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      09.10.2014 06:37
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      • "just entry level camera"


      • "too expensive"

      still nice camera from Nikon D3200

      It is a solid camera, but one that really doesn't especially stand out from the bunch.

      Image quality
      Generally speaking,JPEG photographs look clean up through iso 400 with raising noise and loss in detail through ISO 3200, the greatest I had likely use and even then just scaled down . You do not gain any unambiguous advantages it gives you some headroom for picture exploitation, but you can not readily generate a picture that is cleaner without some trade offs.
      In other respects -- colour, exposure, sharpness, tonal range -- the camera do very well. JPEGs are without being oversharpened, sharp, it preserves a good quantity of shadow and highlight detail for retrieval during processing that is raw, also it delivers colour that is comparatively precise. One thing to look out for is that contrast enough you could lose some shadow detail is bumped up by the default option Standard Photo Management settings.

      I was not extremely impressed. It is OK for private holiday-kind use, but even in great lighting it is not pretty hard and there certainly are a number of border that is annoying -based artifacts. In subdued light it is fairly noisy.

      While I had look at the picture quality comparison with all the D3100 debatable, the performance of the D3200 is unquestionably much better than its forerunner. It is still no rocketship, nonetheless, in contrast to versions such as the SLT A37. In subdued light that grows to about 0.5 second; additionally typical and fairly great.

      The autofocus sometimes feels more lethargic in relation to the numbers would suggest, yet. In states that are suboptimal you are able to sense the kit lens going slowly.

      Layout and features
      The D3200 basically has the exact same body it is still light and comparatively small -- though it feels a bit plasticky. (Due to the likenesses, regions of the body description will be the same as for the reason that review.) While it stays a fairly streamlined camera to shoot with, Nikon has shifted some of places and the management types in manners I do not especially enjoy.

      It keeps exactly the same viewfinder; it is not large and dimmed, which will be not atypical with this group.

      Behind the shutter button circumscribed by the ability switch will be information buttons and the exposure compensation; the display that is rear is toggled by the latter.

      The record button has transferred to the left of the buttons to what I believe is an inconvenient place. Now we are back to a record button on top that you simply have got to extend to reach and also the different Live View button in the rear -- which you will need to invoke first, before you may record --.

      As usual, the very best mode dial is segregated to the manual, semimanual and automatic modes. The Guide mode that delivers various degrees of step by step help to get a small amount of common shooting scenarios is kept by the D3200. There is Simple operation, which, then gives you the ability to modify the settings yourself and like Auto, supplies access to some small amount of choices, together with an Advanced mode, which describes the proper settings for the preferred scenario. As an example, in Easy Operation/Distant Issues it sets you into the Sports scene mode -- the camera lets you know what it is doing, which can be actually fine -- then inquires if you need shoot a movie or to work with the viewfinder, Live View. From that point, it optionally enables you to adjust release mode flash, and ISO sensitivity. The choices are general to the scenarios, nevertheless, which will not be useless. Some folks could confuse.

      Nikon laudably places the D3200's SD card slot in the more reachable handle-side place, and that i still like the enactment of the interactive display of Nikon. The adjustment choices are arrayed across the borders of the display, making the one you are searching for more easy to find compared with a few of competitors' more cluttered full screen layouts. About the flip side, you are doing need to browse through the alternatives, which you do not have to do with control panels that permit you to move up, sidewise, and down.

      Besides a USB connector, an HDMI out, as well as a complex, as well as the connector D3200 adds a jack for an external mic, bringing it into equality with its peers. However, there are lots of more useful shooting features still lost that other cameras in this price category provide, notably flash exposure bracketing and straightforward exposure. (For a complete report of operation and the D3200's features, download the PDF guide.)

      There is nothing relating to this camera that howls either "buy me!" or "do not buy me!" It is quicker, has better video compared to the D3100 and a much better LCD, but the higher-resolution detector does not provide picture quality that is better. Its bare bones feature set can not match that of the A37 that is more inexpensive, and you could likely locate the older but more feature rich D5100 for less than the price of the recent D3200. However, I believe most entry level shots would be absolutely pleased using the Nikon D3200.


