Nikon D3200 Review

June 6, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Jimmy

Great power comes with great responsibility. High quality sensor is a bonus but at this resolution, you need better lenses to make the most of it. Entry level people may not even want to spend that much for any lenses… by the time they are happy with their skill and ready for investment in better lenses… they may also want a better body… so, yes, again for those who can afford it rather than really drawing people in to their DSLR range. For many beginner, I think price is one of the main issues.

11:42 am - Thursday, June 7, 2012

#2 Benz

D5100 is now available for the same price

2:49 pm - Thursday, June 7, 2012

#3 Frank Stanton

#1 Jimmy: On the other hand, pairing the body with a the cheap but fantastic 35mm f1.8G lens will make this a fantastic street shooting camera even for pros. Try lugging a D7000 or D300S around for 8 hours in a city. The sensor is a huge plus for croppers, too.

3:00 pm - Thursday, June 7, 2012

#4 Fred

> Frank Stanton

For street shooting with a compact DSLR I’d far rather have a Pentax and a pocket full of pancakes.

24MP is a nice headline figure for the uninitiated, but for them file sizes may prove to be a burden.

Canon have just hotted things up with the T4i/D650. I know that’s more D5100 territory, but a pentaprism is a very welcome feature. Pentax have one in their upcoming K-30 also.

Everything I’ve read elsewhere is that the D3200 has a great many “average” pixels. Users might be better served with slightly less, but “excellent” pixels.

However “Nikon” + “24MP!” + “500 quid” are definitely going to be a draw for many.

4:32 am - Friday, June 8, 2012

#5 coastcontact

It may be a new model with a few new bells and whistles but I see that the IQ is still rated at 4.5.  To me that means that adding 10 megapixels is just a sales gimmick.  The extra megapixels seems to be the Nikon choice of improvements to induce hobbyists to upgrade.  Do they think we are such fools?

6:58 am - Friday, June 8, 2012

#6 Rahul

Is D3200 a better option over D5100 if you are comparing just the image quality ??

I dont really need video quality or fancy wifi features. I just want to pick a better image shooter of the two.

7:37 am - Friday, June 8, 2012

#7 Haitch

I spent a while today looking at the D3200, with a helpful shop assistant and plenty of time to take some sample shots. I found noise to be appalling even at modest ISO. The images would have been completely unusable, and thankfully the sales assistant did seem genuinely appalled. Having looked at your sample images, I’m really struggling to believe we’ve used the same model of camera. And I can’t really see noise being a quality control / batch issue. I had been more or less persuaded to buy one. Now I feel like I dodged a bullet. Have you any take on variability in noise comparing different examples of the same model?

6:27 pm - Saturday, June 9, 2012

#8 Ace

This is a brilliant Camera! Just bought on in the UK and found it at a good price on Amazon

Happy times with this! Also check out the clarity of the screen…it is amazong!

1:40 pm - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

#9 me

people may say higher mp is useless, but I don’t want to make such hasty conclusions. Most review sites give this camera a positive rating

1:04 pm - Friday, June 15, 2012

#10 Larry

Two comments - First, I don’t know what camera the above commenter was testing that found “noise to be appalling even at modest ISO”, but I now have a D3200 and the noise is VERY clean for 24 mp on a cropped sensor. The noise is better than the D3100 which is only 14mp and definitely better than the Sony A65/A77, more costly 24 mp sensors. Image quality is great and tack sharp with a good lense. Having 24 mp offers lots of cropping options as well.

Second - This review stated that max frame rate at Full HD (1920x1280) is only 24p - that is Not Correct. Full HD 1920x1280 records at 30p. And also records at a 24mps data rate. Video quality is Excellent - Sharp, complex detail retained, great color and dynamic range. Far superior to the D3100.

People can fret and flame all they want, but I am extremely impressed with this camera’s performance and in my opinion it can’t be touched for the price right now. I couldn’t be happier with it.

11:09 pm - Monday, June 18, 2012

#11 Turin Talion

Much sting that matrix has put(deliver)ed from Sony. She in general nor on that not capable.

