Nikon D3200 vs Fujifilm X-E2

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3200 and Fujifilm X-E2. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D3200 is manufacturered by Nikon but Fujifilm X-E2 is from Fujifilm. Both Nikon and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Nikon D3200 were released 2012 and Fujifilm X-E2 was released 2013. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D3200 2012
Fujifilm X-E2 2013

Type of camera

Nikon D3200 is a DSLR camera while Fujifilm X-E2 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3200 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Fujifilm X-E2 has a ""-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D3200 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Fujifilm X-E2 mm

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:

Resolution

Nikon D3200 has a 24,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-E2 has 16 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D3200 24,2 MP
24064000 pixels
6016 x 4000
Fujifilm X-E2 16 MP
15980544 pixels
4896 x 3264

Nikon D3200 has a 51 % larger resolution than Fujifilm X-E2. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D3200 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-E2. Nikon D3200 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Fujifilm X-E2 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3200 100-6400
Fujifilm X-E2 200-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Fujifilm X-E2 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3200 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3200 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3200
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-E2

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D3200 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-E2 can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3200 4
Fujifilm X-E2 7

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D3200 and Fujifilm X-E2 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D3200 weighs 505 gr (equal to 1,11 lb) which is 44% heavier than Fujifilm X-E2 and its 350 gr (or 0,77 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D3200 505 gr
1,11 lb
Fujifilm X-E2 350 gr
0,77 lb

Nikon D3200 vs Fujifilm X-E2 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D3200 and Fujifilm X-E2, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Name Nikon D3200 Fujifilm X-E2
Manufacturer Nikon Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Release Year 2012 2013
Release Date 2012-04-19 2013-10-18
MSRP 699 USD 999 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6016 x 4000 pixels 4896 x 3264 pixels
Megapixels 24,2 MP 16 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 EXR Processor II
Image
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
ISO Range 100 - 6400 200 - 6400
White Balance Presets 12 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Autofocus Motor No Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 11 N/A
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm X
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 921000 1040000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT LCD with 160 viewing angle TFT color LCD monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Frames per second 4 fps 7 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 7 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV steps) 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Optional with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Yes
Built-in (Image playback/sharing, geo-tagging)
Remote Control Optional
Optional through RR-90
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-E2
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-W126 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 540 shots 350 shots
Width 125 mm 129 mm
Height 96 mm 75 mm
Depth 77 mm 37 mm
Weight 505 gram 350 gram