Nikon Coolpix 3200
by Randall Hill
My camera, a Nikon Coolpix 3200 was a Christmas gift from my son. He bought it in the year 2005 and it has been a good camera usually. There is one problem that I wish was fixable and that is this: you must take the batteries out after using the camera or the batteries will lose their power rapidly.
That is to say, that if I happen to forget and leave the batteries in the camera, the amount of time on the batteries will last about 15 minutes and they have to be replaced.
Another slight problem with the Nikon Coolpix 3200 is the actual time between taking pictures. The screen stays blank longer than it should between shots; this gets very annoying.
For the most part, the camera takes great shots inside and out. The color is immensely vivid and the pictures are clear. The camera has an optical zoom of 3x, which does not bring the shot close enough for my satisfaction.
However, if I shoot a picture and then use the zoom to bring the subject closer, I can retake the picture by pressing the on and off button again, and then I am able to save it as if it was the original shot; it is like having more optical zoom.
Besides the camera, the strap is a bonus. It assures me that I cannot lose the camera when it I wear it around my wrist.
Another plus of the Nikon Coolpix 3200 was when I found out that I could put in a memory card. The number of pictures that the camera holds went from 20 to 3000. That meant that my videos are not 30 seconds anymore, but can be an hour in length.
Overall, the Nikon Coolpix 3200 digital camera is a good one, and possibly, someday, I may purchase another Nikon Coolpix, but it will be something that is a little more up to date.