First DSLR and I'm extremely happy with it.
I purchased my D3200 about 4 days ago. It worked great out of the box but I still had to tweak some settings for the best results. It really is a GREAT camera for what you pay. I decided to jump up to the bundle kit which includes the Nikkor 55-200mm VR lens and Im glad I did that. The 18-55 is a good and pretty sharp lens, but you do honestly need more than 55mm if your planning on zooming in a bit. I use the 18-55mm more as my wide angle lens. I leave it around the 24mm mark and use it like that.
The camera itself though is fantastic. It handles noise very well and captures images with lots of detail. I'm going to be using it mainly for video and I do really love the video quality.
I took it with me on vacation the day I bought it. I tried to upload pictures as a reference for you all, but the file was too large. Thats another downer of this camera. Because of its high pixel count (I think), the files are around 13mb? That's quite allot for a photo. Make sure you're running at least a 16gb card!
Im happy I got it for what I paid, but I feel it should be about $25 cheaper.
The only downside is there is no articulating screen. That is a massive bummer for shooting videos. It's kind of tricky to compose the shot without it, but you just have to do your best with what you have!
August 7, 2012
Amazing for an armature like me and a professional like my friend
Cheap in price, light weighted camera and high quality pictures, amazing quality in recording and shooting.
My friend really love this camera and she's a professional, after taking a few pic with her professional lens and my camera she want to buy it,
Perfect for me and my friend
August 2, 2012
Excellent camera with great features on a very very affordable price!
This is my first time to have a DSLR camera. I really love the camera. With 24MP, I can capture every moment in a very clear image. I always use our camera in travel and in my club. But now I have my own camera. It's the perfect camera for all levels.
July 29, 2012
Excellent camera in a very very affordable price!
This is my first time to buy a DSLR and this camera is perfect for me. It has a excellent resolution, excellent megapixel count, and it's very easy to use. Comes with package of the 18-55mm lens, free bag, strap, 4GB SD Card (which I upgraded to 8GB). I really love this camera... I thought it was not yet available so I hesitated to buy the Nikon D5100 and then when we, my family went to the mall, we've checked some stores and they already have it. It's the best camera I've ever had. :))
July 28, 2012
Fantastic Value - Great Shots
While I have been a photography enthusiast since the late 1980s (fully manual Minolta SLR with manual focus, manual aperture, manual shutter speed, even manual film advance LOL), and have used a wide number of point-and-shoot 35mm film cameras and digital cameras since then, the Nikon D3200 is my first DSLR. I love it for five primary reasons. 1) It can be set to full auto, making it into a beefed up point-and-shoot, which is handy since it has been over two decades since I've used an SLR. 2) As you become more advanced, you can manually control various settings to shoot more creative photos. 3) The full 1080 video at 24 or 30 fps is phenomenal. 4) Having been designed as a person's first digital SLR, it is extremely easy to use. 5) Quite simply, at 24 megapixels and VR, this camera shoots gorgeous pictures!!
July 28, 2012
It's a really beginners friendly.
I've being using this camera for a few days, and I love it! I'm not an expert in photography, so it's really well explained functions let the allow the user to use the camera getting the best of it.
July 24, 2012
Fun to Use
I purchased the D3200 in June after many years of using an FE 2. I absolutely love the camera. The camera is very easy to use with outstanding results. I also added the 55-300 zoom. I have waited for the right camera to come along--great camera.
July 23, 2012
Unbelievable entry level camera
I purchased this camera in June. I began with the D100, D200, and D300 which are all excellent camera bodies and I still use them all. I put the Nikkor 70-200 F2.8 on this camera to see how it would work and it is excellent, I tried the Nikkor 500 F4 and it is amazing what this camera is cabable of. You don't have all the options with the 3200 as with the D300S but with the 24 megapixel sensor in the 3200 your photos are breathtaking. I put the 70-200 back on the 3200 and it will stay mounted for wildlife photography this fall.
Amazing camera for the budget consious. We photographed some elk in Wind Cave National Parks and this is one of the images with the 3200 and 70-200. Attached the GP-1 and this is an excellent tool for outdoor photography. This is a great set up (D3200 and GP-1) for under $1000.
