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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1097 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera! Easy to Use

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    I've been wanting an SLR camera for years, and after doing some research, I found this to be the best for me. I haven't learned all this ins and outs of it just yet (so many buttons and settings!), but I'll be taking this bad boy for a spin on a regular basis, so I'll learn soon enough. :) Price wise, definitely good for what you're getting. The quality of the pictures is excellent, exactly what I want. The weight is light enough to take shots with one hand, unless you're using the larger lens of course. And while there are an abundance of settings, even though I haven't learned them all, every picture I've taken has come out clear and sharp.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera for Beginner or Novice

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    If you will be using this camera a lot always bring a spare battery. I have found the extra battery is very needed since I have active kids & use my camera a lot. My kids love sports and rarely sit still. I never miss a shot!!! We even have excellent pictures of the pets in action with the kids now. It takes professional grade photos in all lighting. It was extremely easy to adapt to from my Kodak. It had some of the same features but it also had a lot more features. Overall, I love it & I am extremely glad we bought it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE my new camera!

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    Definitely a great camera for an entry level photographer but I feel that it is a camera ill be able to grow with and learn a lot with. Am still learning my way around all the functions but that's just the fun of learning a new device :) also couldn't be happier with service and advice I received from best buy and their associates.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect camera for non-professionals

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    I love this camera! It's great for those people who are newer to photography or want to up their game a bit without having to buy the uber expensive camera. More functional than a regular point and shoot, and has the added features that can add a professional look to your shots. I can't tell enough people how great this camera is.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    New camera for a new amatuer photographer

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    I am very excited about this camera. I have done a lot of research on these types of cameras and have gotten advice from people who already own related cameras. I have owned the camera for just over 1 month and have already taken it to the Grand Canyon. The camera held up well to the hike down and up (all the way to the bottom and back). There was alot of dust on the camera and I walked through the rain and snow (which was tough) but the camera made it. I should have brought a lens cleaner though. I have taken nearly 700 pictures and of course some are great, a lot are ok, and a few are junk, but I assume most of that is due to my lack of experience and knowledge. I am slowly understanding the camera and its functions. I think even though this is geared for beginners, I still need to take some sort of class to help me. The options with the camera are great, so I am told by someone who has a more advanced camera. I purchased the camera in order to take better family pictures and try my hand at HDR style photos. I still haven't tried the HDR yet but am eager to learn. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase, especially since I was able to bundle things together (tripod, memory card, second lens, nikon camera bag, and camera for one price when talking with the Best Buy store manager. I might even rate the camera and its performance higher when I can fully understand what I am doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    SLR Novice

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    We bought this camera the day before going to Europe. I have never owned or used an SLR, only film or digital compacts. Although there were a lot of things I wish I knew to ensure I had good pictures, we were able to take photos in many conditions mostly with ease using the various settings. Only a handful of pictures in various scenes (motion, dark, shadow, cloudy, direct sun) came out dark, blurry, or with the wrong portion in focus. Many bright light pictures had a pink glare circe in the same spot in various places we visited - I did not use a filter or hood. There are certainly features that we accessed a lot which could benefit from dedicated buttons on the camera rather than digging through menus. Still, overall, most pictures came out very well, and we took a lot in our solid 2 weeks of using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera with many features

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    I have yet to get to know some of the capabilities of this SLR. What I do know is this camera challenges me to find out its capabilities which is refreshing. I think I am the limiting partner in this relationship. Easy point and shoot on auto with great results. ISO adjustment for low light , in shutter priority mode is excellent. Taking pictures in a dimly lit basketball court during a game without a flash, and even using a zoom lens, the photos of action are crisp and clear. A review would not be complete without a suggestion. When holding the camera vertically it is way to easy for my big thumb to accidentally move the command dial. That can change the ISO, thus the shutter speed etc. Maybe some type of a lock would be nice there. The 24 megapixel resolution is awesome. Len changes are easy and fast. It is not as easy as it should be with the software to instantly send photos to an address, but the software has a lot to offer. Overall what I have seen, a very nice camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera; Easy to use; Very clear picture

