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What is the sensor size of the Nikon D3200?

The Nikon D3200 is a digital camera that has an APS-C sensor at its core. This imager measures 23.2mm in width and 15.4mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 357 mm2.

The D3200 provides an image resolution of 24.1 megapixels, based on 6 016 horizontal pixels and 4 000 vertical pixels.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

The sensor diagonal measures 27.8mm, which gives rise to a format factor (or crop factor) of 1.5. Hence, the Nikon D3200 is a crop-sensor camera, as its sensor is smaller than a traditional 35mm film slide or negative.

Nikon D3200 and Credit Card sensor measures

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Nikon D3200 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D3200 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/30p24.113.2113181
2.
 
Nikon D5600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0130684
3.
 
Nikon D3400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.813.9119286
4.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0143884
5.
 
Nikon D3300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.312.8138582
6.
 
Nikon D5300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.9133883
7.
 
Nikon D5200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.213.9128484
8.
 
Nikon D5100 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.513.6118380
9.
 
Nikon D3100 APS-C 14.2 4608 30721080/24p22.511.391967
10.
 
Nikon D3000 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.311.156362
11.
 
Sony A58 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.312.575374
Further information on the sensor in the Nikon D3200 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the D3200 was initially launched in April 2012 at a price of $599.

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Camera to camera comparisons

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon D3200
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date April 2012
    Launch Price USD 599
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.2 x 15.4 mm
    Sensor Area 357 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 27.8 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 016 x 4 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.85 μm
    Pixel Density 6.74 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6 400 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 12 800 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 3
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 81
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.2
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1131
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.53x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type EN-EL14 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)540 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 125 x 96 x 77 mm
    (4.9 x 3.8 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 505 g (17.8 oz)

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