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      23.09.2014 08:16
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      • "good entry level camera"


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      another entry level camera Nikon D3200

      Hey guys, now I am here having an overview of the Nikon D3200. With 1080p video with full manual control all in a small package and 24 megapixels this has a lot going for it but is it worth it over the D3100 or D5100??
      Taking a look round the D3200 you are able to observe that it appears quite similar to its predecessor. In case you like to check out that I have already done a complete comparison between both cameras but the gist of it's you could get strong ergonomics and build quality as you'd expect using a Nikon DSLR. Contemplating the considerably more affordable price tag it is not a surprise and really should hold up fine with regular use and it is not weather sealed although it is still made completely from plastic.
      This is a massive help when shooting in live view is much more easy with the extra clarity. There's additionally a fresh accessory you can pick up which will provide the camera Wifi capability for letting you control the camera in addition to transferring video and pictures. With 24 megapixels at your disposal there is lots of room for cropping images which provides you with lots of additional independence. In addition it also works for letting your framing to alter following the fact without losing resolution that is precious. I actually found myself enjoying shooting together with the D3200 because of this, having the ability to resolve that much detail really is notable to get a 400 pounds camera.
      compromise the low light ability but overall ISO performance is much the same to the D3100. Noise is very indistinguishable up to ISO 400 and moving up to 800 sound is still reasonably nicely maintained.

      ISO 1600 was around as large as I felt comfortable shooting, here noise is pretty observable even without cropping and colours and detail start to fade just a just a little but the documents are still functional. 3200 doesn't drop also much more detail but noise is more widespread and 6400 is really not just bad for re-sizing the pictures down for web use. You are able to enlarge the ISO to 12,800 but...well, do not try this whether you do not have to. Is in video mode, where the D3200 actually shines. I shoot on hours of video on a digital SLR a week and I've been quite pleased with the D3200. It shoots 1080p video at 30 frames-per-second or 720p at 60 frames in H.264 at around 21Mbps at 1080p. As you would expect video appears extremely quite fine from the APS-C detector with great colour and excellent depth of field. The package lens works good here although I do the majority of my shooting with excellent lenses that'll surely give better results to you. All right so I am now recording utilizing the Nikon D3200. Therefore for example while I am recording I can rise to ISO 400 or 800, I could also go right ahead and adjust my shutter speed to sort of pay for this,and again provide the ISO back off, shift the shutter speed, all of that sort of great stuff is extremely very simple to do while record. In addition to that it also comes with autofocus during video mode so if I half press the shutter, you can observe it should autofocus to the turf and then it is possible to use the D-pad in the back part of the camera to adjust wherever you would like to focus, and again we'll move ahead half press yet another time,it's not going to adjust really right here, it is not quite the best notably with the kit lens but there we go therefore rather adequate job there. Now the autofocus isn't amazing, it is definitely nice to have-but since you've to half press the shutter each moment it is not likely to be constant and as you may notice,it is a not a little bit soft. The D3200 also has a microphone port, when you're out on a shoot, which is helpful, although I personally would rather make use of outside sound it truly is a pleasant choice to have. There is a very pleasant feature you can manually adjust your audio levels together with display your amounts on screen as you record. With complete manual control on the movie,sound-in with the lowlight performance as well as degree adjusting and depth-of-field it is only one of the Nikon cameras that are most powerful for movie to date.
      Overall the Nikon D3200 is a large improvement over the already excellent D3100 and the best D-SLR. The mega-pixel count is second only in the Nikon range, a camera that costs four times as much to the D800, ISO performance is acceptable, build-quality is top notch along with the video mode is a massive advancement. For 500 pounds I may safely recommend this to anyone who's looking for an entry-level d SLR that stands right up there with the Canon T3i.


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      19.02.2014 21:18
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      A fantastic easy to use camera for new and seasoned photographers alike.

