Excellent Camera at a Great Price!
I have been a Canon camera user for years (30+) and decided that I needed a change. After a lot of research I came across the Nikon D3200. The reviews that I read stated that it is an excellent camera and will produce spectacular results. Well, the reviews are correct.
The camera produces rich, vivid and highly detailed results. I can't believe the results. I a counting the days until we take our Route of the Maya trip this summer. I will make full use of the camera there. For now, I will have make due with the National Parks, wildlife and the other outside activities that Colorado has to offer.
I will have to admit that I did not purchase the camera for the video capabilities but I was really impressed with the videos that I made. Sharp picture and great color. I will definitely be using the camera instead of purchasing a separate video camera.
Bottom line: Truly a great camera at a great price. I highly recommend this camera. I doubt that I will ever miss my Canon as long as Nikon is in business.
January 30, 2013
Just got this camera. Have had 35mm's and other digitals. I love to be able to take an afternoon here & there to take pictures of what ever I can. Got loads on my PC. I find the D3200 has all I need & more. Love the support and the DVD's I got with the camera case I bought for it. They really helped me to get started and know what I am doing. Got lots more pic's to take. Will have loads of fun with the camera getting even better shots then before, for sure. I've always been challenged in getting the perfect sky shot that looked exactly like what I was looking at. This camera makes that easy. Awesome baby shots and family. Love it.
January 12, 2013
AMAZING PICTURE QUALITY - HANDS DOWN!
I purchased this camera two weeks ago after owning a Sony A350 for two years - and wow what a step forward! This camera is said to be an "entry" level camera but I gaurentee you will produce photos that look professional. Very satisfied with my purchase. I was looking at the Canon T4i , but after using both the Nikon D3200 is a far better choice!
January 6, 2013
First DSL camera
This was my christmas gift from husband, as he was tired of me complaining over past years of terrible pictures in the past. I also complained over how slow my last digital camera was especially taking forever moments. So this past weekend we went to the local park and took professional quality photos. I already have some people who have asked me to take their pictures as well. My family members could tell the quality of pictures when I sent them to them. My husband also knows I am an aspiring photographer and I believe this camera is a wonderful stepping stone. So happy with my D3200. Recently picked up a new lens too, and can't wait to use this one with my family again.
January 2, 2013
I LOVE LOVE THIS
I love taking pictures and got this for christmas this year this is the best camera I have ever owned it takes pro type pictures and will be a permanent tag along for anything we go to or do. I cant wait till we go on vaction or have snow so I can really see what it can do. I also love the fact that you can do selective color on the camera, this has to be the best best best all in one camera. A MUST BUY very simple to use but a great bang for your buy. I would tell anyone to buy this way before you go out and buy a cannon anyday takes way better pictures.
December 29, 2012
Love it so far!!!
This is my first DSLR camera and I am very happy with it so far!! I am by no means a professional photographer but have had my share of good digital cameras. I finally decided I wanted to step it up as I missed out on a lot of wonderful photo opportunities on my last vacation to Yellowstone National Park due to having a standard digital camera. I am very much looking forward to using this camera on future vacations and other events. It is very easy to use and takes wonderful pictures!! I've recently added the 300mm lens and cannot believe the clarity of the pictures it takes!!
December 29, 2012
Great starter camera
I am happy with this camera as I am just starting out with DSLR. It has all the features that I need without overwhelming me with features that I don't. I like the simplicity of it, while I get more features and better images than my standard point and shoot camera. I would recommend this camera to anyone that wants to start photography and has a strict of a budget as me.
December 24, 2012
Great first time DLSR
As a point and shoot veteran I often envied my DSLR brethren but I was not in the mood to take a community college course to learn how to use a complicated DLSR. Then along came this camera.
The pictures are infinitly better than any point and shoot, indoors or out. Operation is incredibly simple. In fact, I was taking pictures at my son's hockey game the day I got it. The Guide mode on the function wheel quickly gets you to the settings you need for whatever situation your shooting. With 24 megapixals, pictures look great even zoomed in on your computer. I've yet to even scratch the surface of what this camera can do but I am so glad I got it. And it shoots HD video.
Anybody want to but some used point and shoots?
