Summary Nikon D3200

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm lens $497 - $580
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 7 Among similar cameras #n/a of 17
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.2x15.4mm Screen resolution Help 921k dots
Megapixels Help 24.2 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Replacement

Nikon has replaced the D3200 with the D3300.

Nikon D3300
Nikon D3300 announced January, 2014
Movie format Higher frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR

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Pros

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The Nikon D3200 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

True resolution High true resolution Help
24.2 MP
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$496.95
Popularity Very popular Help
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Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
81.0
Color depth Good color depth Help
24.1 bits
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
Weight Light Help
505 g

Cons

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The Nikon D3200 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.50x
Autofocus Contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
276 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
3D Doesn't take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Announced Old Help
March, 2012
Lens focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Avatar for Junior Einstein Junior Einstein (2:49 AM, April 17, 2014)
Harry but can your d3200 make panorama...??? i also have d32 but dont know about panoramic mode... :( nd its quite embarrasing not to have that mode officialy...! :/ :(
 
Avatar for Gloria Smith Gloria Smith (9:17 PM, March 31, 2014)
Will the lenses I used with my d70 work with a d3200?
 
Avatar for Shivraj Mane Shivraj Mane (5:31 PM, March 04, 2014)
please suggest NIKON D3200 & CANON EOS 1100D
 
Avatar for Angie Thao Nguyen Angie Thao Nguyen (2:04 AM, February 23, 2014)
Hi Snapsort,


I am interested in getting a DSLR Camera, but there are so many of them with different features and prices. Plus, I have never had a DSLR Camera before. I've seen that D3200 is pretty popular, not really expensive, and has good ratings. Should I buy it or can you give me some recommendations? In addition, my budget is around $500-$600. Thanks a lot.


Best,
Angie
 
Avatar for a.k. a.k. (8:27 AM, February 16, 2014)
I want to choose between NikonD3200 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300.I'm more interested in taking videos instead of photos but i would like to do both with 1 camera.Which one would you recommend me to buy?
 
Avatar for a.k. a.k. (8:20 AM, February 16, 2014)
I want to choose between Nikon D3200 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300.I'm more interested on taking videos instead of photos but i would like to do both with 1 camera.Which one would you recommend me to buy?
 
colt (3:55 PM, February 15, 2014)
Hello,I have used D40 for 6 years, now I want to upgrade it. I want the new one is light, not too expensive and it should has a better maximum light sensitivity(I always take photos for my son at home with AF-s 50 1.8G) . Will D3200 be a good choice? Plesase help me,3x!
 
hotsexymum (9:58 AM, January 30, 2014)
Thank you can you tell me about the settings on d3100 please as i don't know whether to buy the 3200 or the 3100
 
Avatar for Frank Javier Frank Javier (9:16 PM, January 29, 2014)
the d3100 records 10minutes of video, there are some settings you can do to take longer video but at it's best quality ten minutes is the max. the d3200 shoots 20 minutes.
 
hotsexymum (0:20 PM, January 29, 2014)
how long can you take videos on this as i read on the d3100 you can only take 5 mins
 
Avatar for Oscar Oscar (2:55 PM, December 23, 2013)
Agreed! I have Nikon D3100 and very happy with it- have thought about upgrading, it does look as if there is a stack of improvements on the D3200 but I could quite happily make do with either.

versus.com/en/nikon-d3100-vs-nikon-d3200
 
Avatar for Frank Javier Frank Javier (5:23 AM, December 18, 2013)
Many times when photographers lean towards Nikon is because of the feel of photography they want. Many photographers are looking for a raw Film look that is very difficult to reproduce. Digital Cameras where created to recreate film and make the possibilities more clear and greater. Nikon's focus has been and seems to be recreating film cameras while on the other hand Canon embraces digital lifestyles and create cameras that function with todays users. It's a bit of a trade off so Nikon tends to cater to photographers while canon caters to selling to more people so that people can get into the photography world and invest into their higher professional model cameras. Nikon beginner cameras tend to be exactly what you need no matter what level photographer you are and then that community introduces you to its professional series. Hope that helps clear that up a bit. Nothing wrong with canon cameras, nikon just offers what a lot of photographers are looking after.
 
