The Nikon D3200 is an entry level Digital SLR. It has 24.2 megapixels. This number of megapixels allows you to either make super sized prints or to crop your photos to create tighter compositions.
One of the features that helps to make the D3200 a good choice for someone stepping up to a Digital SLR for the first time is the Guide Mode that Nikon have built into the camera. When you place the camera into this mode it explains various features to you and guides you through the picture taking process. This ensures you get up and running as quickly as possible with the camera and develop an understanding of what the key features can do for you.
When it comes to stills photography there is an 11 point autofocus system. This number of focus points compares well against other entry level Digital SLRs. They help you to focus on the part of the scene you want the camera to focus on. Another feature that may come in handy if you are trying to capture moving subjects is the burst mode. This can capture shots at a rate of 4 frames per second.
The movie mode can shoot Full High Definition Movies. There is a built in microphone, but you may wish to enhance sound quality by buying an external microphone.
Another accessory you may wish to consider is a Wireless Mobile Adapter. This can transmit photos and video clips to Android controlled smart devices.
SD, SDHC, SDXC
JPEG / RAW
30 - 1/4000 seconds
Auto, 100 - 6400, Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
White Balance Settings
Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-Eye reduction, Red-Eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
Child, Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports
Maximum Movie Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Maximum Movie Frames Per Second
Maximum Movie Duration
Centre weighted, spot, matrix
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
125 x 96 x 76.5mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Nikon D3200 Specification