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Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
alaScore 96

3396 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3396 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and lens are overall positive. The image quality and value for money also get good reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D3200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon D3200 Review


If you are planning to step up from a digital compact camera to a DSLR, then a likely option to consider would be entry-level digicams from the likes of Canon or Nikon. Last year, we reviewed the EOS 1100D, the base model from Canon and it was a decent...

On the other hand, if Rs. 37,950 is too much for your pocket, then you can opt for the Nikon D3100 or the Canon EOS 1100D which is priced in the market at just below Rs. 30,000. You may not get all the features of the D3200, but it can be an ideal...

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Nikon D3200


The D3200 represents the latest generation of Nikon's entry-level DSLR offering. The camera's headline feature is inevitably the new 24MP CMOS sensor which makes it equal to Sony's Alpha SLT-A65, A77 and NEX-7 in offering the highest pixel count we've...

Good detail at low ISOs (with good lenses) ; Well-balanced noise reduction at higher sensitivities, decent noise levels ; Relatively low raw noise levels allow for custom processing in raw conversion ; Good quality video output ; Decent buffer and...

Slightly soft output at a pixel-level ; Tendency to slightly overexpose in bright contrasty conditions ; Unintuitive setting of aperture in movie mode ; No 'live-preview' of aperture changes in live -view ; No dedicated ISO button (but you can set the...

The Nikon D3200 is a no-nonsense , ‘traditional style’ entry-level DSLR that is a solid performer on all levels. It doesn't offer much in terms of innovative features but comes with the highest pixel-count in its class and good image quality across the...

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Nikon D3200 Review


The Nikon D3200 is a giant leap for consumer-friendly DSLRs. It has an amazing 24.2-megapixel sensor at quite an affordable price. Let's see if Nikon lands on its feet after this jump — or falls flat on its megapixels.

24-megapixel APS-C sensor ; High-quality stills ; 4 fps and full HD video at 30 fps

Kit lens doesn’t do the sensor justice ; Noisy videos with high ISOs

Nikon is to be lauded for offering a 24.2-megapixel DSLR for less than 700 bucks. This is first and foremost a still camera, and as such does a very solid job.


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Nikon D3200


The Nikon D3200 is a very capable and compact digital SLR. Its Guide Mode is perfect for beginners, and the camera offers enough manual controls to satisfy more advanced photographers.

Compact. Good quality at high ISOs. Guide Mode for beginners. Continuous video autofocus. Mic input

Small pentamirror viewfinder. Fixed LCD. Kit lens could be better

The Nikon D3200 ($699.95 direct with 18-55mm lens) is the company's entry-level D-SLR, and as such offers a wealth of features that should appeal to photographers in search of their first interchangeable lens camera. The 24-megapixel shooter improves...

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Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)


The Nikon D3200 has a lot of the same or similar components to the D3100, including the same autofocus system (bolstered by Nikon's newer scene-recognition technology) and viewfinder, it's got a newer, higher resolution sensor coupled with Nikon's...

With reasonably fast performance and very good photo quality, the Nikon D3200 delivers what you expect from a dSLR.

The camera's lackluster feature set, some underwhelming design changes, and photos that don't necessarily surpass its predecessor may disappoint.

A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots.

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Nikon D3200 dSLR Preview


Nikon has just announced an all new entry-level dSLR, the D3200. Despite its sub-$700 kit MSRP, this camera is packed with advanced as well as many beginner features to help photographers of all levels take that important step from point-and-shoot to...

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Nikon D3200


Small, lightweight, and inexpensive, the D3200 is easily the best entry-level DSLR on the market.

The D3200’s most exciting new feature is clearly the new 24-megapixel image sensor, which is partly responsible for the camera’s strong improvement in sharpness over the D3100. Sadly, when it comes to image quality, the excitement ends there. With few...

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($699) is the entry-level camera in Nikon's digital SLR line-up. It's designed to be consumer friendly (in terms of both price and features), but Nikon didn't skimp on features here. The D3200 features a whopping 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 4 frame/sec...

As you can see, the D3200 is better than its predecessor in almost all respects, with the exception of battery life and viewfinder size, both of which have dropped slightly

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Nikon D3200 Review: A Mega Boost in Resolution


Announced on April 19, 2012 and available in the marketplace at the end of that month, the D3200 is Nikon's latest generation entry-level DSLR. While the D3100 remains on Nikon's website as this is written, the D3200 provides some significant...

Good video and images ; Plenty of resolution for crops ; Light and compact

Quirks in video start process ; Some noise at higher ISO ; Distortion Control feature limits burst frames

While the D3200 may be Nikon's entry-level DSLR, its 24.2 megapixel resolution sensor makes it the highest resolution cropped sensor camera in the entire Nikon fleet. With its predecessor carrying only 14.2 megapixels it's clear that Nikon chose to go...

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Nikon D3200 DSLR: Lab Test and Comments


The D3200 is Nikon's new entry level SLR with an outstanding nominal resolution of 24MP. The camera uses an APS-C sized CMOS sensor 23.2 x 15.4mm in size, Nikon's DX format.

Affordable camera with 24MP resolution ; A “Guide” system that will help beginners ; Numerous scene modes and digital filter effects ; Easy handling, light body, high resolution LCD screen ; Full HD video with 24, 25 and 30 frames per second ; Manual...

Missing swivel monitor

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD / Optical Viewfinder


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23,2 x 15,4MM / 23.2 x 15.4 mm


Bayonet Compatibility:Nikon F
Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL14
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL14


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes