Nik on D3200 vs D5200
Nikon D3200 £320, $390
The 3200 has a fixed three-inch 921,000-dot LCD display, but the D5200 has a flip-out variangle screen, which can be extremely useful with Live View.
The D5200 has an Effects mode and offers many more customisation options; the D3200 is a much more basic camera which offers the essentials but little else.
The D3200 has a perfectly adequate 11-point autofocus module, but the D5200 has Nikon’s much more advanced 39-point AF system built in.
Both cameras can shoot 1920x1080 movies at 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates, but the D5200 adds high-speed 60i/50i interlaced modes.
The D3200 has a mono microphone built in, but the D5200’s is stereo. Both cameras can take external stereo microphones.
Both cameras can shoot RAW files, but the D3200 is restricted to 12-bit NEFs while the D5200 can shoot higher-quality 14-bit NEFs too. It’s one of the less obvious restrictions with the D3000-series cameras and easily overlooked.