Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 vs Canon Rebel T4i

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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
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T4i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$949 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
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Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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Avatar for NSRajaram NSRajaram (1:31 AM, April 25, 2015)
I use both and find little to choose. As far as image quality is concerned, all cameras today have it. Can anyone name a camera today with poor IQ, especially in this price range?
 
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