Updated (March 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

Canon Rebel T3i

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$346 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$346 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$472 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster

discussion

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Jesson (8:57 PM, September 19, 2014)
D3200 vs T3i, wow its a nice battle, i was wonder who can win a long time ago when i was want to buy my first dslr, and i found an article that help me a lot, and from that time i learn that Nikon D3200 is better than all Canon cameras under 700$ or even 1000$, here is the article for who face same problem as i was ( http://goo.gl/eq7LJo )
 
Avatar for Burnout Burnout (2:55 PM, August 15, 2013)
T3i have rapid focus, cheaper lenses, great for video (flipout screen). Shortcuts is better on Canon. Canon is better for video (magic lantern). So, Nikon D3200 have nice image quality... For video or photojournalism: Canon ... For great scenes from Landscapes, static portrait etc Nikon has better with great image quality....
 
me (3:27 PM, June 15, 2012)
just as I guessed it, the D3200 wins..