Nikon D3200 Review
Apart from a couple of new languages there are no changes here compared to the D3100. You get the usual array of options for the basic setup of your camera such as time, language and storage options. A setting you would necessary expect to find in this section of the menu are the self-timer delay options.
A green superscript one (¹) indicates the default setting.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Reset Setup Options|| Yes
|Returns all setup options to default settings|
|Format memory card|| Yes
|Monitor brightness|| LCD brightness
-3 to +3
|'Auto Dim' no longer available|
|Info display format|| Classic
|Auto Info Display|| On
|Clean image sensor|| Clean now
Startup & Shutdown ¹
|Lock mirror up for cleaning|| Start||Locks mirror up for the sole purpose of manually cleaning the sensor|
|Video Mode|| NTSC
|HDMI|| Output Resolution
|Flicker reduction|| Auto
|Time zone and date|| Time zone
Date and time
Daylight saving time
|Image comment|| Done
|When enabled the comment is written into the header of each image.|
|Auto image rotation|| On ¹
|Dust Off ref photo|| Start
Clean sensor and start
|Used to capture a 'dust reference image' for the 'Dust Off' feature of Nikon Capture NX/2. (RAW only).|
|Auto Off Timers|| Short
Auto meter off
|Sets the amount of time before a function or menu screen is deactivated after a period of inactivity, up to a maximum of 5 minutes (Live View), 10 minutes (Playback/Menus, Image Review) or 30 minutes (Auto meter-off)|
|Self-timer delay|| 2s
|Remote on duration|| 1 min ¹
|File number sequence|| On
|Buttons|| Assign Fn button
ISO sensitivity ¹
AE lock only
AF lock only
AE lock (hold)
Shutter release AE lock
|Slot empty release lock|| Release locked
|Print date|| Off
Date and time
|Imprints date information at the bottom right corner of captured images|
|Storage Folder|| Select folder
|Selects the preferred folder for recording images or creates a new folder on the memory card|
|GPS|| Standby timer
Use GPS to set camera clock
|Firmware Version|| Version No.||Information display only.|
The D3200 adds a few useful new features to what's already probably the most comprehensive in-camera processing suite available in this class. You can now apply a 'color sketch' or fisheye effect to your images ini addition to the functions which have been available on previous models such as distortion correction (for D- and G-type Nikon lenses only), image rotation or perspective correction.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|D-Lighting|| Select image
|Red-eye correction|| Select image||Corrects redeye automatically in portraits. Ignores images that do not contain faces|
|Trim|| Select image
Zoom / Scroll
|'Lighter/Darker' changes saturation of toning in Sepia and Cyanotype modes|
|Filter effects|| Skylight
Number of points
Length of points
|Color balance|| Select image
|Image overlay|| Image 1
|NEF (RAW) processing|| Select image
Set Picture Control
|Quick retouch|| Select image
|Automatically adjusts contrast and saturation|
|Straighten|| Select image
|+/- 5° rotation in 0.25° increments|
|Distortion Control|| Auto
|Fisheye|| Select image
|Adjust fisheye effect (0-10 scale)|
|Color outline|| Select image
|Color sketch|| Select image
|Adjust vividness and outline on a -1 to +1 scale|
|Perspective Control|| Select image
|Adjust horizontal and vertical perspective (+/-20 scale)|
|Miniature effect|| Select image
|Selective color|| Select image
|Edit movie|| Choose start point
Choose end point
Save selected frame
Recent settings/My menu
To help speed up the use of such long menus, the D3200 allows fast access to commonly-used menu options by grouping the twenty most recently used settings in the 'Recent Settings' menu. Because this menu is fluid, it is less versatile than a customizable 'My Menu'-type tab, of the sort found in Nikon's higher level DSLRs; the advantage is that it requires no user intervention.
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