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

Nikon D3200 vs Canon EOS 600D

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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
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$518 with 18-55mm lens

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

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $633 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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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.