      A while ago I started noticing the dramatic changes in people's display pictures and other images on social networking websites. My not so pretty (really ugly) friends started to post quite good (gorgeous) pictures of themselves on their Facebook and twitter pages. I was quite intrigued by what magic potion/device has transformed my regular looking friends, whose pictures under normal circumstances I would just scroll by without a glance, into such eye catching divas. It was then that one of my friend hushed the word DSLR in to my ear. I normally take a lot of pictures and like to document and safe keep almost every moment of my life but earlier I used to just keep on clicking with my mobile. Those pictures although turned out good most of time but could I get better even better results if I try a DSLR??? This was the question that pushed me to buy and try a DSLR for myself. After reading reviews online, talking to a few of my friends and several Nikon vs Canon discussions (wars) ,I finally decided to get a Nikon D3200. Luckily.Luckily enough I found a really good deal on it online. It was available in two colours; Black and Red. I chose the classic black colour, and I was now a proud owner of a DSLR and an empty bank account.

      I had never used a DSLR before and had only played around with one owned by a friend. The camera arrived in a big rectangular box with black and brown coloring of Nikon camera boxes and the yellow Nikon logo .On opening the box I took out my brand new camera hidden in its packaging. The camera looked very impressive and easy to handle. I could understand most of the functions and buttons just by looking at them. And there was obviously the instruction manual to help me understand everything in detail
      When you first look at the camera you see a big dial on the top of the camera that can be rotated to change the different modes. And to the right is the On/off and picture taking button. Just after that there are the three small buttons for info, video recording and zoom. The camera has a high resolution rear screen, with different buttons on both sides of it. It has several other buttons at the front and back. And finally of course there is the lens right at the front f the camera(where else would it be!).The lens is detachable and you can take it out and replace it with more heavy duty lens, so to say.

      I am not a very techy person but I suppose real camera fans (fanatics) would like to know the specs of the camera .So I am copying some specs here from the following website.

      24 MP DX (23.2 x 15.4 mm) CMOS.
      6,016 × 4,000 pixels native (LARGE, 24MP).
      4,512 × 3,000 (MEDIUM, 13.5MP).
      3,008 × 2,000 (SMALL, 6MP).
      White Balance modes: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
      Active D-Lighting.
      Live View.
      Sensor cleaner.
      No crop modes.

      100 ~ 6,400, expandable to ISO 12,800 (HI+1).
      AUTO ISO.

      11 points: Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points).
      AF-S (focus and lock), AF-C (continuous AF) and AF-A (automatic selection depending on if subject moves or not.)

      Lightweight pentamirror.
      95% coverage.
      0.80x magnification with 50mm lens (smaller than FX cameras because it's 80% of a smaller area).
      18 mm eyepoint.
      -1.7 to + 0.5 diopters.
      Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen.

      3D Color Matrix Meter II, 420 RGB pixels.
      Spot on any of the 11 AF points.
      i-TTL flash metering for use with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 and SB-400.

      Built-in Flash
      GN 39/12 (Feet/meters at ISO 100).
      Does not control wireless flash, you'll have to buy the SU-800 to work as commander.

      1/4,000 ~ 30 seconds in third-stop steps.
      Time exposures with optional ML-L3 remote control.
      Front and rear receivers for use with the optional ML-L3 remote control.
      Flash Sync: 1/200.

      Frame Rates
      4 FPS, in manual focus and at 1/250 second or faster.
      Slower shutter speeds or expecting auto focus to focus for each frame will slow it down.

      Picture Controls
      Standard Gen 2 Picture Controls (Standard, Neutral,Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape).
      You can modify them.

      1080p video with claimed full time AFISO 200 - 12,800.
      Manual exposure control and mono microphone. (Stereo microphone input jack.)
      (No 720/29.97p or 720/25p.)
      640 × 424 @ 29.97p.
      640 × 424 @ 25p.
      High or Low compression.
      H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding.
      Linear PCM audio.
      .MOV file format.
      HDMI (type C) and analog outputs.

      Built-in mono mic.
      3.5mm stereo mic jack.
      Manual or auto recording gain control.
      Linear PCM only as part of video recording.

      File Formats
      JPG, NEF, or NEF+JPG.
      NEF (raw) in 12-bit compressed.

      File Sizes
      20.4 MB NEF.
      11.9 MB LARGE JPG FINE.

      Data Storage
      One SD, SDHC or SDXC card, 2 GB to at least 64 GB.

      Exquisite 3," 921,000 dots.

