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Is the D3200 the perfect beginners camera?

NikonMark37814

Morristown, US
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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010
Thu 02-May-13 01:53 PM

Hello, just ordered a D3200 for my wife for Mothers Day. Do D3200 users consider this camera to be the perfect beginners camera? She's been using the D300s and wanted a camera of her own and one that was easy to use. Would appreciate your opinions.

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#1. "RE: Is the D3200 the perfect beginners camera?" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Thu 02-May-13 10:19 PM

In terms of size, weight, and button layouts, there is a very big difference between the D300S and the D3200. Whether these are good vs bad is completely dependent on the user.

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Joseph K
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pjonesCET

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pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Fri 03-May-13 02:02 PM

I have one I consider it a Great Camera for Beginners and amateur Photographers.

I have neither the interest nor the funds, nor the inclination to take 6 months or more just to learn all the controls on a Ful Frame camera Like a FX800. Or even the D7100. Its Sturdy, Lightweight and Makes Great Photos

Here is a Sample:

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This file due to size constraints was reduced to 75 DPI at 300 DPI it much sharper

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mareng

Thatcham. GB, UK
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#3. "RE: Is the D3200 the perfect beginners camera?" | In response to Reply # 0

mareng Registered since 14th Jan 2013
Sun 05-May-13 01:24 PM

I would say yes, being an owner of the D3100 (almost identical) and aggree with @pjones.

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pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Sun 05-May-13 08:13 PM

Here is one taken today.
I try out different depth of fields, Used 55-200mm lens:

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