Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3200 vs Canon Rebel T4i

Winner
Nikon D3200

74

Canon Rebel T4i

58

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 Rebel T4i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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Advantages of the Canon T4i

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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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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 T4i's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.53x vs 0.52x
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T4i'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
24.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Size
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
Cheaper
$289.95 vs $525.00
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The best price we've seen is $235 cheaper (more than 40% 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
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
505 g vs 575 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T4i197 lenses
              D3200205 lenses
              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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T4i3.1"
              D32003"
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T4i9
              D320011
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T4i269 ms
              D3200276 ms
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T4i0.53x
              D32000.52x
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T4i12,800 ISO
              D32006,400 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $420 - $497 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $627 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

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

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T4i.

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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              DSlrowner2013 (4:51 PM, September 16, 2013)
              At the end of the day, the Nikon takes better pictures. Yes, the canon is nicer. It has a nicer touch flipping screen and it has on HDR, and it is a bit faster. If you feel that those things are more important for you, then get the canon. However, if you like me and want a better picture quality get the Nikon. This one has a better sensor and better processor, which translates in better picture quality (better color depth, noise, dynamic range) and of course, higher resolution. For this reason better picture quality is that this website, Tech radar, and pc magazine think that it is better. It is also smaller, lighter, and has a nicer finished.
               
              :D (3:03 AM, July 16, 2013)
              dude are u kiddin me? if it comer to plasticky you OBVIOUSLY haven't picked up a D3200, plus, that nasty ass red plastic model makes me wanna cry.
               
              Bigs (4:11 PM, May 02, 2013)
              Dude have you picked up a T4i and a D3200? The T4i feels like a toy camera. Wheel is cheap. Shutter button is cheap. Focus lamp is cheap. The plastic used for the whole camera feels cheap. Mr Bias sure didn't mention that though! lol
               
              Avatar for Dixin Fan Dixin Fan (3:17 PM, April 16, 2013)
              It's pretty obvious this site is biased toward Nikon. Between any similarly priced Canon and Nikon, this site will choose the Nikon 11 times out of 10 where as Amazon ratings and other online reviewers with cameras from both manufacturers clearly say otherwise. I only come to Snapsort for laughs.
               
              Cesar (10:47 PM, October 26, 2012)
              Why this page has choosen NIKON like better ? watch this video and see that the canon has better quality, I personally love NIKON but this video shows that canon is better, if this is not like I think tell me why ! i want to buy one of them please help me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB1l_GbDv2w