4:11 am - Wednesday, June 20, 2012

#12 drewster

#7 Haitch
What were the camera settings (exposure, ISO, etc) and conditions?  “Apalling” (?) noise, compared to what other cameras under the same conditions with comparable settings? 
Your observations seem to be inconsistent with other reviews and online image comparisons - not that you didn’t see what you have reported, just that your observations are not typical. 
If anything, D3200 JPEGs are reported to be slightly on the soft side.

8:11 pm - Thursday, June 21, 2012

#13 Nikon D3200

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6:24 pm - Saturday, June 23, 2012

#14 Jan

This review is not comprehensive in my view. The D3200 has a new generation sensor which - due to its higher resolution - is capable of capturing more detail and hence sharper images. However, the kitlens is still last-gen and is incapable of resolving 24mp. Further, the downside of the new sensor is slightly higher noise, or grain if you will, which is countered using agressive noise reduction. Therefore, if you shoot JPEG and use a kitlens, you might as well buy a d5100 and you’ll see similar results. The d3200, will reward with IQ that is in a different league when you place better glass in front of its sensor and shoot in raw. The 24mp is not a marketing gimmick. This is major progress. The soon to be announced replacement of the d7000 will likely include a better kitlens - otherwise sensor evolution is pointless. Forget the d5100, impressive as it is in its own right, it is last gen.

10:54 pm - Sunday, June 24, 2012

#15 Huri

I’m thinking to buy this camera but i couldn’t find how long does it take it to autofocus?

8:23 pm - Monday, June 25, 2012

#16 Nikon D3200

@ huri, u can see at

1:08 pm - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

#17 Martin Branson

I’d rather have this camera than the Olympus E-M5, as it’s half the price, and IQ looks much better, not as noisy, with better DR.  And you’ll have a huge choice in Nikkor and third party lenses meaning with an upgrade down the road you’ll be all set.  28 1.8G, 35 1.8 DX, and 50 1.8G give you an awesome small, lightweight kit that can cover tons of events.  OK review, it’s a pity it was cloudy the day PB shot the samples.  Cheers.

12:23 am - Saturday, July 7, 2012

#18 Tony T

Almost every camera gets 4/5 stars on this site. Can someone take the gloves off once in a while?

9:25 pm - Wednesday, August 8, 2012

#19 coastcontact

Tony T is correct. When most cameras receive almost the same rating you suspect it’s either the advertisers get what they want or the reviewer really has not adequately tested the cameras.

12:27 am - Thursday, August 9, 2012

#20 HT

Great entry-level DSLR !!
But where’s the plan for D5100 & D7000 ??
It’s pretty awkward to start 24MB from the entry model, rather than starting it from the upper models - with the D3200, Nikon is destroying its market price for D5100.
And with all these improvements to their sensor, Nikon should have a better assortment of lens to make the sensor work - a 80-200mm zoom with a wider aperature should be a higher priority than launching a 28-300mm travel zoom !!

4:44 pm - Sunday, August 26, 2012

#21 Johnh2007

Hi. Bought the d3200 to replace my d40x. It is far superior in every respect. Resolution is superb. Colour balance is astonishingly good. Video is excellent. I print at 5 x 7, and A4, and the results are terrific. I shoot with an 18-105 and the shots are really really sharp, but I avoid 18mm wide open, as the edges are too soft. But stop down to f8 and the sharpness is then outstanding. I love this camera! And I doubt that I will change it for some years.

8:35 am - Thursday, August 30, 2012

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2:54 pm - Thursday, August 30, 2012

#23 Misha

Oh God! im really confused weather which dslr camera should i go d3200 or canon 550d?

12:34 pm - Saturday, September 8, 2012

#24 vinay

Hi i am new to slr can show one pls tell me how to record video in nikon d3200 pls it will be very helpfull to me thank

8:01 pm - Friday, September 14, 2012

#25 joeyds

Whats is the improvement apart of megapixel on d3100¿?

9:21 am - Sunday, September 16, 2012

#26 Larryfl

Compared to the D3100 the D3200, in addition to 24mp, the D3200 has better video - 30 fps instead of just 24 fps at 1080p, plus an external mike jack. It has better dynamic range, lower noise and broader color registration.  Also has a faster processor and a few added menu features previously available only on the D5100 and higher models.

