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Nikon D3200 Summary

24 Megapixels24 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Nikon D3200 Assessment

The D3200 is a refinement of the D3100 which now sits at the low-end of Nikon's entry-level DSLRs. The truly remarkable change is the new 24 megapixels sensor which can shoot continuously at 4 FPS for up to 100 JPEG images. It is a relatively compact DSLR with the most basic feature set. The D3200 is directly aimed at new DLSR owners.

Among entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3200 is one of the most basic but also one of the most simple to use. Image quality is very good expect for automatic exposure which causes sever over-exposure more than occasionally. The output of the D3200 has plenty of details with little noise and nice colors, contrast and sharpness. Poster-sized prints are possible until ISO 400 at least and the entire standard ISO range is usable for mid-sized prints which is very good.

Speed and performance is on-par for a camera of its class. The autofocus is slightly slow but sensitive and accurate even in moderately low light. Video capabilities are excellent with only a one second recording delay to complain about. Given its high resolution, the D3200 is the most affordable camera for producing poster-sized prints. With frequent use of exposure-compensation or spot-metering, the D3200 is capable of producing fantastic images, however this may by a little much for beginners to deal with.

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PROS CONS
Low image noise Serious over-exposure
Good image colors Below average AWB
Accurate autofocus system Autofocus on the slow side
Short shutter-lag 1s video record delay
Good shot-to-shoot speed Microphone records camera noise
Excellent time-to-first-shot LCD glare when settings are changed
Generally good ergonomics Self-timer resets after each use
Full HD video with autofocus Live-View not exposure-priority
Good build quality No exposure bracketing
Easily usable with gloves on Exposure steps always 1/3 EV
Odd Auto ISO behavior
Lens mount lacks mechanical-coupling
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Nikon D3200 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

24 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-12800
Nikon F Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
95% Coverage
Small Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance
4 FPS Drive, 100 ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 920K PixelsStereo audio input
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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