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Nikon D3200 Black 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED III Image Processor
  • 3" 921K-Dot LCD
  • 11-Point Autofocus
  • HD 1080p Video
  • Live View
  • Up To ISO 12800
  • Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

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  D90 D3100 D3200
Specifications D90 D3100 D3200
Megapixels 12.3 14.2 24.2
Sensor size 23.6 mm x 15.8 mm 23.1 mm x 15.4 mm 23.2 mm x 15.4 mm
LCD Size 3.0-inch Touch 3.0-inch Touch 3.0-inch Touch
Optical Zoom 5.80x(27-158mm eq.)   3.06x(27-83mm eq.)
ISO Range ISO 200 -3200,Lo-1 (ISO 100),Hi-1 (ISO 6400) ISO 100 -3200,Hi-1 (ISO 6400),Hi-2 (ISO 12,800) ISO 100 -3200,Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec to 30 sec. 1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV Bulb 1/4000 to 1/4000 to 30 sec.
Number of Focusing Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking) Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking) Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Viewfinder coverage 96 % (Approx.) 95% Horizontal
95% Vertical (Approx.)
95% Horizontal (Approx.)
FPS 4.5 fps 3.0 fps 4.0 fps
Built-in Flash Yes Yes Yes
Video Recording HD 1280x720 / 24 fps HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Battery Life (Camera Body Only) EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Batter
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0in. Approx. 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 in. Approx. 5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.
Compatible Lenses AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
From the Manufacturer

Take your photos and videos to the next level. Unrivaled 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for truly dazzling photos and Full HD 1080p movies in any light. Innovative Guide Mode to help you master the camera. HD-SLR power; point-and-shoot ease.


A new level of image quality, a familiar way of sharing.

Don't let the D3200's compact size and price fool you—packed inside this easy to use HD-SLR is serious Nikon power: a 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor that excels in any light, EXPEED 3 image-processing for fast operation and creative in-camera effects, Full HD (1080p) movie recording, in-camera tutorials and much more. What does this mean for you? Simply stunning photos and videos in any setting. And now, with Nikon's optional Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can share those masterpieces instantly with your smartphone or tablet!


Take your photos and videos to the next level

24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3

Why do photos and videos shot with a Nikon HD-SLR look so good? It all starts with Nikon’s exclusive image sensors, and the D3200 has the most powerful CMOS sensor we've ever put in a HD-SLR at this level. Boasting an astounding 24.2 effective megapixels, it captures sharper, richer images—even in low light. Combine that with EXPEED 3 image processing, the processing power behind the acclaimed Nikon D4, for super-fast operation, exceptional image capture, in-camera filter effects and more. Your photos and videos will amaze even you.


Master the camera simply by using it

Guide Mode ensures success

It’s never been easier to create HD-SLR quality photos, thanks to the D3200’s Guide Mode. Learn the camera’s key features and controls while you shoot, and even get advice and sample images to succeed in difficult shooting situations. Guide Mode is easy to access and easy to understand. You're never shooting alone with the D3200.


Capture the best of every scene

Six Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector

Experienced photographers optimize their camera settings for the scene they're shooting. With the D3200, optimizing your camera settings is as easy as turning a dial. Choose from six common Scene Modes like Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Close up and more, for flawless results even in demanding circumstances. When using Live View, Scene Auto Selector automatically sets the D3200 for the most suitable Scene Mode for the situation. A highly accurate 420-pixel RGB sensor powers Nikon’s Scene Recognition System, which compares scene data against an extensive database to optimize the shot accordingly.


Create cinema-quality HD videos

One-touch Full HD 1080p movie recording with stereo sound

Nikon is committed to developing HD-SLRs that are not just superlative still image cameras, but superlative video cameras, as well. With a touch of a button, the D3200 starts recording Full HD 1080p video with full-time autofocus, manual exposure control and stereo sound. Its breathtaking 921,000-dot, ultra-high-resolution display makes it easy to frame, monitor and review your footage. Even record in super-smooth slow motion up to 60 fps! Unleash your inner cinematographer.


Get a new view of your world

Versatile AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm

Nikon’s renowned NIKKOR lenses have long been the choice of pros and serious photographers. Marvels of clarity, consistency, precision and reliability, they draw peak performance from Nikon HD-SLRs. The D3200 comes equipped with the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm, a versatile, high performance VR image stabilized lens. And when you're ready to expand your system and extend your creativity, you'll have your choice of over 70 legendary NIKKOR lenses.


Fast and accurate shooting

The D3200’s 11-point Autofocusing System is as fast as it is precise. Check your focus points, track your subject or shoot carefree right from the viewfinder. And when the action speeds up, simply aim, hold down the shutter and fire off approx. 4 fps at 24.2MP resolution.


