Nikon D3200 Camera Review – An Exceptional Entry-Level DSLR


Overall we had a good time with the D3200. It’s a fast snappy fun camera with a few pet peeves like no auto exposure bracketing and the convoluted menu – things that even cheaper DSLRs and point-and-shoots do better. Of course we can’t forget the mono-microphone’s poor sound quality.

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When it comes down to quality and performance however, for the price this camera does it all…in spades. The high 24-megapixel count complements the big sensor size perfectly. The encompassing build quality of the Nikon D3200 is exceptional and grips nicely. The ‘guide mode’ is hands-down one of the best features for novice users. Compared to the D3100, the D3200 is one hell of an upgrade.

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If you are looking for something with a vari-angle screen consider the Canon Rebel 4Ti, or the newer Nikon D5200. The D5200 currently costs more, but extra features including a 39-point wide-area AF system compared to the 11-point AF of the D3200 (5fps shooting at a slightly larger/heavier body).

Nikon D3200 Closer

The Nikon D3200 isn’t the most inexpensive entry level DSLR on the market. It has a few caveats here and there but the positives far outweigh the negatives. The complete offering is certainly well worth the asking price of $600 CAD for novices, so if you want to start off your photography experience with a bang, it’s tough to recommend anything other than the Nikon D3200.


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  1. Great post and photos. I couldn’t decide whether to opt for the D3200 or
    the D5100. See my musings here. Be interested if eveyone agrees with my
    verdict! Cheers James

  2. While the Nikon D3200 is the newest entry level DSLR from Nikon, overall I think the D3100 is still the better entry level DSLR camera. While there more pixels on the D3200, they are half the size of the pixels on the D3100. \

    • @Menshealth99 Honestly I never really got the chance to play with the D3100 too much, I like some of the newer features of the D3200 over the D3100. Pixel size aside both cameras are practically the same. and you are guaranteed decent shots even as a novice photographer. I will have to compare the two cameras one day for a head to head breakdown.
      Thanks foe the reply

    • yeah..we should have just one but big pixel, right?

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