Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5000

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5000

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

Nikon D5000

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$298 - $550 body only

$345 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$320 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,522 with 55-200mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$320 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,016 - $1,497 body only

$1,834 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$709 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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