Wi-Fi Connectivity—Now you can easily get GREAT pictures on your smartphone

Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smartphone and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from your D3200. With an easy to use app, now, when you can't wait to share that great shot, you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone in an instant.


Compact, lightweight and durable

Your D3200 is designed for comfort, intuitive use and durability. Its compact, lightweight and rugged body puts key controls at your fingertips. You'll never hesitate to bring along your D3200.


Dramatic low-light photos

The D3200's wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 allows for shooting in very low light without a flash or in very bright light with zoom, macro, fixed focal length or wide aperture lenses. For extreme low-light situations, set the ISO to Hi 1 and achieve ISO 12800 equivalent sensitivity.

All photography © Robin Layton


Supplied Accessories

  • D3200 DSLR
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • NikonView NX CD-ROM

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Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.2mm x 15.4mm
Gross Pixels
24.7 MP
Effective Pixels
24.2 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Image sensor cleaning
Image Processor
(L) 6,016 x 4,000
(M) 4,512 x 3,000
(S) 3,008 x 2,000

White Balance

White Balance
Direct Sunlight
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset Manual


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
95% Horizontal Approx.
0.78x Approx.
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Quick-return type
Viewfinder Information
Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex

LCD Monitor

3.0" 921K
LCD Coverage


Focus Type
Focusing Modes
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Focusing Point Selection
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)


Exposure Control
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Exposure Compensation
+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Metering System
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 - 6400
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)


Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec.
2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled


Flash Mode
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Control
TTL: 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
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
External Flash

Drive System

Continuous Shooting Speed
4 frames per second


Scene Modes
Auto [Flash Off]
Night Portrait
Live View Function
Live View Lens servo:
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)

Live View AF-area mode: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF

Live View Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Live View Scene Auto Selector: Auto mode, Auto (flash off) mode
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Playback with Zoom

Recording System

File Format
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Recording Media


Movie Format
Movie Recording
Movie Recording
Max. Recording Resolution
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps


Compatible Lenses
AF-S, AF-I: All Functions Supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster
Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus
Type D PC NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and some Shooting Modes
Lens Mount
Nikon F Bayonet Mount
Lens Spec
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens


A/V Out
Built in Wifi

Power Source

EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life
540 shots per charge (Battery Life) (CIPA)


24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3

Guide Mode ensures success

Six Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector

One-touch Full HD 1080p movie recording with stereo sound

Versatile AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm

Wi-Fi Connectivity-Now you can easily get GREAT pictures on your smartphone

Compact, lightweight and durable

Dramatic low-light photos

Dimensions & Weight

5.0 in. x 3.8 in. x 3.1 in.
16 oz. (455g)camera body only

Package Contents

Package Contents
D3200 DSLR
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-24 Quick Charger
EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
UC-E6 USB Cable
DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
AN-DC3 Camera Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
NikonView NX CD-ROM


with 18-55mm Lens
Grip Color
Body Color
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Justin c.
  • 11/4/2015 9:12:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood camera

Pros: camera operates as it should

Cons: did not come with the box pictured, came in a plain white box and had a finger print on the lens.. shipping label said new but this looks like a refurb to me. kinda takes the value down a notch when being purchased as a gift.

Other Thoughts: didn't create the review to critique the technical aspect of the camera, aside from the non-factory packaging, everything is in order and here. functions as described.

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  • Justin R.
  • 9/25/2014 5:00:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat entry level DSLR

Pros: User friendly
Small frame
Kit lens isn't that bad
1080P video at higher framerate than competitors

Cons: none to speak of

Other Thoughts: Bought this as my first DSLR and I'm impressed with it. The 18-55 lens is a pretty good kit lens that takes decent pictures, but I'm sure I'll want to upgrade in the near future. This will be a great camera for me to learn on. For now, the guided shoot mode works well enough for me.

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  • Roland K.
  • 8/25/2014 11:40:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNikon D3200 SLR Digital Camera

Pros: Shipped quickly and received this product in a timely manner. Camera is performing well, for basic use.

Cons: None come to mind.

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  • Matt A.
  • 12/26/2013 7:50:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad, but look at Canon.

Pros: Not a bad entry camera, great looking photos in RAW, 24 megapixel, lightweight, easy to access memory card and decent battery life.

Cons: Does not have the capability to live tether to computer (such as Lightroom or Nikon's Camera Control), doesn't have AEB (auto exposure bracketing) for HDR photos, no modified firmware for extra features.

