Conclusion: The entry-level Nikon D3200 has a few tricks up its sleeve that make it super-easy for beginners to use, plus some high-end specs like a mega-high-resolution sensor that you won't find even on some pricier cameras.
Pros: Ultra-high-resolution, 24-megapixel sensor, Compact and lightweight, Shoots 1080p full HD video with manual control
Cons: Overall image quality no better than lower-res cameras, Huge resolution means huge files, Sluggish autofocus in Live View and Movie mode
Nikon D3200 Camera Review – An Exceptional Entry-Level DSLR
6 May 2013
Summary: Overall we had a good time with the D3200. It’s a fast snappy fun camera with a few pet peeves like no auto exposure bracketing and the convoluted menu – things that even cheaper DSLRs and point-and-shoots do better. Of course we can’t forget the mono-microphone’s poor sound quality.
Summary: 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 ISO range.
Pros: 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 burst rates for this class of camera, Overall respons...
Cons: 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 Fn-button to control this setting), Live-view mag...
Summary: The Nikon D3200 is a fairly basic DSLR. There are some drawbacks to not having features like an articulating screen and W-Fi connectivity. However, in dropping those features, Nikon has put great image quality within reach for budget-oriented shooters.
Pros: The D3200 provides great image quality at a good price.
Cons: The camera lacks many of the connectivity features of its competitors.
Excerpt: Nikon’s D3200 ($700) is the newest member of the company’s entry-level DSLR lineup. Following in the footsteps of the popular D3100 , the shooter boasts a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (a 33% step up from its predecessor), an ISO range maximum of 6400 (with the ability to extend to 12800 in boost...
Summary: The Nikon D3200 is similar in design to Nikon D3100, however it has advanced controls and updated features have been installed in the camera. The CMOS sensor is capable of capturing good details about the subject even at low ISOs.
Conclusion: We've been fans of most Nikon entry-level digital SLRs since the D40 debuted back in 2006. As the latest addition to this popular line, the Nikon D3200 increases the resolution significantly with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Do consumers and novice photographers really need that much resolution?
Pros: Compact, comfortable and highly portable body, Good ergonomics, with even more well-positioned external controls than the D3100, Slightly larger, more comfortable handgrip with better shutter position for easy access with forefinger, Quick and quiet shutter mechanism begs to be pressed, Gorgeous ...
Cons: Some users with larger hands (or those used to bigger DSLRs) may find camera and controls too small, Mediocre results with kit lens; soft corners and noticeable geometric distortion, Movie record and Live View buttons are now split up, with one on top and the other on the rear. (I prefer old set-...
Summary: 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 performance enhancements over the older camera for only a...
Pros: Good video and images, Plenty of resolution for crops, Light and compact
Cons: Quirks in video start process, Some noise at higher ISO, Distortion Control feature limits burst frames