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

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D3200

65

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
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
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

$1,496 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,261 - $2,797 body only

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

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,480 - $1,497 body only

$1,658 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$389 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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