Final verdict

For beginners looking to get a bit more creative with their photography, Nikon's innovative Guide Mode, brought over from the D3100, is a real boon, while of course the Nikon D3200 includes options for those wanting to explore manual and semi-manual exposure modes further down the line.

It's now been overtaken by both the D3300 and D3400, so unless you can find the D3200 at a real bargain price, your best bet is to go with either of these. Or if you can stretch your budget a little further, take a look at either the D5300 or D5500, with both offering vari-angle screens.