      Data Communication
      HDMI, type-C connector.

      Power EN-EL14 Li-ion battery: 7.4V 1,030 mAh, 7.7Wh.
      Rated 540 shots, CIPA, which is 50% with flash.
      MH-24 Battery Charger.

      Size 3.8 x 5.0 × 3.1 inches, HWD.
      96 × 125 x 76.5 millimeters, HWD.

      17.550 oz./497.5g with card and battery (no lens), measured.
      26.938 oz./763.65g with lens, card and battery, actual measured.
      Nikon rates it at 17.8 oz. (505g) with battery and SD card.
      Nikon rates it at 16.0 oz. (455g) stripped.

      Made in Thailand (camera and lens).
      Battery cells made in China, and then assembled into batteries in Indonesia.
      Charger made in China.

      0 - 40ºC (32-104ºF) operating.
      < 85% RH, no condensation.

      The more I use the camera the more advantages I find in it and the more I fall in love with it. Here are some of iy numerous advantages I would like to point out.
      1. Firstly the camera is 24 MP, which is very high definition. That is why it takes pictures that are very clear and beautiful. It is so easy to take a good picture now and the camera makes even the simplest pictures look like they have been taken by a professional photographer. It also makes it easy to zoom and crop pictures without sacrificing the quality of the picture.
      2. For me one of the best feature of this camera is the Guide Mode on it. This is brilliant for a newbie like me as you don't require any previous experience in taking excellent photos if you use this mode. Switching the dial to guide mode opens up a menu on the rear display that gives you step wise instruction regarding shooting, reviewing pictures or configuring the camera. Along with guide mode there are other easy to understand and use scene modes that help me take the best picture without having extensive knowledge of photography. This Guide mode was excessively helpful to me when I fist got the camera and was just learning how to operate it. Also there is the Auto mode that is the easiest to use.
      3. The camera is compact as compared to other similar DSLR cameras and I find it easy to hold and use. Around the lens there is an indented area which is really wide and ensures reliable holding. Because the camera is held securely, there is minimal chance of me shaking the camera and hence I get really good pictures.
      4. It has a photo retouch menu. So after taking a picture if I want to change some colors ,size or add some effects I can just do it just on the camera and do not have to transfer the pictures in my laptop first to edit them. This is really handy feature.
      5. A really good feature of the camera is that I can make videos with it as well and that too in HD. So at tames, when I decide to make a video instead of taking pictures of an event I don't require separate equipment for it. The video has a continuous auto focus. And the camera also has a mic input as well.
      6.I have always found it hard to take good pictures of moving objects and people, including my (not born with ability to ever stand still) twin nieces. But with this camera I can take fantastic pictures of my naughty little angels with the manually adjustable and incredibly high ISO of up to 12,800 available in his camera.
      7. The camera takes fantastic pictures even in dark conditions. and has a built in flash.
      8. There is a crisp 3 inch LCD screen at the back. On this you can change modes. Zoom in or out before or after taking the picture. See, edit or delete pictures etc.
      9. The info button on the camera is also a very handy feature. By pressing it I am able to see all of the camera's main settings on the HD LCD rear screen.
      The list of this camera's amazing features and benefit just goes on and on and on..

      DISADVANTAGES (which to be honest I ma not really very bothered by):

      1. The only issue I have with this camera is that the LCD does not move. In Nikon's higher up models the back LCD can be moved and even rotated. Some times I want to take pictures of myself and with those cameras you can just hold the camera in front of you and turn the screen around which enables you to take a perfect shot of yourself. With D3200 the screen is fixed. This is probably the only reason I eventually got myself the higher up D5100 which I am going to review soon as well.
      2. Secondly the camera does not have the best quality pit lens. There are much better and advanced lens available. But these fact does not bother me as much since I am not a professional photographer.

      This is a fantastic camera for a beginner who wants to have a first go at photography. It's guide mode and auto mode make it very easy for a new bee like me to start taking good photos. Along with that it has a lot of manual options swell that can satisfy any photographer novice or professional.


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        10.02.2014 14:43
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        Great camera for anyone starting out in photography who is looking to progress past snapshots.

