Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
Newest Review: ... 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... more
A fantastic camera for any grade of user
Member Name: KJ_88
Advantages: Price, Ease of use, Lightweight, Megapixels
Disadvantages: No auto bracketing
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.
Summary: An excellent dSLR for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Amazing for the price.
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