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

Nikon D3200 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Nikon D3200

71

Canon Rebel T3i

56

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
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$442 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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 )
 
Jessica (8:13 PM, July 16, 2014)
Jessica E Catino
Date of Birth July 2,1991
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Daniel Anthony Selensky
Date of Birth
February 3, 2011
Social Security # 156-23-1232

Michael Andrew Selensky III
Dat of Birth December 15, 2009
Social Security # 137-23-7476.
 
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..