        I've had this camera for over a year and taken perhaps 100,000 photographs with it in this time. The camera has performed faultlessly in that time. I would recommend this camera to a beginner who is looking to move to a DSLR camera and start to get to grips with some of the manual settings that professional photographers use. Sure, you can stick this camera on the auto setting and take photographs to your hearts content and it'll do a good job without manual intervention, but the real benefit of this camera is to help you learn more about photography.
        The standard kit lens, which comes with this camera performs fine, but I found myself soon wanting to upgrade to better quality glass relatively soon. If you do not know what lens focal lengths you need then perhaps this will be a fine starting point, if you have a better idea and know what you want then just buy the camera body on its own with a different lens.

        After a year I've found a few areas that are lacking on the camera. It doesn't support bracketing, so you can't really do HDR images, night photography (star trails) is difficult, but I suppose not impossible and I find the video performance to be lacking in quality. If you primarily want this camera for video it might be worth trying it first, or going with a different camera. There are also no facilities to easily do double exposures within the camera. Night photography is fine with this camera but on auto settings the camera tends to bump up the ISO to 3200 where the quality leaves a lot to be desired.

        Still, this is an entry level SLR and many of these features would be expected on a higher end camera. I am highlighting all the negative points, but there is an awful lot to sing the praises of for this camera. This camera should help a beginner progress. Once you've grown out of the features on the camera then it's perhaps time to move on to something more expensive.

        Finally if you are the sort of person who wants to do candid street photography I would also perhaps skip this camera. The shutter is quite loud and tells everyone that you're there unless on a street with a lot of traffic and noise!


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          20.08.2013 14:53
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          An excellent dSLR for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Amazing for the price.

          I purchased the Nikon D3200 a couple of months ago, and I'm extremely happy with it. It's the second dSLR I've owned, and whilst it's marketed as an "entry level" model, its performance and functionality far out perform its price point!

          The whopping 24 megapixels stand out immediately from a lot of its competition. A lot of people argue that anything above 8-10 megapixels is excessive, and whilst they have a point (at 24mp one single photo file is 10 megabites in size!) it certainly has advantages. I can take a wide shot and crop very close without losing any of the quality.

          This is the first Nikon I've owned - and the first Nikon I've properly had my hands on. Going from Canon to Nikon made me nervous as at first glance the menus and controls seemed VERY different. However, the options are so intuitive I was able to find my way around very easily within just 10 minutes of playing around.

          The camera has all the settings and options you'd expect to find on an SLR, and they are all easily accessible either through dedicated buttons on the camera body, or in the screen's menus. The only slight disappointment that I've found with the D3200 is its lack of an auto exposure bracketing feature. Since I like HDR and tone mapping post-processing, it's a minor inconvenience, but it certainly isn't a deal breaker as everything else about the camera more than compensates.

          The LCD screen on the camera is simply beautiful. The colours are so vivid and the size is perfect for previewing your images with a good level of detail.

          The image quality of the camera is excellent. The colours are extremely vivid, and with the kit lens photos are very sharp. It performs well in low light levels and even at 6400 ISO and above, photos are not so grainy that they are unusable.

          For the price, the D3200 is a no-brainer. It has everything you could possibly need, and I really do believe whether you're a total beginner, or an experienced hobbyist like me, this camera will perform to your needs.


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          17.07.2013 21:35
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          At the time of purchase (Early 2013) this was the highest spec DSLR in it's price range in the UK.

          I bought the Nikon D3200 body recently as an upgrade from the Nikon D3000 (I decided to skip over the D3100 after reading up on the specifications for both cameras). This camera is simply amazing for the price (mine cost £333 for the body without a lens) - the lens fitting is the same as the D3000, so all my lenses fit, it has a whopping 24.2 Megapixels compared to the D3000's 10.1 Megapixels, 1080i HD video recording (the D3000 could only handle short stop-motion videos) and so many features I just couldn't begin to list them here.