7:57 pm - Sunday, September 16, 2012

#27 teod

Very happy with it… on to the third month…

4:44 pm - Sunday, September 23, 2012

#28 asura

vinay : switch to live view first then press record button.
Me too. very happy with it. use it with 40mm f2.8 as walk-around n all-round lens. superb n excellent images.

12:14 pm - Thursday, October 25, 2012

#29 ovi

some samples with d3200

9:02 am - Monday, October 29, 2012

#30 Finn Ritz

I replaced my D3100 with the D3200. Noise on the D3200 at 800 ISO app. equals noise at 1600 ISO with the D3100. I shoot jpg only. Images out of the box needs a little after sharpening. Exellent image quality. I only use the Nikkor 18-105, Great lens indeed. Value for money is top.

12:17 pm - Saturday, December 22, 2012

#31 Matthew Tien

the d3200 is really good entry level dlr camera, like canon 650d.

9:11 am - Wednesday, January 2, 2013

#32 Laura M

I am looking for a camera which is really good for night photography.  Has anybody tried shooting the night skies with this camera?

9:54 pm - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

#33 Finn Ritz

To Matthew#31: NO! Canon D650 is a much better camera.
To Laura: I teach photogtaphy and see hundreds of student photos taken with everything from pocket cameras to high end DSLR. Image resulotion of the D3200 is amazing with a high quality lens. But the niose level is very high. Nikon D5100, D7000 and Pentax K5II share the same sensor and processor. I would at any time swap my D3200 with one of them if I had the offer. I have seen many incredible low noise 1600 ISO night shots taken with them. Dynamic range and IQ is exellent. The advantage of higher amount of pixels in the D3200 is lost in the need of post image noise reduction. Noiseware Community is very good. Nikon’s built in NR is insufficient. Keep the D3200 below 400 ISO and it works! My advice: Go for the D5100. Same price.

10:37 am - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#34 marnix

I have the camera few mounds now.
the review is great,and I always check A new camera here on this website.
The camera is great,exposure is super,image quality could not be better.
Even I have the D90 ,D3200 is even good.
The missing buttons do not bother me.
you can set A few to the custom buttons.
See here examples from the D3200

Again A great review.

7:14 am - Saturday, April 20, 2013

#35 Ken

I own a Nikon D3100 and have looked into the Nikon D3200.  The D3200 has more pixels, but they are half the size, and most users say the Nikon D3100 has better overall picture quality.  Read more here:

12:00 am - Tuesday, July 9, 2013

#36 Finn Ritz

Since January I have taken hundreds of RAW/jpg pictures with the D3200 with Nikkor 18-105mm lens. All of them processed in Elements 11. The RAW files produce marvellous results and Elements includes variable noise reduction. It works!! Incredible high IQ at low ISO. In RAW/jpg shooting mode remember - each “shot” is 35MB on the memory card!

7:07 am - Tuesday, July 9, 2013

#37 Nikon D3200 Camera

I opted for the Nikon D3200 because of all the positive user reviews I read. I’m very pleased with my purchase.

10:29 am - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

#38 lovelyevi

I bought Nikon D3200 a few months ago due to good reviews on Amazon, it’s a really good digital SLR for beginners. If you want to know more about it please read my review at Squidoo—

4:06 pm - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#39 lovelyevi

I bought Nikon D3200 a few months ago due to many good reviews on Amazon and I really love this camera, the fact that it’s really good for beginners to DSLR makes it easy for me to learn how to use it. Read my review at Squidoo if you like at

4:23 pm - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#40 sanzied

grate entry level camera.but not with the kitlens .use 35mm 1.8G lens for fantastical result.

4:32 pm - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#41 Finn Ritz

The 35mm 1.8 lens is good, but the Nikon 18-105 zoom is incredible sharp and the zoom makes it much more versatile. A real bargain. See: The resolution chart speaks for itself! Compare it to the famous 85mm 1.4 on the same site. The difference at f8 is marginal. I can mail some RAW pictures processed in Elements11 on request. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

6:11 am - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

#42 Asif

I am confused between Nikon D3200 vs D5100.
Kindly help me out.
I am just a beginer.

4:36 pm - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

#43 Finn Ritz

The D3200 is a new 24 Mpixel camera. Same sensor is present in the D5200 and D7100. The D5100 is the old 14 Mpixel model with the same sensor as D3100, D7000 and Pentax K5. The D5100 is pure bargain to day and a very good camera. Exellent IQ and very low noise. I had it befor the D3200. Whatever you do purchase the body with the Nikkor 18-105mm lens!
Little more money well spent.

