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Nikon D3200 review

A great entry-level DSLR with 24.2-million pixels

Nikon D3200 review

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The Nikon D3200's 24 million pixel sensor is able to resolve a lot of detail, which enables creative cropping to be made. This image was shot with a Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens.

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Colours straight from the Nikon D3200 are generally bright and vibrant, although it does have a tendency to underexposure on occasion.

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Shot with the standard 18-55mm kit lens at f/8, this image shows the amount of detail that is captured by the sensor, and shows a good amount of edge-to-edge sharpness is delivered by the kit's optic.

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A good option for portrait photography, the Nikon D3200 has reproduced colours faithfully and coped well with the strong sunlight.

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Again shot with the standard 18-55mm kit lens, this image shows that blurred backgrounds are possible even with the most basic of lenses.

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Lots of detail has been captured by the D3200's 24 million pixel sensor. Colours have This image has been captured with a 50mm f/1.8G lens.

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We had to select the Shade White Balance setting to get the best colour results when shooting in overcast conditions.

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ISO 3200

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Shot at ISO 3200, this image shows the capability of the camera to resolve detail even at high sensitivity settings. This image shows a good level of detail, even in the shadow areas.

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ISO 6400

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Again, pushing the sensitivity further has revealed an acceptable image, which would be better than not capturing an image at all.

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ISO Hi2

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Even at the very highest sensitivity setting, Hi2, this image would still be acceptable for use online or printing at very small sizes.

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Another image which shows how much detail is captured by the sensor. This image was shot with the kit lens, showing the capabilities of the camera straight out of the box.

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This is the same image as the one above, but has been converted from the raw file. It was converted to a 16 bit TIFF file, with all noise reduction switched off, and later converted to an 8-bit JPEG file. You can view the high res JPEG file, or download the TIFF (135MB) from the link below.

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This is an image shot with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens - showing what a relatively low priced upgrade to the standard kit lens can help you achieve, especially if you are fond of shooting portraits.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution24.2 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourRed
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesExternal Flash Shoe, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)455 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Maximum Image Resolution6016 x 4000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution24.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL14
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Height96.5 mm
Width127 mm
Depth78.7 mm
Autofocus Points11
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelD3200
Product NameD3200 Digital SLR Camera
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part NumberVBA331AE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Celebrate your memories with the powerful yet incredibly easy-to-use D3200.

Equipped with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Nikon's powerful EXPEED 3 image processing engine, this SLR offers outstanding photos and Full HD D-movies.

Nikon's Guide Mode makes it easy to begin, showing you how to achieve stunning results in a few simple steps. Sample images and clear instructions ensure you'll shoot the kind of high-quality photos and movies you've always wanted.

A fantastic way to capture life in rich detail, the D3200 even lets you send images directly from the camera to a smart device so you can share your photos and movies instantly.

Battery Life540 Shot
Package Contents
  • D3200 Digital SLR Camera
  • EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
  • UC-E17 USB Cable
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker