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.
Uses sample images and clear instructions to show you how to take great photos in a few simple steps.
Capture sharp, detailed images with the 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Big prints look superb and you can crop images without losing any detail.
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.
Enjoy fast and precise autofocus coverage throughout the frame whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing engine provides high-speed operation, remarkably clear images with excellent color reproduction, and enhanced movie recording.
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.
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.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format)
23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Image 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 formats
NEF (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 System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
DCF (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
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
18 mm (-1.0m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 - +0.5 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
Autofocus 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.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick-response remote, Quiet shutter release
Frame advance rate
Up to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 - 9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix 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 coupling
Auto 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)
-5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO 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
Nikon 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.)
-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
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
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: 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
Auto, 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
-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
Advanced 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.
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
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
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View - automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1,920 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 format
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
ISO 200 - 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Full-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)
D-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)
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Arabic, 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
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
1/4 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.)
Approx. 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 - temperature
0 - 40 °C (+32 - 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
EN-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
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.
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 lens that features Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.
Highly affordable kit. Offers the ideal way to get started in SLR photography. Includes the D3200 camera and the lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens that offers a precision 3x zoom and boasts ED glass elements for sharp images.
All-round lens kit. Includes the D3200 camera and the powerful AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm VR lens with a 5.8x zoom range for superb versatility, and Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.
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.
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.
Double lens kit that offers excellent value for money. Includes the D3200 camera, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR wide-angle zoom lens and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm telephoto lens. Both lenses feature fast, quiet autofocus and ED glass elements for sharp images.
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.