December 18, 2012
Great So Far
This is my second Nikon. My first was P 90. Really have loved that camera, but I wanted to step up to a camera with replaceable lenses and a remote. So far very happy. I have only taken a few photos so far. Still need to learn how to use different settings. But I'm a Nikon fan,
December 16, 2012
Previously had an issue with the Wireless Adapter
Apparently, Nikon came out with the necessary app for the iPhone, but not the iPad, just yet. Hopefully, in the works. Other than that, I love the camera and Nikon!!
December 5, 2012
Great Job Nikon on the D3200
Owned Nikon D60 camera for 5 years which was a great camera and upgraged to the new Nikon D3200 this Novemder. Spent many hours on reviews plus tested the Canon T3i, Canon T3, Nikon D5100, and the Nikon D3100. This camera is lite, very fast, easy to use, and takes Great Pictures and Video's. You need to buy a second battery which cost $50.00 and a 16 gd card grade 10 on sale will cost $19.00. I am am very happy with this camera but the only thing I do not like is in the info window it dose not show you how many shots you have left on the sd card only shows you a number example 1.6k = 1600 shots it's 10 times the number.
December 1, 2012
Great beginner camera
I have only used compact digital cameras so I decided to give this a try. Great for beginners. I will probably buy a new lens to upgrade, but the one that comes with it takes great pictures as well. Easy to use and takes nice videos as well.
The pictures I have uploaded are ones I had taken within the first week or so of owning the camera, I used the lens that came with the camera. Minimal editing was done (Brightness/Contrast etc.)
November 29, 2012
i owned a camera like this but it was back in 85 when they were all film. now these are digital which is great and you can make movies which is the best part and you can put it on auto and not have to make any adjustments. my only problem is that the software disk does not install.
November 26, 2012
This camera is awesome
As an enthusiastic amateur photographer, I try to limit my camera budget. For the price, this camera exceeded my expectations. Out of the box, I was able to get some great shots on the 1st and second day I owned the camera with ease. I am extremely happy with this camera and the quality of my shots!
November 25, 2012
Easy to use and understand. Great introduction to the world of Digital photography!!
I have been interested in photography since my first experience back in high school taking photos for our school's 1967 Year Book,that is right, I am old!! I dabbled with film photography for several years but hated the mess and expense of the "dark room" experience that was part and parcel of film photography. Years passed and I found my self using a small, low megapixal point and shoot camera purchased from a well known discount store. Then a few months ago I was introduced to the Nikon 3100 series DSLR by a friend and decided to take the plunge into the digital photography, and subsequently purchased a Nikon 3200 with 24+ MP with the 18-55mm zoom lens. For a so called "entry level "camera it has many features that help a new photogragher enjoy the whole learning experience. I would,without hesitation, reccomend this DSLR to a freind or family member. Looking forward to more enjoyment of my rediscovered passion for photography. Thanks to Nikon
November 12, 2012
Great photos...even for a beginner!
This is my first DSLR camera. I used my D3200 for the first time on a weekend trip to the Florida coast with friends. I am so impressed with the photos that I decided to take digital photography classes so that I may take advantage of all that this camera has to offer. I wish that I could upload a few of the pictures that I took, but they are larger than the 5 MB limit.
October 26, 2012
This is a great little camera! I used to be a photographer now turned graphic designer and although I initially wanted to purchase a much more expensive camera I had to be realistic with myself and my budget. WOW! Am I impressed, this camera rocks! Not only is the quality there but it is so easy to use. It's lightweight and easier for smaller hands to hold. I can easily take it with me to take shots of the kids for fun or to shoot small product shots for a client. I realize by no means does this replace a professional camera but it's a great little buy for me and my needs. If you are wondering, yes, I bought the red and I know people are talking about it not being professional but don't let that little change in body color fool you!
October 26, 2012
I bought this to see if Nikon was better than the Rebel T3i which I returned because it truly did not live up to my expectations. This D3200 has out-preformed on every level, and exceeded my expectations. I have also found that using the 35mm/1.8f fixed lens really brings out the colors and saturation. Zoom lenses are great, but when you want to do portraits, use a fixed lens.
What is unfortunate is that I can not post a few sample pics, as the resolution/size exceeds 8mg on each in jpeg, and the RAW images are of course higher. I was in the media area for the Endeavour when it reached the California Science Center, and have some great shots to share!