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    Pictures taken with my Olympus Evolt 500 were good, but always needed an adjustment for either either lighting or sharpening. I loved to take action photos, but it seemed that 3 out of 5 pictures were blurred. (Also the covering for the CF memory card wouldn't stay shut.) With our first trip to Europe on the horizon, my wife suggested a new camera, Who was I to argue! Research led me to the Nikon D3200. I was hesitant to switch from Olympus to Nikon. (5 of my 6 digital cameras were Olympus. Compared to Nikon, the colors seemed to be warmer. Nikon pictures seemed to be cold and bluish. Of course, that was when I compared them about 13 years ago.) I found that not only did Best Buy have the best price, it had people that knew the camera, and a return policy that was the clincher. I could try it, compare it to my Olympus pictures, and then return it if not satisfied. No way is it going back! I love the Nikon D3200. Easy to use, beautiful clear pictures, action photos unbelievably clear and sharp, and the color is great. Combined with a SanDisk - Extreme 64GB Secure Digital XC (SDXC) Memory Card, and a Nikon - AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Telephoto Zoom Lens, this camera will meet all my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome upgrade from my Nikon D40!

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    I LOVE my bright red Nikon D3200! I took it for a test run at the Minnesota Zoo, and it delivered better than I anticipated! With rapid shutter speed, I was able to capture animals in motion and take multiple shots seconds apart with ease! I am still learning to use all of the settings - the video and field guides are GREAT resources and easy to use! I'm still experimenting with various lens, including widescreen, 2x, 200mm, etc. The challenge is having to change lens - so I'm still carrying my Nikon D40 as well to cut down on "field changes." I also bought the Nikon D3100, so I'm set for widescreen, close-up, distance....and my awesome backpack carries all my gear!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    D3200 is great for shooting in low light

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    I made my living as pro photographer but have retired from using DSLRs for some time. After deciding to get the Nikon D3200 bundle this New Year, I was amazed at how it can shoot with very little noise low lit images. Put the D3200 in Guide Mode with advanced set up and reduction blur and it does wonders when set up at ISO 6400. I would eventually get a flash but even without this, one can shoot with very small ambient light and still produce dramatic images.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for someone wanting more than basics

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    So I was looking for a camera that's more than just a turn on and shoot type camera. I am going to be traveling and I wanted to take some great pictures. Very high resolution and clear pictures. I got the 55mm-200mm lens as well and HIGHLY recommend you get it. Getting this camera without it is like buying a Lexus and then just not bothering to put gas in it. There's no memory card which for the price it should be included but at the same time if you're throwing down this kind of money, $40-$60 shouldn't break you. I use this for all sorts of things and was on the water a few weekends ago and the pictures were fantastic. The 55-200mm lens came in use as it gives you more of a chance to get the picture you want if you're moving.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Quiet, light, nice entry-level DSLR

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    This is a nice little DSLR camera that I got for a good price. While I prefer the versatility and features of more advanced units, it is perfect for casual shooting around the home, nature walks, and informal gatherings. I'd bought the D3200 for when I went into situations where damage or destruction to my more expensive camera bodies seemed a good possibility (and I buy Geek Squad Black Tie Protection on just about everything). The lighter weight was also a nice feature for when my (senior citizen age) mother, 100 pound 5' tall sister-in-law, or very athletic friend and her toddler son decide to come shooting with me; hoisting a kid in one arm and a camera in the other is a tough feat for anyone to master. Bottom Line: if you're looking for a nice, entry-level DSLR that won't break the bank, this is a great choice, especially with it being phased out for the D3300... the D3300 is a fine camera (feels a bit more plastic-like) with new features, but if you don't need "all the bells and whistles of the new entry-level" you'll save a chunk of change on the D3200.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazed at the action shots we can get

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    I am really new to photography, but my son and I have been playing with this camera and we love it. We loved that we could take action shot of my other son's soccer game and zoom in digitally to the picture and see where the soccer ball was smashed against the kids face or immediately after the kick where there was not a bit of motion blur. I took the camera with me on a trip to Yellowstone. I was having fun zooming in on a bird nest way off in the canyon and I was so excited to see the nest. My best friend pulled out his camera, almost the same model but with a longer lens. He could see the BIRDS in the nest! Can you say "lens envy"?

