People looking to share photos with friends online and print out their best shots using ink cartridges may be interested in newly-announced photography equipment from Nikon.

The firm has unveiled the D3200 DLSR camera, which offers a wide-range of features for users looking to produce high-quality images on a budget.

Nikon stated: "The extremely portable, compact and lightweight body of the entry-level D3200 is loaded with the latest digital SLR camera functions, allowing for full-scale, flexible photography."

These include a 24.2 megapixel sensor and EXPEED 3 image processing engine for sharp, vivid colour reproduction under all lighting conditions.

It is the successor to the award-winning 14.2 megapixel D3100, which was handed the iF Communication Design Award in 2011 from the prestigious German group International Forum Design.

The D3200 also offers a wide range of features to help users get the best snaps, such as a guide mode to show individuals how to improve their results and the ability to automatically set the camera up for specific situations such as night-time portraits and extreme close-ups.

"Users will enjoy its simple operation with the capture of beautiful images exhibiting superior image quality that they will be eager to share with others," Nikon said.

They may be able to achieve this with the help of another gadget introduced by the camera maker that is designed for use with the D3200, the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a.

This gadget connects directly to the DSLR and can allow users to instantly send photos they have snapped to an Android-powered smartphone or tablet, where a user may perform more editing tasks or upload the images to photo-sharing sites and social networks such as Facebook.

Currently, smartphones running the 2.3 version of Google's mobile operating system and tablets with Android version 3 are compatible with the adapter, though support for Apple's iOS is expected to be brought out in the autumn.