Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black) comparison

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Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)

Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)
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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

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Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Nikon D5100 (with 18-55mm VR lens)

Nikon D5100 (with 18-55mm VR lens)
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Price $476 to $1,226 at 10 stores $569 to $1,193 at 10 stores $389 to $409 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 26 reviews 4.0 stars out of 17 reviews
Release date April 18, 2012 November 06, 2012 September 01, 2010 April 15, 2011
The Bottom Line A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots. The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. A very good entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3100 delivers excellent photo quality in a body that's streamlined for experienced photographers, but relatively unintimidating for the less advanced. Its only weakness is performance; though solid, it nevertheless lags behind the competition. Though it doesn't rank first based on any individual aspect of the camera, the Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features, and design that puts it out in front if you're looking for a well-rounded option under $1,000.

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS) - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.9 in x 3 in x 3.8 in
5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
4.9 in x 3 in x 3.8 in
5 in x 3.1 in x 3.8 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO auto
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 100-3200
ISO auto
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 424 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 424 -
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Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Weight 16 oz
17.8 oz
16 oz
19.8 oz
Product Type Digital camera
- SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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