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SLR 24.2MP CMOS Jan 2015
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Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst cameras of a comparable age and spec, this SLR digital camera is one of the most awarded by camera experts.

The reviewers at Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Akam.no and Hardwarezone.com.ph all wrote that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Gadgetspeak.com all said that this Nikon digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Nikon camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au, both of which thought that this camera was outstanding.

An other two expert review sites both thought that this camera was good. The reviewer at What Digital Camera gave this Nikon digital camera a "Gold" award and thought it was outstanding and the expert at Onfoto.ru thought that it was great and gave it a "Silver" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 81% based on fifty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

D3200 owners on average rated this camera as outstanding.

Robust

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Two years ago Alan Wild mentioned on Amazon “Full HD, professional looking 24.2MP - no over exaggeration by Nikon here! The built in flash is very high quality too meaning that an extra flash isn't necessary”. Alan Wild also said “The built in microphone captures good quality sound inside upto about 6 feet away I've found”. Cavegirl said “Good build quality” in their Nikon D3200 review.

A number of Nikon D3200 owners considered that the Nikon D3200 was strong and durable. Cheshire Gent gave the Nikon D3200 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned last year “Everything about it feels well-made - it is rugged enough to provide reassuring grip”. Chrissy Sawyer wrote in her review of the Nikon D3200 “Love this camera, I used to have a Pentax SLR back in the day & thought that was brilliant untill I dropped it from a great height” . Mr. D. P. Latchford wrote in their Nikon D3200 review “Build quality is great very sturdy yet very light” and rated the product 5 stars.

Some Nikon D3200 owners considered that the product was easy to damage or scratch. R. Golin mentioned in their Nikon D3200 review on Amazon “If you're into fancy stuff that gets broken easily, get the D5100 instead” and gave the Nikon D3200 a very good review. Stephen Foster said in his review of the Nikon D3200 on Amazon “Well packaged to avoid damage, superb quality entry level DSLR camera, Nikon make the best cameras in the world in my humble opinion” and rated the Nikon D3200 5 stars.

One Nikon D3200 reviewer concluded that it was reliable. Three years ago P. B. Chandler wrote “I reluctantly had to store my trusty 35mm slr film camera” in their Nikon D3200 review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

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Nice Design

A few people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “The red colour is very pretty” in their review of the Nikon D3200. Amazon Customer also said “Beautiful camera”. Brizey gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The colour is beautiful and people notice the change from black or silver to funky red” in their review of this digital camera.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Jim Smith mentioned in his Nikon D3200 review “A very beautiful and well designed camera, with more features than most more advanced cameras have in them, read, 24mp in an entry level camera” and gave this digital camera a very good rating.

One Nikon D3200 owner who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Nitz4uk said “Works very well smooth and fast”. One Nikon D3200 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design.

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Good Technical Features

Twenty people considered that it had good features. Chaz said “Astonishingly good quality and features” in their review of this digital camera. Chaz also said “And the features are easily set out”. Christie365 rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon in November last year “The camera has lots of great features my favourite being that of guide mode, which had basic” in their review of the Nikon D3200.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life. Jeanette Martin mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Battery life is good” in her Nikon D3200 review. Three years ago Mr. D. P. Latchford said “Battery life is excellent as well” and scored it 5 stars. Mr. S. M. Morritt rated it as excellent and wrote also three years ago “The standard battery will easily last 500 photos so 1 battery should be enough for most peoples days shooting (depending how much you review using the rear screen of course”.

Easy to Use

Some customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use. 3rdpersonphotos wrote “Find it much better to use” in their review however they gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars. Alicat99 mentioned “It's easy to understand, so you can have some fun and control without being a technical genius” in their review of the Nikon D3200. Alison Mary Willey wrote on Amazon “It appears a very sophisticated camera and to use it to its' fullest strengths it most certainly is;”.

A number of people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The scene modes make selection of appropriate settings very quick” in their review of the Nikon D3200. Dave H wrote four years ago “I've only had the D3200 for 3 days so I haven't fine tuned the settings to get the optimum performance.” and rated the Nikon D3200 80 out of 100. David P mentioned on Amazon in the same month “The menu system is much easier to navigate”.

