Nikon D3200

Announced Apr 19, 2012 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

The Nikon D3200 is a no-nonsense , ‘traditional style’ entry-level DSLR that is a solid performer on all levels. It doesn't offer much in terms of innovative features but comes with the highest pixel-count in its class and good image quality across the ISO range. Just consider getting some high quality Nikkor glass with it to make the most out of its high pixel-count.

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Silver Award
73%
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Good for

Novice photographers that want a capable, versatile DSLR that they won't outgrow in a hurry and experienced photographers looking for a good-value second camera to a more expensive DSLR.

Not so good for

Fans of LCD image composition, who will be disappointed by the slow AF, and anyone who wants filter effects at the point of capture.

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Other reviews
Nikon D3200 Review
By: Shawn Barnett , Mike Tomkins, Imaging Resource (Sep 13, 2012)

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DCRP Review: Nikon D3200
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (May 31, 2012)

If you're looking for an entry-level digital SLR that's very easy to use, look no further than the Nikon D3200. It takes nice-looking photos (just keep an eye on the exposure), offers a feature set that'll please consumers (and maybe a few enthusiasts), and it's small and light enough to carry around every day. It's not a great choice for the more hardcore user, due to the lack of bracketing...

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Nikon D3200 review
By: Phil Hall, What Digital Camera (May 15, 2012)

Thanks to the clever Guide Mode, the D3200 is a DSLR that's easy to pick up and start shooting with, allowing you to learn as you go, while the impressive resolution offered can produce lovely looking images and plenty of photographic possibilities.

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Nikon D3200 review

With its predecessor, the D3100, Nikon pushed both the price and feature set of its entry-level DSLR a notch above what was available from the competition, most notably Canon. The D3200 increases both of thoses gaps, costing around forty percent more than Canon's EOS T3 / 1100D, but offering so much more that its closest rival is really the upper entry-level T2i / 550D. So if you're looking...

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