel size image is developed over a small area, it is surely a waste of the camera's capability. however, there are many different things people do, example large posters, mega hoardings etc., where the raw pixel size does help.

  • 0

    TrevorPeace1

    I own a Nikon D40, which is rated at 6.24MP, and it does a good job when ISO ratings are 8000 or lower, but when pushed to 16,000 (extended) suffers pixelation when I crop photos to small areas. Have considered replacing it with a newer model, but decided not to do any more extended ISO shooting unless I want extreme B&W effects, for which it's suitable enough.

  • 0

    wanderlust

    24.16 million is the effective pixel count, but there are more on the actual sensor, used for other functions such as demosaicing the edges and determining black. If you need to zoom in on an image when you are editing, the high pixel count enables you to retain quality to a greater degree.

    How many pixels are needed to match the resolution of the human eye? Each pixel must appear no larger than 0.3 arc-minute. Consider a 20 x 13.3-inch print viewed at 20 inches. The Print subtends an angle of 53 x 35.3 degrees, thus requiring 5360/.3 = 10600 x 3560/.3 = 7000 pixels, for a total of ~74 megapixels to show detail at the limits of human visual acuity.

    For reference, the eye (s) has been calculated to have the equivalent of 576 million pixels. See Blackwell, 1946, Clark, 1990, Curcio, Sloan, Kalina et al in 1990.

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