Avatar for Frank Javier Frank Javier (5:18 AM, December 18, 2013)
the d5200 and the d3200 are the same camera, however, the d5200 offers much more options. If you are good at PS many of the options are not that big of a deal. you can save your self a lot of money buying the d3200 if you are just looking for high quality photos.
 
Avatar for Frank Javier Frank Javier (5:15 AM, December 18, 2013)
I know I bought my d3200 for $399 I was so lucky. fully packaged too! brand new. I hope someone else does this again for other people. It really is a great amazing camera. an amazing bargain if you can find them.
 
Avatar for Frank Javier Frank Javier (5:14 AM, December 18, 2013)
choosing a camera depends a lot on what you are shooting, why and what your shooting it for. but as the specs war goes the d3200 is "better" than the canon 650d. a lot of the things that will decide which one to choose will come down to personal preference and like i said earlier, what you are shooting, why and what your shooting it for. If you just need a camera for trips and for backyard photography then either one of these camera's will work for you. Even a cheaper d3100 or t4i would work. if you don't need to shoot video at all even a d3000 or a t3i would work great for you. again it just depends on what you need.
 
Avatar for Frank Javier Frank Javier (5:06 AM, December 18, 2013)
Yes, so far the reviews have been to be careful with the ISO for there can be some noise in lower light situations. Some people have reported better glass cleans up the noise. If you are trying to decide between the d3200 and the d5200; or now the d5300. I would recommend the d5300 it's literally in order of quality. However i you are trying to shoot very high quality video often i suggest you look at Nikon d7000 series or canon 5d or 7d series. You can find beautiful examples on Vimeo or YouTube by searching " shot with 'name of camera' "
 
Avatar for Frank Javier Frank Javier (5:01 AM, December 18, 2013)
What does uploading mobile uploads to Facebook have to do with your d3200? If you are uploading pictures to facebook from your laptop resize them down to about 1280x800px or 1080x700px. For clear images in FaceBook you should always resize your photos down. The following link shows you all the sizing for FB photos. (http://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/images-photos-facebook-sizes-dimensions-types.) If you can only resize your pictures up, then your images are too small and you'll loose image quality and will need some advanced photo editing for that. hope this helped.
 
Avatar for Sara Loo Sara Loo (11:10 PM, December 14, 2013)
Is the nikon D3200 any good for making videos?
 
Avatar for Fahad Abd Al Hafez Fahad Abd Al Hafez (1:55 PM, December 13, 2013)
I bought nikon d3200 it take fantastic photos but when i upload photos from mobile to facebook the resolution will reduce how can i solve this problem ? Please answer
 
Avatar for Fahad Abd Al Hafez Fahad Abd Al Hafez (1:49 PM, December 13, 2013)
I bought nikon d3200 it take fantastic photos but when i upload photos from mobile to facebook the resolution will reduce how can i solve this problem ? Please answer
 
Avatar for Fahad Abd Al Hafez Fahad Abd Al Hafez (0:25 PM, December 13, 2013)
I bought nikon d3200 it take fantastic photos but when i upload photos from mobile to facebook the resolution will reduce how can i solve this problem ? Please answer
 
Guest (0:10 PM, December 13, 2013)
I bought nikon d3200 and when i upload photo from
 
Harry (8:05 PM, December 12, 2013)
The d5200 is the best but a bit pricey for some. I have the d3200 and it takes fantastic photos and it dose the job and its cheap.
 
Javad (10:19 PM, November 21, 2013)
Hi guys,would you please helping me on choosing between d3200 & 650d ?
 
Avatar for Nhery Arnzen Nhery Arnzen (10:49 PM, November 14, 2013)
This is on sale on eBAy today Brand new for $389 complete set with 18mm lens people are going insane almost out of stock!