I exchanged my Nikon d3200 for this and there are a lot of things that disappoints me about the camera as well as love it.
Is this worth an upgrade? Is this the best camera out there.
Today I will explain it to you in detail
Design and build
The build is solid like most Nikon camera, it is not very premium but what you get is a hard plastic well built compact DSLR camera that is super compact and very grippy to hold.
What disappointed me was how similar the design was to the old model, the design of the old camera was not bad, but this one has the same feel and buttons with few extra changes that are very pleasing.
You have a viewfinder toggle switch that feels very used compared to the button on the previous model, you also get an adjuster dialer which is designed a little better than the old one but performs just like the old one.
I felt Nikon could have changed the design a little bit for those upgrading to the newer model, everything works well here so I can live with this.
The camera is very compact and has the same battery holder and card holder design like the previous one, what I love about this camera is how compact it feels to hold in your hand and carry around, I am sure Nikon understand that this camera is for those who are entering the world of DSLRs and would want something that is easy to carry and simple to use and it does this gracefully.
Battery life and performance
What surprised me about this camera was the mammoth jump that it takes as far as battery life is concerned. The battery life on this is extraordinary. I was never discontent with the battery on the Nikon d3200 however, this one is on another dimension with a company claim of more than 1500 shots approx, the battery life on this has been extraordinary.
I am not going to post a comparison review here because it will make the review very long. But both Cameras are great and have their own set of pros and cons.
A well-finished camera by the house of Nikon, it is compact has a fantastic battery life, easy to use and has a lot of options to add your fx and dx type of lens.
The camera is flawed by few updates which were required in the newer model, in the world of vlogging it simply disappoints with an absence of an articulating screen, the resolution of the screen does not impress either, but if you are a beginner and entering into DSLRs, you should definitely consider this and if you are not, and looking for a decent upgrade check this out
1.fantastic battery performance 2.fast snappy chipset 3.Nikon quality and build 4.very well priced, value for money deal 5.very compact, a joy to hold and easy to carry 6.well laid out controls that are all within your reach
Cons 1.display could have been better 2.Still no articulating screen 3. The app still needs to improve 4.not worth an upgrade from the older model
A very well made camera with good performance and battery life. One of the first DSLR I purchased with the 3200 and this one will be a decent first camera for you.