7:38 am - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

#44 Larry M

Actually the D3200 does not have the same sensor as the D7100. Same MP Count, but the D7100 sensor is slightly larger, has no AA filter, better Dynamic Range and Lower Noise.  Also, D5100 has a 16 Mpixel Sensor, not the 14 Mpixel sensor of the D3100. The D5100 is still a great camera for the current price and a major improvement over the D3100.

2:57 pm - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

#45 Finn Ritz

Sorry! Larry is perfectly right. The missing AA filter in the D7100 makes a difference. The D5100 has 14 bit converter and 2 M pixel more, the D3100 12 bit A/D converter. I’ll be more careful in the future. The D5100/18-105mm cost app. € 100 more than the D3200/18-105mm which I have. The sharpest photos i have ever taken.

6:47 pm - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

#46 Tony Z

I bought the Nikon D3200 last month and I am very happy with it.  Noise does not exhibit drastically until ISO 1200 and even then, it is very usable until ISO 6400.  The 24 Mp may not be utilized to its fullest if it is not paired with a prime lens but I cannot see the point why some would not want the higher pixel count.  Does it not give you the flexibility for future glass upgrade without changing the body for better pics?

1:54 pm - Saturday, September 7, 2013

#47 Finn Ritz

Sorry to get my e-mail wrong in comment #41.
It’s: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
I compared pictures taken with D3100, D5100 and D3200. No doubt that the D3200 24 Mpixel shots have more details. It’s not for fun studio cameras like Phase One go up to 80 Mpixel. I’m looking forward to see reviews on the coming D400 with Nikkor 18-140mm. Will the economic 18-105 be discontinued?

7:03 pm - Saturday, September 7, 2013

#48 tjd

would like somebody’s opinion on which camera to get out of the following:

sony a37

i take alot of wildlife and cattle photography.

4:02 am - Friday, September 27, 2013

#49 Finn Ritz


no doubt the D3200 gives more picture detail. For cattle the 18-105mm should do. Wildlife? Can a tele bee too long? I have no experience in wildlife photography.

12:16 pm - Friday, September 27, 2013

#50 tjd

thanks for getting back to me.

and it will mainly be used for cattle photography.

and you say no doubt go with the d3200?
and how is that 18-55 mm lens you get with it?

1:26 am - Saturday, September 28, 2013

#51 Finn Ritz


DO NOT buy the D3200 with the 18-55mm kit lens. I had it. The amazing 18-105mm cost a little more and is incredible sharp and has that longer zoom range so it makes sense as a universal walk around lens. Nothing on the market to day at app. € 500 can match the D3200/18-105mm.
I can send sample photos. Write me:
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

7:25 am - Saturday, September 28, 2013

#52 Mario Ríos Jordán

Acabo de comprar una Cámara Nikon D3200 y me parece fabulosa, lo que les pido es como puedo   que debo hacer para sacar fotos con mis lentes antiguos de mi Nikon F3 (analógica), mis lentes son muy buenos y tambien son Nikon.
Probé en la D3200 y sólo me deja sacar fotos en modo Manual, pero no me muestra nada en la pantalla, cuando bajo al ordenador la foto quena negra totalmente.
Será que algo debo modificar en el menú o que otra cosa debo hacer.
Mil gracias anticipadamente…  Mario Ríos

6:12 pm - Saturday, October 5, 2013

#53 Ina

I bought this camera in March of 2013 and loved it until August of 2013, all of a sudden it will not take flash pictures in any mode! 
Does anyone have any idea of what to do?

2:41 pm - Monday, October 21, 2013

#54 Tony Z

Hi Ina,

Try resetting the camera.

7:41 am - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

#55 Lori Andrews

I want a camera that will take good action shots of my boys playing soccer. Do you recommend the D3200?

4:43 pm - Thursday, November 14, 2013

#56 Ron

What kind of batteries does the d3200 use? I don’t want a camera with fancy kinds of batteries or rechargable batteries, which usually fail quickly. Double A’s would be great. Thanks….....