July 15, 2012
There Are Great Features In A Small Package
I upgraded from a Nikon D80, I found the D3200 much lighter and user friendly. With the D80 you had to either have a good understanding of setting up your camera. I found the 3200 excellent for those who are "First Timers" or have little understanding of a DSLR buy using the "Guide". This camera is fast enough by far for action photography, but I found that with the D80 all I had to do was hold the trigger down for multiple pictures (Great at the 2011 Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona) where as the D3200 forces you to "trigger" every time you want a picture. Because all of my lenses work great with this camera unsuspectingly, I decided to go with buy a 500 zoom lens. The picture detail is outstanding at 24MP but I found some of those files were to large to put onto Kajijii. An 8MB file with the D80 turned into a 18MB file. That I can live with as I will just keep my D80 for such tasks. Like the RED color you decided to use for the body it's gotten a lot of attention from other camera enthusiasts, some of them were looking to buy one after hearing the specs and trying a few shots. Most people as myself included were VERY impressed by the price. Oh Yeah ..... Video, the option of taking either pictures or video is a great plus and the videos turned out to be quite high quality. I would like to add a stereo microphone but have been unable to find one on the market as of yet. The option of ISO at 3200 is a plus. Well thats about it. I think you mostly hit a Home Run with this little camera. Ha Ha tried to upload some photos but this site is limited to 5MB per pic all mine are over 8MB. Sorry.......
July 6, 2012
Nice one for it's category
I am using D3200 for more than one month now and for what i shoot i think is more than enough. I have been using 55-200m lens without vr and still receiving great images even at night if you give the shooter more time.I bought body only as i had a previous 18-55m lens which a sold for a few dollars and never used it. I am waiting a 18-105 vr lens which i think will be enough for everyday photography and ever get sharper images and better quality. With this one i have achieved to shoot macro and portrait as if i wrote that those where taken with a fx people would believe it. Worthy and practical would recommend it for everyday usage.
July 4, 2012
Amazing Camera For its Value
I love this camera i got it a few days ago and have taken over 1000 shots. I would recommend this camera to any beginner even professionals.
June 25, 2012
Amazing Camera for any Photo enthusiast
I bought this camera a month ago as a birthday present (to myself). Immediately i started taking photos of almost anything just to get the feel. In Auto mode, it is more reliable than any sony, canon, or even compact nikon's that i have used. Breaking my leg two weeks ago in a sailing accident, i have been playing around with the manual features and have started to take better and better photos in numerous environments. With the help of the "guide" feature, i am able to choose what type of photo i am trying to take and learn the settings that the camera automatically adapts to.
I highly recommend this camera if you are either first trying out a DSLR, want to learn more about photography, or even have tried other cameras and just want something that works in any environment and takes a photo with a truly clear photo.
June 17, 2012
New Outstanding Camera
This new Nikon D3200 camera is " SUPER & OUTSTANDING" the lower the light the better. I have used the camera on photo assignments for the Chicago Sun-Times, even last night during a Professional Major league Baseball Game with a 55-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and the camera rocked. Every photo tack sharp, colors of the uniforms on the money, great resolution, super fast start up, fast autofocus. Can't wait to try it with the new Nikkor 18-300 VR lens that will be introduced at the end of this month. The camera is sold in a kit form with the 18-55mm f.3.5-5.6 That little lens is also tack sharp. This new Nikon camera has sold me along with other Pro photographers.
June 14, 2012
Quality,fun & easy to use
I wanted a digital camera for a while but waited for Nikon to make one that could use my F4S equipment at a retires price, then came the D3100 Now I could use my F4 200-500mm & F2.8 70-200mm Lens's,in Manual mode, but they work great, love the camera. Now they go and bring out the D3200 with 24mg and 60 fps movie, Fantastic blow ups and fast action sport movies, at a budget price.. I have done some quick checks for my own information before I wrote this.
I think Nikon has a hit with this Camera !
June 10, 2012
AWESOME SLR CAMERA
I bought this camera yesterday and i have not found any problem with it. I LOVE this camera it has 24mp and a good video recording, i WOULD RECOMMEND this product better than T3i and other entry-level SLR's out there because this camera is easy to use.