Several people who purchased it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It is a bit more comfortable to hold than the D40”. Ellen mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Good to hold, comfortable in my hands”. Graham Bray said “Eventually after holding both the Canon & Nikon camera I decided that Nikon felt better in my hands so then went between D3100, D3200 or D5200”.

Several Nikon D3200 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup. Malcolms mentioned in their review on Amazon “It was very easy to set up and though the instruction manual is in very small type”. Petersmac said in their review of the Nikon D3200 on Amazon “There are options available to setup the camera pretty much to whatever way you find”.

A few Nikon D3200 owners thought this digital camera had a good experience. Reader in Training rated this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned “Already bought a few extra lenses accessories to really put the camera through its paces and enhance the experience” in their review. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my said “It provides a truly enjoyable shooting experience for the novice shutterbug”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Alicat99 said on Amazon “This one really is a step up in quality and it's easy to understand, so you can have some fun”. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “You will not be disappointed by the quality of this camera” in their review of the Nikon D3200. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Pictures from this camera are stunning quality”.

Good Size

Several customers who bought the product reckoned that it was compact. Chrissy Sawyer scored the product very highly and she said in her review on Amazon “Whoops, then bought a compact Digital camera”. Two years ago David Avoura King mentioned “A big improvement in quality of photos over the old compact camera I had before” and scored the Nikon D3200 5 stars. Gibbsy wrote on Amazon “If you are new to anything more than a compact theres a fair bit to it if you want to get technical”.

A number of Nikon D3200 reviewers reckoned that it was lightweight. James Legate gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Astonishingly good photo's, relatively lightweight”. Onewithall mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Lightweight, which is it's main advantage over full frame DSLRs, along with price” and rated the product 5 stars. Revd G. Norman mentioned “Excellent value - very user friendly camera Nice lightweight”.

Five Nikon D3200 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D3200 was a good body shape. Four years ago David P said “Omitting the lens motor from the body means my excellent Sigma 17-70 lens (no in-built motor) has to be used with manual focus which I find very sensitive” in his review. Three years ago Mr. Ireneusz Zielinski wrote “Decided to buy body only + fast 35mm/1.8 prime lens” in their review and gave the Nikon D3200 a very good review. R. Golin wrote “I hear that this body is as good as the D5100, with slightly less fancy shmancy stuff, like the flip-LCD” and scored the product 5 stars.

A number of people who purchased the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Nikon D3200 on Amazon last year “It's not too heavy to carry around” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Petersmac said on Amazon “The camera is not particularly heavy, I could carry this all day happily, whereas thats not true with bulkier pro dslrs” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several people reckoned that this digital camera was a good weight. Malcolms wrote “It is a great camera, light weight and smaller than the D50 with more features” in their review of this digital camera. Nomadintent wrote “The image quality, ease of use, light weight and reasonable cost make this incredible value for money” and rated the Nikon D3200 as excellent.

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Good Support

Several customers who bought it wrote that it had good technical guidance. Alison Mary Willey mentioned three years ago “There is an easy guide and simple auto shoot facility” and rated the product 5 stars. Also three years ago Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “It's really easy to use and the guide is an amazing feature”. Two years ago Ayrshire Davie wrote on Amazon “I believe in reading the manual first”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon D3200 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was able to produce good images. Ab Siddique scored it very highly and said on Amazon “Highly recommended for those who are getting into photography or just simply enjoy taking photos” in their review. In November last year Abigail Jackson said in her review of this digital camera “Have taken great photos of dancers moving at high speed”. Alan Wild gave the product a very good rating and he mentioned “Quality of the photos is simply faultless in this camera” in his review of the Nikon D3200.

Some people agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Callum Gibson said on Amazon two years ago “The resolution is superb” in their review. Callum Gibson also mentioned “The focusing is more than suitable for most shooting, apart from the fastest action (sports, wildlife etc) The 4 fps isn't that bad”. Cavegirl said on Amazon “The VR function on the lens is great for a novice as well as useful for shooting at 55mm for beginner wildlife enthusiasts”.