          For example, there are various shooting modes such as Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Monochrome etc. Then there's the filter effects - there's a screw on filter attachment at the end of the lenses but you may never have to use it as you can choose from a variety of post-production filters that are built in to the camera. That is one of this DSLR's most amazing features - you can post-edit in camera, to the point where you can do a quick-fix of your photo without having to load up Corel, Gimp, or Photoshop. Of course, if you want to make a really in-depth edited photo with people flying in the air and an alien landscape then you will still need a post-editing package but for the little tweaks it can all be done in camera and output to a television or - with a bluetooth add-on device - a wireless printer.

          Likewise videos can be output to a television with the supplied cable. There is an external mic socket and a mic that slots onto the hotshoe can be purchased separately. I've seen high quality You Tube productions using a similar set up for making short movies.

          Another advantage over my old Nikon is that there is a cable release port, which the D3000 was sadly lacking. Infrared Remote control is nice, and you can still use your old remote with the new Nikon but now you can choose to plug a wired intervalometer into your D3200 and produce high quality time lapse videos.

          I have read that this DSLR is not useful for creating HDR photos, where three photos are taken at different settings and combined to produce one image - that is not something that I can vouch for as I have no experience of HDR Photography to date.

          Other improved features are the delayed shutter release - which can now be set up to take up to nine seperate shots at ten second intervals (in other words in 90 to 100 seconds you can pose in front of your own camera for nine separate photos without walking backwards and forwards to the camera. Useful for light painting.) - and more selectable focus points, a whole eleven in fact. Shooting fast moving objects or in low-light conditions? You might be pleased to hear that the D3200 has a manually extendable ISO of up to 12,800. Phew!

          The only problem I have encountered to date - and have noticed other people enquiring about on the Adobe website - is that when I shoot in Nikon RAW (.NEF) with my D3200 there seems to be a problem with Photoshop Elements 10 recognising the files. I also tried testing this on a trial version of Photoshop CS6 and it didn't recognise the RAW files either. Whether this is down to the Adobe Software or the Nikon file format I don't know. Hopefully the two organisations will work together to get around this problem. For that reason I have to give four stars out of 5 at present. When the situation is resolved I would definitely call this a 5 star camera.

          One more note - if you are completely new to DSLR Photography, there is a guide mode which will explain on the screen at the back of the Nikon D3200 how the functions of the camera work and, if you so prefer, there are auto and scene modes just like on a pocket sized 'smart' camera. Flick a switch, turn a dial, and you are on automatic settings. This is classified as an entry-level DSLR, and it is geared towards those with no experience as well as those who are more familiar with digital photography (I'd call myself semi-qualified having completed two years of studying Photography at college).

          This is a splendid DSLR and I would recommend it highly.


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            07.02.2013 08:17
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            I get the easiest way to create my state of art in photography. You should buy this.

            When I first heard that there was going to be a Nikon D3200, the first thing that I was contemplating was whether it will also be another megapixels packed sensor camera like the D800. So the 24.2 megapixels sensor of the Nikon D3200 was really something to be expected even if it seemed a bit high. I had money between 18-20 but at least I didn't bet on it being the same as the Nikon D800. Mind you, this IS an APS-C sized DX format sensor so it's really plenty.
            As an user of previous series, I recommend this upgrade for those still use the old series of D3xxx from Nikon. A huge improvement in megapixels from 10.2 to 24.2 will increase the creativity.
            My experiences using D3000: I get the easiest way to create my state of art in photography. With this new series I get my skill upgraded significantly. So you better buy this and start to take pictures.


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            01.01.2013 18:48
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            good for beginners

            I used this camera to do some photography it's good for people who want to use a camera manually but it's not that great for automatic settings... Good value with price, because compare to every other camera they are more expensive and they isn't much difference in my opinion. If you want to do some nice picture on holidays, in a party, family dinner or even christmas this is great! it's also really nice for a gift, special for someone who don't do photography proffesionaly but just for fun! I like the nikkon more than the canon because it's easier to use it and the camera is also really light and elegant. I would recommend to every one this camera even if it's not the most expensive one or the most proffesionaly one ! You will see the difference when for example you are coming back from holidays with some beautiful pictures...


