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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.52x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 540 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$393.99 vs $549.95
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight
Slightly 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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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
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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
125×96×77 mm vs 130×100×78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3309 ms
              D3200276 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              T3300 ms
              D3200400 ms
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T33.1"
              D32003"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3720p @ 30fps
              D32001080p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T33 fps
              D32004 fps
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T39
              D320011
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T30.54x
              D32000.52x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              T3230k dots
              D3200921k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              T32.7"
              D32003"

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