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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome camera, great improvement over the D3100

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    24.2 megapixels for $700. That is just incredible. I had the Nikon D3100 and loved it to death, and when I got this camera it was just remarkable how different and similar it was. Its performance in every way is completely different and using it is very much the same. The screen is absolutely crisp and clear, which, other than image quality, is the most noticeable improvement over the D3100. I also notice that the battery lasts very long and much longer than it did in the D3100 when taking pictures and video. Also live view doesn't time out like it did with the D3100 and it doesn't seem to be as taxing to the battery life. The manual movie controls are a new and fantastic feature. If you are going to film a time lapse and speed it up, you do not want to use an automatic mode because the exposure will flicker when the footage is set up. However, for time lapse videos the camera only records for 20 minutes, although that is twice as long as the D3100 could record for. I also love the new 3.5mm stereo mic jack. I bought the Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone and I love it, the sound is spectacular. The built in mic actually provides stellar sound as well, but it records in mono rather than stereo and it picks up the noises made by your hands on the camera a bit more than the ME-1 does. I would say that the only downsides to this camera are noise at high ISO settings, (but this only occurs when there is not enough light, if you use a high ISO to take a picture with a flash of say people in a poorly lit room, not much noise will appear in that photo. However, if you use ISO 100 when there is not enough light, there will be absolutely no noise even in the spots of the photo that are completely black.) and the 20 minute video limit, but I also have to say that for the price, I would expect a video limit and 20 minutes is very generous. I would also expect noise at high ISO settings, and I think that the amount of noise you will get is really quite low considering the price of this camera. I love this camera and I recommend it to all who read this review. And if you are thinking about getting a better Nikon than this, then I think you should wait until the next D7000 and D5100's come out, because I think that this camera is ahead of the current versions of those cameras in some ways.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    AMAZING!

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    This camera is AMAZING. After much thought, I decided on the D3200 over the 3100. I was concerned about the better deal I was getting as far as the cost, but I'm glad I chose this one. It has alot more MP, upgraded parts, and there are a few more different things, such as the Live View button and where some of the buttons are located. Also, this camera just came out so it is top of the line! This is my first D-SLR ever, and I am IN LOVE. The controls are easy to understand and the book really helps a lot when trying to learn how to use aperture, ISO and shutter speeds correctly. I am a tech person so this shouldn't be too hard for me to learn, but it will take some time since this is my first professional camera. I originally was going to purchase the D3100 because I could get an extra lens, but when I walked into Best Buy, this camera was on sale for $50 cheaper than it was last week, so naturally I got it instead! I highly recommend this camera to anyone who is starting out in photography and wants a nice camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great dslr

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    my first DSLR camera and just learning. so far have taken some interesting and fun, quality pictures. bought an additional 50mm prime lens with lower f-stops (higher aperture) to get improved low light performance. that plus the 18-55mm lens that comes with the camera have been a great combination for learning photography techniques. the high resolution photos look great printed large format.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Entry DSLR that works well.

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    Had the urge to get back to SLR photography, did some research and decided this was my starting point. I have taken 500 or so photos, kept some and learned from the others. I added the 35 mm prime lens and the 200 zoom lens to my equipment...they have added a lot to my enjoyment. The camera is so good for newer users because it has a guide function you can use and make good pictures without even reading the manual. Then as you learn more, you can begin using manual settings, and experiment with light and exposure. Photography is not a simple science when you want to be artistic, but this camera makes it possible to do high quality pics easily while learning some basics of photographic science!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This is a great camera for professionals

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    Upon opening, I was able to start using the camera with very minimum set up time. The camera is very easy to use and is a great camera for any professional or anyone trying to become a professional photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This camera is one heck of a deal!

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    Before I start this particular review, I'd first like to state that I'm a novice when it comes to the photography realm. My primary purpose for this camera is to take it around the globe on my travel adventures. I decided that it was time to get a "big boy" camera and after researching the past few months, I decided on the d3200. I've only had it a month, but thus far this camera is a GIANT LEAP FORWARD from my Sony Cybershot. The manual and overall operating system for the camera are completely user-friendly and I've been able to navigate just fine through the various settings, modes, etc. I've only used it to photograph my Siberian Husky in various settings, but plan to use it on a trip to Thailand next month. I shall update the review when I come back. And if the shots of my Husky are any indicator, I'm more than pleased at the results of this camera. While the model may not have all the bells and whistles with the basic lens that accompanies it, you can always graduate to a better one in the future. Do yourself a favor and check this bad boy out. It's definitely worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    All around great camera!

