D3200 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/d3200/all en-SG Nikon D3200 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/d3200/nikon-d3200/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The D3200 is armed with a 24MP sensor, but the megapixel wars are over, so what else is there to recommend Nikon&#039;s new camera? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nikon-d3200-review-press-shot-main_2.jpg?1372358179" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nikon-d3200-review-press-shot-back_2.jpg?1372358179" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nikon-d3200-review-press-shot-side_2.jpg?1372358179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The D3200 is armed with a 24MP sensor, but the megapixel wars are over, so what else is there to recommend Nikon's new camera?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$999.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (w/18-55mm) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D3200 – introduction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The megapixel race seems a long time ago now, with camera manufacturers seeming to call an armistice at around 12-16MP. But Nikon obviously missed signing the treaty, arming its entry-level D3200 with a new 24MP sensor.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nikon-D3200-unboxing-side.jpg?1372358179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D3200 – photography lessons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As on its Nikon D3100 predecessor, the Nikon D3200 has a Guide mode to help you choose the right settings for certain results. Tell it you're taking a portrait, for example, and it sets the aperture wide to blur out backgrounds – a simplistic approach, but it will help you get a feel for what the settings achieve. It could probably do with another layer of depth, giving a little more explanation as to what effect that setting is having and why.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nikon-D3200-unboxing-LCD-display.jpg?1372358179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D3200 – picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And what about that new 24MP APS-C sensor? It's sensational, that's what. The level of detail is incredible and it copes with low light with aplomb. The biggest compliment we can give it is that in many circumstances it's every bit as good as the 36MP full-frame chip in the Nikon D800 (which will be getting the full review treatment itself in the very near future).</p> <p>Whether anyone other than a studio photographer really needs that many megapixels is debatable, but it does at least open up a lot of cropping possibilities. The autofocus performance is reasonably accurate, although anyone who's test-driven the latest crop of compact system cameras – most notably the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Nikon J1/V1 – will find the D3200 sluggish by comparison.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nikon-D3200-unboxing-slots.jpg?1372358179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D3200 – controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elsewhere, very little has changed from the D3100, although the 3in LCD has been upped to a very sharp 921,000 dots. The grip is still generously sized and all the controls will be familiar to Nikon users.</p> <p>New users, however, may be baffled by the very important Info (i) button. It's a strange choice of icon for the button that launches the settings menu, where you can change things such as ISO, white balance, etc. We'd have considered calling it 'Settings' or 'Function', or something else that actually describes what it does.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nikon-d3200-unboxing-accessories-cables_0.jpg?1372358179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D3200 – cost of entry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There's also the question of price. It's not eye-watering, but it is more than an SLR beginner might be expected to pay, and arguably the money would be better spend on a Canon EOS 1100D and a couple of extra lenses. You'd have half the megapixels but more versatility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D3200 –  verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The image quality that the Nikon D3200 offers is nothing short of astonishing at this level, but there is a price premium attached. If you're determined to print big (and that's never cheap, either) or want the option of heavy cropping without heavy pixellation, the extra cost may be worth it. Nevertheless this is a solid performer that shouldn't disappoint, and the range of compatible lenses from Nikon and third-party manufacturers is immense.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An entry-level SLR with a truly pro-quality sensor, but the Nikon D3200's price may be too rich for beginners</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/nikon-d3200 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/d3200/nikon-d3200/review#comments D3200 Nikon System Cameras Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424299 at http://www.stuff.tv