Review of Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera with 24.2 Megapixels and 18-55mm Lens
Reviewed on: July 18, 2013
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Pros & Cons
The Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera features 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for truly dazzling photos and Full HD 1080p movies in any light situation. The easy to use, access and understand guide mode helps in learning the camera’s key features and controls while shooting. The D3200 comes equipped with the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm, a versatile, high performance VR image stabilized lens. The D3200’s exclusive image sensor has a powerful CMOS sensor, capturing sharper, richer images even in low light. This DSLR helps the experienced photographers optimize the camera settings as per the scene shot. It gives 6 common scene modes to choose from like Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Close up and more for flawless results even in demanding circumstances. When using the Live View, Scene Auto Selector automatically sets the D3200 with a highly accurate 420 pixel RGB sensor, for the most suitable scene mode for the situation.
With a touch of a button, this camera starts recording Full HD1080p videos with full-time Auto Focus, manual exposure control and stereo sound. Its breath-taking 921,000-dot, ultra-high-resolution display makes it easy to frame, monitor and review the footage and can even record in super-smooth slow motion up to 60 fps. The D3200’s wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 allows for shooting in very low light without a flash or in very bright light with zoom, macro, fixed focal length or wide aperture lenses. For extreme low-light situations, set the ISO to Hi 1 and achieve ISO 12800 equivalent sensitivity. The Nikon D3200’s 11-point AutoFocus System is fast and precise. The wireless mobile adapter automatically sends images to the smartphone enabling to share the shots instantly. The smartphone can also be used to remotely capture images from D3200.
Some users report that the Image stabilization does not work well for zoom over 8x without a tripod. Some reviewers also noticed that the video playback flickers a little and some modes produce a visibly shaky images especially the sports or fast modes.
Overall, the Nikon D3200 is designed for comfort, intuitive use and durability. Its compact, lightweight and rugged body puts key controls at fingertips. The D3200 is a decent DSLR for amateurs or entry level photographers with an affordable price.
- Dimensions: 5.0” W x 3.8” H x 3.1” D
- Weight: 1 pound (body only)
Review Group #: 1
Amazing picture and video quality • Wi-Fi adapter helps you control the camera via smartphone • Compatible with various lenses from same brand • 24 megapixel sensors • Less bright and crisp images
Review Group #: 2
Bright red color makes it unique and distinctive • High resolution with vivid colors • Plastic body makes it light weight and requires a firm hold to avoid slipping and breaking
Review Group #: 3
Easy to use with intuitive menu • Clear quality images • Good in low light • Amazing resolution • Mechanical Image stabilization does not work well for zoom over 8x without a tripod • Good camera for beginners with straight forward auto modes • Suitable for advanced photographers as well
Review Group #: 4
Great features with good video quality • Autofocus hunts a little in low light and low contrast scenes • Burst mode is not very fast • Video playback flickers • Memory chip takes time to adjust RAW shots • Not very good in sports mode • Shoots and saves in RAW and JPG
Review Group #: 5
Good indoor images with no flash • Amazing indoor images with flash • Clear, crisp and fine pictures • Visibly shaky images • Low noise in low light • Better video quality • Produces images with sharpness, dynamic range and colors
Review Group #: 6
Fantastic picture quality • Easy to use • RAW format gives higher quality images • Best value for money DSLR • Picture quality can be controlled in Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait or Landscape modes
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