Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

Winner
Canon Rebel T3i

79

Nikon Coolpix 3200

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Size
Really small
Compact (88×65×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 3200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.6"
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Around 90% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 80k dots
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13x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture more than 5.5x more detail in your photos
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.7 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a through-the-lens viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3000s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon 3200

Size
Significantly smaller
88×65×38 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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4.9x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
190 g vs 570 g
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3x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.00 vs $478.99
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (3.2x less)
Nikon Coolpix 3200 Learn more about
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3iPentamirror
              3200Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i3.7 fps
              32001.5 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $485 - $649 body only

              $589 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $724 body only

              $929 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
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              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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