The D3200 at a glance
As in the D3300 and D5300, the shutter release button sits in front of smaller exposure compensation, Info and video start/stop buttons.
An infrared receiver built into the finger grip enables the camera to be fired remotely from the front using an optional Nikon ML-L3 wireless controller.
Unlike the J5, the D3200 has a hotshoe for mounting an external flashgun, in addition to its pop-up flash.
The speaker for optional autofocus confirmation beeps is mounted at the left, just next to the pop-up flash module.
An upside of the screen lacking vari-angle articulation is that there’s room for a left-hand strip of control buttons.
It’s a fixed three-inch screen that lacks touch-sensitivity, but the image quality is impressive for the reasonably high 921,000 pixel count.
Mk II kit lens
Unlike original D3200 kits, later versions have been updated to include the newer 18-55mm VR II lens, announced at the beginning of 2014.
Shooting mode dial
From its full auto setting and interactive Guide mode, to scene modes and PASM settings, the D3200 suits a wide range of abilities.
Live View mode, in which you can compose and preview shots using the LCD screen rather than the viewfinder, is activated by this simple button.