DSLR D3200

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DSLR D3200
Overview

The highest performance among entry-class, the brand new Nikon D3200 is a dream come true for new users. This compact lightweight camera utilizes the newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image-processing engine that deliver 24.2 megapixels high image quality and ISO sensitivity range from ISO100 to 6400.

Now, shooting pictures has never been easier. Its enhanced Guide mode can lead you through the process of set-up and shooting various scenarios. There are also six scene modes to assist you so your pictures will always be perfect.

  • Image-processing engine EXPEED 3 – the same as that used by the Nikon D4 FX-format flagship camera – achieves high speed, multiple functions and high performance.
  • Sharp pictures can be taken with minimal blur even for dark indoor or sports scenes. Wide ISO sensitivity range at standard setting is from ISO 100 to 6400. Can be set to ISO 12800 equivalent.
  • Scene Recognition System enables beautiful pictures with sharp focus and appropriate brightness and color by recognizing the subject and scene conditions prior to capture.
  • High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 4 fps to capture decisive moments reliably.
  • Large and easy-to-view, high-definition, approx. 921k-dot, 7.5-cm/3-in., wide-viewing-angle LCD monitor.
  • The variety of Scene Modes ensures the most appropriate camera settings according to shooting situations, such as Child and Landscapes.
  • Scene Auto Selector selects the optimal scene mode automatically according to the shooting scene or subject.
  • WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) transmits taken images to smart devices wirelessly. [NEW]
  • Choice of body colors – black and red. High-quality compact and light styling ensures superior operability.
  • Variety of in-camera image-editing functions such as Selective color, Miniature effect, and Trim.
24.2 effective megapixels. Nikon-developed DX-format CMOS image sensor [NEW]

Featuring 24.2 effective megapixels, the D3200's large image sensor faithfully reproduces the texture and brightness of subjects. It is also possible to emphasize subjects by beautifully blurring the background. With the high pixel count of 24.2 megapixels, satisfactory resolution can be achieved even when trimmed images are printed.

Easier-to-use Guide Mode that shows you how to take great pictures

Guide Mode, that was highly evaluated with the D3100, has become easier to use. In Easy operation and Advanced operation modes, a description of each scene is displayed. For Advanced operation mode, options such as "Capture reds in sunsets" and "Reduce blur" are newly added.

Compact and light body with reliable holding that enables sharp pictures with minimal camera shake

A compact and lightweight body that can be carried and handled easily is employed. Secure holding is further enhanced with expanded areas of finger rests on the front and rear. Because the camera can be held stably, sharp pictures with minimized blur can be captured. The refined layout of buttons and dials ensures comfortable operation.

Tech Specs

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewApprox. 1.5 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels24.2 million
Image sensor23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels24.7 million
Dust-reduction SystemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)6,016 x 4,000 (Large)4,512 x 3,000 (Medium)3,008 x 2,000 (Small)
File formatNEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressedJPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compressionNEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageApprox. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint18 mm (-1.0m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-1.7 - +0.5 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesAutofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function.The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
TypeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release modeSingle frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick-response remote, Quiet shutter release
Frame advance rateUp to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 - 9 exposures
MeteringTTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frameSpot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 - 20 EVSpot metering: 2 - 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCPU
ModeAuto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation-5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingOn, off
AutofocusNikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 - 3 m/1 ft 8 in. - 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject statusManual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointCan be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flashAuto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-upP, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide NumberApprox. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modeAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminalAS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (MF)
AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selectionAvailable in auto and auto (flash off) modes
MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering methodMatrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate1,920 x 1,080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, (fine)high/normal1,280 x 720, 60p/50p, (fine)high/normal640 x 424, 30p/25p, (fine)high/normalFrame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivityISO 200 - 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Monitor7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160°; viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USBHi-Speed USB
Video outputNTSC, PAL
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminalRemote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Supported languagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 125 x 96 x 76.5 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
WeightApprox. 505 g (1 lb 1.8 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 455 g/1 lb (camera body only)
Temperature0 - 40°C (+32 - 104°F)
HumidityLess than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesEN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E17 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference CD

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Kits

D3200 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Kit (Black)

D3200 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Kit (Black)

Great value kit. Enables you to shoot in low light without a flash, for more natural-looking images. Includes the D3200 camera in black and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens that features Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D3200 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Kit (Red)

D3200 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Kit (Red)

Great value kit. Enables you to shoot in low light without a flash, for more natural-looking images. Includes the D3200 camera in red and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens that features Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

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