great camera! easy to use
This was the first DSLR camera i bought and i must admit im glad i got it. plus i love the detail it gets, people say that megapixels dont matter but the more mega pixels, the more detail, plus if you need to crop the image, its not going to lose much if any quality/detail.
the 1080p video is nice feature and it even has a really good built-in mic unlike most cameras, it was abe to catch voices from the other end of the room with no problem, and sounds great! it was at an anniversary where i was recording a video for a surprise guest, and it turned out great! not audio problems what-so-ever. now, the only down side is the focusing while recording, it doesn't really focus good, plus the sound of it focusing can be heard in the audio a bit. that could use some improvement. but overall this camera is wonderful, and easy to use, i would recommend getting it if your new to photography and a looking for a good, cheap, beginner/amateur starter DSLR camera, this one is for you. or maybe one of the newer D300s that are coming out.
May 28, 2014
Great camera, great price!!
This was my very first D-SLR camera and I am very impressed with it. I have owned a few point and shoot cameras to use for photography as a hobby. However, I wanted to step up a little bit and I decided to get this and I can't put it down. It's very easy to get know how to use and the picture quality is great I have bought several filters and lenses to enhance the my photos as well.
May 14, 2014
Loving this camera
I've only had the camera a week or so now, but it has allowed me to take pictures I never knew I could take. I haven't even scratched the surface of it's capabilities yet, but am learning quickly. I have the kit 18-55mm lens and also the f/1.8 35mm lens, which is phenomenal. A little reading, and a little experimenting, and I'm already taking pictures that I'm proud of.
May 14, 2014
Love the ease of this comfortable camera!
I just received my camera today and have already played with it and will get a lot of use out of it. It's comfortable to hold and very easy to understand the buttons and such. Will add more after taking more pictures and printing them.
April 28, 2014
Wife loves it = I love it!
Needed a DSLR for the wife to learn on and one that I'd enjoy using from time to time. The D3200 has impressed us both with it's ease of use and simple to detailed settings.
April 27, 2014
An excellent camera. Period.
For an "entry-level" product the Nikon D3200 sure doesn't show it!
Photo quality is unbelievable and the camera operates fast in almost any lighting condition. I got the kit which comes with an additional lens (55-200mm zoom lens) and I really like both it and the default 18-55mm lens. Switching between lenses is fast, easy and I'd say even fun. The bag the kit comes with is also very nice. Make sure you get a large-capacity class 10 sd card and you're good to go. Battery life isn't bad either when you're just using the viewfinder but you also have the option to use the camera like a point-and-shoot as well (live view mode.)
I'd say this camera is great for anyone. Novice, intermediate and professional photographers alike, the D3200 is easy to operate but has enough features there to please anyone who wants to gain a higher understanding or make use of things like aperture, shutter speed, manual focusing image adjustment etc..
This digital wonder is affordable and worth every penny.
I am so happy with it!
April 9, 2014
Everything you need to work with and more.............................
Well set up, easy to follow, has great HD...........
March 21, 2014
Love it for a beginner photographer!
I've recently bought this for Christmas 2013. I've been using a Nikon D80. VERY different as in buttons. Looks and feels different. I'm now used to my camera and it's weird using my dads.
I've been taking pictures with my Nikon Coolpix, but it doesn't do the job. I do ride horses and this it's light and small, it is easier to take to the barn! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wifi part! I did buy the $60 dollar Wifi thing that goes with it. Makes it a whole lot easier instead of emailing yourself 200 pictures.
I defiantly recommend this! I plan on buying some more lenses as I want telephoto lenses for action pictures. The lenses that come with the camera (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR) doesn't really take "good" action pictures in my opinion.
February 25, 2014
Awesome camera! I am very pleased to have purchased a Nikon digital camera, finally. I recommend this one for any newbie photographer, it is very easy to operate, thank you Nikon!
February 14, 2014
This is a great product to buy! If your beginning in Photography or Film Making its the perfect camera to start with. Its an excellent camera.
