Nikon D3200 review : image gallery

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Ahead of the full review of the Nikon D3200 DSLR that I am planning to publish tomorrow, here is an image gallery of images from the camera review shooting session. Clicking on each thumbnail will lead you to my Flickr D3200 album where you can download the full resolution JPEG images straight from the camera. I did not edit the images. The D3200 was set to JPEG Fine image quality and the Active D-Lighting to medium. I received the D3200 on Friday afternoon and immediately took it for a tour outside as the weather was gorgeous. In the final review, I’ll have some comparison images of the D3200 vs D5100 to measure what the 24MP pixel count brings to the images compared to the D5100 16MP sensor.

Curious about this interesting little Digital SLR ? You can read the Nikon D3200 introduction. To sum it up, the Nikon D3200 is an amateur DSLR based on the entry level camera body D3100 but with an impressive 24-megapixel sensor inside, the same as Sony placed in the NEX-7 and SLT-A65 / SLT-A77. I also had a sensor benchmark article published a few days ago (see the Nikon D3200 sensor review).

Nikon D3200 image gallery

Click on each image to access the Flickr page in order to download the full resolution JPEG.

Nikon D3200 DSLR review gallery
Image shot with the Nikon D3200 set to ISO 100 - f/1.8 - 1/1250s with Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G, probably my favorite lens although it is a bit "telephoto" once mounted on an APS-C DSLR like the D3200. It then becomes an interesting fast portrait lens.

 

nikon d3200 camera review
The Nikon D3200 at ISO 100 - f/3.5 - 1/800s with the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G lens

 

Nikon D3200 review with Sigma 10-20mm lens
Nikon D3200 at ISO 100 - f/8 - 1/160s with the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX lens at 14mm.

 

Nikon D3200 DSLR review
The Nikon D3200 at ISO 100 - f/7.1 - 1/80s with Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens used at 20mm. The Active D-Lighting did a great job lighting the lowest tones while retrieving loads of information in the leaves on the upper right corner. I used the D3200 in aperture priority mode with the picture style set to neutral. For all images.

 

Nikon D3200 DSLR review
For this wide-angle image, I used the Nikon D320 with the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens at 10mm, ISO 100 - f/3.5 - 1/1600s. Silly setting....

 

Nikon D3200 review ISO 3,200
The Nikon D3200 at ISO 3,200 under natural light. Even in a pretty dark forest, with the D3200, you can set the camera sensibility to ISO 3,200 without fearing any real damage on the image quality but then get a decent shutter speed (1/400s) and DOF (f/8 on short focal length) useful when using the camera handheld.

 

Nikon D3200 review : best amateur DSLR ?
For this wide angle shot again, I used the D3200 set to ISO 800 with Active D-lighting on, set to medium and the lens at 10mm (Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM at f/7.1 and 1/125s). I like this image but it has a kind of HDR look to me and this may not be what you want to get... I noticed that the Nikon D3200 images are very vivid and their dynamic range (at least their tone curve) is quite often near HDR. That is great for ready to print JPEGs right out from de camera.

 

Camera review : the Nikon D3200 to the test
Nikon D3200 at ISO 100 - f/8 and 1/15s. I did not use any tripod for this photograph, I was actually working handheld under low-light conditions. Again, the HDR kind of look. Nikon's engineers were a bit heavy handed on that.

 

nikon d3200 HDSLR review
Nikon D3200 set at ISO 400. The scene is slightly backlit. I love Nikon exposure metering... This image is perfect to check the amount of small details the camera can capture, even at ISO 400, if you check it out at 100% in Photoshop, Lightroom, etc...

 

nikon D3200 digital camera review
The Nikon D3200 24-megapixel sensor is perfect for landscape thanks to its impressive dynamic range measured at 13EV at ISO 100. You really take advantage of this exposure headroom on the field.

 


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