Nikon on Wednesday announced the India launch of its new DX format
camera, the Nikon D3300. The camera, which was already available via
various channels in the country since the last week of February, is now
available at Rs. 32,450 (only body), Rs. 37,950 (body and AF-S 18-55mm
VRII kit lens) and Rs. 46,950 (body and AF-S 18-55mm VRII + AF-S
55-200mm VR Kit Lenses).
In addition Nikon also announced the
official price of its full-frame camera, the Nikon D4S, which was
launched in India on 6 March 2014.
According to Nikon, it will be available for a maximum pricing of Rs. 4,19,950.
Nikon D3300 has a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor without an
optical low-pass filter and the latest EXPEED 4 image processing system.
It features the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII lens. It is the
first such lens for Nikon SLR cameras (F mount) to offer a retractable
lens mechanism. It offers full-HD movie recording at 1080p at 60fps.
D3300 features 13 special effect modes, lighter body weight, and a new
optical design. It was first showcased at CES 2014.
It also has a guide mode that will help users to improve on their
photography skills. The camera will also allow users to use the WU-1a
Wireless Mobile Adapter to wirelessly control the camera’s shutter and
transfer images to smartphones and tablets based on the Android and iOS
D4S is a full-frame camera with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor
similar to the Nikon D3S. It has the Expeed 4 image-processing engine,
with a rated ISO range of 100-25,600. The camera has single-point AF,
dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF and group-area AF. According
to Nikon, this helps ensure not just smooth and fast autofocusing, but
also allows users to shoot at 11fps with AF and AE tracking.
Speaking about the cameras’ launch in the country,
Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said, “Today’s
announcement reiterates our commitment to offer products that exhibit
exceptional performance and image quality in challenging environments.
Our D-SLR camera business has become more successful than ever with over
20% growth over the last year. With these latest offerings in the D-SLR
range, our aim is to enliven the basic principles of trustworthiness
and creativity that Nikon as a brand stands for. Our strategy for the
Nikon D-SLR lineup is to provide a quality product, while meeting the
diversified consumer needs. We aim to achieve this through innovation
and high quality standards that our cameras, lenses and accessories
demonstrate, thereby enabling consumers to capture life’s great moments
while experiencing richer photographic capabilities.”
Nikon D3300 and D4S DSLR cameras officially launched in India