The Nikon D3200 is part of Nikon’s newer line of entry level DSLR cameras and is not just an incremental upgrade to the D3100, the D3200 has a completely new sensor and processor making a power house. In fact the Nikon D3200 is on par with the Canon 5D Mark III in terms of its image sensor according to DXoMark.
The Nikon D3200 features Full HD video capability and a Color Bit Depth of 24.1 bits, better than most full frame DSLR cameras. The Nikon D3200’s great strength lies in its Sony CMOS sensor. As a result it handles low light situations well and creates quality video as well. It is the ideal camera for portraiture and travel photography, as well as interview style DSLR video.
The Nikon D3200 is a 24 Megapixel camera, and also features HDMI out, and stereo mic input, and can utilize SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. It is capable of shooting 4 Frames Per Second continuously and can record up to 20 minutes of video continuously.
Because of its Sensor rating and its overall Resolution the Nikon D3200 is head and shoulders above most entry level DSLR camera’s in its price bracket ($500-600).
Final Thoughts on the Nikon D3200:
This camera is amazing for both beginners or those transitioning into DSLR video from photography. As a video camera it produces superior results, is easy to use and is compatible with a wide range of lenses and accessories. This is the ideal travel camera or backup camera body. I would however not recommend it for sports and action photography, which would be more suited to something like the Nikon D600 or the Canon 5D Mark III.
When shooting video the Nikon D3200 benefits from the use of prime lenses such as the 35mm, 50mm or 85mm F 1.8 G Nikkor DX lenses.
I've been doing for Photography for nearly half my life now. I come from a family of Photo Enthusiast and as an artist Photography was just a natural fit for me creatively. I prefer to shoot portraiture, events, fashion and cosplay.