20 Most Recent Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

You got it wet enough that you had to disassemble it? It's toast dude. Sorry.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Dec 19, 2017

Use a faster SD card. The write speed number is what you look for. The greater the number the better the card.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Mar 13, 2017

What size card is it ? I had the same problem using a 64 gb card in my Pentax

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Jan 19, 2016

I just had this problem today myself, and looked everywhere online for a solution. I changed the batteries (to Panasonic), and it didn't help. But i tried different batteries (Energizers) and the camera started working again.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Sep 13, 2015

First, you did not say how old the battery is. Rechargeable batteries do not last forever and if left on the shelf for prolonged periods can discharge to the point that the suffer permanent damage and will not take or hold a charge. Most rechargeables last for about three years give or take. It could be that your battery simply needs replacement. You identified your camera as a Coolpix 3200, I presume you mean an S3200.

Start by removing the battery from your camera and making sure that the battery contacts in the camera and on the battery is clean. Dirt and grease can prevent the charging current from flowing to your batteries. If they are dirty. A new pencil eraser can be rubbed against the contacts both in the camera and on the batteries to remove any oils or residue. Next, I would try to charge the battery again.

If that does not work, replace the battery. Your camera takes a model EN-EL19. Since new batteries normally have a partial charge on them, I would first see if the camera will power up and take a picture. If so, the next step is to see If the new battery will charge in your camera. If it does, you have solved your problem. If not, the camera's charging circuit may be at fault. If that is the case, you have two choices. You can send the camera Nikon USA for repair or, if the camera otherwise functions correctly, you can save the cost of repair by purchasing a model MH-66 external battery charger and charging your battery outside the camera.

If you need to send your camera in for repair, you can call Nikon USA Service at 1-800-645-6687 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday for assistance or go to there website (link below). They will give you a free repair estimate if your camera is out of warranty.
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Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

The contact in the lens is the ground contact. If it does not touch the camera mount the camera will, give an error code and not operate. Remove lens mount and check pin spring operation. If stuck slightly enlarge hole

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015

SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Oct 07, 2014

There are two possibilities. First, rechargeable batteries do not last forever. Take out your rechargeable batteries and replace them with non-rechargeable ones for test purposes. If your camera works ok, it may be that the camera's charger circuit has gone bad. Try charging your batteries on an external charger. If they charge, it is your camera's charger, if they do not hold a charge, it is probably time for new rechargeable batteries.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Aug 13, 2014

This sounds like a digital logic problem with your camera's electronics. Contact Nikon at 1-800-NIKON US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday through Friday and they will be able to advise you.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014

I can't tell you exactly why all your photos became unavailable on your camera, but I do know that many digital cameras as well as handheld media devices (zunes, sansas etc) are very fussy when it come to the images stored on them. They write index files describing what is stored on them, and yes, if your alter any files using a computer after they were imported and indexed, they will disappear from view on the device. I am surprised that all your photos no longer show up, not just the ones whose orientation was altered.

I recommend moving your photos to your laptop and using your camera to reformat your memory card. I am unaware of any way to coax them into being viewed on your camera once they have been shunned.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Feb 14, 2014

Did you really drop the camera? because the pink could be caused by a misplaced lens. But you also should check if you did not change the strings to manual. Like manual White balance or scene. Try the camera in the automatic setting. Please check the type number you gave, because Nikon did not make a Coolpix 3200. And I think the S3200 is to new.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Feb 09, 2014

Did you try to press the display button several times?

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Jan 10, 2014

The manual says:
Confirm all connections.
Off is selected for Charge by computer in the setup menu.
When charging by connecting the camera to a computer, battery charging stops when the camera is turned off.
When charging by connecting the camera to a computer, battery charging stops if the computer is suspended (sleeping), and the camera may turn off.
Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and status, it may be impossible to charge the battery inserted into the camera via computer connection.
So be sure you are charging the correct way. Best way to do is to remove the battery and put it on the charger for a couple of hours. If you have the battery out, you can check all connections of battery and in the camera.
In trouble shooting, more than a full page is dedicated only to the battery and the method of charging. The manual is still online, but should also on the CD you got with the camera.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013

Have you formatted the card recently?

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Apr 17, 2013

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Feb 20, 2013

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