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Nikon D3200 review

  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3200


A superb video mode, but details in photos don't live up to expectations and the menu-driven controls bug us as much as ever

Review Date: 24 Jul 2012

Price when reviewed: £522

Buy it now for: £320
(see more store prices)


Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 3 stars out of 5

User Rating 5 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code VBA330K001
Review Date 24 Jul 2012
Rating *** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 24.0 megapixels
CCD size 23.2x15.4mm
Viewfinder optical TTL
Viewfinder magnification, coverage 0.80x, 95%
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 921,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 3.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm
Image stabilisation optical, in kit lens
Maximum image resolution 6,016x4,000
File formats JPEG, RAW; QuickTime (AVC)

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/4,000 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-22 (wide), f/5.6-36 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 12800
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV
White balance auto, 6 presets with fine tuning, manual
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpening, brightness, hue, Active-D Lighting, Auto distortion control, noise reduction, colour space
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 28cm
Auto-focus modes 11-point, face detect (live view only), tracking (live view only)
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect (live view only)
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, remote


Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 540 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI, GPS input, wired remote input, mic input, optional WU-1a Wi-Fi module
Body material plastic
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1.5x
Kit lens model name 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX Nikkor
Accessories eg: USB and AV cables, neck strap
Weight 770g
Size 95x125x155mm

Buying Information

Warranty two years RTB
Price £522
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