2:25 am - Sunday, December 1, 2013

#57 Finn Ritz

A camera with AA batteries? Forget it. They are history. The EL14 battery, compact and powerful, in the D3100, D3200, D5200, D5300 gives easily 500+ shots per charge and is far better than AA’s. A spare can be purchased for app. $30. It will last for years, when it will be time to buy a new camera any way.

12:24 pm - Sunday, December 1, 2013

#58 tablo

i want to buy a camera and i’m confused between canon and nikon cameras, can anyone tell me which one is better? i really like nikon d3200 but i don’t know any thing about it

5:37 pm - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

#59 Finn Ritz

The D3200 has dropped in price again and to me now looks as pure bargain.
Read the comments above. Also trustedreviews.con, and the review on this site will provide you wit all you need to know.
AA filter or no AA filter??? See:
With AA filter please!

8:00 am - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

#60 Arjun

I don’t agree with the statement that the photos are a little lacklustre. I am a freelance photographer and I have never exerienced such problems. The pics have always come out vibrant and life like. Don’t believe me? See the exclusive photos I have taken with Nikon D3200-

5:47 pm - Saturday, December 14, 2013

#61 Quynn Sainte-Peters

  Overall I am very satisfied with this camera. I finally made the jump from film/wet chemistry [Nikon 8000s] to Nikon d3200, with a stopover with a Koday EZ share camera. I paid a pretty good price: $599, which include camera body, 18-55, 55 - 200 lens, camera case, 16 smart card, DVD instructions. 
  It takes marvelous photos & when printed holds up very well. My ONLY disappointment, it cannot take multiple exposures. Not a deal breaker, but i wish it had that capability.  But overall i am happy

11:24 pm - Monday, December 16, 2013

#62 Mr.B

@Finn Ritz- The Nikon d3200 is arguably better than the Canon 650D. Take a look at this comparison.

8:07 am - Saturday, December 28, 2013

#63 Paul

You can buy this camera as a kit in Currys (UK) with cashback with the 18-55mm and 50-200mm lens for about £449 Maybe cheaper on ebay.

Great vaule for the money I think.

3:34 pm - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#64 Paul

I recommend that if you are having any issues with this camera you get intouch with NIKON in your area and have it properly calibrated - can make a huge diffenence and they do a good job give it latest firmware update.

The one in the UK is in Kingston.Nr London.

3:41 pm - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#65 Ashok

Which camera is better in Nikon D3200 are D5200,i have a lot of confusions please

10:37 am - Monday, January 27, 2014

#66 charlotte

Looking to buy this camera,
Can someone tell me if its a good camera to snap
people (to create a portfolio for fashion)


11:23 am - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

#67 Lee

We bought a Nikon D3200 today in Canada, with the 18-55 lens included, and were surprised to see the included lens is the new collapsible one from the D3300. Says:

Nikon DX VR
AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G II

I’m not sure if Nikon just started putting these in instead of the original one, or if we just got lucky, but it is nice for storage.

12:57 am - Thursday, April 3, 2014

#68 Lee

Looks like Nikon is now putting the new lens in with D3200’s. I looked at the box and it shows it with the II lens, and you can see it on Nikons website. Nice bonus!

12:04 am - Friday, April 4, 2014

#69 Finn Ritz

Here in DK the D3200 body cost only £296. I have the Sigma 18-250 mm Macro which has dropped to £298. With minor limitations a marvelous combination for macro, portrait, travel and whatever. RAW files produce incredible sharp images. The picture quality/money ratio is very good. I had some 18-55mm kit lenses because they were included. Gave them away. Not bird - not fish as we say. But!! I’m very excited about future reviews of the new Tamron 16-300 mm. Should be available next months. The spec sheet is amazing.

8:27 am - Friday, April 4, 2014

#70 Brooke

How is this camera at action shots. I need something for quick action shots of horse jumping. Trying to decide between the Sony Nex-5T or the Nikon D3200??? HELP!!! NEW TO PHOTOGRAPHY!!!

3:37 am - Tuesday, May 6, 2014


just bought NIKON d3200 body + af-s nikkor 50mm f/1.8g lens.  cost £425.
straight out of box on auto settings…fantastic sharp images.
my first proper camera, DSLR. I would recommend this camera as a great entry level to everyone.
I did a lot of research… canon, Nikon d5200, etc. my advice… BUY THIS CAMERA AND THIS LENS, OR SOMETHING SIMILAR.

