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

Nikon D3200 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
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110

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 resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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

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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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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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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..