- Resolution: 24.2 MP
- Sensor size: 23.2 x 15.4 mm
- Screen size: 3 inch
- Sensor type: CMOS
- Type: DSLR
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Battery Type: Lithium
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
- Lens Kit: 18 - 200 mm
Nikon had an excellent year back in 2011 and had topped both DSLR as well as the compact camera charts. The D3100 was an entry-level DSLR that was introduced for those who wanted to get serious about their photography. The D3200 does the same, except with more technology.
The D3200 includes an EXPEED 3 processing engine that promises to deliver quicker processing, low noise and a range of frame rates for Full HD video recording. Additionally, this camera includes the 24-2 million-pixel sensor that is perhaps a major upgrade since the D3100. The camera point out the cropping potential that such a high resolution offers. There is also a Guide mode on this camera that includes features like adding Reds in Sunsets which - along with the original guides - is designed to help users to achieve the best possible image quality without necessarily having to have a huge amount of photographic knowledge.
Another feature that is sure to appeal the intended target group is the option to purchase an additional Wi-Fi adaptor, the WU-1A, which connects the camera to smart phones and tablets for remote shooting and uploading images to social networking sites. Retouch capabilities such as straighten; crop images and digital art filters have been added on to this camera.
Design and Display:
The Nikon D3200 takes most of its design leads from the D3100. However, a distinction involving the improvements to the ergonomics is obvious. The camera has limited number of direct control buttons, but that brings out the usage of the “i” quick menu button that is placed on the rear side of the camera. Although the D3200 is a small camera, the deep grip provides a good amount of purchase. This camera feels robust enough to withstand minor knocks and scrapes, although it obviously doesn't have the higher quality of build of its bigger, more expensive brothers in the lineup. Nikon has added new buttons such as Live View button that comes in handy to the novice users. You cannot miss out the dedicated movie record button too. The button is located next to the shutter release button. This is definitely a sensible idea for the intended audience, who are unlikely to want to spend time fiddling about with dials and menus to reach the movie record mode.
Nikon has also brought out a new and improved 921k-dot resolution screen. The screen is very bright and clear; it is an improvement from the 230k-dot screen. The screen is very clear and bright, and has a good angle of view from a variety of different shooting positions while also coping well with a variety of lighting conditions. Sadly, this is not an articulating screen and it might get difficult to shoot some tricky shots.
Tamron 18-200mm lens:
Tamron is a renowned manufacturer of DSLR lenses. Although one might have to compromise a tad on the image quality, these lenses are available for a steal. The 18-200 mm lens is no less, it is a great lens and pretty affable towards the D3200.
As a significant upgrade from the D3100, the D3200 indeed manages to enthrall the eye of photographers.