Enter the world of serious, DSLR photography with amazing performance and ease. The compact D3200 offers an impressive 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and full 1080p HD movie recording at an equally impressive low-price point.
The D3200 features Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processor, which delivers the same fast operation as the acclaimed D4, and many new features beyond its D3100 predecessor, including 1080p30 video, a 920k dot LCD and the option to add an affordable Wi-Fi transmitter.
In addition to these sophisticated features, the D3200 excels in ease of use. With in-camera Guide Mode tutorials, you will learn the camera’s key features and controls while you shoot. Other convenient features include a choice of six common Scene Modes, which optimize portrait, night portrait, landscape and close-up exposures. Its one-touch Full HD 1080p video recording button with full-time autofocus is a breeze to use, and with the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter, you can send images to your smartphone for instant sharing.
This kit is equipped with the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm lens with VR image stabilization, making it easier to get sharp pictures in low-light situations. And the D3200’s 11-point autofocusing system, you can expect sharp images even when the action speeds up.
From the Manufacturer:
Packed inside the easy to use D3200 is serious Nikon power: a 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor that excels in any light, EXPEED 3 image-processing for fast operation and creative in-camera effects, Full HD (1080p) movie recording, in-camera tutorials and much more. What does this mean for you? Simply stunning photos and videos in any setting. And now, with Nikon's optional Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can share those masterpieces instantly with your Smartphone or tablet!
24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3
Why do photos and videos shot with a Nikon HD-SLR look so good? It all starts with Nikon's exclusive image sensors, and the D3200 has the most powerful CMOS sensor we've ever put in a HD-SLR at this level. Boasting an astounding 24.2 effective megapixels, it captures sharper, richer images—even in low light. Combine that with EXPEED 3 image processing, the processing power behind the acclaimed Nikon D4, for super-fast operation, exceptional image capture, in-camera filter effects and more. Your photos and videos will amaze even you.
Guide Mode ensures success
It's never been easier to create HD-SLR quality photos, thanks to the D3200's Guide Mode. Learn the camera's key features and controls while you shoot, and even get advice and sample images to succeed in difficult shooting situations. Guide Mode is easy to access and easy to understand. You're never shooting alone with the D3200.
Six Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector
Experienced photographers optimize their camera settings for the scene they're shooting. With the D3200, optimizing your camera settings is as easy as turning a dial. Choose from six common Scene Modes like Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Close up and more, for flawless results even in demanding circumstances. When using Live View, Scene Auto Selector automatically sets the D3200 for the most suitable Scene Mode for the situation. A highly accurate 420-pixel RGB sensor powers Nikon's Scene Recognition System, which compares scene data against an extensive database to optimize the shot accordingly.
One-touch Full HD 1080p movie recording with stereo sound
Nikon is committed to developing HD-SLRs that are not just superlative still image cameras, but superlative video cameras, as well. With a touch of a button, the D3200 starts recording Full HD 1080p video with full-time autofocus, manual exposure control and stereo sound. Its breathtaking 921,000-dot, ultra-high-resolution display makes it easy to frame, monitor and review your footage. Even record in super-smooth slow motion up to 60 fps! Unleash your inner cinematographer.
Versatile AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm
Nikon's renowned NIKKOR lenses have long been the choice of pros and serious photographers. Marvels of clarity, consistency, precision and reliability, they draw peak performance from Nikon HD-SLRs. The D3200 comes equipped with the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm, a versatile, high performance VR image stabilized lens. And when you're ready to expand your system and extend your creativity, you'll have your choice of over 70 legendary NIKKOR lenses.
Fast and accurate shooting
The D3200's 11-point Autofocusing System is as fast as it is precise. Check your focus points, track your subject or shoot carefree right from the viewfinder. And when the action speeds up, simply aim, hold down the shutter and fire off approx. 4 fps at 24.2 MP resolution.
Wi-Fi Connectivity - Now you can easily get GREAT pictures on your smartphone
Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smartphone and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from your D3200. With an easy to use app, now, when you can't wait to share that great shot, you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone in an instant.
Compact, lightweight and durable
Your D3200 is designed for comfort, intuitive use and durability. Its compact, lightweight and rugged body puts key controls at your fingertips. You'll never hesitate to bring along your D3200.
Dramatic low-light photos
The D3200's wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 allows for shooting in very low light without a flash or in very bright light with zoom, macro, fixed focal length or wide aperture lenses. For extreme low-light situations, set the ISO to Hi 1 and achieve ISO 12800 equivalent sensitivity.
TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens MountNikon F bayonet mount
Picture AngleEffective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Effective Pixels24.2 million
Sensor Size23.2mm x 15.4mm
Image Sensor FormatDX
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels24.7 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels)
(L) 6,016 × 4,000
(M) 4,512 × 3,000
(S) 3,008 × 2,000
File Format Still Images
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Selected Picture Control can be Modified
Card Slot1 Secure Digital (SD)
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
ViewfinderEye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage95% Horizontal Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification0.78x Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-1.7 to +0.5m¯¹
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex MirrorQuick-return type
Lens ApertureInstant-return type
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
AF NIKKOR for F3AF not Supported
AF-S, AF-I: All Functions Supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster
IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus
Type D PC NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and some Shooting Modes
Shutter typeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec.
Fastest Shutter Speed1/4000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed30 sec.
Flash Sync SpeedUp to 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release Modes
Quick Response Remote Mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Frame Advance RateUp to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution4 frames per second
Self-timer2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering SystemTTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter CouplingCPU
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Auto (flash off)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Auto [Flash Off]
Exposure Compensation±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Mirror Lock UpYes (for image sensor cleaning)
ISO 100 - 6400
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity6400
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Auto ISO sensitivity control available
High ISO Noise Reduction
Single-point AF ModeYes
Dynamic AF ModeNumber of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF ModeYes
Autofocus SystemNikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus PointCan be selected from 11 focus points
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points11
Autofocus Sensitivity-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash ControlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted
Flash Sync ModesFront-curtain sync (normal)
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)CLS Supported
Flash Sync TerminalSync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Live View ShootingYes
Live View Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode
Live View AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto Selector
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time20 min.
Movie File FormatMOV
Movie Video CompressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording formatLinear PCM
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps
Built-in microphone, monaural
Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution921,000 Dots
Monitor TypeWide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View160-degree wide-viewing angle
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Playback with Zoom
In-Camera Image EditingColor Balance, Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Distortion Control, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-Eye Correction, Resize, Selective Color, Straighten, Trim
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Video Output: NTSC, PAL
Wi-Fi FunctionalityEye-Fi Compatible
GPSGP-1 GPS unit
Supported LanguagesArabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norweigan, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time SettingsYes
World Time SettingYes
Battery / BatteriesEN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)540 shots per charge (Battery Life) (CIPA)
AC AdapterEH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Battery ChargerMH-24 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions5.0 in. (125mm) x 3.8 in. (96mm) x 3.1 in. (76.5mm)
16 oz. (455g)
camera body only
Operating Environment0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)