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    First of all, I've never in my life written a review for a product before. However, I loved this camera so much I felt like it deserves my effort to right a review because it truly is amazing. This is my first DSLR camera. I did a lot of research and asked around before purchasing and I was recommended this camera. I purchased as a bundle with a bag, memory card, cleaning pen, and 55-200mm lens. After watching a few tutorials online, and with no prior experience in photography, I was quickly able to start taking amazing quality pictures. It's very easy to learn and use and if you don't want to put in the effort you can always just use the automatic mode. I do recommend getting the 55-200mm lens as well. It's really great for outdoors and getting close shots without having to be too close to the subject. The lens it comes with is great too especially for portrait shots. I was really surprised by the quality of video this camera can take. If you mess with the fps and you have the right lighting you can really get a great recording. Final thing I recommend getting with this camera is the Wu-1a wifi adapter. You'll be able to control the camera from your smart phone and quickly transfer photos to your smart phone wirelessly to share your photos on social media. If you'd like to see some of the pictures I've taken with the D3200, follow me on Instagram at jhernandez171

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nikon's Entry Level DSLR D3200

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    I've done film photography both in the military and as a civilian. I needed a DSLR that would allow me the flexibility that I was accustomed too with my film SLR and not break the bank. The NIKON D3200 fit the bill quite nicely. The DSLR format gives me the flexibility of interchangeable lenses, a choice of auto or manual focus and a wide ISO range to work with. I did find myself somewhat limited with the obvious lack of support for bracketing but it wasn't a deal breaker. I have yet to shoot video with the camera but it supports full HD video and both NTSC and PAL output formats. You can use a variety of accessories with the D3200 like GPS, external microphones, remote shutter controls etc. Overall, the camera is an excellent first step into the world of DSLR at a reasonable price point and from there sky is the limit in terms of Nikon's product line. Give it a try, I think you'll like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic Camera for beginner/affordable Secondary

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    I have been shooting with this camera for about 2 months and i have basically learned on it with help of some online videos and magazine articles etc. to gain knowledge on fundamentals. In other words, i am not a pro! However for me, going from shooting pictures on camera phones since they started putting cameras in phones, to a short stint with a Panasonic bridge camera (which was also very good for it's purpose), to finally going to the big boy DSLR has been great. This camera has the biggest sensor you can buy for any new camera (APS-C or DX) under $1200 or so, those sensors being FX for Nikon, or "full frame". It captures awesome pictures even in dim light and it has a high Mega Pixel count which is great for printing large photos or for me, cropping into photos to essentially zoom into the picture and it will STILL be clear, even doing this (to a point)! I have used ISO 1600 and even 3200 and there is noise, of course as there would be with almost any camera but it is not obnoxious and is well controlled. I'll even upload a picture taken with ISO 3200 just to show this rather extreme range (most shots will not need to be taken over ISO 800, unless there is very little light and/or you want to shoot at high aperture (f-stops). I have both the kit lens and the 35mm DX f/1.8 AF-S G which i also bought a best buy, it is one of the most affordable DX lenses and also is much faster than the kit lens, f/1.8 compared to the lowest-f/3.5 for the 18-55 Kit lens which is a considerable difference in available light and of course, background blur bokehhh :) ! This camera is relatively basic, there's no built in WIFI, the LCD screen does not flip or swivel but is sharp, the physical camera body does not have image stabilization- if you need it-its important on long telephoto lenses and long shutter speeds-slower than 1/60s or so- the LENS will have to have it BUILT IN (It's called Vibration Reduction VR, on Nikon's) the kit lens will have VR, there are "only" 11 auto focus points- i personally haven't had a issue with this but if you photograph sports or take pictures with a lot of movement in your scene this may be an issue and you will have to buy a higher end body, and really any other gripe would be nit picking and even still this camera is amazing for its price point and i tried to make this review easy to understand, but put as much information as possible. If you have any issue understanding just look up the terms online or watch some videos as i have! The picture i've uploaded is of my dog and isn't by any means the sharpest (the shutter speed was too slow) but plenty of people have put up pretty pictures showing the camera's prowess but this will show you the pretty remarkable NOISE PERFORMANCE which is also very important!! It was taken with the 35mm DX lens at night with only the TV light in the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera even for the price

