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I have 2 D3200s and one of the first things I noticed was that at default "0" screen setting they are both way too bright. I'm a 40 yr vet to photography and it absolutely is a defect in the screen brightness. I own D3100, D5100, D700, D7000, D200 and others and have never had the problem with any other camera.
Side by side, the eye is extremely good at detecting changes in brightness, but that ability goes down considerably if the images are separated. We're very good at detecting changes from one point to a point next to it (contrast), but much less able to do absolute measurement.
Because the exposure factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture are interchangeable in terms of final exposure, you can experiment with this yourself by loading a sample image into a photo processing application like Darktable and playing with the Exposure slider. The bad news is that the human eye is really good at this, at least when the images are shown ...
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