Nikon D3200 Review

Overall Score

64

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 125 x 96 x 77 mm, 505g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: D3100
  • Replaced by: D3300

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Nikon D3200 Overview


First introduced in July, 2012, Nikon D3200 is a 24 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D3100 with D3200. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D3200 with Nikon D3100

Nikon replaced D3200 with Nikon D3300. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D3200 with Nikon D3300


Nikon D3200 comes with a 23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 27.85 mm (1.09").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D3200

Sensor resolution of Nikon D3200 ~ 6019 x 3986 pixels.

Nikon D3200 has Crop Factor: 1.55

The sensor has a surface area of 357.3 mm².

There are approximate 23,991,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon D3200 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon D3500 Nikon D3500 2018 24MP 100 - 25600 365g 124 x 97 x 70mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 2016 24MP 100 - 25600 395g 124 x 98 x 76mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 2014 24MP 100 - 12800 430g 124 x 98 x 76mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 2012 24MP 100 - 6400 505g 125 x 96 x 77mm
Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100 2010 14MP 100 - 3200 505g 124 x 96 x 75mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon D3200


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D3200 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
505g Light Body
1 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
UHS-I Memory Card Support
11 Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 540 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Slow Continuous Shooting: 921 fps
Type Scores

Nikon D3200 has an Overall Score of 64/100 and ranked #94 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #234 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D3200 Scores
Imaging score
59
Features score
58
Value for money score
78
Portability score
81
Overall score
64
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D3200


Nikon D3200 weighs 505g and has external dimensions of 125 x 96 x 77mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Nikon D3200 is 33 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D3200 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Entry-Level DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3200
505g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3200
77mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D3200 with the dimensions:

Nikon D3200

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D3200 Dimensions D3200
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 505 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 505 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Nikon D5200 Nikon D5200 555 g 505 g 129 x 98 x 78 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100 505 g 505 g 124 x 96 x 75 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 395 g 505 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Canon EOS 700D Canon 700D 580 g 505 g 133 x 100 x 79 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Nikon D5100 Nikon D5100 560 g 505 g 128 x 97 x 79 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 505 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm

Specifications of Nikon D3200


General
Brand Nikon
Model D3200
Announced July, 2012
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 1
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor Area 357.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6016 x 4000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 540 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL14
Physical
Weight 505 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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