Updated (March 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Nikon D3200

71

Canon EOS 600D

56

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
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$565 body only

$683 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Avatar for Suleman mirza Suleman mirza (9:48 PM, February 13, 2014)
Syed raghib ..... Canon 600d is best ... With image stebllizer lenz ....
 
Avatar for Sammie-May Sammie-May (0:57 AM, January 25, 2014)
I'm a YouTuber, currently using a Full HD compact camera for my videos (Canon PowerShot S100) but considering buying a DSLR to keep at home and use all the time, and then use my S100 for vlogs when I'm going places. Is there any point in buying a DSLR and if so, which one would you recommend?
 
Avatar for Pankaj Soni Pankaj Soni (11:57 AM, January 06, 2014)
it depends on your requirements and budget. If you want to buy lots of lenses in future and want to save money then, Internal focus motor of 600D will help you to get cheaper lenses. buit-in focus motor in nikon starts from models like D90,D7000 onwards which are bit more costly. Personally I would suggest(focus motor will not be there so only AF-S lenses can be used for AF feature) to go for nikon D5100 which is having better performance and also low in budget.
 
Avatar for Albert Argilaga Claramunt Albert Argilaga Claramunt (6:45 PM, November 02, 2013)
Nikon is better for beginners, to use like point and shoot cameras.
 
Biju (3:49 PM, October 25, 2013)
Nikon D3200!
 
Syed Raghib Chisty (2:18 AM, October 25, 2013)
I want to buy a DSLR camera, which to buy ? Canon d600 or Nikon d3200.