December 30, 2013
Amazing Camera in an Affordable Package
I am new to photography and I must say that I am impressed with this camera. We purchased all the add ons such as a bluetooth GPS and Wifi adapter. After taking about 400 shots I decided to start taking some interesting photos. With just the kit lens this camera can take pictures that are so amazing that people didn't even believe me when I told them I took it. I thought I would need to spend thousands on a full frame camera with a good lens to get pictures that look like this. After I got these shots I went online and purchased the VR 55-200mm lens for $109 refurbished. To wind everything up... I had no idea that you could take pictures of this quality without spending far more money. I had played with DSLRs many years back and it never really amazed me. I have to say that for what I paid on Black Friday, I am amazed. This camera has me involved in a new hobby that I really enjoy. I feel great about taking this with me knowing that every picture I capture has the potential to be printed and framed on the wall.
December 30, 2013
A fantastic camera all around.
Been shooting for 6 years now. Upgraded to the Nikon D3200 back in Dec 2012. Compared to my previous DSLR I couldn't be happier. While all the functions stay relatively the same, the boost in image size and quality is a huge bonus. I was immediately impressed by the D3200 right out of the box but decided to give it some time before commenting on it so as to be fully familiarized with the camera. I would recommend this camera as an affordable first for anyone looking for high resolution images as either a hobbyist or a budding pro. I myself have been shooting pro with the D3200 as my main camera and customers are never dissatisfied with the images it produces.
August 26, 2013
Very Nice Camera
I'm not a professional photographer but the 24 mp sounds great, I got a very good deal for d3200 and 18-55 mm and 55-200 mm, the wireless mobile adaptor and the bag, great photos especially when displayed on HDTV or retina display, easy to use, I only had to buy a 40mm micro lens because i love to capture close tiny objects. the idea of using my iPhone to take a photo is great, one thing is that using the smartphone to take a picture will embed the location with photos, unfortunately the app embed wrong locations, according to iTune the app should stamp photos with GPS location, it worth to have it working and save 400$ for that GPS adaptor.
August 25, 2013
Darn good camera
I bought this camera several months ago after losing nearly all my pictures I took on an iPhone 4 in Ukraine. I decided that when I go back I would have a decent camera and my laptop backed up... Yeah, I was an idiot. Anyway, after getting this camera, I discovered I had a knack and love of photography. This camera has really been helpful in learning about and having an absolute ball with photography. I would recommend this for anyone who is ready to get their feet wet and as a great back up for any photographer.
August 24, 2013
Best Entry Level DSLR on the market
So I saw this camera at a local shop in a package deal for $800 with the 55-200VR lens, memory card, Vanguard case and 2 Hoya UV filters. Went online and did a few solid hours of research on every blog and review site I could find on the best entry level DSLR on the market and the huge majority said the d3200 was the way to go. Went and bought it the next day and haven't regretted it for a second. Now it's been about 3 weeks and I've fallen in love with this camera. While it's my first SLR I've always had a passing interest in good composition and photography in general. Since buying it I have purchased just about every accessory available including the wireless adapter, circular polarizer filter, spare memory card and battery, Manfrotto BeFree tripod, Black Rapid R Sport strap....by far the best purchase was getting the 35mm 1.8f Nikon lens which has replaced the kit lens for me and has really opened things up for me with it's low light capability. After learning all the features and getting the hang of ISO, aperture and shutter speed I am constantly amazed by this camera's abilities. With quality glass I don't see myself ever outgrowing this camera until it dies since I am not a professional and value the smaller size of the DX series as opposed to a full frame DSLR. Everyone I have shared the camera with has been impressed, including a friend who is a professional photographer who manages a large studio and exclusively uses Canon. Cannot recommend this camera highly enough!
August 16, 2013
The best entry level DSLR available.
