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I received this camera as my 2013 Christmas present, and I was ecstatic. I had been working with a point and shoot camera for 2 years and I was excited to be able to develop my photography skills further. Having had the camera almost a year now, I still adore it and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to develop and bring on their photography to a higher level without having to spend thousands on a good camera.
The camera's image quality is wonderful, and remains up to a good standard with or without flash. The video quality is just as good, but can look bad if your ISO/aperture don't perfectly match the lighting. As a naturally good photographer I found the camera very easy to use and adapt to, although amateur photographers in my family did not, which is a negative for any buyer wanting a high quality camera for somebody else to film them on for things such as sporting activities.
It has a lot of different settings, all which are helpful to achieve a perfect image. I was very impressed with the high range of ISO options available - it really helped me change the appearance of some of my images. I was very grateful of the continuous autofocus option, as its manual focusing has really helped my family to use it to capture great images without having to do more than press a button. The option of the viewfinder is also excellent if used correctly.
The wide range of different lenses available to buy separately is excellent. There are many ones with excellent zoom, and also ones more dedicated to portrait photography. This selection is great for the aspiring photographer, as the kit lens doesn't have the best zoom quality.
This camera is well worth the money it costs. It is perfect for any level of photographer. One thing I would advise though, to any considerate buyers, is to purchase a spare battery with it as the usual battery length isn't very good.
I have just started out in photography and was looking for a good quality DSLR that wouldn't break the bank. After looking online I found the Nikon 3200.
This is a great camera for an amateur photographer like myself. It's really easy to use and has a built in guide for beginners if your unsure how to set up things like ISO and shutter speed. There aren't too many buttons or gizmos so its not too confusing to get started with. The auto setting is good enough if you just want to use it as a point and shoot camera to start with and the other pre-sets work really well also so you can still take some fantastic photos while learning the technical side of things. I'm still getting to grips with all the different settings yet I have still managed to take some really great shots, if I do say so myself!
It's a 10 megapixel camera so you can print out your photos quite large without losing quality. The actual picture quality is great compared to a normal digital camera but its not perfect so if you want to do photography professionally you should consider spending more and getting a more advanced camera.
It comes with a 18-55mm kit lens which is good enough to get you started but you will definitely want to get other lenses if you want to do more advanced photography like macro or wildlife shots.
The camera isn't huge like some DSLRs so its easy to carry around and fits comfortably in your hand. It's not too heavy either even with a bigger lens attached.