>I have the D3100 and assume the D3200 is almost identical >apart from the Mpa. >Set your camera to Manual exposure, your ISO to Manual and a >suitable value for conditions along with Aperture and Shutter >speed. >Take a stills photo of the area you are going to video as a >check for sufficient light. If image comes out ok, go into >video mode without changing any settings. >Set Picture Control >F # ISO >1.4-2.8 200 >4-5.6 400-640 >8-11 800-1200 >16-32 1600+ >J. Dennis Thomas in his book recommends using Manual or >Aperature Priority and set the Aperature using the command >dial. The shutter in video is electronic and is operated by >the camera alone not user. >He recommends using the Exposure Compensation and command dial >to alter exposure during filming. The camera chooses the ISO >settings for you. >You can also use the AE-L and lock it,to set the Exposure >before going to Live View. >Using a smaller aperture will slow down the shutter speed and >give a smoother video. Pan slowly. >Hope this helped. >Don't give up on Nikon yet, but find out how to use the camera >in video mode. >If you use the camera in Portrait you need free downloadable >software to turn your video images, called VIDEOSOFT. >To change to DVD or .WMV from Quicktime use CONVERTALITE free >downloadable. Do it in this order. > >Good luck. >Mareng
I'll give it a try. But I really wanted to be able to leave the shutter at 1/50 and have it not change. Either way, I havent given up yet. I have had a chance to compare it to the Canon 650d which four write up say it is better in video mode. It may be better to use in video mode, but all I can say about the picture quality in video mode and photo mode, compared to the Nikon is, it is ####. I am a bit tired of all the write ups. They always say one is better than the other and when I base my purchase on this info, I am always disappointed. I am glad I went for the Nikon even though the write ups said Canon.