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera for everyone

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    I think this camera is awesome. As a newbie at taking good quality pictures, I'm looking forward to making discoveries and taking beautiful pictures with this camera. I'll be traveling to Italy this summer for three weeks to study abroad which was my primary reason for getting the camera, and I'm so excited to make lasting memories with it. It has a beautiful color and wonderful potential for great pictures. The only thing I wish was that the kit came with a camera bag to store the camera in and a better quality lens (though nothing is wrong with this one!). Other than those small details, I am in love with this camera! I highly recommend it for anyone interested in doing photography professionally or recreationally!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent photos

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    I have always been a Nikon fan because of the photos. Have had 3 or 4 Coolpix S8300's and one S9500. Photos were great, reliability was a problem, Took very good care of them, but for whatever reason the dreaded "lens error" problem would finally kill them. Couple of them were replaced under warranty, but after the 9500 died, it was time to do something different, The D3200 takes photos that are much better than the point-and-shoot Nikons I had. In Auto-Mode, it is a simple as the other ones. There are a LOT of buttons on this thing, so reading the manual is a must. Did buy a 55-200 lens, and when you zoom and crop, the photos are flawless, Won't fit in your pocket, but thus far the photos are worth the bulk.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast camera for capturing a toddler

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    I got tired of blurry pictures of my toddler taken with my point & shoot camera and bought the D3200 to catch those moments. I usually use the sports mode--the speed and clarity are great. I love that I can take pictures so quickly. It keeps me from missing those fleeting expressions. I haven't used it on manual mode yet, but look forward to learning about it. I am a novice to dslr cameras but, so far, I've found the D3200 easy to use and I would highly recommend it. I wish I had bought it 2 years ago but I held back because of the price. If I could do it again I would have made the investment earlier.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty easy to use right out of the box.

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    Got tired of point and shoot cameras that die after a year or two, so I decided to treat myself to a better camera. I have not regretted it. I have already shot almost 1200 shots and haven't had it a month yet. Still trying to figure out how to do good shots in a dark theater, but have gotten some awesome shots of sporting events, recitals, flowers, landscapes and family shots. Would recommend it to anyone that can afford it. Very glad I got the 200mm lens to go with it, now just wish i had the 300!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, everything I expected and more.

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    I am currently using this on my vacation in Europe. I have taken pictures that are so crystal clear, they look like high def 3D. Shots of landmarks, wildlife & people. I,m very excited with the ease of use and the quality of both the camera and accessories, as well as the quality of pictures. I purchased a 16GB card and plan on filling it with pictures of my vacation in the next two weeks. I've purchased some other well known brand name cameras and the little extra this cost is more than worth it. Wish I would have done it sooner.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    No complaints; Easy auto mode, still learning

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    I've barely scratched the surface of the capabilities of this camera. I got the memory upgrade with the bundle which supports over 1,000 pictures between uploads in the maximum pixel raw mode. To me this seems very generous. I've mostly used the camera in full auto mode because it seems to take really clear pictures very quickly that way. The default timeouts for going dormant were too short for me, but you can increase them on the menu. I have never gotten used to a single button half pushed for focus and preview, fully pushed to shoot, but I think that is the common method used. I do which they had included a retainer strap for the lens cap. I like to cover the lens most of the time I'm not actually taking a picture and it is a drag having to put the lens cap in my pocket. I'm sure that is easily fixed; possibly my lens cap with a retainer strap from my old FE2 will fit. I am skeptical I'll ever need more pixels than this camera provides. I probably will want to get a telephoto lens to go with the 18-55 lens that came with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    I bought this camera as a replacement to my Nikon D60 which began to have shutter problems. Like the D60 this camera is easy to use and since I am still a novice at picture taking that is a big help. The pictures taken are crisp and clear, even when I have the ISO up due to low light. Very good camera for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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