Nikon has updated its entry-level DSLR offering with the addition of a 24MP CMOS sensor. This makes it equal to Sony's A65, A77 and NEX-7 in offering the highest pixel count we've yet seen at the APS-C sensor size, and second only to the full-frame professional-grade D800 in Nikon's entire range. The significant thing, though, is that it does so at a starting price of $699 (the same launch price as the D3100 and Panasonic DMC G3, for comparison). It may not be revolutionary, but it promises a lot of camera for a competitive amount of money.
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||6016 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24.2 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)|
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Min shutter speed||30 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)|
|Dimensions||125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03″)|
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.
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.