Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3200

74

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Canon EOS 650D

59

Canon EOS 650D

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 650D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 650D'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 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.53x vs 0.52x
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Almost the same
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
269 ms vs 276 ms
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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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 722 ISO
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The D3200 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Color depth
Better color depth
24.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.2 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.1 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
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Size
Significantly smaller
125x96x76 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
540 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$309.00 vs $719.99
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The best price we've seen is $411 cheaper (2.3x less)
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
Weight
Lighter
505 g vs 575 g
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More than 10% lighter
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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              650D: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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              650D:269 ms
              D3200:276 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              650D:0.53x
              D3200:0.52x
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              650D:5 fps
              D3200:4 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              650D: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

              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
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 body only

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 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
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 650D.

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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              discussion

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              Showing 5 comments

              omair (6:14 PM, October 24, 2013)
              no
               
              Avatar for SHAZEEL NAWAZ SHAZEEL NAWAZ (5:12 PM, September 08, 2013)
              D3200 IS A TOUCH SCREEN OR NOT???
               
              Avatar for Andyc Andyc (6:34 PM, August 30, 2013)
              I agree 650d Good all around camera Good HD Videos.
               
              Alex (4:33 PM, June 25, 2013)
              in this case 650d ONLY
               
              NIght (10:42 AM, June 13, 2012)
              Witch should i get? 650d or d3200? Iam looking for a all around camera and iam a beginner but still like something witch iam not going to outgrow to fast. I would use it indoor and outdoor. also to take it with me on my travels. so witch of these are recommended? Also would be a big benefit if it takes good videos