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Buy a D3200 Black SLR Digital Camera - Body Only (24.2 Megapixel - 7.6 cm 3" LCD - 6016 x 4000 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode)
Buy a D3200 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w/ 18-55 mm Lens (24.7 MP, 3x Opt, SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot)
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
D5100 is now available for the same price
2:49 pm - Thursday, June 7, 2012
#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
> 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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6:24 pm - Saturday, June 23, 2012
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
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
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1:08 pm - Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
Oh God! im really confused weather which dslr camera should i go for..nikon d3200 or canon 550d?
12:34 pm - Saturday, September 8, 2012
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
Whats is the improvement apart of megapixel on d3100¿?
9:21 am - Sunday, September 16, 2012
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
Very happy with it… on to the third month…
4:44 pm - Sunday, September 23, 2012
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
some samples with d3200 http://nikond3200photos.blogspot.ro/
9:02 am - Monday, October 29, 2012
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
the d3200 is really good entry level dlr camera, like canon 650d.
9:11 am - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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
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
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
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