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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Why did I wait so long?

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    Like many people, my primary camera for the past few years has been my smart phone. While the pictures taken with a phone may be suitable for posting to social media, they fall short when there is a desire to print and frame. As my kids have moved into their final high school years I decided it was time to step up to a higher quality camera that would capture images that would provide crystal clear memories for years to come. After much research I decided on the Nikon D3200. I also took advantage of a Best Buy special and bundled a 50-300mm zoom lens. The pictures are nothing short of fantastic. I'm a beginner to the DSLR world so shooting in auto mode is a great way to get started while learning to use the manual modes. You could certainly spend significantly more money on a DSLR but if you're not a professional photographer, why? A great way to get started in DSLR photography!

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

    Great camera but be careful

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    I bought this camera for a trip to Kenya. I also purchased the 200 mm lens. The pictures are clear and crisp. The ability to have the camera focus either on a large area or a single spot allowed me to take some great long distance, but well focused pictures. However, what i learned is that there is a limit to the size and distance at which the single focus area will work...such as birds. i then had to return to a larger focus area. I am an amateur photographer so am just learning all the bells and whistles of the camera. All of that being said, the pictures are better than any I had taken with my older Olympus 10mpx camera...which were good but not this good. The video is better than my small Canon camcorder but not always easy to take. one of my videos came out with a wave, sort of making some Zebras dance. Not sure what that was all about. I plan on continuing to get to know the camera in the years ahead.

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

    I use it every chance I get

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    I'm just getting into photography, and I'm coming off using a Sony HX100 , so I'm familiar with using the manual settings, but this camera offers much greater range. I also love being able to swap out lenses for the right shot. If you're thinking about getting into using an SLR, definitely look at this. With 24.2 megapixels, you can take huge photos that are much easier to work with in Photoshop and other digital imaging software. It also comes with a manual that shows you how to use everything, and even has a nice Guide option on the dial that will help guide you through getting the shot that you want, making learning a lot easier. The 18-55mm lens that comes with the camera is very good as well, but seeing as how it is a small lens, you will probably want to consider getting another, bigger one for better zoom, like a 55-200mm or 55-300mm (which is what I got). Overall, this is a great camera, and is definitely one a beginner to SLRs should consider.

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

    Beautiful Photos- Quick to Learn Features

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    I bought this camera primarily for travel and family photos. The last SLR camera I had took film. I was pleased to be able to take very good photos with the camera set to auto. However, I wanted to do more and move away from the safetynet of auto so I took a class. I realized that, for the type of photography I will be doing, I should have just bought the body and invest separately in the primary lens that I needed. My bundle had the 18-55 mm lens and 56-200 mm lense. After my class, I ended up purchasing an 18-270 mm lense, which will cover most of my photo needs. If taking photos in situations where lense interchange will cause you to lose a lot of shots, my recommendation would be to spring for the more versatile lense from the get go.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • 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

    Awesome camera especially for beginners!

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    This was my first SLR camera, although I have borrowed my sister's Canon in the past. I personally feel as though Nikon's take a clearer, more vibrant picture, so when I set out to purchase a camera, I knew that a Nikon was the one for me. I settled on the D3200, because it has a comfortable grip, it's a rather affordable price, and the bundle that it came with was also something that I just could not walk away from. I love the fact that on the top of the camera near the on/off switch is an info button. When you press that button it will take you to a menu that gives you three options (shoot, view/delete, and set up). This is truly an awesome feature! Instead of having to read a manual or go look up the instructions on Google, all you have to do is press a button and follow the directions on the screen which are all dummy-proof. The "shoot" option will take you through the variety of options available to you when taking pictures. It will tell you which option should be used when capturing portraits, landscapes, moving objects, etc. If you ever forget what each individual option is used for, all you have to do is hit the info button and it will tell you. As for the "view/delete" and "set up", that's rather self-explanatory. As I said, being new to the SLR world, I was not 100% sure what was the differences between the types of lenses that are available, but I knew that there is a wide variety for you to choose from. If you go onto Nikon's website and select the D3200, it will give you a list of lenses that they make that are compatible with the camera and will tell you what each individual lens is best used for and they will even give you some sample pictures that were taken with that particular lens. That is a great weapon for anyone that is interested in having a wide variety of lenses in their photography arsenal. The camera is basically dummy-proof. When you are trying to snap a picture and the lighting is a bit too low to capture all of the vibrant detail, the flash hood will pop up into action without having been manually forced to. I also was playing with the varying shooting frames available and a little message came up on the screen that told me to change to a different, better suited frame. For a beginner like me, that was a crucial piece of assistance that I was not initially aware that I needed. After taking heed to the camera's advice, I realized an immediate difference in the quality of my pictures. A feature that I found very useful was that the on/off button is actually a switch that you just flip back and forth. You do not need to see the screen to make sure that the camera has responded to you, like you might with a regular pocket camera. The response speed is also very pleasing, because you do not have to wait at all. The moment you flip the switch on, your camera is immediately ready for you to start snapping away without the slightest hint of hesitation. The battery is also very good so far. I have been taking non stop pictures so far and have yet to need to charge it up. I took about 55 pictures yesterday and about 10 this morning, on top of constantly playing with the settings and with the varying shooting frames, which I was sure would drain the battery. I am glad that I was mistaken, however. Something that I am not very happy about, although it has nothing to do with the actual camera itself, is the lack of lenses available in the actual stores. It seems as though for a wider variety of lenses, you will have to resort in online shopping (Nikon's website, Amazon, etc). This could be strictly due to the fact that the lenses will run you anywhere from $100-2k, so the stores probably just carry the most popular ones. This is a downfall for people like me, though, because I can read about what the actual lens is best suited for, etc, but I need to physically test it to determine if it is something that I could utilize and not feel as though I just wasted money on. Best Buy stores are pretty helpful, though. I went in yesterday to sample a lens that they had available and they allowed me to mount it onto my camera and play with it for a minute. If only they had more available...

