Nikon Digital SLR Camera D3200 (18-55 LENS)
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Approx. 1.5x 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 [L], 4,512 x 3,000 [M], 3,008 x 2,000 [S]
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. 0.8x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 to +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
1/4,000 to 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 to 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
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Spot metering: 2 to 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 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with ( ) button
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 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 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
-1 to +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 ( ) button
, , , , : 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 to +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
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
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in and modes
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
1,920 x 1,080, 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, ★ high/normal
1,280 x 720, 60p/50p, ★ high/normal
640 x 424, 30p/25p, ★ 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
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO 200 to 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)
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
MC-DC2 Remote Cord (available separately), GP-1 GPS Unit (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm 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 EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight
(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)
0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
Less than 85% (no condensation)
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-20 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E17 USB Cable, EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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Memory card capacity
The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on a 8 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card at different image quality and size settings. Note that buffer capacity drops at ISO sensitivity of 1600 or higher.
No. of images1
NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine3
1All figures are approximate. Results will vary with card type, camera settings, and scene recorded.
2Maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops when noise reduction or auto distortion control is on.
3Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
Approved memory cards
The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the D3200. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used.
SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards2
SDXC memory cards3
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 MB, 128 MB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
1Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used support 2 GB cards.
2Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.
3Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.
Note: Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above cards, please contact the manufacturer.