June 7, 2012
I finally made the leap from a 35 mm SLR to a digital SLR (OK, so I'm old). I wanted to wait until an affordable digital SLR was available that approached film quality images. I am not disappointed. It is true that good things come in small packages. This camera is light weight, and the picture quality is breathtaking. I bought the 55-300 zoom along with the camera, and took some great pics of hummingbirds on our feeder. When you turn the camera on, it is ready to shoot almost instanly...no lag or delay as with some digital SLR's that friends have. We RV, and having a camera that is instantly ready to shoot is important to us...we take a lot of pics as we are rolling down the road. Nikon has hit it out of the park with this camera.
June 7, 2012
This is my first DSLR and I am glad to have it. I have never even had a 35mm camera so this is a brand new experience for me. So far this camera has been a point-n-shoot. Of course that is the only way to figure out how it works. The built in guide in the camera is very helpful. The number of features such as night shot, vibration reduction, red eye removal, are just a few of the features I have used and love. The number of pixels (24) is also fabulous, the amount of detail you can get is just amazing. The 4fps (frames per second) is also a great feature, this way you can always get the shot you are looking for, and not just a second or two too fast or too slow.
June 4, 2012
Easy to use DSLR
As a camera fanatic, I could not wait to get my hands on the D3200. When I first picked it up, it was very lightweight. The improved grip (from the D3100) made it a lot easier to pick up, even though the grip was just a little small, but that's ok. Taking photos with this camera is a simple as one, two, three. The video quality is outstanding, the best I have ever seen. The camera is now fully manually functional in video, so you can adjust your ISO, aperture, etc. while shooting video. Overall, for the price, this is one of the best DSLR's out there, and I highly recommend it to first users of DSLR's, who aren't quite ready to take on the challenge of a way more high-end and a more professional Nikon camera, such as the D4 or the D3x.
June 3, 2012
Superb quality from Nikon
The quality I have come to expect from Nikon just keeps getting better wit each new product offering especially with such a low cost DSLR. I have had the camera for about 2 weeks now and I have hardly been able to put it down. I have tried all the features and I am only limited by imagination and lens whic unfortunately will notx fit from one of my other 4 Nikon cameras. I have always been partial to film but this camera comes so close to reproducing the excitement fel when that first frame is developed and it feels like Chrstmas. Thanks again Nikon continue to Impress and keep the costs down for everyone. Even professionals need a break sometimes.
June 1, 2012
Packed with features.
Just bought this equipment, initial setup about 20 mins, went out to shoot, 24 megs pictures are awesome. closeup with macros are great, details of individual pollen dropping from a flower is captured. I have not tried the video functionality. I hope its great. 60fps will be great for slow motion captures. All these at 700 dollars is wonderful.
May 20, 2012
Amazing video and photos..Wedding like quality definitely the best DSLR out now
May 16, 2012
amazingly good in cheap price
amazing camera with only 700 dollars an awesome deal
May 7, 2012
its much better than the d5100 compared to the price,classifications , mp and the video recording. its an amazing product !!!!
April 28, 2012
Cool! It captures sharp images. I can now take wonderful moments with its 24 mp :) The best DSLR camera. :D Thank you Nikon! \m/
January 1, 2014
simply the best
I loved this product, It's worth more than the price I paid.
December 29, 2013
I bought this camera in order to achieve great pictures and it does a great job so far. Using automatic with a dslr is probably the biggest mistake. You have to learn to use it in manual in order to get the results that you want. The only problem is that it only has 11 focus points like the previous version (d3100). Otherwise it's a great product. Lean every single aspect of your camera and use it as your advantage in order to get stunning pictures.
December 19, 2013
best camera ever!!!
this camera is best camera for begainner and it has lots of good features
November 9, 2013
This is my second Nikon DSLR. The first was a D40X. This is an excellent upgrade from the D40X which impressed me in its time. Shadow detail is much better with this camera and the colours are lovely. As with all the Nikon digital cameras, I can use my old manual focus Nikors which I will never part with. This camera does a lot to unlock the amazing capabilities of those old lenses. My favorite lens a Nikor Q 135 f2.8 amazed me on my old F4 and it still amazes me on this D3200.
November 7, 2013
affordable powerful camera
it's an entry level camera, yet perform as a professional photographer owned. i love it.
September 19, 2013
It's a Good camera for traveling around, and getting nice Photos for the size.
July 4, 2013