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While the D3200 improves upon its predecessor (the still-available D3100) with a faster processor, improved movie mode and a bump to 24 megapixels, the higher price may put it out of reach for some of those looking to make a jump from a point-and-shoot. If you have the money to spare, the D3200 is a great place to start. Otherwise. the cheaper D3100 is still a very good entry-level DSLR, and sells for about $150 less than the D3200.

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Critic reviews

7.9
11 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.2
  • Video quality
    6.6
  • Battery life
    8.8
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Durability
    7.2
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    7.9
  • Ease of use
    8.1

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9.7
3 reviews
7.0
CNET Jun 4, 2012

The bottom line: A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots.

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7.0
Digital Photography Review Jul 24, 2012

It doesn't offer much in terms of innovative features but comes with the highest pixel-count in its class and good image quality across the ISO range. Just consider getting some high quality Nikkor glass with it to make the most out of its high pixel-count.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint May 11, 2012

In summary it’s all about your imaging needs: If great quality images at high resolution and a decent movie mode to match are a must, or if you’re a newbie, then the D3200 is excellent and outperforms middleweight DSLRs on those fronts.

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8.0
Imaging Resource Sep 13, 2012

Nikon adds some significant resolution to its latest entry-level DSLR, the simple but sophisticated 24.2-megapixel D3200, which produces decent image quality even in low light at high ISOs. With a compact, comfortable and more ergonomic design than the D3100, the D3200 is another great entry-level...

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8.0
Reviewed.com Cameras Mar 20, 2013

But for those without the luxury of an existing lens collection, the lack of new features in the D3200 means we recommend it mostly for those who can’t find a cheaper D3100 or D5100 on the market.

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8.0
TechRadar May 23, 2012

With the D3200, Nikon is likely to continue the success of the D3100 into 2012 and beyond. It's a shame that fairly large niggles, such as the quality of the screen, prevents this from being the perfect beginner camera... but it's almost there.

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8.0
T3 May 26, 2012

The Nikon D3200 is a little on the pricey side, almost edging it into the mid-range, but great if you’re a DLSR beginner looking for a friendly camera that offers stunning picture quality.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jun 26, 2012

The Nikon D3200 is a likeable entry-level DSLR that offers all the basic functionality first-time DSLR buyers will need, neatly wrapped up in an easy-to-use package. Our only concern is that, at around £550, the D3200 does face some pretty stiff competition.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine May 30, 2012

An entry level DSLR with a 24 megapixel sensor is rare and with this added resolution, you are able to crop into your shots without sacrificing on your image quality, meaning it may even tempt more serious photographers as well.

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9.0
Photography Blog Jun 6, 2012

We can highly recommend the new Nikon D3200 as a great camera for beginners who want a little more oomph from their DLSR, and who are prepared to spend a little extra to get it.

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DJBear65 DJBear65

The whole idea of the D3200 is that is teaches and encourages those who are new to DSLR technology. Having said that, the specification is so good that even top end users will be happy with the results they achieve. The sensor and processor are first class and therefore give superb results for...

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