10:28 pm - Monday, May 19, 2014


I previously said..‘buy this camera and lens, or something similar…
change that to ‘BUY THIS CAMERA & LENS’
this is NOT a zoom lens, so you will need one of those for ‘long shot’ photo’s, I am guessing.
but for normal pics, ie; portraits, kids in garden, artwork for uploading to web, close ups of flowers, etc, this is the perfect piece of kit.
also forgot to mention… bought mine from Amazon, good service.. ordered Thursday arrived following Monday by 2pm.

7:35 am - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

#73 Raiyan khan


7:23 am - Friday, June 27, 2014


Hi Raiyan,
I’m no expert, expect others will be able to help you.
I just went for the 50mm lens as it has excellent reviews and thought it a better option than the ‘kit lens’ you normally get.
it all depends on what you intend to photograph too I guess.
for me it is mainly my artwork, so nothing special, so the lens I have is good for that.
if you intend taking long distance shots, ie; landscapes or wildlife, etc, you would need some sort of ‘zoom lens’ I think.
for very close up photography, insects, etc you would need a ‘macro lens’ I think.
the 50mm lens I have gives good clear results, but has no ‘zoom lens’ on it, so you need to walk up & back to get the picture size you want, but it is fine for me.
I think pretty much all the Nikon cameras & lenses are fine and will give descent results, so it all will come down to which one suits your needs best. usually I find as a rule, the more something costs the better it is, or should be, why would a lens that costs £150 be as good as one that cost say £350? buy the best you can afford or want to pay is a guide that works well for me.
hope this helps a little, good luck, Ian.

8:49 am - Friday, June 27, 2014

#75 Paul Edwards

I use a little short range mini zoom lens on my camera - 16mm to 50mm very useful. As for other lenses, your spoilt for choice! NIKON gene been making lenses for generations.. 

All depends what kind of photography you want to do - even astro - photography! 

A good zoom lens from 50/70mm to 300mm might be useful. You can always crop in and still not loose much detail in your pictures.

6:01 pm - Friday, June 27, 2014

#76 Finn Ritz

Lens price and quality does not always match. Some lenses have an excellent quality price ratio. Others are directly poor. I never buy a lens without reding reviews on it. is my favorite site. I have a Sigma 18-250mm Macro on my D3200. One of the best “travel zoom” available to day. A good compromise with very good performance if stopped down to f.10. Quality price ratio is very good. I dream of a fast 35mm and a 85mm 1.4 though.
The perfect lens does not exist. The problem is to find out what you need - and make it fit within your budget. If you go for second hand lenses read every detail engraved on it. One letter can mean a lot. Old lenses may only work manual on your D3200 - and other new Nikon bodies, and not have an up to date optical performance.

7:31 pm - Friday, June 27, 2014

#77 colonel ahmed al khazar

I’m good at AK47, c4, tnt, etc…but…i’m kinda stupid at dslr. Dslr cams have many buttons and i dont like them. In a battle field we only use binoculars and spy cams, but one of my men…capt.rhakan-he likes shooting “the enemy in action” with his nikon s9200 (point n shoot cam with awesome image quality). Capt.rhakan is a kinda psycho, in a battle field he uses a compact camera to shoot enemy, and in photography world he uses AK47 to shoot a model…and that’s why macro/micro stock agencies dont want him to join them

9:03 am - Sunday, June 29, 2014

#78 Finn Ritz

Sigma 18-250mm sample pictures can be mailed on request. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

9:49 am - Sunday, June 29, 2014

#79 Finn Ritz

Col. ahemd.
Your entry is an insult to all photograpers. The battelefield for barinless people is elwhere.

9:52 am - Sunday, June 29, 2014

#80 Nicole


I am TOTALLY new to photography.

I was looking at the D3200 and the D5100 NIKON.
I want a camera i can learn with but also grow with.
What is the best camera to go with?

also, is it ok to buy a refurbished on on Amazon?

and what is the best Lens for taking pictures while out and about and of sunsets, friends , ect????

