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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #6188
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Bass rock   Scotland, UK  Registered since 21st Dec 2007 Mon 18-Jun-12 11:26 AM
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"D3200 Focus Priority Only ?"



A quick question for D3200 users. Can you switch from focus priority to release priority ?

I had a D3100 and it would only use focus priority. Given I prefer to focus using the central focus point and recompose, the camera often refused to take a picture if the central point ended up over an OOF area, or where there was no contrast, like a clear blue sky.

That drove me nuts and I don't want another camera that tries to tell me when I can or can't take a picture !!

I sold the D3100 because of this, although in other respects it was a good camera as a small back-up to my D700.

Bill
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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library   Hatboro, Pa, US  Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009 Mon 18-Jun-12 02:28 PM
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#1. "RE: D3200 Focus Priority Only ?"
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Bill, the D3200 only supports focus priority.

If you want Release priority you'll need to move up to the D5100. It supports Focus and Release priority in AF-C mode but not in AF-S.

Your D700 supported Focus and Release priority in AF-S and AF-C mode.

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Bass rock   Scotland, UK  Registered since 21st Dec 2007 Tue 19-Jun-12 07:45 AM
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Thanks for the answer, Len.

I guessed as much. I do understand why Nikon want a small, user-friendly DSLR in the range. I just wish that Nikon would also introduce a small, fully-featured camera with matching lenses as well. I don't understand why the body has to physically get bigger to include some features like bracketing and focus modes that are basically software based.

For now, I will keep using my Lumix GH2 m43 camera that has those features in a small body, but I would like it to be a tad bigger and with a DX sensor

Bill

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