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dgs2

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dgs2 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2004
Thu 21-Jun-12 09:19 PM

It looks as if the only NEF files possible on the D3200 are 12-bit compressed NEFs. Is this correct?

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jpFoto

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#1. "RE: NEF File Options for D3200" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Thu 21-Jun-12 10:07 PM

dgs

That is correct. It's listed on page 44 of the manual. It is probably a software decision by Nikon since this is an entry level camera. On that note, the DR and color saturation of this camera is so good, that it is probably more than enough for most and definitely for me.

jP

dgs2

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#2. "RE: NEF File Options for D3200" | In response to Reply # 1

dgs2 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2004
Thu 21-Jun-12 10:39 PM

Thanks, I am using a D7000, which offers 14-bit and NEF lossless compression. Since the sensor is so good, it's too bad Nikon doesn't let you max the resolution, but you are correct, it's targeted as an entry level camera, so many using it will just shoot jpeg's.

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cwils02

HIXSON, US
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#3. "RE: NEF File Options for D3200" | In response to Reply # 2

cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012
Fri 22-Jun-12 04:18 AM

If I needed more than 16 million colors, I would probably be shooting with something other than a D3200.

I'm guessing that since the D3200 has so many megapixels--significantly increasing necessary bandwidth--Nikon was also constrained by buffer size/speed & other considerations that would jack up the cost.

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drmanubmengi

Chandigarh, IN
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#4. "RE: NEF File Options for D3200" | In response to Reply # 0

drmanubmengi Silver Member Nikonian since 14th May 2012
Mon 25-Jun-12 09:16 AM

Agree fully with jp & charlie.

Nikon had to keep somethings away from this camera.
I would suggest why don't you visit

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=312&topic_id=6107&mesg_id=6107&page=

Hope you will something there also.

Dr. Manu Mengi
Loves Photography & Nikon

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