Nikon has launched the D3300 HD-SLR, the successor to its D3200 camera line.

The D3300 features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 100-12,800 (expandable up to 25,600) ISO range, with an 11-point autofocus system. The camera gives a nod to a smaller form factor, with a 4.9” x 3.8” x 2.9” body, constructed with carbon fiber. 

Nikon is also introducing the more compact AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II standard zoom lens that inherits a familiar focal length (27-82.5mm, 35mm equivalent) while incorporating a new retractable lens barrel design. The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens features up to four stops of VR image stabilization

The Nikon D3300, kitted with the AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, will be available in early February 2014 in black, red and grey for $649.95. The AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II will be available at the same time as the D3300, and will also be sold separately for $249.95. The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens will be available on February for $599.95.

[Image courtesy: Nikon]