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.
How It Stacks Up
Nikon cancels DL compacts amid 'extraordinary' losses
As part of a fundamental restructuring, it's shedding 1,000 employees via voluntary retirement.
Nikon's D5600 midrange DSLR hits the US this month for $800
The camera is a minor update to the D5500 from 2015.