JUST BOUGHT 1 OF MY OWN... IT HAS SOME AWSOME FEATURES....
May 27, 2012
Excellent starter DSLR
I bought this as a backup for my D5100. The shutter on this model is actually more responsive than my D5100. Took me about 5 minutes to set up the menus and start shooting in RAW manual. The display has a light blue background with black letters compared to the D5100's black background with white letters. It was a little easier on my eyes. Don't know that I miss the tilt screen yet, maybe when I do some video I will but for stills it is just fine. The creative modes are still there for color sketch, miniature etc. they are just under the Retouch menu now as post processing. You can't shoot an original image with the effects like on the D5100, and this also means no video in those creative modes either. This may be to keep the battery from dying so fast and streamline the use of the camera for beginners. New is the "color outline" which basically turns the image into a b/w pencil sketch with no color. I suppose this would be good for architecture, fashion design or if you want to make your kids a coloring book! So far it performs pretty much like the D5100. Files are a lot bigger now though when shooting RAW with the additional MP. Buttons are placed a little differently so it will take some getting used to over the D5100. I just wish Nikon would have added some extra AF points instead of more MP; I think that would win over more customers. I got pretty good dynamic color when shooting in A Mode, manual not so much, just probably need to play around with it more. Haven't tested high ISO yet but I think it will perform about the same as the D5100. Overall this is a really nice camera for anyone wanting to start out with a new DSLR or as a backup camera. Nice to have the guide mode so when you hand this over to a traveling companion or relative they can play with it to get some nice photos as well.
May 3, 2012
Bem versátil e rápida comparada a outros modelos do mesmo nível. Boa empunhadura. Ficou devendo apenas a função Bracketing.
March 3, 2014
un paso adelante!
La cámara Nikon D3200 le lleva un paso adelante a la cámara Nikon D3100 en cuanto a cantidad de "MegaPixeles" no obstante en el resto de las funciones es como si fuera la misma exceptuando la capacidad WiFi incorporada en este modelo (D3200). sin embargo, no me parece importante pero admito que es util.
June 5, 2012
GREAT IMAGE QUALITY, BUT LAME FIRMWARE
I bought this camera this year, in general it's been a great tool but recently I've noticed that it doesn't have some helpful options that ironically the predecessor D3100 had it... like HDR or adjusts in the d-lighting. I'm also thinking to buy a wi-fi adapter but the camera doesn't have installed any control for this. You could add those great tools if you want it so do it and you'll get the most competitive DSLR in the market.
January 28, 2014
OK so far
Have had camera for a few days now. Novice user, fairly easy to use. auto focus seems a bit slow and doesn't always focus in LCD live mode. Extremely disappointed that current firmware does not support third party batteries. This is a very poor judgement call by Nikon. Based on forums, this third party battery block in the firmware is recent. I would rather void the warranty by installing my own firmware that does not block the use of third party batteries than pay 10X too much for Nikon brand batteries.
December 29, 2013
Not that good
The D3200 is my second DSLR, and sometimes I miss my previous one. The D3200 complains about everything (''too light'', ''too dark'') and when this message appears on screen, it does not make pictures at all. When it makes pictures, they are often blurry and/or with strange colors. My previous DSLR just made pictures whenever you wanted it to make pictures. Autofocus is very slow too, and it misses some important functions like sunset or night scene. It makes weird, squeeky noises when using autofocus, and for some reason a light on the front of the camera flashes when autofocus is ready. This camera is ok when you just want to make a picture now and then, but if you want photography as a hobby, don't buy it.
September 8, 2012
no interval timer , no brackieting camera for 700$ cheap camera like D5100 has this features
September 1, 2012
NOT AS GOOD.
Not as good as Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS Rebel T1i
May 3, 2012
Not worth any money
Worst camera I have ever owned I can paint pictures better than this camera can take them.
March 29, 2014
Problems after usig only 2 times
I bought the camera on August 6, 2013. I used this camera for few days during two different trips. I loved these new experiences. One and a half month later, when I was about to use it on my 95 grandmothers birthday, the camera stop working.
The battery indicator keeps flashing. The manual states, "The battery cannot be used. Choose battery designated for use in this camera". The battery is the original that came with the camera and it was fully charged. A friend has a D3100, I tried my battery on his camera and worked, but his battery in my camera gives the same error.
I bought it during a trip to US (I’m from Brazil) and even though the Best Buy seller and also the Online Self Service Product Repair (from nikon webpage that states: “THIS IS YOUR NIKON INC. ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (VALID IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, ALASKA, HAWAII, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN). YOU MUST PRESENT THIS FORM TOGETHER WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE AND PROOF OF PURCHASE DATE (BILL OF SALE) TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE.) says that the warranty covers Brazil, I was informed by the Brazilian customer service that I do not have the right to it. Now I have a camera that does not work with no support from Nikon.
October 27, 2013
Having recently upgraded from a D70 to the D3200, my expectations were for increased functions combined with the D70 quality. These expectations were not met. Yes the increased number of pixels offers greater control during the editing and related activities; However, camera body just doesn't cut it. For example, when compared to the D70:
- Smaller is not better. The camera body creates ergonomic problems creating unexpected mistakes
- Lighter is not necessarily better.Add any larger lens, it becomes seriously front heavy. Similarly adding a flash (i.e., external) , produces a top heavy camera. In essence, controlling the camera becomes more problematic.
- It seems flimsy. The lighter camera sacrifices sturdy for fragile. It seems that contact with anything will produce gashes in the external shell.
- Some functionality appears to be missing with this upgrade. For example, the nighttime landscape was removed.
Summary, if this were my first DSLR, I would not know any better; however, this camera while functionally more sophisticated, lacks the quality of my D70. Perhaps if Nikon invested more on creating a true camera upgrade (e.g., eliminating the video option), they might have created a truly great new step forward without taking us prosumers two plus steps back.
August 5, 2012