1:30 pm - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#81 Finn Ritz

Nikon’s line of DSLR’s are: Entry level 3xxx, mid range 5xxx and top range 7xxx. The D5100 has the same 16 Mpix sensor as the D7000. Incredible low noise and very high image quality. And - the D5100 has articulated monitor. The new 24 Mpix D5300 has the same sensor ect. as the much more expencive D7100. Here again the D5300 has articulated screen, the D7100 and D7000 not. The noise level of the 24 Mpix models are higher than the 16 Mpix models. Niose can be reduced with great success in RAW processing, and to some extend also in jpg. Wheater photos are taken with an D5100 or an D7000, nobody will probably never notice any difference. The same goes for the D3300, D5300 and D7200. The more megapixels, the more errors will show (bad focus, shake, poor lens ect. ect.). I often receive photos taken by a skilled amateur photographer with the D5100. They are Great! He is using the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM. I use the same lens. To my opinion the best all round lens out there at the moment. Forget the 18-55mm kit lens. I have D3200 and D5300. The photographer is more important than the camera model.

3:43 pm - Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Hi Nicole, I am new to photography myself, I bought the d3200 rather then the 5200 as it’s cheaper and just as good for my needs & then bought a good lens the Nikon 50mm which cost £149.
I’d buy a new body, & a good lens. the 50mm one I have is great for everyday shots, but would it be great for long range I suspect not, not that I’ve tried it,. it doesn’t have the zoom so you have to move & get in position to get the pic u want, but it does give a real clear pic as I’m sure do all the Nikon lenses.
it’s your money so you pays & takes your chances, but I’m sure you will get good results from any Nikon camera. all depends how much you want to spend, but the 3200 is a great camera for the money.

8:10 am - Thursday, July 31, 2014

#83 Nikon D3200 Bundle

Nice article, i see that lot of people wander which DSLR they need to begin with, D3200! or D5100 or Canon T3i so here an article that help me a lot when i was have same problem it contain good comparison between different DSLR under 700$

10:19 am - Saturday, September 20, 2014

#84 SAM

EOS 1200D or D3200 ...Really confused ...please Suggest Anyone…Thanks

4:38 am - Monday, September 22, 2014

#85 Kate

I just got this camera and I read your blog before I got it and it really helped thanks!

2:57 am - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#86 DealsAlarm

Maybe a review between 3200 and 5100 would be helpful for each of us.

4:20 pm - Thursday, January 1, 2015

#87 daniel

Nikon D3200 in video mode set to manual…does not allow aperture adjustment unless one first goes out of live mode? There appears to be no way to dedicate the exposure compensation for this function…am i missing something?

12:07 pm - Sunday, January 4, 2015

#88 Paul Edwards

Daniel I dont actually own this camera but strongly recommend you look at the manual - if you dont have it you can almost certainly download it.

Also seek out one of the nikon forums online im sure someone will help or even nikon themselves… Sorry couldnt me more help.

8:00 pm - Sunday, January 4, 2015

#89 Paul Edwards

BTW saw this in one of my quick googles for 3200

8:05 pm - Sunday, January 4, 2015

#90 Tim Hoy

Very helpful review.  Thank you.

11:56 am - Saturday, January 10, 2015

#91 chris

I upgraded from an old Fuji S9600 to the D3200 and was a bit worried having read some of the comments here. I also owned a Cannon 350D until it broke…
I only brought it today and of course had to try it out straight away despite the fact that it was very cloudy and a bit drizzly here in the UK (as it often is) It is early days but I am blown away by the IQ, given the poor light I did not expect good results, but they were excellent! For the money the D3200 delivers very well indeed.

4:32 pm - Saturday, May 2, 2015

#92 Rob

I bought this camera recently at a bargain price. It has the V2 kit lens which at this moment in time is sufficient for my needs. The photos I’ve taken with this camera are some of my best and it’s given me the inspiration to get out and do lots more. However I will be purchasing the 50mm lens for it to boost it’s capability, especially in low light. Overall I’m really, really impressed with this camera, even though its now technically 3 years old. It’s a beautiful piece of kit.

7:31 am - Thursday, June 25, 2015

#93 Rob

I bought this camera recently at a bargain price. It has the V2 kit lens which at this moment in time is sufficient for my needs. The photos I’ve taken with this camera are some of my best and it’s given me the inspiration to get out and do lots more. However I will be purchasing the 50mm lens for it to boost it’s capability, especially in low light. Overall I’m really, really impressed with this camera, even though its now technically 3 years old. It’s a beautiful piece of kit.