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    I have been using Nikons for years and as of late using a D7000 for bird photography with a Sigma 150-500 lens. I bought the D3200 yesterday as a backup and let me tell you, the quality of the photos area as good if not better than what I've been getting with the D7000. Very surprised. The only problem is Adobe has yet to release camera raw with D3200 support.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Camera

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    To put this review in perspective...I'm no pro, in fact my knowledge about taking photos with anything other than pulling out my smart phone, is close to zero. So, with that in mind...what I think about this camera. Photo quality is very good. In fact...its great. Once you learn about all the settings, and modes, you realize there is so much more to a great photo then pulling out your cell phone for a quick shot. It takes time and effort, learning how to use a DSLR, but once you do, once you get that first GREAT SHOT, the feeling of accomplishment you get, feeling of pride, makes it worth the time and money you will put into this. If you are like me, and are coming from a point and shoot and or cell phone, and tired of bad pics....this is the kit to get. The lens is great for everyday shots. The build quality is there, and its a good price for what you get. Stick with it, don't get frustrated, you will learn how to use this, and once you do, your kids plays, your holidays, vacations, all the moments you want to remember, will be better for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Incredible camera

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    Easy to use guides and presets for novices yet all the manual settings for more experienced photographers. It's hard to believe this is an entry level camera. Excellent resolution yielding excellent results. 1200 shots at the NASCAR races (including reviewing taken shots) and still had plenty of battery left. I'm not sure why I bought a spare battery. Comes with very useful software for downloading and editing. I've had this camera for over a month now and I'm still in awe.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It's top notch.

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    I've never had a really good camera before. This is fantastic. Easy to use. With 24.3 megapixels, you get great quality reproductions. I have been taking pictures of Victorian buildings in downtown Dubuque (which has many) and making 8X10s of them. They are all unbelievable. I would recommend this camera to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect first DSLR camera

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    First DSLR camera and I definitely made a great choice! Easy to use, make sure you read the manual to learn about all the things the camera is capable of. All in all very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome camera!

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    I bought this camera for a trip I'm taking towards the end of the year. I only had my iPhone 4 last year and, well, they're good, but not great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Pictures quality of cameras costing 2x more

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    Amazing dynamic range in good light and great detail. This sensor is amazing. It feels cheap as do plastic lenses, but the low weight and price-performance make it a winner. It does not work with my 20-35mm 2.8 AF-D Nikkor at all. I expected it would as a manual focus lens. I bought a Tamron 10-24 and have taken outstanding pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great camera for someone starting DSLR

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    This camera does tend to have a fair amount of noise, but that is really not a big deal to an average user. That's what the more $1000+ cameras are for. That being said, this camera is really nice for those just learning how to use DSLR cameras. For the price of the camera, the quality is great! Any sharpness issues I've come across has been my fault for general camera shake. It's capable of taking great pictures of my pets indoors and outdoors and whatever other thing I decide to go out to shoot. So far that has been still life, nature, landscape, dog sports, and even night photography. This camera is great for me because it has really helped me learn how to use it through its easy to access guide menus. If I am curious what a thing does in the menu, I just press a button and the camera explains it. This camera has no extra bells or whistles which is also nice because it's not overly daunting to learn how to use it. Of course, because of its basic build one can outgrow this camera fairly quickly if they find themselves really wanting to do more with their photography. But this should not be a big deal for an average user at all. With a few choice lenses, anyone can pick this thing up and have a blast! I highly suggest anyone who wants to try their hand at DSLR photography should start off with the D3200 or Nikons D5200. This has been a great camera for me and I'm so glad I got it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good camera

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    Also good service from the BB sales rep who pointed out I'd do better buying this one than a bundled sale for less $$ as the 'free' lens didn't have the wobble protection. Good advice is why I go back. Now if BB would only put the 40mm Macro lens on sale!!! I have almost enough gift card $$ for it, HINT HINT Photos taken with this camera

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Honestly the best camera ever.

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    Everything about this camera is awesome. The shutter sound is a bit loud but that does not bother me one bit. I love how user friendly it is, with it's guide function and suggestive features that assist you when shooting in certain settings. The images are very detailed and lifelike, great quality. I absolutely adore my Nikon D3200. You will too!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera for novice and beginning professional

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    I needed to replace my D40X due to wear! I had removed the writing and markings on the top of the camera from using so much mosquito spray and not cleaning my hands before using the camera. I hated that, because the D40X is a great camera. However this one, the D3200 is very similar and I was able to use it quickly! I would recommend this camera to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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