This is my eigth camera, and my first Nikon product ever. I will never buy any other brand. The D3200 has the highest true pixel count of any entry level camera in the world. The versatility and ease of use will have a diligent beginner shooting professional quality photographs in weeks. My primary focus, as a television producer, is videography. I am exceptionally pleased with the clarity and color reproduction of the D3200, especially with the AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens. The layout and intuitiveness of the camera is without a doubt the best I have seen.
August 1, 2013
Easy to use, great picture quality
this is my first DSLR I've ever had. I am a novice to photography and the guide mode on this really explains you how to use certain settings (shutter speed, aperture etc.) and what effects you can achieve. It also gives you photographic examples when choosing the right ISO for certain situations. Picture quality is amazing! video quality is amazing also with up to 30fps at full HD and 60fps in 720 HD makes it good to slow down and make slow motion videos. I recommend this camera to a beginner who wants to learn how to use a DLSR camera.
July 8, 2013
Better than expected
My first DSLR camera, hard to decide between Canon...Glad I chose this. I am a novice, a true novice but this camera makes it easy with the guide. A great way to walk through and learn settings for busy people. Glad I purchased. Oh, and the picture quality is great.
June 9, 2013
This camera is everything it was advertised to be. I have only had it for less than 3 weeks and I can't put it down! I even bought an extra battery so I don't have to wait for it the charge. Great job guys!!!
June 1, 2013
Excellent Photo's easy to carry and use, Compact
This Camera takes excellent Pictures
It is compact
Easy to carry around
Not too complex to set up and use.
would recommend to anyone.
This a DX Format camera and therefore doesn't take full frame pictures. But might only be important to Professional Photographer. If picture was setup properly I would say this camera will take photo's equal to Pro version FX cameras.
The seller Crutchfield's is excellent Dealer to deal with.
May 30, 2013
Great reliable features for the price!
This camera has the features of a $2k camera for the new price sub $1k. Amazing! If I could afford a 32Mp + camera I'd do that. But we're talking $2k used! I would recommend this product to any one! The features and megapixels are top notch. The only short coming and most of us would never even notice it is the 11 focusing points rather that 51 and that costs an extra $1.5K new to get most often at the very least... when I get a chance I have to buy another...
May 5, 2013
We are truly spoiled
Who would have thought this much capability would be available as an entry level model? There is likely no better example of the pace of DSLR development than the D3200.
The images you can produce with this camera are amazing, even in low light and at higher ISO. I bought the kit with the two lenses, kept the 55-200mm zoom but sold the 18mm-55mm zoom, and replaced it with a 50mm f/1.4. Then later I bought the Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 macro and for less than the cost of a D600 body I have a complete camera rig that can produce professional results virtually anywhere.
Occasionally, there are some features I miss. I wish it could control Nikon speedlights as a commander. I'd like to be able to produce in-camera HDR (not the cheesy "old car in a field" HDR, but the very subtle, almost imperceptible HDR that allows you to capture certain images in difficult circumstances.) There are times when I wish it could shoot longer exposures. But this is an entry-level camera, and there are always other ways to do those things.
Bottom line? If you're taking bad pictures with a D3200, it's because you're not a very good photographer. And at the price this camera is available, you free up a ton of money to buy what REALLY matters - some nice glass.
