• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon D3200 advantages over Leica M-D (Typ 262)

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M-D (Typ 262) advantages over Nikon D3200

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.99 vs 3.86 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.68x vs 0.53x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • High resolution allows cropping; Good performance in low light; Compact and comfortable, highly portable; Fast and responsive, just begs to take pictures; Quiet shutter is great for candids.

  • Mediocre kit lens; Might be too small for some; No bracketing; Narrow flash coverage; Matrix metering tends to overexpose.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A65

Nikon D3200
Sony A65
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Sony A65
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Rear display

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon D3200
Nikon D5200
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Nikon D5200
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D3200
Sony A58
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Sony A58
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Nikon D3200
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica M10

Nikon D3200
Leica M10
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $7110
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M10
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • $7110
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
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