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Nikon 3200 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 6x CCD Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good size
Easy to use
27 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Cameras.co.uk and T3.com the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 70%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel camera rated it as 85 out of 100. 8 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Ten people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Ian Thompson mentioned on Amazon “It's very easy to use and takes superb photos” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. C. Sheppard said on Amazon eleven years ago “Is simple to use this could be the one for you.”. "nancyb21" said on Amazon “It is for people who want a small, easy to use camera that will give them good results!The only thing it lacks is a package that its predecessor had” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Three owners who reviewed the Nikon 3200 thought it was good looking. J. Chippindale wrote on Amazon “Small is Beautiful and Powerful” in their review of this digital camera. J. Chippindale also mentioned “The camera is very stylish and will fit in the pocket quite easily so there is never an excuse not to have your camera with you” in their review. One reviewer mentioned on Amazon “What it boils down too is a very nice looking, small, function rich camera for point” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Good Product Quality

Eleven people considered that the Nikon 3200 was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned “Decent image quality; autofocus-assist lamp; simple operation; solid macro capabilities” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Thirteen years ago expert review site T3.com mentioned “Good image quality” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “Its an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality that will satisfy the needs of beginners to advance”.

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that the product was well made. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Nine people who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S3200 is a compact camera with a 16 megapixel sensor”. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Compact, Inc”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix 3200 is an entry-level compact digital camera thats easy to use, with an emphasis on scene select modes fo Specs” in their review.

Four owners said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Jonathan Bee he said on Amazon “It has a well-engineerd, chunky feel to it which inspires a confidence that is fully rewarded by its performance” in his review of this digital camera. One purchaser gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The DC3400 was as heavy as my SLR camera.*I already had two other electronic items that use Secure Digital/Multimedia cards (PDA”.

Two people considered that it was thin. One person reckoned that it was lightweight. Steves-Digicams.com said “The Coolpix 3200 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 3.2 megapixel effective image resolution”.

One customer considered that this digital camera was a good body shape.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 128 grams, the Nikon 3200 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Six people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good value for money. Expert review site Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Its slim body and low price make it an ideal camera for the casual user who likes to take pictures w”. C. Sheppard rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Amazon “Given it is a fairly cheap camera I have got some great shots with it”. One buyer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “When I bought my 3200, I was looking for a quality camera that was good value for money”.

Three owners thought it was expensive. Professional Photo Taker wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon ten years ago “It just doesn't deliver and is only good for several years and then a major, expensive problem pops up” nonetheless they rated the product 40 out of 100. "chellilarkin" said in their review of this digital camera “It's slightly more expensive than other cameras of the range.”. One purchaser gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Amazon “Had incorrectly assumed that because the 3100 was more expensive than the 3200, that it was better” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Five owners thought it was good for video recording. Eleven years ago C. Sheppard mentioned on Amazon “The camera has many functions for different situations and has a fairly good quality video setting (15 frames per second) with sound” in their review of this digital camera. Ian Thompson said thirteen years ago “The movie mode is amazing” in his review of this digital camera. One reviewer said in their Nikon 3200 review on Amazon “The 3mp is plenty for most people's needs, unless you want to make poster-sized prints; it has video recording with audio which most at this size”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon 3200 had a good screen. Expert review site Cnet.com gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote thirteen years ago “Digital camera, 3,200,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.6 in - Color, - Integrated”.

Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-three customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Ephotozine wrote “The S3200 is likely to appeal to the casual user who likes to take pictures when out with friends” but despite that they only gave the Nikon 3200 a rating of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine also mentioned “Pictures have decent colour reproduction” in their review. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Takes good pictures and you wont be disappointed” and rated this digital camera 74 out of 100.

Three people agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Thirteen years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution”.

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Good Flash

One person who bought the product concluded that it had a good flash.

Good Quality Lens

Two owners thought the Nikon 3200 had a good zoom. Thirteen years ago Ian Thompson gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The zoom is fast and the flash works when needed”.

One owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “No memory card or rechargeable batteries in the box; few manual controls; slow shot-to-shot time with flash; no diopter adjustment; slow autofocus in dim light” and scored it 70 out of 100.

One person mentioned that this digital camera had a good lens. J. Chippindale rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The image quality of 3.2 megapixels is more than adequate and the 3X optical zoom Nikkor lens is a delight”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four owners who bought the Nikon 3200 wrote that it had a good battery life. C. Sheppard said on Amazon “I would recommend 2500mAH rechargable batteries though as this improves both the life”. Jonathan Bee mentioned on Amazon “It would be easy enough to winge about battery life.” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. One reviewer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “However, when I bought the 3200 (not from Amazon), I actually got a good deal on a battery charger kit -”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 3200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 3200 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Nikon 3200 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 3200 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all cameras that were launched more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon 3200 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 3200 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 3200 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon 3200 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 3200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 3200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 3200 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400.

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Support

Good Support

Three owners who bought the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. J. Chippindale said on Amazon thirteen years ago “The camera comes with a software disk and and an easy to follow manual”. In the same month one reviewer said on Amazon “The quick start guide and handbook are very well written” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. One reviewer also mentioned “It's best to read the manual (which for a manual is quite good reading)! There are loads of picture modes” in their review.


Features

No Manual Features

One person thought the product did not have good features. Imaging Resource.com mentioned twelve years ago “No manual features” in their Nikon 3200 review.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 3200 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the FinePix S9400, or the X-M1 (£349.00) both from Fujifilm or the Samsung 200 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon 3200 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon 3200 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the A3200 IS, or the A1300 both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 (3"), or the Nikon P600 (£204.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon 3200 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 3200 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. The digital zooms of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, the Canon A4000 IS, or the Casio EX-ZR20.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the 150F (5x), or the WB250 (5x) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.5, the Nikon 3200 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.7, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the Nikon 3200 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 6x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon S3300 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W730 (8x), or the Nikon Coolpix S5300 (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon 3200 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers S3200Blue
Barcodes 00018208263424, 00018208927128, 00018208927142, 00018208927166

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