Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3200

74

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Canon EOS 1100D

47

Canon EOS 1100D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,131 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
110 ms vs 276 ms
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2.5x less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 540 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay
Less startup delay
100 ms vs 400 ms
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4x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.52x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 505 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
81.0 vs 62.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1,131 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D3200 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.2 EV vs 11 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Color depth
Better color depth
24.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.2 more bits of color
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
125x96x76 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price
Cheaper
$309.99 vs $449.95
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D:100 ms
              D3200:400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D3200:205 lenses
              Weight Light weight Help
              1100D:459 g
              D3200:505 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              1100D:$449.95
              D3200:$309.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              1
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1100D:3 fps
              D3200:4 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D:0.54x
              D3200:0.52x
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              1100D:9
              D3200:11
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 body only

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $684 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D3200.

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