Nikon D3200 Price in USA

Nikon D3200 Price in US

The D3200 is the most recent iteration of Nikon’s DSLR offering for photographers just starting out. It is identical to Sony’s Alpha SLT-A65, A77, and NEX-7 in that it offers the highest pixel count we’ve yet seen at the APS-C sensor size. In terms of output resolution, it is second only to Nikon’s full-frame professional-grade D800 in the company’s entire lineup of cameras. The new 24MP CMOS sensor is unavoidably the camera’s most notable feature. More important than the simple fact that the D3200 has a higher pixel count is the fact that it can be purchased in camera form for a price that begins at $699. (the same launch price as the D3100 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-C G3, for comparison). The Nikon D3200 may not exactly be groundbreaking, but it does not need to be in order to be successful. It is necessary that it be competitive.

Aside from the pixel count, the improvements from the previous model, the D3100, are minimal. However, there are evident benefits over the D3100’s specs, including the ability to record video at 1080p30, a 920k dot LCD, and the opportunity to install a cheap Wi-Fi transmitter. As is typical for Nikons of this class, the D3200 does not have a built-in focus motor, nor does it enable auto exposure bracketing. Neither of these features is available. In addition to this, the Active D-Lighting function, which is now standard across all of Nikon’s DSLR cameras, has been streamlined in this model.

Strangely enough, the live view in-camera filter effects are also absent. Processing filters have grown increasingly commonplace on most cameras ever since Olympus first released its Art Filters on the E-30 in the year 2008. Even while they are not necessary in any way, they are nevertheless great to have, especially in a camera that is at this level. It comes as a surprise that the higher-end Nikon D5100 and the Nikon Coolpix P7100 do not have these effects, given that they are present in both of those cameras. However, the D3200 does not. However, there is an option to reprocess JPEGs and apply many effects, such as simulated “miniature” (tilt/shift) and “selected color.” This option is available.

Despite these exclusions, the feature set that the D3200 provides is attractive for a camera in this class. Because there are sensors on both the front and the back of the camera, we are particularly glad to learn that you even have the option to activate the shutter with an infrared remote. This makes us really happy.

The unstoppable ascent of mirrorless cameras has, without a question, put a significant amount of pressure, in particular, on the lower end of the big sensor market. The smaller body sizes of mirrorless cameras, combined with their operation that is more similar to that of compact cameras, has helped win over some customers who otherwise would have purchased a DSLR. Additionally, mirrorless cameras have been successful in luring customers away from high-end compact cameras. However, entry-level DSLRs still have a lot to offer, including ‘true’ continuous autofocus, which is a feature that no mirrorless camera has even come close to matching (with the exception of Nikon’s own 1 V1 and 1 J1, which have smaller ‘CX’ sensors). This is one of the reasons why entry-level DSLRs are still popular.

The D3200 is a continuation of a carefully developed – and tailored to suit its market – line of cameras, which has always offered good image quality and performance combined with well thought-out ease-of-use. Although its upgrades aren’t necessarily the product of great leaps of ingenuity, the D3200 is a continuation of a line of cameras that has always offered good image quality and performance.

Nikon D3200 Price in USA

Nikon D3200 Specifications

MSRPUS: with 18-55mm VR – $699.95; UK: with 18-55mm VR – £649.99; UK: with 18-55mm VR – €699
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Max resolution6016 x 4000
Other resolutions4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 3
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
Boosted ISO (maximum)12800
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
File formatNEF (RAW): 12 bitJPEG
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points11
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgrammed auto with flexible program (P)Shutter-priority (S)Aperture priority (A)Manual (M)
Scene modesPortraitLandscapeChildSportsClose-UpNight portrait
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modesAuto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingle frameContinuousSelf-timer2s Delayed remoteQuick-response remoteQuiet shutter release
Continuous drive4.0 fps
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot AF-area
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesFrame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage includedNone
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
Wireless notesWU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Remote controlYes (Optional)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)540
Weight (inc. batteries)505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
Dimensions125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPS notesGP-1
6.7Expert Score

The Nikon D3200 is an entry-level DSLR camera that is a no-frills model that has a “classic design.” This camera is a competent performer on all fronts. It doesn’t have a lot of cutting-edge capabilities, but it has the greatest pixel count of any camera in its category, and the image quality is superb across the board regardless of the ISO setting. To get the most out of its high pixel count, you should just think about purchasing some high-quality Nikkor glass to go along with it.

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Image quality
  • High levels of detail even at low ISOs (with good lenses)
  • noise reduction that is well-balanced at greater sensitivities and noise levels that are acceptable
  • The relatively low levels of raw noise make it possible to do custom processing during the raw conversion.
  • Good quality video output
  • Rates of buffering and shooting that are satisfactory for a camera of this type.
  • Overall, the performance was rather quick and responsive.
  • User interface and control arrangement that are easy to understand
  • a sizable hand grip that is very pleasant.
  • Customizable Fn-button
  • External microphone socket
  • Control over sound recording levels in video mode
  • Adjustable volume settings for sound recordings while filming video
  • Connector for the GPS gadget, which is optional.
  • Separate SD-card compartment
  • Full-featured post-processing capabilities built right into the camera
  • A sufficient amount of software, including a raw converter, is included in the bundle.
  • Two wireless infrared remote ports
  • A little bit of fuzziness in the output on the pixel level
  • In bright, contrasty situations, there is a tendency to slightly overexpose the image.
  • The aperture setting in movie mode is very difficult to understand.
  • In live-view, there is no "live-preview" of the aperture being changed.
  • There is not a button designated for ISO (but you can set the Fn-button to control this setting)
  • Magnification in live view not particularly accurate
  • Live-view autofocus using a slow contrast-detection system


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