Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D800

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D3200

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,379 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,188 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,149 - $2,299 body only

$2,685 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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