Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon EOS 100D vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3200

72

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Canon EOS 100D

59

Canon EOS 100D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,131 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 100D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 100D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Much smaller 117x91x69 mm vs 125x96x76 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.50x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 100D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 100D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.7" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 264 ms vs 276 ms
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 407 g vs 505 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Overall image quality Much better image quality 81.0 vs 63.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 2.3 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 11.3 EV
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1.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,131 ISO vs 843 ISO
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The D3200 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life 540 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Much cheaper $319.00 vs $822.13
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The best price we've seen is $503 cheaper (2.6x less)
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 600 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              100D:197 lenses
              D3200:205 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Weight Light weight Help
              100D:407 g
              D3200:505 g
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              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
              4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              100D:264 ms
              D3200:276 ms
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              100D:9
              D3200:11
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              100D:0.54x
              D3200:0.50x
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $419 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $564 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 significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Cross type focus points Has significantly more cross-type focus points
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 100D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 100D.

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

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

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              Showing 3 comments

              Avatar for Tayyar Terlikci Tayyar Terlikci (5:02 PM, August 03, 2014)
              Has Canon 100D really 59 points? I do not want to believe it.
               
              jjj (8:27 PM, January 05, 2014)
              the canon 100d does have continusou video autofocusing : check here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ9Y8nDZcqI
              amirite?
              plz get your facts straight
               
              kadafy love nikon (3:54 AM, October 25, 2013)
              Nikon is the best ".)