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              11.11.2012 12:50
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              Great for someone looking to start photography

              I used this for just under a year, superb camera to get you started on photography, cheap price, shame you only get one lens tho, 24MP is impressive! Low light performance is good, and the HD video (1080p) is good, fantastic for home videos, you can also get a neat adapter that uses your iphone as a remote release, and take the pictures of your camera, on to your phone, then share them on facebook or twitter!
              In camera editing is abit of a gimick, not something you would find in a high level DSLR, maybe helpful for someone who isn't familiar with photoshop, you can fix tilted images. The step by step instructions are excellent for someone looking to start photography, these could really help you out to make your pictures better.

              Cons: Feels abit cheap, doesnt have some features of other entry level DSLRS like mirror lock up.


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              09.11.2012 22:18


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              Brilliant camera for a beginner to DSLR photography.

              After developing my interest in photography over the last few years, I decided now was the time to take a plunge with a DSLR. Then came the problem, what do you choose which will give amazing results, won't be old in 5 minutes and will still be relatively easy to use. This is where Nikon D3200 came into play complete with an 18-55mm lens.

              Although this camera can be a little baffling at times - f numbers, shutter speeds and shooting formats to be considered, I don't regret my decision at all. The camera nails it every single time. The colour in my images comes across brilliantly from LCD screen to laptop. The functions are easy to navigate and the controls are easy to use. My only gripe with this is working on how to control the menu easier when you are shooting but it is a tiny gripe!

              The lens that comes with the camera is good for shooting scenery and is a good first lens in my opinion. I found it very simple to work and the manual focus is brilliant too.

              All in all, this is a good initial DSLR for someone wanting to get more into photography.


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          • Product Details

            Featuring 24.2 effective megapixels, the D3200 employs a Nikon-developed DX-format CMOS image sensor. It achieves high-resolution rendering and rich tonal gradation that smoothly reproduces human skin texture and gradation of sky. Also, utilizing the large sensor of a D-SLR, high-quality still images and movies can be taken with beautiful background blur. The high pixel count of the D3200 is also effective when images are printed. Even when taken still images are trimmed and enlarged, high-resolution image quality is realized with the least degradation.

            To process 24.2-megapixel data at high speed, an image-processing engine EXPEED 3, the same as that used by the Nikon D4, that is optimized for D-SLRs is incorporated. EXPEED 3 realizes faithful reproduction of human skin, expanded dynamic range and improved color rendering in Active D-Lighting. With its high-performance noise-reduction function, rich gradation with less noise is achieved even at a high sensitivity range, for both still images and movies.

            The D3200 analyzes color and brightness information of the scene utilizing the light source identification function of Scene Recognition System and detects the light source precisely by referencing the in-camera database for auto white balance. In this way, it can determine the ideal white balance even with difficult light sources.

            It is difficult to reproduce the brightness of subjects as it appears in such scenes as a dark room including outside scenery seen through a window, high-contrast scenes such as at the seaside under strong sunlight, and backlit situations. The D3200 employs active D-lighting that preserves details in both highlights and shadowy areas in such situations, maintaining moderate contrast. You can reproduce brightness as you see it in both bright and dark situations.

            With D-SLRs, it sometimes occurs that dust becomes attached to the OLPF (optical low-pass filter) located in front of the image sensor when exchanging lenses, and is photographed in taken images. To prevent dust from degrading images, the D3200 employs the Image Sensor Cleaning function and Airflow Control System. These double measures effectively reduce the possibility of dust being photographed in the frame, ensuring beautiful images.

            The D3200 employs guide mode that enables you to take pictures and movies the way you want, even if you are a first-time user of a D-SLR. By just following the guides displayed in the monitor, a variety of image expression is realized easily, such as "soften background" to emphasize the subject, "capture reds in sunsets", or "take bright/dark photos".

            Technical Data

            Product Description: Nikon D3200 - digital camera
            Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
            Memory Card Slot: SD card
            Image Processor: EXPEED 3
            Sensor Resolution: 24.2 Megapixel
            Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080
            Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
            Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
            Min Focus Distance: 28 cm
            Image Stabiliser: Optical
            Camera Flash: Pop-up flash
            Viewfinder: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
            Display: LCD display - 3"
            Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
            AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI
            Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7
            Colour: Black
            Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.5 cm x 7.7 cm x 9.6 cm
            Weight: 455 g