Other Thoughts: It's not a bad camera for 'normal' use. If you are trying to start out as a studio photographer or if you want to do some serious artistic photography, look at Canon's DSLRs. You can get more features and accessibility [typically] at a lower price when going with Canon.

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  • Hyojae L.
  • 12/14/2013 9:56:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI am enjoying it!

Pros: I was told that this is the best dslr for beginners and I think it is really good. I am learning all the iso, shutter speed, aperture, etc and my photo quality is getting better! it is fun and easy.

Cons: It only comes with the body and lens (and battery, charger, and some cords for connecting to computer..).. you will have to buy the tripod and camera bag separately.

Other Thoughts: shipping was delayed by about a week due to the ice/snow storm.

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  • 11/16/2013 2:54:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove the Design

Pros: Its light weight. Easy to use. The Viewfinder makes the battery go longer. Menu is easy to use and easy to navigate tru the many features it has. I really recommend this camera for any beginner user. Amazing Camera over all..

Cons: Doesn't make me breakfast..

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat upper-entry level DSLR

Pros: Extremely high pixel count
Extremely high picture quality
Decent kit lens considering you get it for "free"
Excellent battery time
Good value considering the quality of this camera... it's expensive, sure... but that's the price you pay for DSLR

Cons: No real cons I can think of. Doesn't have some of the on-camera filter modes and effects that the higher end D5x00 series has, but then again, they are much pricier.

Other Thoughts: I bought this camera at a different retailer, but I wanted to write a review here since Newegg is my go-to place for most of my electronic purchasing (and review writing/reading).

I bought this for me and my wife, as we are expecting the birth of our first child in September. My wife always wanted to learn "real" photography (i.e., not just point-and-shoot), so I figured I'd take the leap with this high quality entry level DSLR.

First of all, this thing takes beautiful pictures... even with the kit lens and even on regular "Auto" (point and shoot) settings. On top of that, it has a "Guide" mode to help new aspiring photographers. You answer some questions, and it provides you with suggested optimized settings, and tells you why it picked them/what they are. Very helpful for newbies like us.

As far as the more "professional" features go (the "priority" modes: P, S, A, and M), most of the functionality of higher end cameras are there. Coupled with better glass, this is a formidable small body DSLR.

Another strong suit of this camera is 1080p full HD video recording. Videos look terrific, although if you don't have a steady hand or a tripod, it can look a little "bouncy"... also the autofocus can sometimes be a little erratic in video mode. Overall, though, these issues are fairly common for video shot from cameras like this.

Bottom line:
I'm very happy with my purchase. I have so much fun with this camera (I think even more than my wife does!), and can't wait for our newest "test subject" to be born in September!

I definitely recommend this camera for anyone who wants to get into higher end DSLR photography, without taking a huge 4-figure leap into something new. Great entry level shooter!

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3 out of 5 eggsnikon d3200

Pros: some what quite focus moter (very important when recording video because the mic will pick that up when recording) great out door camera for taking lanscapes and sporting events.

Cons: horrible in low light, contrasting/ close up shots... thats only because the mega pixels are all jammed togeather leaving the outer edge of your subjuct blurry and misscolored. for example if i took a picture of a baseball up close you can see a blurry red ring around the white part.

Other Thoughts: honestly you dont need that many megapixels. they just did that because the average consumer sees more megapixels and thinks its a great camera. if thats so why does nikon and cannon sell $3,000 cameras with 12-18 megapixels. but overall a decent camera.

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  • Suhail S.
  • 9/4/2012 6:54:04 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSemi-pro

Pros: True 24.1 mp resolution
Guide mode (useless for me)
faster shutter mechanism (way better than D5100's)

Cons: No scene\effects from D5100
No Bracketing

Other Thoughts: After purchasing 3 different cameras from 3 different sellers from 3 different sites and receiving 3 defective products, I gave up and tried Newegg. When I hooked up the lens, I saw smaller dust specs on the viewfinder. I used giottos blower and it took care of it. It wasn't as bad as the other 3 I had received but my obsessive compulsive brain gets in the way...

This is for my intern so he can learn photography from the beginning.

Flawless camera for starters...

I also bought a 55-300mm lens because the Combo Deal was irresistible, though I have 70-300mm SIGMA APO(soft focus at 250-300).

To add - also ordered different lenses which I were either damaged or mishandled.

None of this happened with newegg. Thanks!

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  • John S.
  • 8/20/2012 2:54:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Camera

Pros: Nikon quality
many features for the "beginner" and "pro" alike
easy to get up and running quickly but plently of options to make it a great learning tool for a long time into the future
Obviously -- the greatest it enables me to take some fantastic shots

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Love to take short movies with it. Excellent quality.

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