7:31 am - Thursday, June 25, 2015

#94 ian bellingham

Hi Rob,
Glad you are enjoying your D3200 camera, they are good aren’t they. As I’ve said before my Nikkor/Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens is great & I have no hesitation in recommending it. At around £150 new, it seems like a lot of money but it gives me great photo’s so it was worth every penny.
Best wishes, from Ian.

8:25 am - Thursday, June 25, 2015

#95 86740233

Nikon D3200 Kit 18-55mm VR - 24.2 MP + Free Memory 8GB + Tas

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7:53 am - Thursday, July 9, 2015

#96 Finn Ritz

If I should buy a prime lens for my D3200 or D5300, I have both, I would choose a 35mm, and if possible a 85mm also.
The 50mm is too long to be used as a standard lend and as a tele too short. The new full frame compacts are with lenses in the 35mm - 50mm range.

9:43 am - Thursday, July 9, 2015

#97 K. Jothady

I have always been a devoted Nikon user. Right from analog days. My first digital Nikon was D60 which I used for 5 years. An excellent camera with superb image quality, saturated colors etc etc. In fact everything a photographer could ask for and most importantly, I sold my images to stock agencies without any problem. It was much more than an entry level camera. But because it was only 10.2 MP camera I got tempted to sell it and go for D3200 due to its 24 MP images. Believe me, that proved to be my costliest mistake ever. Misleading image appearance on camera LCD even after trying out all corrective adjustments, noise even at ISO 200, dull colors even with same lenses, Images tending towards dirty yellow cast instrad of pleasing warm shades when white balance is changed to ‘cloudy’ or ‘shade’. I have almost lost my loyal stock agencies because of noisy and terrible image quality. D3200 is nothing but junk. Don’t go for it even if you get it free.

7:02 pm - Saturday, October 17, 2015

#98 Finn Ritz

K.J. I’m totally surprised!I had D50 and D3100. Now I have D3200 for more than 2 years and D5300 for over one year. For many years I was dreaming full frame.The exellent IQ of my two Nikon’s has switched off my FF dreams. YES! FF is always better than APS, but the IQ difference is too smalland for me to justify the price difference. One in the family has D810! Can’t afford the D4. My dream camera. On a test tagrget I have tested my 2 Nikon with my Nikkor 85mm f1.8. I’m not able to see any IQ difference at all, but the D5300 is more sensitive, probably due to the missing AA filter. In 100 ISO RAW images - depending of the motive - you’ll always be able to see a little noise. This noise can be removed without any loss of detail. At 6400 ISO IQ is suffering. I only use Raw Therapee. Teriffic freeware. IQ can not be verified on the camera 3” screen, but you can see if the image is crap or perhaps ok. I have not seen any test of the D3200, or any other 24 Mpix Nikon model, complaining about low IQ. No! It’s amazing. See sample photos on the Internet. Your camera must be faulty.  Good luck.

8:49 am - Sunday, October 18, 2015

#99 K. Jothady

Finn Ritz. I respect your comments and views but I know what I am talking about. Yes, I shoot in RAW. I am extremely particular about quality of my images. I spend hours sometimes over shooting a single image. If after all this, at 200 ISO, my images show noise and my stock agencies reject the images on this count, this is a good enough reason for me to decide that D3200 is not for me. I am not a rookie. I have been in this line for last more than 50 years (I am 73 presently). Further, I have used D60 earlier with full satisfaction. Possibly my camera is defective as mentioned by you. If so, it is my bad luck. If you say that nobody else has complained about noise in D3200, I would request you to go thru’ all the blogs very patiently. Everybody to his/her own. If you are happy with the images your D3200 produces, I have nothing to say. All the best to you. Happy clicking.

4:26 pm - Sunday, October 18, 2015

#100 Mariam Montasery

I used to work with analogue cameras (canon AE1) and I am totally new to using a digital camera .I would like to buy one but I am in doubt between Nikon D3200 and Nikon Coolpix p610 . the latter is lighter which is a key factor for me but it’s not a DSLR.
which one do you recommend?

8:36 am - Saturday, February 27, 2016

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