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

Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

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Canon EOS 650D

58

Canon EOS 650D

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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 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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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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
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
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.53x vs 0.50x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
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
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 24.2 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
Size Significantly smaller 125x96x76 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Battery life Longer battery life 540 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $319.00 vs $719.99
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The best price we've seen is $401 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              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
              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
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              650D:0.53x
              D3200:0.50x
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              650D:9
              D3200:11
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              650D:5 fps
              D3200:4 fps
              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
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $419 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $617 body only

              $681 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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

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              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