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Nikon D3200 Review

With the Nikon D3200, Nikon has introduced a new generation of modern, incredible and remarkable hardware, in the shape of its latest 24 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with superb image quality. Most notably, while it may look like just another Compact SLR, Nikon has packed a surprising number of firsts into the Nikon D3200 incredible body. The device embodies plenty of enhancements to enhance options, features and shooting options. Naturally, the new camera itself feels like a high-class imaging device, with a consistent, remarkable and elegant design and easy dials. The smooth controls are well laid-out, with the buttons being of a decent size and easy to locate my fingers when you’re holding the grip. This is an essential addition to the Nikon D3200 solid 4.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Fast Priority Continuous mode, which is very useful. Most notably, one of the valuable reasons to switch to the Nikon D3200 from lower-end cameras is the modified autofocus system with a whopping 11 detection points. If the images are merely going on the web, then ISO 6,400 is fantastic, though even with noise reduction off, some details surely do get missed. The camera works with EN-EL14 batteries, which has enough for 540 shots. The camera can shoot 4K video, which nowadays is the standard. Nikon D3200 has a Nikon F lens mount, and currently, there are 286 native lenses available. Overall, the image taking device handles very nicely for such a and modern camera. Additionally, the Nikon D3200 is a Nikon camera, and if you've been waiting for top-grade to beef up supply numbers before taking the plunge, then we think superb could be the choice. If you already have bought another camera system, consider it as a backup. How the Camera Magazine was written, the camera is a compelling mix of innovative features, superior handling, and impressive photos quality, all in a light and compact body.

General

BrandNikon
ModelNikon D3200
Announced2012-07-25
Body TypeCompact SLR
Indicative Price (USD)$529.95

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score81
DxO Color Depth24.1
DxO Dynamic Range13.2
DxO Low Light ISO1131

Sensor

Sensor Resolution24 megapixels
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimensions (mm)23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor Area (mm2)357.28mm2
Max Image Resolution6016 x 4000
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO6,400
Max Boosted ISO12800
RAW Supporttrue

Lens

Lens MountNikon F
Number of Lenses286
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier1.5×
Macro Focus Rangen/a

Viewfinder

ViewfinderOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage95%
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnification0.53

Screen

Monitor TypeFixed Type
Monitor TechnologyTFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
Monitor Size3″
Monitor Resolution921k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screenfalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting4.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationfalse
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash ModesAuto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Max Flash Sync1/200s
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingfalse

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segmenttrue
Averagefalse
Spottrue
Partialfalse
AF-Areatrue
Center Weightedtrue

Autofocus

Touch Autofocusfalse
Continuous Autofocustrue
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocustrue
Selective Autofocustrue
Center Autofocusfalse
Multi Area Autofocustrue
Live View Autofocustrue
Face Detection Autofocustrue
Contrast Detection Autofocustrue
Phase Detection Autofocustrue
Number of Focus Points11
Number of Cross Focus Points1

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsMPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Porttrue
Headphone Portfalse

Connectivity

Wireless ConnectivityOptional
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMItrue

Physical

Weight505g
Physical Dimensions125 x 96 x 77mm
Environmental Sealingfalse
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelEN-EL14
Battery Life540 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Timelapse Recordingfalse
Self TimerYes
GPSOptional
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage Slots1

Key Features

  • Announced2012-07-25
  • Body TypeCompact SLR
  • Sensor Resolution24 megapixels
  • Sensor SizeAPS-C
  • Sensor Dimensions (mm)23.2 x 15.4 mm
  • Max Native ISO6,400
  • Lens MountNikon F
  • Live Viewtrue
  • Continuous Shooting4.0 fps
  • DxO Overall Score81
  • Number of Focus Points11
  • Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life540 shots