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Records movies more beautifully and easily with a D-SLR – Full HD D-Movie

The D3200 offers Full HD movie recording at 1,920 x 1,080/30p. You can shoot beautiful movies utilizing 24.2 effective megapixels. It is possible to record movies with expanded image expression utilizing beautiful blur that only D-SLRs can offer, a variety of perspectives with a wide interchangeable lens lineup, and superior high-sensitivity performance. When subject-tracking AF is used, even a moving subject is kept focused. The movie-record button is located next to the shutter-release button to enable instant movie recording start. You can record movies as if using a video camcorder. With the D3200, manual setting for movie recording is possible (only when exposure mode is set to M). You can set shutter speed and ISO sensitivity before starting recording*. Furthermore, a flicker reduction function is employed to enable you to select flicker frequency (50Hz/60Hz) or choose automatic.

  • *Set shutter speed depends on movie frame rate; ISO sensitivity can be set within the range from ISO 200 to 6400 and ISO 12800 equivalent (Hi 1)

Sample movies

Note: Movies shown above were recorded with D-Movie and converted to Flash Video format. Actual D-Movie image quality may differ.

How to improve your D-Movie expression

-Use a tripod in movie recording
In movie shooting, panning (tracking a subject's movement horizontally) and tilting (tracking vertically) will result in beautiful images. For smooth panning and tilting, use of a tripod is recommended because image blur caused by camera shake is likely to occur in handheld shooting.

-Controlling the background blur
Recent D-SLR cameras enable movie recording that emphasizes the background blur effect. With the D3200, you can control the degree of blur by changing the aperture (f-number) before recording.

Note: Aperture values cannot be changed during recording. Set aperture before starting live view.

-Wide NIKKOR lens lineup
One of the great advantages of D-SLRs is that you can enjoy diversified movie expression by changing lenses. Use a telephoto zoom lens to capture distant children at an athletic meeting, trains or airplanes, a wide-angle zoom lens for shooting landscapes, a standard zoom lens or micro lens for a baby or pets, or a fisheye lens when you want to creatively deform architecture. Using a variety of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses will make your movie recording much more enjoyable.

-Utilize Picture Control
With six types of Picture Control incorporated in the D3200, you can freely manage the colors and mood of your images by choosing an option of monochrome, vivid, etc. as you do for still images.

Optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone compatible

In addition to monaural recording with the built-in microphone, the D3200 lets you record stereo sound with the optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone. Using the ME-1 Stereo Microphone also reduces noise caused by lens vibration being recorded during autofocus shooting. Furthermore, you can select the sensitivity setting from auto or manual for either the built-in microphone or the ME-1 Stereo Microphone. In manual setting, you can choose the sensitivity level from 20 steps.

In-camera movie editing functions

You can edit your movie easily without a PC. It is possible to delete unwanted parts by choosing the start or end point in single frame units, and save a selected frame as a JPEG image with the same image size as that of the selected movie frame.

Main movie specifications

Recording mode
Frame size (pixels)
Frame rate1,2
Maximum length
Full HD
1,920 x 1,080
20 min.
1,280 x 720
640 x 424
  • 1Listed value. Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively.
  • 230p/60p: available when NTSC is selected for Video mode; 25p/50p: available when PAL is selected for Video mode.