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NikonD3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 413 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (339)
  • Good image quality (328)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (256)
  • Large clear LCD (220)
  • Fast shutter speed (215)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (31)
  • Poor in low light (30)
  • Short battery life (21)
  • Lag / shutter delay (12)
  • Small LCD screen (10)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (273)
  • Landscape/scenery (258)
  • Travel (234)
  • Low light (189)
  • Sports/action (146)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (142), Photo enthusiast (124), Semi-pro photographer (55), Photography student (22), Pro photographer (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (288), Yes (71)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A DSLR that can do almost anything

I bought the Nikon D3200 as a replacement for my old trusted D80 and D40x combo. I also decided to downsize my lens collection to just two lens (for now) with the kit...Read complete review

I bought the Nikon D3200 as a replacement for my old trusted D80 and D40x combo. I also decided to downsize my lens collection to just two lens (for now) with the kit 18-55mm lens and the 55-300mm package lens for portability purposes. I have shot stills extensively for years now and I plan on do so on a ongoing basis but I am interested in doing motion work as well.

I notice that autofocus for still images is snappy in all sorts of lighting conditions (as long as there is some illumination, it can lock onto the subject). I used it extensively in a dark reptile conservatory at South of the Border and managed to capture quite a few good shots of the reptiles in their dark tanks.

As suggested on many DSLR filmography sites, I rely on manual focus for any video capture since autofocus hunts and creates a lot of audible noise. I tend to pre-focus on my subject and maintain a consistent distance from my subject.

As far as ISO noise goes, at 100% magnification, sure you are going to notice a lot of noise at higher ISO levels but once images are downsized, it is reduced drastically. Thankfully I have to do that for many of my images thanks to the 24 megapixels. In short, do not worry about any noise issues.

All in all, I definitely recommend this camera. The only things that I really miss compared to my D80 are the ability to autofocus with older lens, the Nikon CLS flash commander mode, and bracketing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pictures Are Not Sharp

I bought one of these cameras in September with the new Nikkor 18-300 lens. I took about 300 shots in all light conditions, and had NO keepers. Most shots had little or...Read complete review

I bought one of these cameras in September with the new Nikkor 18-300 lens. I took about 300 shots in all light conditions, and had NO keepers. Most shots had little or no depth of field, even in bright sun. They were progressively focussed from the foreground to the subject, and progressively de-focussed from the subject to the background, but the subject was not in focus. None of the pictures looked sharp. The 18-300 lens vignetted and cast a large flash shadow at wide angle. While zooming-in in Photoshop, the pictures got really fuzzy way before pixelizing. The camera might as well have an 18 MP sensor. Thinking there must be something wrong with the camera and lens, I returned both. After a month, I bought the standard body and lens kit from B&H, along with the highly touted new Sigma 18-250 macro lens. Unfortunately, I got the same problems, and returned everything again. Now, before you say "operator error" let me tell you I've been taking pictures for 45 years, I bought my first medium format camera in 1985, and I have used 8 digital cameras since 2001. Everybody has marvelled at my pictures. I bought the D3200 thiking it was finally a high MP camera at a reasonable price from a reputable manufacturer so I could start making sharp 24" x 36" prints. Well, I was stumped at just trying to get good pictures out of it. I did side-by-side comparisons with my Sony Cyber-shot 16MP DSC-HX9V, and the Sony won. I also agree with dpreview that the extra MP's are probably not useful unless you use the fast Nikkor lenses that costs $2,000-12,000. Unfortunately this will probably be true for the new D5200 as well. Having had these experiences, and consider all the problems people are having with other new Nikon cameras, such as the D800 and D600, I think maybe Nikon is having a serious quality problem. I'm still searching for a reasonably priced camera with a long telephoto capability, and with a large sensor, that's easy to carry around. Maybe this is not "possible", but I think the manufacturers could do better than what they have now. Sony seems to recognize this nitch with the introduction of the RX1 and RX100, but they still don't have one with a long zoom.

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4.0

Great

By Randy

from NYC

Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

I had 35mm slr many years ago. This dslr is a dream. You can shoot on auto or manually adjust all settings. The best of both worlds

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4.0

It's not your father's Nikon!

By Zea

from wooster OH

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Very Sharp Pictures

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

      A good follow up to the Nikon F without the weight

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Value!