May 5, 2013
Practically perfect in every way
After owing this camera for a little over a month now, I have been able to use everything this camera has to offer. The performance of this camera is far advanced for a entry level professional camera. I have looked and compared this camera for almost a year before purchasing, from Cannon EOS to other Nikon models, For what I want and needed this camera exceeded all expectations. In comparison I found that the Nikon 3200 excelled in Lens compatibility being an F mount this camera is able to fit most Nikon lenses, Sensor size close to full frame making point and shoot a thing of the past, Pixel count of 24.2 absolutely exceptional allowing for even the largest prints to have HD quality, The added quiet shutter release mode is a very nice feature for shooting wildlife or at the theater, A nice list of flash modes are available for low light perfection, the low light capability with no flash is breath taking as well, The built in flash is highly functional even though there are no bounce capabilities it is very effective. HD movie options very user friendly, lastly the amount of available accessories for the camera are abundant and growing, I also enjoy using the noise reduction feature the camera offers when used correctly there becomes very little noise after 6400 ISO, becomes very handy when taking difficult shots. There really are no downsides to theis camera (so far) but there are some things that could be made better, again these are just nit picking this camera is already wonderful. The only few things I would change about the camera would be expanding scene modes but if you know your way around the M, A, S, and P modes you can do anything. The next change could have been made with expanding the amount of focus points, 11 is absolutely wonderful for the entry level, but it could be easily expanded. The last thing that could be improved on is the white balancing although the auto mode is handy it doesn't alway correctly identify the situation, but nothing that can't be handled. Again these suggestions are just suggestions the camera is practically perfect in every way.
Overall I would say this camera is perfect for anyone beginner or professional photographers, Easy to use. Point and shoot capabilities, fully automatic adjustments and functions. Just the right number of dials and knobs. Perfect camera for any photographic situation. Lastly this camera is so wonderful it just might become a member of the family.
April 1, 2013
Best Camera I've Own Yet.
This is by far the greatest camera Nikon has ever created for Entry Level that does most of all I want. My Next Nikon will be the D800.
Shoots Great Closeups & Landscape Photos as well. Very good Video at 1080 30fps. Just Awesome
March 28, 2013
Amazing photos and ease of use
This is the first "High Quality" camera I have purchased. The investment was intended to get a better recording of our families doings and changes throughout the years. I can go into details about what the camera can do, but that would be redundant for anyone who owns an SLR camera already.
Without any directions read, we just pulled it out and charged it up. The pictures are amazing and ease of use/auto function turns out such a high quality photos, we just can't get over it. Comparing our new photos to to any of the photos we have on file with multiple decent digital cameras is highly noticeable.
We purchased the camera at costco where the best deal was at this particular time. It came with an additional zoom lens and wifi attachment for transferring the data and a case. Nikon also offers a 5 year warranty on the camera. This is worth mentioning, especially since today everything seems to have a less than impressive shelf life.
All in all, I think this camera is great for the beginner photographer and leaves the more capable photo taker with all the options available for their command.
February 19, 2013
Amazing Quality for a Budget
FOr those of you who want amazing pictures, but lack a ton of cash to fork out for an expensive camera... this is a must have! I play disc golf about 3-5 times a week and being in the outdoors with this is amazing. The clarity is top notch and the additional lenses you can purchase are incredible!
February 13, 2013
Does everything it is advertised to do, and more
WOW. Impressive clarity, quality and ease of use. I am an amatuer, and am learning photo technology. I already have a D50 that takes remarkable photos, but this one surpasses it. It is better than I am. If I can learn enough to challenge this camera, I will be overjoyed.
February 11, 2013
New Nikon D3200 Features 24MP and High Quality Lense. I bought this camera last 4 months ago.
The D3200 represents the latest generation of Nikon's entry-level DSLR offering. The camera's headline feature is inevitably the new 24MP CMOS sensor which makes it equal to Sony's Alpha SLT-A65, A77 and NEX-7 in offering the highest pixel count we've yet seen at the APS-C sensor size, and in terms of output resolution, second only to the full-frame professional-grade D800 in Nikon's entire range. More significant than the bare fact of the D3200's pixel count though is that it is available in camera with a starting price of $699 (the same launch price as the D3100 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-C G3, for comparison). The D3200 may not exactly be revolutionary, but it doesn't have to be. It just has to be competitive.
February 5, 2013
The pictures are amazing
Have graduated through D700 to D5000 and now D3200. Made logistics that sends my shots entering Starbucks to websites of my choice in case it gets nicked. My next camera will surely to be another NIKON.
February 2, 2013
its amazing picture quality of this cam...
its very beautiful..
February 1, 2013