    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

    Great camera, great value.

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    I'm a relative novice to DSLR cameras. I used a D50 for my internship at a newspaper, but I pretty much left it on "Auto" all the time. I took a multimedia journalism class and got a bit more training, but I was still timid about really pushing its limits. I picked up the D3200 because I needed an upgrade for personal and professional use. I needed a camera that would take great photos and decent video. There was a slight learning curve for some of the settings, but the instruction manual was straightforward and I have been very happy with the camera so far. I went into Best Buy planning to purchase a comparable Canon because I trusted the brand and wasn't thrilled with the D50 at work, but the D3200 was $50 cheaper and had a whopping 24 megapixels. I also preferred the fixed screen as opposed to the Canon's movable screen, which I was afraid I'd break. Definitely buy this camera if you're looking for a powerful-yet-simple DSLR. An excellent beginner camera that takes beautiful photos.

    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

    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

    Great camera for the money

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    I just recieved this camera yesterday and once I charged the battery, I was off and running. I bought this camera as an upgrade from my old D70, which is only 6 megapixels and the pictures are not very large. I shot numerous photos with the D3200 on fully automatic until I read the manual, LOL! They turned out crisp and clear. We have a lot of fall color here in Michigan and the colors were true and bright. So far I love this camera. The only bad thing is none of my old NIkon F mount AF lenses work with it except in manual mode. There is no AF motor in the camera, like my old D70. The new AFS lenses will autofocus and I had to buy a new 55-200 lense so I could autofocus if I want to. Also there is no memory card in the box and the charger is very cheaply made. The lights on the charger did not work, but it did charge my battery. I read there are problems with the charger that comes with this camera. The camera body is a form of plastic, but at the hobby level and price I guess that is to be expected. My old manual NIkons were all metal. All in all, this is a great camera for the photo enthusiast. Pros will want the pro-level cameras of course. I don't have that kind of money, so I am satisfied with the performance of the D3200. Much better than my old D70.

    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

    Nikon D3200

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    I bought this camera for the kick off of my photography business. It is a very easy camera to use, for those who know a lot about cameras. If you do not know that much, it is very simple to learn how to use it. The camera itself comes with features that will teach the user what each feature does. It also sounds a bit nerdy, but I really enjoy hearing the shutter sounds when it takes a picture.

    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

    Great camera

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    Fancy camera at a great price and easy to use. The graphics on the screen make you feel like you are using you pc. Instructions are easy to follow. Compact yet high quality lens. The different programs for different picture modes are great. It was highly recommended by many camera enthusiasts. Great thing is that you can expand with additional lenses in the future. Having a high quality movie option is also great since it avoids taking both, camera and movie camera on trips.

    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 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

    LOVE IT!! Great Valuse easy to use.

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    The camera is great! My wife and I got the package that has the 32GB SD card, training video that is specific to that camera, and carrying case. I love all of them and have had no issues yet. We got a great deal because they were getting the new models in and we opened a rewards card and we got a price match from a major competitor online. We also got the best buy warranty which I HIGLY Reccomend! I am not usually one to get the warranty because I feel that it is a waste of money, but with the insurance I am not afraid to take the camera places that are not typical. It gives me a great peace of mind knowing that if anything happens to it I can get it replaced or repaired. My little girl is 3 months old now and we have taken tons of pictures. We try to use the manual modes that enable us to take more controlled pictures which turn out great since we learned from the video. But we are also able to use the automatic mode when we need a great quality quick pic. Would recommend to anybody. Very Happy with this product. As far as quiet mode I have not tried it myself but my wife said it is louder than the regular mode. Not sure what the deal is there but maybe try it out in the store?

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

    Great Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera

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    My daughter was getting married and I needed a camera for the wedding. But, I wanted a versatile camera that I could used for the wedding, action shots, landscapes, astronomy pictures, sunsets, wild life shots, and on and on. We have had point-and-shoot cameras in the past (even really good, expensive ones), and they just did not have the flexibility and capability I was looking for. I wanted a DSLR and a few lenses - at least to start. Previously, when searching for a DSLR, I found the prices were in the $1000+ - a bit more than I could afford. However, I was pleased to find the Nikon D3200 was both a high quality and reasonably-priced camera. The wedding photos came out very nice. I gave the camera to a 12-year old to run around and get pictures. She had no problem getting great shots, even though she was not experienced with cameras. However, getting low-light and night shots is not as easy as my film-based SLR from years past. Maybe I need to spend more time twiddling dials and playing with adjustments, but the camera has a few ideas about the kinds of pictures I should be taking and it is a battle to do something else. The flash it has is not bad, but tends to leave the people outside the center of the shot in shadows - I guess I will need a separate flash for proper area fill. Pluses - simple pictures are simple and the camera is easy to use. More complex pictures (such as a deer in the woods at dusk) fool the camera and there are so many options to tweak it becomes difficult to get the shot quickly and smoothly. In addition, the auto-focus can get confused in lower light levels and in diverse landscapes. Since there are several auto-focus modes, maybe I am not getting the right one. All in all, the camera is very good, the image quality of daylight pictures is awesome (low-light tends to be grainy). The lenses are very nice and easy to put on and take off. In short, this is a very good entry point SLR for the more demanding photographer.

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

    Great beginner camera

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    Great beginner camera. If I had known I would love it so much I might have opted for a slightly better Nikon (I have my eye on the 5100 series with swivel LCD). DSLR's are the way to go for near professional quality. You will not be disappointed with this camera!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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