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Nikon D3200

£198.99
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Techradar Best in Class Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A great value for money and fully featured SLR digital camera, great for wildlife photography
SLR 24.2MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Nikon D3200 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with features, we have ranked the Nikon D3200 number 1 across all digital cameras and number 31 in best selling cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 90?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Akam.no plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from CNET.co.uk. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, technical features and it is easy to use.
It has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
6016 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 4 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 1 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 9 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon D3200?

The Nikon D3200 is 125mm wide and 96mm tall. It is 76.5mm deep and weighs 455g.

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Nikon D3200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The authors at review sites Akam.no and Digitaltrends.com both recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of three more expert review sites all endorsed this camera. This Nikon camera received a CNET.co.uk "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement. This camera also received a "Gold" award from website What Digital Camera who thought it was marvellous.

Techradar gave this camera a "Best in Class" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 19 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews and Techradar this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 81%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

D3200 owners on average rated this camera as excellent. Over 73% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. If all the cameras are ranked by average user review score then this camera is in the top 17%.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

217 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images, 16 customers concluded that it had a good picture resolution and four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. four people agreed that the product had a good image sensor and four owners who bought it thought it was good in low light.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

38 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

123 owners agreed that it was easy to use, 17 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and nine customers who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. eight owners who purchased it said that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Nice Design

23 people who bought this digital camera thought it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

70 owners who reviewed the Nikon D3200 thought it was good quality.

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 30,771 owner and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

16 customers agreed that the Nikon D3200 was lightweight, nine people who purchased it agreed that it was compact and three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. two people who bought the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky.

Users Report Good Video Capture

25 customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Robust

Nine people who bought the Nikon D3200 reckoned that it was well made and five owners said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

77 people agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Guidance

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D3200 had good technical guidance.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three customers agreed that it had a good flash.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers who bought it thought it was quiet.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners who bought it said that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

26 customers who bought the product thought it had a good lens, 10 customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus and five customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

10 owners agreed that the Nikon D3200 had a good battery life.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old. At £198.99 it is cheaper than 69% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D3200 and the United Kingdom price of £198.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $304.95 (£395.52).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

6016 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon D3200 is 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Nikon D3200 of 24.2MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Nikon D3200's ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavy

The Nikon D3200's weight of 455g is in the heaviest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D3200 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

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The Nikon D3200 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D3200 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3200 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 4512 x 3000 pixels and 3008 x 2000 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D3200 supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3200 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D3200 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon D3200 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D3200 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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3D

The Nikon D3200 is 3D, unlike 90% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D3200 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D3200 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D3200 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D3200 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D3200 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D3200 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Nikon D3200 has a headphone output. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|640 x 424 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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 Microphone in

The Nikon D3200 has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Nikon D3200 has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon D3200 has a night mode, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a night mode.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D3200 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Network Ready

The Nikon D3200 is network ready, unlike 99% of digital cameras which are not network ready.

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540 Battery Life

The Nikon D3200 is a digital camera that takes 540 shots battery life.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3200 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon D3200 has a carrying case. 89% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D3200 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D3200 of 3" is in the largest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D3200 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D3200 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon D3200 of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D3200 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This camera was released in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

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