Overview

Celebrate your memories with the powerful yet incredibly easy-to-use D3200.

Equipped with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Nikon’s powerful EXPEED 3 image processing engine, this SLR offers outstanding photos and Full HD D-movies.

Nikon’s Guide Mode makes it easy to begin, showing you how to achieve stunning results in a few simple steps. Sample images and clear instructions ensure you’ll shoot the kind of high-quality photos and movies you’ve always wanted.

A fantastic way to capture life in rich detail, the D3200 even lets you send images directly from the camera to a smart device* so you can share your photos and movies instantly.

 

Experience the product: Sample Gallery

Key features

New to D-SLR photography? Guide Mode

Uses sample images and clear instructions to show you how to take great photos in a few simple steps.

New to D-SLR photography? Guide Mode

24.2-MP DX-format CMOS sensor

Capture sharp, detailed images with the 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Big prints look superb and you can crop images without losing any detail.

24.2-MP DX-format CMOS sensor

Go cinematic

Make movies you’ll want to share with D-movie. With the camera’s large image sensor and high ISO, you can record sharp Full HD (1080p) video clips in any light.

Go cinematic

Razor-sharp 11-point autofocus system

Enjoy fast and precise autofocus coverage throughout the frame whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.

Razor-sharp 11-point autofocus system

EXPEED 3

EXPEED 3

Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing engine provides high-speed operation, remarkably clear images with excellent color reproduction, and enhanced movie recording.

Scene Recognition System

Scene Recognition System

Let the D3200 help you capture superior images. Nikon’s Scene Recognition System will meticulously analyze the scene you’re shooting and adjust the focus, exposure and white balance for optimum results.

Photo retouch menu

Photo retouch menu

Enhance your photos in-camera with a range of tools and effects. Retouch tools include Resize, Quick Retouch and Straighten. Effects include Selective Color, Color Sketch, and Miniature Effect, which makes distant subjects look like scale models.

High ISO (100–6400): take great images in low light or sharp shots of fast-moving subjects. Features an Auto ISO setting, and ISO is extendable up to 12800.

Wireless Mobile Adapter: use the optional WU-1a to share images directly from the D3200 to a smartphone or tablet, or to control the camera remotely via your smart device*.

4 fps continuous shooting: shoot action at a swift four frames per second and capture fleeting movements or expressions at exactly the right moment.

Active D-Lighting: capture more detail in high-contrast lighting conditions. Nikon’s Active D-Lighting automatically captures the details in both dark and bright areas for stunning images with natural contrast.

Smart autofocus for movies: enjoy continuous autofocus (AF) when you shoot D-movies. Full-time servo AF (AF-F) and subject-tracking AF maintain the focus when you shoot moving subjects. Face-priority AF is ideal for filming events where you want to relax and let the camera focus on faces.

Extensive movie options: you can record Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p and 24p, and the camera supports use of Nikon’s ME-1 stereo microphone. In-camera edit functions let you perform tasks such as setting the start and end point of your movie. A mini HDMI output enables playback on an HDTV.

NIKKOR lenses: take advantage of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR lenses to capture images with vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail, or to experiment with cinematic effects. Use fast prime lenses for stunning portraits, micro lenses for life-size close-ups or telephoto lenses for distant subjects.

A joy to use: the D3200 lightweight body and superior ergonomics make it a pleasure to shoot with. A secure grip makes the camera comfortable to hold. Dedicated one-touch buttons for frequently used functions like D-Movie, or live view, make it easy to operate.

 

* Compatible with iOS and Android smart devices. This feature requires use of a dedicated application that can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and the iTunes Store®.
Android™, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

Technical Specifications

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewApprox. 1.5 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels24.2 million
Image sensor23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels24.7 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)6,016 x 4,000 (Large) 4,512 x 3,000 (Medium) 3,008 x 2,000 (Small)
Storage file formatsNEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed 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
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageApprox. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint18 mm (-1.0m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-1.7 - +0.5 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesAutofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release modeSingle frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick-response remote, Quiet shutter release
Frame advance rateUp to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 - 9 exposures
Exposure meteringTTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 - 20 EV Spot metering: 2 - 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCPU
ModeAuto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation-5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivityISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingOn, off
AutofocusNikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 - 3 m/1 ft 8 in. - 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servoAutofocus (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 pointsCan be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flashAuto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide NumberApprox. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, 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 metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modesAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting SystemAdvanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units.
Sync terminalAS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Live view - lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Live view - AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
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 - automatic scene selectionAvailable in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Movie - meteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering methodMatrix
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate1,920 x 1,080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, (fine)high/normal 1,280 x 720, 60p/50p, (fine)high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, (fine)high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
Movie - file formatMOV
Movie - video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording formatLinear PCM
Movie - audio recording deviceBuilt-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivityISO 200 - 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Monitor7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Retouch functionsD-lighting, red-eye correction, trim, monochrome, color balance, image overlay, resize, RAW processing (D-lighting available), filter effects (skylight, warm filter, red/green/blue intensifier, cross screen, soft), miniature effect, quick retouch, straighten, distortion control, fisheye, perspective control, color outline, color sketch, selective color, side-by-side comparison, edit movie (choose start/end point/save selected frame)
USBHi-Speed USB
Video outputNTSC, PAL
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal(s)Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Supported languagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 125 x 96 x 76.5 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
WeightApprox. 505 g (1 lb 1.8 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 455 g/1 lb (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature0 - 40 °C (+32 - 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidityLess than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesEN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E17 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference CD
 

Kits

D3200 18-55 VR II Kit

Great value kit. Enables you to shoot in low light without a flash, for more natural-looking images. Includes the D3200 camera in black and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens that features Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D3200 18-55 VR Kit RED

Great value kit. Enables you to shoot in low light without a flash, for more natural-looking images. Includes the D3200 camera in red and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens that features Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D3200 18-55 VR + 55-200 VR Kit

Versatile double VR lens kit. Includes the D3200 camera, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR wide-angle zoom lens and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm VR telephoto lens. Both lenses feature Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D3200 18-55 VR + 55-300 VR Kit

Terrific double VR lens kit. Includes the D3200 camera, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR wide-angle zoom lens and the powerful NIKKOR 55-300mm VR lens with super-telephoto reach for stunning close-ups.

D3200 18-55 VR II Kit RED

Great value kit. Enables you to shoot in low light without a flash, for more natural-looking images. Includes the D3200 camera in red and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens that features Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

Cashback

This camera is part of our Summer Cashback offer 2014.
Cashback available on purchases of selected Nikon products, made between 30th April 2014 and 30th July 2014 (inclusive).
Claims must be received by 31st August 2014.

For full terms and conditions, and to find out how much you can claim back click here > www.nikon.co.uk/promotions