It is amazingly light weight - lighter than most lenses! It is very quiet. The AF could be faster, but it's plenty fast enough. When you dig deeper, you shockingly find that the Nikon D3200 has many advanced internal features from the highest-end cameras (D800 & F4). The high-res LCD rear screen, the EXPEED 3 image processing engine, and a new 24MP sensor. The EXPEED 3 image processing engine allows the D3200 to perform at an altitude unheard of for a so-called entry level camera. Nikon's Active-D dynamic range enhancement at 24MP at 4 frames per second requires substantial in-camera processing power.
I bought this camera primarily for still photography. With the proper lenses & technique, the results are stunning. Low-light/high ISO performance is far beyond what you should expect at this level camera. Candle-lit face images are noise-free, and look great. Still life's on a tripod at ISO 100, have more resolution that ANY DSLR I have ever used, with very little shadow noise. In short, I might not accept my D800 when it becomes available. I might use the Nikon D3200 longer than I thought, (waiting for the 24MP FX D600 for $1999 later this year - my guesses on price & stats & date)...or, just keep using the D3200. If it breaks (I'm hard on cameras), I'll just buy a new one.
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I have a D800 and a Nikon D3200. Yes, there are many differences between the two. One is at the high end of the spectrum, the other, entry level. When I'm shooting commercially, or seriously in any way, it's the D800. It is a superb camera, if you own glass that can fully exploit the 36MP sensor, and your technique is solid. For everything else, I use the D3200. Why? It's light and compact. You can easily carry it around all day, with the f1.8 35mm, and hardly know it's there. If that lens isn't wide enough, shoot a 3-frame series and stitch them together in Photoshop. Again, with good glass and technique, the results are very, very good. D800 territory? No, but few would notice. The D3200 is a pleasure to use, and handles fast enough for most kinds of photography. You can use old manual Nikkor lenses easily, albeit with a bit more effort. With the focus confirmation dot in the viewfinder, manual focusing is easy. Exposure can be guessed and adjusted using the great hi-res LCD. I recently had to shoot an emergency-rush job covering a politician's speech. All I had in the car was the D3200, the 35mm f1.8, and an old, sharp 100mm f2.8 E Nikkor -- my normal in-car-at all-times stash. The setting was indoors, in a bright garden area -- no flash allowed. I was surrounded by folks with Nikon D4's and $1500 lenses. I got a few looks....LOL. I boosted the ISO to 1600, used the $50 100mm @ f4 @1/125th, and the results were great, published in several places. The D3200 is a great camera for the money, I like it more now than when I first bought it!
|Model||DX-Format Digital SLR|
|Dust Reduction System||Image sensor cleaning|
|Video Recording||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F bayonet mount|
|Auto Fokus||Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection|
|AE Lock and AE Bracketing||Luminosity locked at detected value|
|Exposure Compensation||±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV|
|Shutter||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder|
|Internal Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Batrei||EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery|
|Dimention||5.0 in. (125mm) x 3.8 in. (96mm) x 3.1 in. (76.5mm)|
|Weight||16 oz. (455g) (Camera Only)|
Price Nikon D3200 From Ebay : $409.95