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A photographer takes pictures of a giant model of a Nikon camera one day before the opening of the Photokina 2006 World Fair for Imaging in Cologne September 25, 2006.

A few more technical specifications of the Nikon D3200 digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) have emerged online, as the rumoured release date of the camera - sometime in April - is fast approaching. The details have been listed on a Tech Radar report.

The rumours suggest the forthcoming camera will have a 24 million pixel sensor. Moreover, the camera will have 11 AutoFocus (AF) points, 4 frames per second (fps) shooting capabilities and an ISO range of 100-6400 and a hi-ISO of 12800. The camera is expected to feature full HD video recording, which could prove a threat to rivals Canon and their EOS1100D 720p camera.

According to rumours, an interesting element of Nikon's forthcoming camera is that it will have Wi-Fi capabilities. If true, this will be the first DSLR to offer such functionality. The D3200 will also have a 24MP DX-format sensor.

There are further reports which hint at two models - one with an anti-aliasing (AA) filter and the other model without one (similar to Nikon's D800 and D800E).

The D3200 is expected to replace the D3100 which has a 14.2 million pixel. Like the D3200, the D3100 has 11 AF points and the ISO sensitivity ranges 100-3200 and can be expanded to ISO 12800. The D3100 can shoot approximately 3 frames per second. With the support of optional Eye-Fi cards, photos and films can be moved to PC via wireless LAN. The Nikon D3100 can take videos at full HD 1080p.