Nikon D3200 Lab test results
The D3200 edges ahead of the Nikon 1 J5 but loses out to all of the competing D-SLRs in the group for capturing fine detail.
Colour rendition can stray a little to the warm side, especially when using auto white balance, but it’s pleasant overall.
Lab scores for noise are good, but noise in high-ISO images is more obvious than from newer Nikons.
There’s usually good detail in shadows, but negative exposure compensation can be required to avoid highlights washing out.
The matrix metering system is prone to producing overly bright images, but overall image quality is good, with plenty of vibrancy. Shots are slightly noisier than those from the newer cameras on test.