Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3200 vs Canon Rebel T3

Winner
Nikon D3200

73

Canon Rebel T3

40

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

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Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 540 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.52x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 505 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
81.0 vs 62.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.2 EV vs 11 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1,131 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D3200 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Color depth
Better color depth
24.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.2 more bits of color
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
276 ms vs 309 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
125x96x76 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$279.00 vs $325.30
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              T3300 ms
              D3200400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T3197 lenses
              D3200205 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              T3$325.30
              D3200$279.00
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3459 g
              D3200505 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              1
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T33 fps
              D32004 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T39
              D320011
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3309 ms
              D3200276 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T30.54x
              D32000.52x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3720p @ 30fps
              D32001080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $480 - $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 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 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
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $629 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $591 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 body only

              $408 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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