      By Staff Photographer

      from Camano Island, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

        This is a lightweight, easy-to-use camera that takes great pictures. We love it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love It

        By Jase

        from Santa Clarita, Ca.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • None yet
        • Non yet

        Best Uses

        • Easy For Teens To Use
        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Video

        Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

        I love using it take pictures of my kids sports. Shoots so fast I can take 50 shots without blinking. It also takes great video. Switching from stills to video is fast and simple.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice camera

        By Jim

        from Hammond, IN.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

          Decided to get back into photography after a 26 year break. This camera has been easy to use. Really enjoy nature photography. Having fun with this camera.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great camera, low cost, high performance

          By pasten

          from La Serena, Chile

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO
          • No Virtual Horizon

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

          It's a light weight camera that you can carry everywhere making really sharp photos and allows you connect a remote shutter to make long exposure photos or time lapse.

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          5.0

          I would buy this camera again

          By Mike

          from Glendale AZ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

            This is not my first DSLR, but it is the best one I have owned. I am amazed at the quality of the product & the outstanding clarity of the photos.
            I just received the camera about 10 days ago & I am getting used to the finer points of it's operations & I am amazed at what I will be able to do once I learn.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great starter camera!

            By BootsMom

            from Valrico, FL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

              I purchased this camera after a recommendation from a friend as a first step into photography and I am in love. This camera is very easy to use but takes really great pictures. It was easy to figure out all the bells and whistles right out of the box. The LCD monitor is large and easy to read. Great quality for the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome starter camera and room to grow!

              By Master Cheif

              from Clarksville, TN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • None My Wife Could Find

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

              I got this camera for my wife. She wanted an easy to use camera with room to advance her photography. Awesome image quality, easy to learn and not intimidating for her. She knows Canon and Nikon gear thanks to my jobs and picked the D3200 for the ease of use and video quality. Like I said, great starter camera and room to advance your photography.

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              • Yes

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              3.0

              Easy to use from box to ball game ....

              By mel the runner

              from long island, ny

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                ball game

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                My wife is a novice

                By Bill

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Red):

                  Very good optics, easy for a beginner to use. My wife's first decent camera and she has had no trouble with it at all. The camera lends itself to someone new to photography and helps them take good pictures.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Nice Every Day Camera

                  By Jeffmeister

                  from Fresno, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • No top lcd

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                  I bought this for my daughter for high school graduation. She absolutely loves it. The photo quality is really good and clear. The only thing that would be nice is the top LCD screen, but the read-out on the display for adjusting aperture and shutter speed gives a good idea of what the settings do.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  amazing nikon

                  By Loncho

                  from Mexico

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                      great price, incredible quality, it´s a great product

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Begining!

                      By JackRack

                      from Annapolis, BD.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                      • Noisy At High ISO
                      • Poor In Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Red):

                      I got this as a present for a grand daughter who is getting into photography. I did quite a bit of research and, to my mind, this camera is perfectly suited to the task. As a serious hobbyist, I shoot Nikon gear so I don't have to learn a new system in order to teach as it is very similar to the D7100, D600 and D800 in operation. Added benefit is that she has access to my glass as the camera seems capable of more than the included kit lens can deliver. For it's broad range of features and it's great IQ, I believe that this camera is a good value.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good user friendly camera

                      By On the Go

                      from Northeast Texas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance

                      Cons

                      • Small LCD Screen

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video

                      Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                      very user friendly great pictures and good quality. I have absolutely no complaints about this camera

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love taking great pictures

                      By Anne the biker

                      from Hart, MI

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                        find camera easy to use, light weight, pictures have great clarity, just finished taking my son's senior pictures in different settings, they turned out great. Hve been receiving many compliments

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Make the work

                        By Rodrigo de Souza

                        from Peruibe, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                          Great product, it works as promise. I surely would recommend this to a friend, I'm really happy with my first Dslr

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          AWESOME CAMERA..!!!

                          By PJCHACON

                          from Parsippany NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Red):

                            Very easy to use and the quality of the pictures are absolutely amazing..!! If you are not a Photo savvy there are features that allows you to take great pictures with the presets.!!!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect Camera for Starters

                            By Franco

                            from Saipan, MP

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                              This camera is a beauty and boast its complete features essential for beginners and/or amateurs. Navigations from the menu are easy to follow and very user-friendly. Highly recommended!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              SUPER HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE

                              By Lilly

                              from ny

                              Comments about D3200 Digital SLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens (Black):

                              This is an AMAZING camera for a great price. The quality of the photos is astounding. I can zoom in all the way on my computer and the picture is still 100% clear. It takes a bit of time to get used to the more advanced setting but you can use the GUIDE setting which automatically adjusts your camera for the type of picture you want to take. All in all, a great purchase that you will not regret

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