A few Nikon D3200 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good image sensor. Callum Gibson wrote on Amazon two years ago “The 24MP sensor is stunning” in their review of the Nikon D3200 and gave the product an excellent review score. D Deacon said on Amazon four years ago “The camera output from the 24.2MP sensor is fine”. Focloirpoca rated the Nikon D3200 as very good and said in their Nikon D3200 review on Amazon “This camera has a massive sensor and has 11 different focal points on the viewfinder, much more geared towards amateur than more hard core d 70s”.

A few Nikon D3200 owners agreed that the product was good in low light. B. Lythgoe said on Amazon “In the case of the Mary Rose the whole exhibit is" low light” and rated it as excellent. Four years ago Gary Parker wrote “The low light level performance slightly better” in his Nikon D3200 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. John Blayse said three years ago “Quality of photo is very good even in low-light”.

Some Nikon D3200 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon D3200 had a good ISO range. Asf wrote in their review of the Nikon D3200 on Amazon “Noticeable as it's quite clean at lower ISO's - it also means adding a lot of noise-reduction at higher ISO's, which of course blurs some of the detail”. Simon Gray Rutherford gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “The high ISO settings, Active D Lighting (which is amazing when light is low or even behind the subject”.

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Good Quality Lens

Thirty-five customers who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent rating and mentioned on Amazon last year “Get a good case for it, don't go for a cheap one and also buy yourself a glasses lens cleaning cloth to gently wipe any dust from the lens” in their review. Two years ago Cavegirl wrote in their Nikon D3200 review on Amazon “Easy to use for a starter, great first lens too”. Cheshire Gent rated the product 5 stars and said in their Nikon D3200 review in November last year “I have to say that the 35mm lens is the star of the show”.

A number of Nikon D3200 reviewers thought the product had a good autofocus. Callum Gibson said on Amazon “It has a good 11 auto-focus points, none being cross type.”. Callum Gibson also said “The focusing is bang on 90% of the time”. Callum Gibson also wrote “The focusing is so good, that tracking a dog moving towards the camera again 90% of the shots being in focus”.

Several Nikon D3200 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Denis Giulianotti said on Amazon last year “The digital picture quality with 24.2 effective megapixels is outstanding and when I download pics to my pc and zoom in real close the quality is unbeatable” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In the same month Richard mentioned in his review of the Nikon D3200 on Amazon “The manual zoom action is firm” and rated it as very good.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D3200 was good for video recording. Two years ago Alan Wild gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Video recording wise it is a tad grainy in low light environments” in his review of this digital camera. Bob Rosamond mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It also takes superb 1080p videos and will auto focus while doing so, something the the D90 wouldn't do” and scored it very highly. Dans Tech (youtube) wrote in their review of this digital camera “A Great DSLR for the money! Takes amazing photos via its 24MP Sensor, as for video quality, great 1080p, especially good for myself as a Youtuber” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D3200 had a good screen. Richard mentioned in November last year “The menus on the rear screen are easy to get used to.” in his review of this digital camera. Simon Gray Rutherford said “Being able to preview your images instantly on the large screen” in his review. Three years ago T. Draper said on Amazon “Settings can be changed quite easily using the screen on the back” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

A few Nikon D3200 owners who purchased the Nikon D3200 agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Mr. D. Jenner said on Amazon “18-55mm kit-zoom supplied with the 550D gives sharper results.* Small viewfinder (as with all DX-format DSLRs” in their Nikon D3200 review. Richard said on Amazon “Having been a film camera user for a very long time, I still like a real viewfinder to look through, with the camera held to the eye” and gave the Nikon D3200 a score of 5 stars. T. Draper mentioned in their review on Amazon “The sound was superb! You can also take photo's at the same time, brilliant!I prefer to use the viewfinder for most shots”.

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Reasonably Priced

Sixty-five people said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Alan Wild mentioned in his review “Very fair price too” and gave the product a very good review score. Alex Hughes mentioned “A fab camera & now total vfm (value for money) !” in his review. Anna wrote on Amazon “Have some great shots ! Arrived quickly and good value!” in her Nikon D3200 review.

