A great entry-level camera, which will teach you lots and provide you with outstanding images, no matter where you are.
The Nikon D3200 is an exceptional entry-level camera, which provides a number of great features, which facilitate great photography. This combination of things, such as the innovative guide mode, ensure that budding professional photographers can learn and grow, while also taking lots and lots of outstanding photographs.
Nikon D3200 weighs 505 grams and has external dimensions of 125 x 96 x 77 mm, this makes it an incredibly lightweight camera, when compared to other DSLR cameras and is easily portable, no matter where you go. It is equipped with an intelligently designed LCD display, which is easy to use and provides a good picture quality. While the battery is below average offering around 540 shots in-between charges.
The camera is equipped with a Nikon F lens mount, which means there are more than 280 native lenses available for it. This is a spectacular range of lenses and ensures that you can take a truly remarkable range of photos with it.
The Nikon D3200 comes equipped with a 24.0MP APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm) sized CMOS sensor and features an Expeed 3 processor. This allows you to at a maximum resolution of 6016 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of and 3:2. The D3200 has a native ISO range of 100 – 6400 which can be boosted to 12800, meaning that it can operate effectively in a number of conditions. The camera also provides good video quality, allowing you to shoot at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps, which means that you can record videos in HD.
The Nikon D3200 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots, this combined with the built in optical viewfinder, provides a coverage of 95%, which means that there is potential for some of the images that you take, to be slightly different to the ones that you see on the screen. It also provides a range of connectivity options, such as HDMI and micro USB, although cannot be connected to devices remotely.
Viewfinder: There’s nothing much to talk about its viewfinder. The Nikon D3200 shares the same viewfinder specification as its two predecessors: a penta-mirror system delivering 95% coverage and 0.8x magnification. It’s small and dim, which is typical for this class.
The Nikon D3200 is ideal for people who want to become better photographers, the perfect stepping stone from fully automated cameras, to completely manual ones. This combined with its 24.2 megapixel sensor ensures that you will take stunning photos wherever you are.
Verdict: The Nikon D3200 is an ideal camera for beginners. It is a decent shooter, but not the best in the market. Though a bit high-priced, this camera is worth your consideration
Technical Specifications for Nikon D3200 24.2 MP DSLR camera