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For limited time only, save 27.00% on the Nikon D3200 dropping from $449.95 to $329.95 and Shipping is free! . The Nikon D3200 also comes in Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm Lens -Refurbished by Nikon USA and 2 other colors .
With the announcement of the Nikon D3200, Nikon has raised the bar for image resolution in the sub-$700 camera category. The Nikon D3200 combines a 24MP DX-format (APS) CMOS sensor with a feature set that's designed to please snapshooters who are stepping up from point-and-shoot photography and for more serious shooters looking for a low-cost second body. Nikon's popular Guide Mode, which was introduced with the D3000, offers on-screen guidance for beginners and holds your hand as it allows you to explore the camera's range of creative picture-taking options. Full HD 1080p video capture should appeal to budget-conscious videographers.
The camera is lightweight; it is well-suited for soccer moms who want to capture Junior's sports activities with its 4 fps burst rate. The Nikon D3200 is compatible with a new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter ($59.95; also available for pre-order), which can send images to mobile devices like smartphones and tabletsand let you control the camera remotely from your device
Key features include:
• 24MP DX CMOS sensor
• ISO range 100-6400, expandablre to 12,800 Expeed 3 image processing engine 3-inch, 921k LCD monitor 1080p HD video at
• 24 or 30 fps Stereo microphone jack
• 4 frames per second burst mode
• 11-point AF system
• Guide Mode
• Six Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up, Night Portrait) Compatible with Nikon FX-format lenses, Speedlight system
The Nikon D3200 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D3200 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D3200 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D3200: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet
Most Liked Positive Review
Stunning quality photos for small price
I'm am amateur whose Internet photos have been seen by about 200 million people, and I have used and still use various Nikon cameras but this is my 'fallback'. I often shoot indoors or underground, and when I bought my D32000 it was competing with other Nikon consumer DSLR cameras that just could not get the job done in low light as well as I'd like. I've owned 9 or 10 D300s, some quantity of D90s and shot more expensive Nikons. The D3200 has limited functions, and some are slow and lacks de...View full Review
I'm am amateur whose Internet photos have been seen by about 200 million people, and I have used and still use various Nikon cameras but this is my 'fallback'. I often shoot indoors or underground, and when I bought my D32000 it was competing with other Nikon consumer DSLR cameras that just could not get the job done in low light as well as I'd like. I've owned 9 or 10 D300s, some quantity of D90s and shot more expensive Nikons. The D3200 has limited functions, and some are slow and lacks dedicated buttons for common functions such as changing ISO, so it's not built for speed in the field. A few functions, such as autofocus cannot be overridden to allow you to take an out-of-focus frame, for which I have deducted a star, and the camera is slower than I'd like, but after 30,000 or 40,000 images, the images are stunning -- gallery quality. They beat all else I've tried, even those from the D7000, the just discontinued Nikon workhorse that had all the functions and controls, but had smaller megapixels and the sensor of which would not reach part way into the stratosphere in low light like this camera's does. It's also a much lighter camera, and comes with a 'classic' but plastic 18~55 mm, and very sharp VR 'kit' lens that by itself is not expensive but (unless you drop it) will produce very acceptably sharp photos, and obviates the need to buy the far, far more expensive 17-55 f 2.8 which does NOT have V.R. In my book V.R. trumps the extra light and ability to isolate depth of field from the 17-55 f 2.8, although I've had about 5-7 of that lens and it WAS my workhorse. I'd recommend this camera/lens combination highly; its photos can stand up to those from any of the very high priced cameras for a budget price. It's not suitable for much sports because it has a small buffer and frames per second are not fast enough at 4.5 burst with JPEG and NEF shot simultaneously. Battery life suggests if you do heavy shooting you should have two or three batteries (I have three necessitated by sad field experience.) It's a lightweight powerhouse of a camera that would even work for a wedding photographer in a pinch, though its small size might not be good for a commercial 'image', but as a second or backup camera for such work, I'd rely on it; it's never malfunctioned. (It has full NEF image editing features, though shooting menus are somewhat truncated compared to the highest priced Nikons, but it's still quite functional, and the menus can be shown two different ways. All in all, a stunning buy IF you can live with its restrictions. [It does NOT accept any but 'G' lenses, alas, same as other low-cost Nikon non-pro cameras today.] If I had to buy ONE camera only on a severe budget, get stunning results and NOT shoot sports or anything requiring a big buffer or high frames per second continuously, THIS IS THE CAMERA I'd choose. I do NOT review its video capability; I never use it.
Most Liked Negative Review
Notable Failure in Nikon DSLR"s Line Up!