Ten people wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Alex Hughes he said “It has become a total bargain DSLR” in his review of the Nikon D3200. Ayrshire Davie wrote in their review on Amazon “This camera was chosen after a great deal of research”. Gbinfwb said in their review of the Nikon D3200 “This is a fantastic bargain” and rated the product 5 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. Jack Brewis mentioned in his review two years ago “To be honest there is not much change for the increase in price, therefore if you are on a budget this is a much better choice” . Phil W wrote on Amazon “Delivers very sharp images corner to corner with the inexpensive Nikon 35mm AF-S lens at f8, better than any wide angle zoom” in his review. Phill scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Nikon D3200 “And look out for Amazon doing a special offer like I did”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Five people reckoned that it was noisy. Asf gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great quality lightweight DSLR, only real issues are chroma (colour) noise above ISO 1600 - it's not bad per se.” in their review of the Nikon D3200. Two years ago Callum Gibson wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Even at ISO 100, noise is easily spotted in shadows, not really much better than the average iPhone really”. Callum Gibson also wrote “The noise performance is quite good”.

Two people agreed that the product was quiet. Alan Wild wrote “If you're speaking quietly it's about 3/4 feet” in his review of this digital camera. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote four years ago “It's been pretty quiet period for entry-level DSLRs over the last twelve months” in their review of this digital camera.

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Best Seller

Across all cameras, the D3200 is one the fastest selling products currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Connectivity

Some people considered that the product was wifi compatible. Mr. S. M. Morritt rated it as very good and mentioned in their review of the Nikon D3200 on Amazon “A tripodExtra battery (just in case you're trigger happy)A good carry caseA wireless remote control”. Tiny Hodgkin wrote on Amazon “Doesn't work very well, if you need remote functionality look at the newer models with built in wi-fi” in her review. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Nikon, however, has developed a little Wi-Fi module (WU-1a) as an optional extra (approx”.

One person who reviewed the Nikon D3200 mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Mr. Ireneusz Zielinski gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “One not very well known feature is that you can shoot photos tethered (USB) using free (open source) windows app”.

One Nikon D3200 owner considered that the Nikon D3200 was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Nikon D3200 review on expert review site Digital Versus four years ago “While compact cameras are adopting new connectivity features like GPS”.

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Good Brand

SLR digital cameras manufactured by Nikon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just SLR digital cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Flash

A number of customers thought it had a good flash.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D3200 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the D3200 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price] is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Nikon D3200 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D3200 which are not 3D compatible.

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Has a GPS

The Nikon D3200 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D3200 do not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price].

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Nikon D3200 has a quite high megapixel count (24.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the D3200. Cameras that are a comparable age to the D3200 have megapixel counts of between 4MP and 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP.

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Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D3200 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D3200 also support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price], or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon D3200 supports Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price], or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D3200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price], or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Nikon D3200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats EXIF, JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 38, the Nikon D3200 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst cameras of this age. Across all the SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38, and the average maximum aperture is 19.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.25 meters, the Nikon D3200 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D3200 the closest focusing distances range from 0.18m to 0.5m.

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13 Flash Guides

The Nikon D3200 is a 13 meters flash guide digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The Nikon D3200 has one of the more total megapixel counts (24.7 megapixels) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D3200 is 10MP and the most is 53MP.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon D3200 is more than most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Six Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon D3200 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D3200 has a 6016 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Digital cameras of this age and spec maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Narrow

Digital cameras of this age and type have widths of between 100mm and 300mm, and the average width is 140mm. The Nikon D3200 is one of the narrower cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D3200 (only 125 millimeters) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Nikon D3200 has a greater number of image editing modes than most SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the D3200.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Short

The Nikon D3200 is one of the shorter cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D3200 (only 76.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The shortest comparable spec camera that was released around the same time as the D3200 is 34mm tall and the tallest is 160mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 424|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon D3200 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D3200.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Nikon D3200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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B Shutter Speed Setting

This digital camera has a B|T shutter speed setting, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon D3200 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file systems "DPOF" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D3200 has a TFT display which is better than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D3200.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The shortest flash sync-speed of SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 0.0031s, the longest is 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s. At only 0.005 seconds, the Nikon D3200 has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D3200.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 22 millimeters, the Nikon D3200 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D3200. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D3200 the minimum focal lengths range from 4.5mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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11 Reasons Against

£55.99 Price Increase

In the last 38 days the D3200 has increased in price by £55.99.

