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

Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

73

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Canon Rebel T4i

58

Canon Rebel T4i

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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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T4i

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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 T4i'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 T4i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $476.95
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The best price we've seen is $277 cheaper (2.4x less)
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
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 Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T4i: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
              T4i: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
              T4i:0.53x
              D3200:0.50x
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T4i:9
              D3200:11
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T4i:5 fps
              D3200:4 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $484 - $774 body only

              $200 - $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $500 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $899 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

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

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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              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