This review documents my total dissatisfaction with a Nikon D3200. Since purchasing the D3200 some 7 months ago, I've captured less than 300 images. This is in sharp contrast to the 2000+ images captured with my D70 during the same time period last year. Without reservation, I followed the recommendation that I replace my 7 year old Nikon D70 with the newly released D3200. Anticipating a quality camera, I complemented the purchase with the with the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-...View full Review
This review documents my total dissatisfaction with a Nikon D3200. Since purchasing the D3200 some 7 months ago, I've captured less than 300 images. This is in sharp contrast to the 2000+ images captured with my D70 during the same time period last year. Without reservation, I followed the recommendation that I replace my 7 year old Nikon D70 with the newly released D3200. Anticipating a quality camera, I complemented the purchase with the with the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED and Capture NX2 software. My expectations for this camera were not met. Yes, the increased number of pixels offers greater control during the editing process. However, this camera, overall, is a significantly inferior product for someone who falls on the professional side of the prosumer market. In sharp comparison to my experiences with the D70, problems with the D3200 include: Â·1.Smaller is not better. This new more compact camera body creates ergonomic problems. For example, my hand cramps when the body will be held for more than a few images. The outcome? Missed and/or unsatisfactory images. 2. Lighter is not better. The camera functions adequately with the included 18-55 mm lens. However, attaching a larger lens (e.g. AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED) produces a significantly imbalanced camera. Essentially, it is way too front heavy. Add an external a flash unit escalates the problem: wobbly and distorted images. 3.The D3200 construction is fragile and flimsy. The camera bodyâ€”even with the most gentle careâ€”appears built for gashes and similar problems. In contrast to my old D70, this external shell is primed for destruction. 4. For a photographer. video is both unnecessary and superfluous. This DSLR was purchased to capture images. Like the old adage, "A jack of all trades, is a master of none. If I were interested in video, I'd purchase a digital video camera. Rather than the video function, I would well prefer to have an HDR option. Nikon could always offer the video function as an add-on. 3. Trade in value for this all-but-new camera is minimal, given an additional investement in lenses, flash, software, etc. Summary: If this were my first DSLRâ€”and I didn't know betterâ€”I might well be satisfied. However, I do know better. This D3200, while offering a greater number of pixels, lacks the quality of my D70. Perhaps if Nikon invested more on creating a true camera upgrade, they might have created a truly great new step forward without taking this serious, professional photographer, two steps back.
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Bought this for a gift on Father's Day. It froze up that afternoon and was returned to the retailer the next day. They said it was a faulty memory card and replaced it. It continued to freeze up. It was returned to the retailer 5 times before they said to send it back to Nikon. Nikon simply cleaned it and sent it back, saying that there was no problem. Granted, it may not have frozen for them, but the repeat history is conclusive. It needed to be replaced on day #1 and was not and now is but an expensive paperweight for it freezes too often to be trusted.
Great deal for an aspiring beginner. My wife has a great eye for composition and wanted something better then her Coolpix so this was an excellent choice. Refurb doesn't scare me and so far all equipment is flawless as I thought it would be. Also bought a refurb small tele as well.
Compared to the Canon T3i, and the Sony and Fuji offerings, this camera is the winner. It's got the MP advantage, the clarity and focus are great. As an entry level offering, it does offer a lot of options. A flip out or touch screen would really have capped off this camera. Also Nikon needs to offer a Nikon brand vertical grip, I'm using another brand, but the only options are using a cord for the shutter release or not using the vertical release button. A small complaint - that and the flash system on the Canon does seem a bit better. However, the Nikon just has an advantage in clarity, and lack of any distortion even at full open-full zoom. I really like the weight with the added vertical grip and the metering is great even when bouncing a flash. Haven't had it long enough to test it, but the build feels good and solid and the RAW files have really allowed a lot of level of post manipulation on the computer. So far I'm pleased to very pleased. Especially at this price.
Bought this for my wife who's into bird watching. Nice camera with high megapixel and combined with the Nikon 55-300mm VR zoom, allows for nice close ups for the amateur birder without spending big bucks on extravagant zoom lenses.
You can find a bunch of reviews of the D3200 all over the web, so I'm going to focus on the fact that this was a refurb. The refurb unit I received had no noticeable wear on it anywhere and was in great condition. The only issue I've seen with it is that I needed to dial in -1.0 EV for the exposure bias, but that seems to be pretty consistent both with and without flash, in bright light and dim, etc., so it's pretty easy to set it and leave it. From poking around on the web, this doesn't seem to be that unusual for the D3200 so I suspect this is not related to the fact that the unit is a refurb. I can't speak for all refurb units, but I'm very happy with the one I got.
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!
Purchased camera for a gift + trip to Europe. Still in working order, but the lens mount is damaged and does not fit snugly on the camera body. Customer service did what they could, but I would need to purchase a new camera and return this one and also wait for the credit to my credit card.Unfortunately, I am not satisfied at all and would not purchase an item from this website again.
For quality of product and of image, and for the price, I have to give this 5 stars. In my opinion, the best DSLR under $500.00 bar none. The Canon Rebels are nice, and I own one, but the D3200 is a bit more user friendly, and the images a bit more sharper. As far as the lens goes, Nikon quality. Been using the combo for landscapes, and detail is excellent. Again, if you're looking for a great DSLR, under $500.00, shop around and compare this one, and I think you'll agree, this is the best. I haven't found anything I didn't like about it so far.
powerful pictures excellent land scapes superior close ups Can't say enough great things
Worst camera I have ever owned I can paint pictures better than this camera can take them.
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