Not Waterproof

Most cameras that came out around the same time as the D3200 are not waterproof. The Nikon D3200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon D3200 does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D3200 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The Nikon D3200 has one of the shortest maximum focal lengths (only 3 millimeters) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length of SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D3200 is 100mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Nikon D3200 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that came out around the same time as the D3200. The flash modes "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Nikon D3200 is a one aspheric element digital camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D3200 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Single Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Nikon digital camera. The auto focus Servo Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Frame Rate

With a frame rate of only 4 frames per second, the Nikon D3200 has a fairly small frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the D3200. Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D3200 the frame rates range from 3fps to 30fps, and the average frame rate is 8.9fps.

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Only 11 Auto Focus Points

The Nikon D3200 is an 11 auto focus point digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 6,400, the Nikon D3200 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The average maximum ISO speed of SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 19,000, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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Thick

With a depth of 96 millimeters, the Nikon D3200 is one of the thicker SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D3200 amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The average depth of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 75mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D3200

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon D3200 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The Nikon D3200 has a fairly average weight (455 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D3200.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] (570g), or the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price] (505g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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Expert Reviews

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18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

19 May 2014

A best choice With the course of time, the style and technique of photography has changed like anything. Now the advance technologies have taken the photography to the extent that it is now... Read more…

12 February 2014

Nikon has delivered an excellent camera in the Nikon D3200, and it's still a great option for novices wishing to take their photography more seriously. It also offers a more affordable alternative...

1 February 2014

The entry-level Nikon D3200 has a few tricks up its sleeve that make it super-easy for beginners to use, plus some high-end specs like a mega-high-resolution sensor that you won't find even on...

27 November 2013

Despite the emergence of mirrorless cameras, the market is still dominated by conventional DSLRs. Several companies make excellent SLRs to help consumers get better quality pictures for under... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 March 2013 by Big G
Big G would recommend the Nikon D3200 (Verified Purchase)

It's great how you can go from photos to video camera and back just by pressing one button. We are new grandparents and I'm really glad we chose this package at B and H Photo. I did all my... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2012 by Kylereese
Kylereese would recommend the Nikon D3200 (Verified Purchase)

I've had this camera for about a week now and overall I love it. The image quality is outstanding and the kit lens isn't bad either! I do a lot of recording studio photography so the good low... Read more…

Reviewed 19 September 2012 by Stephen the Sea Serpent
Stephen the Sea Serpent would recommend the Nikon D3200 (Verified Purchase)

I bought the Nikon D3200 as a replacement for my old trusted D80 and D40x combo. I also decided to downsize my lens collection to just two lens (for now) with the kit 18-55mm lens and the 55-300mm... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2012 by Photomanliny
Photomanliny would recommend the Nikon D3200

As an owner of MANY DSLR's from Nikon over the years since the original D1, this camera will appease MANY end users from amateur to professional. I'll give it 5 stars because I knew what I was... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2012 by Riezl the Sun Chaser
Riezl the Sun Chaser would recommend the Nikon D3200

I have used my D3200 extensively over the past 2 months capturing individual portraits, family photos, group photos and magazine shots among others. Shooting in Jpeg can produce good shots but it... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f3556g, nikon f3556, nikon w1855, nikon w1855m, nikon f3556g, nikon w1855mm, dslrredkit18140, dslrredkit18140m, dslrredkit18140mm, d3200tamron18200mm
Barcodes 00018208254927, 00018208254965, 00018208847761, 00018208872701, 00018208879328, 00018208885695, 00018208885718, 00018208885725, 00018208885732, 00018208889655, 00018208889747, 00018208889754, 00018208925063, 00018208925100, 00018208925179, 00018208925186, 00018208937172, 00018208937196, 00018208937226, 00018208945191, 00018208997404, 00115371495222, 00182089251006, 00610696374677, 00616348082808, 00704660951244, 00845251044997, 00845251060232, 00845251060256, 00845251060263

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