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Menus

The D3200's menu system looks much the same as its predecessor's. Overall, there's an impressive level of control on offer here that's presented in a logical and easy-to-use fashion, with on-screen help available at any time by pressing the '?' button.

Playback menu

The playback menu should look very familiar to existing Nikon users - it is as good as identical to the D3100 and allows you to configure slide show and playback display options amongst other things.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Delete  • Selected
 • Select Date
 • All
 
Playback folder  • D3200
 • Current
 • All
Sets the camera to either display all images on the memory card or only those within a specific folder
Playback display options  • Additional photo info
Done
None
Highlights
RGB Histogram
Shooting Data
Overview
 • Transition effects
Slide in
Zoom/fade
None
 
Image review  • Off
 • On
Sets whether or not an image is displayed immediately after capture
Rotate tall  • On
 • Off
When enabled portrait shots appear vertically orientated.
Slide show  • Start
 • Image type
Still images and movies
Still images only
Movies only
 • Frame interval
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
 • Transition effects
Zoom/fade
Cube
None
 
Print set (DPOF)  • Select / set
 • Deselect all?
Images tagged with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) are marked for direct printing via compatible printers and/or photo finishing services

Shooting menu

Again this section of the menus is pretty much identical to the D3100. The only new addition are the settings to control audio recording in movie mode.

Option Values / Actions Notes / Sub options
Reset Shooting Options  • Yes
 • No
Resets shooting menu options to factory default settings
Set Picture Control  • Standard
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (0, -, +)*
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Neutral
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (0, -, +)*
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Vivid
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (0, -, +)*
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Monochrome
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (0, -, +)*
Filter (Off, Y, O, R, G)
Toning (10 options)
 • Portrait
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3
Brightness (0, -, +)*
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
• Landscape
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (0, -, +)*
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
- Default (3, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (2, 0, 0, 0, 0)





- Default (4, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (3, 0, 0, 0, 0)





- Default (3, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (4, 0, 0, 0, 0)
Image quality  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine*
 • NEF (RAW)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal ¹
 • JPEG Basic
Select image quality. The D3100 now records a 'fine' JPEG alongside RAW, rather than basic
Image size  • Large ¹
 • Medium
 • Small
- 6016x4000 / 24.1 M
- 4512x3000 / 13.5 M
- 3008x2000 / 6.0 M
White balance  • Auto ¹
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
1 Sodium-vapor lamps
2 Warm-white fluorescent
3 White fluorescent
4 Cool-white fluorescent
5 Day white fluorescent
6 Daylight fluorescent
7 High temp mercury-vapor
 • Direct Sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Preset manual
- A-B, G-M grid to fine tune WB
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- Use photo/ program preset WB
ISO sensitivity settings   • ISO sensitivity
Auto
100 ¹
200
400
800
1600
3200
6400
Hi 1
 • Auto ISO sensitivity control
On / Off ¹
Maximum sensitivity
200
400
800
1600
3200 ¹
6400
Hi 1
Minimum shutter speed
1/2000 - 1 sec
 
Active D-Lighting  • On
 • Off ¹
 
Auto Distortion Control  • On
 • Off ¹
 
Color Space  • sRGB ¹
 • Adobe RGB
 
Noise Reduction  • On
 • Off ¹
When 'On', dark-frame removal noise reduction is applied to exposures of 10 seconds or longer. High ISO noise reduction is automatic at ISO 800 and above, but increases in intensity when 'On' is selected.
AF Area Mode  • Viewfinder
Single point
Dynamic area
Auto-area
3D tracking (11 points)
 • Live View/movie
Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
 
AF assist  • On ¹
 • Off
 
Metering  • Matrix ¹
 • Center-weighted 
 • Spot
 
Movie Settings  • Frame size/frame rate
1920x1080; 24 fps
1920x1080; 25 fps
1280x720; 50 fps
640x424; 25 fps
 • Movie quality
High
Norm
 • Microphone
Auto sensitivity
Manual sensitivity
Off
 
Flash control for built-in flash  • TTL ¹
 • Manual
Full
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/16
1/32
 
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Comments

Total comments: 2
FuduNYC
By FuduNYC (3 days ago)

I have been using this camera for 6 months now. Prior to this I had a D90 and I miss the LCD display and the extra control. It just takes a bit of getting used to.
The 24mp CMOS is very useful for crop-zooming. Got a good price on it in Dubai Duty Free.

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omarasl
By omarasl (6 months ago)

thanks a lot for this huge amount of useful information
actually in digital cameras world Nikon is my only choice

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