October 22, 2012
Great Camera for the Price
This is a really great camera. I mostly take pictures of aircraft with my 55-300mm lense and all the pictures are great. The 24.3 MP is great! I would totally recommend this camera!
October 7, 2012
Easy to Use and Great Image Quality
The camera is handy to use, i like the small body and it is light. LCD screen show great quality. Picture quality is wonderful, battery life also great. So far, i am happy with this camera, really value for money, Noise reduction also work great!
September 25, 2012
Unbelievable clarity and sharpness in Nikon D3200 - Expeed 3 Processor unleashes its quality
I was using my Nikon's various DSLRs... But Nikon D3200 produces unbelievable clarity, color richness and sharpness. Of course, with this camera also my aperture mode addiction continues... Unbelievable clarity and sharpness in Nikon D3200 - Expeed 3 Processor unleashes its quality...
September 6, 2012
This is my first DSLR camera and i am very happy about the D3200. You actually get addicted to it, and the photos are of high quality, and has many features... Would definitely recommend it !!
August 25, 2012
Own a 300s & before taking an extended 3+ week trip through France & Italy, found that pictures with it were not clear due to extensive use without cleaning. Within 3 days of leaving, I had to decide what camera to buy and take. Because of the Exceed3 processor in the D3200, I picked this camera.
It was absolutely flawless and produced unbelievable pictures. It was relatively simple to learn "on the fly" and is a rather light camera on a long trip. There were no glitches in 2,000 pictures.
The only anomaly was that with the small, great size for a long trip, SB-400 AF speedlight flash attached in low light situations, the camera also popped up it's own built-in flash. I'm sure that is probably a software issue that Nikon can fix so that when the camera identifies the SB-400 as attached, it locks down the D3200 internal flash.
I'd recommend this camera to anyone for the extremely high quality, sharp images that the Exceed 3 sensor produces. And for most people it is rather easy to learn ..... pick it up and start shooting ... you won't be sorry! (The 1080p HD video is incredible too!).
August 23, 2012
I did a great deal of research prior to purchasing this camera. I finally decided on this one D3200. I am so satisfied with my purchase. this camera has so many features and takes amazing pictures, even if you are not a pro. The many features make it easy to take artistic photos.I am new at using a DSLR and am very pleased with this purchase. The guide feature makes it very easy to understand the features and how to use them. With the D3200 you get way more features and great quality pictures for little money compared to the higher priced models. Great buy!!!
August 21, 2012
I have had a Pentax digital SLR for about 10 years now. I was very nervous about changing brands due to everything I had invested in the Pentax. I could have just upgraded the pentax and continued using the lenses and flash with the new one. I purchased the Nikon D3200 for someone at work. he allowed me to use it for a couple of days to see how it worked. It was great. I was taking a trip to Hawaii and wanted the best pictures I could get. i bought the D3200 along with extra battery and a 55-200mm zoom. It has been the best camera i have ever purchased. i took a little over 1000 pictures while in Hawaii and I had maybe 2 that turned out bad and those were operator issues not camera issues. I could not find asituation that this camera could not handle. i ended up purchasing the 55-300mm zoom while in hawaii so now i have a full setup. i still have to learn a litlle more on all the features that the camera offers but so far so good.
August 20, 2012
Really great for the price!
I just received this camera today and am very happy with my pictures so far, even though there are just seven, though my indoor shots aren't spectacular the Outdoor pics are.Not very impressed so far but I guess tomorrow will be better when I go outside to take pictures
August 13, 2012
The Nikon D3200 is my first DSLR camera, and I LOVE IT! It is very easy to use. The guide mode is really helpful especially if you're new to photography. I love all the different settings! The shutter-priority setting is really cool to use to take pictures of lights at night. I take it boating with me, and I can get some great action shots!
The video quality of this camera is really good. The built-in microphone picks up sound really well. I love how you can switch between using the viewfinder and the screen to take pictures and video. The camera came with a Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, and it works great! This lens is alright for close up pictures, but I will invest in a lens with a larger focal length in the future.
Did I mention I love the color?! People have stopped me to talk about my camera because they love the color too!
Overall I have nothing negative to say about this product!
August 7, 2012
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