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

Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon Rebel T3i

77

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Nikon Coolpix 3200

29

Nikon Coolpix 3200

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" 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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
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Around 16x larger sensor
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
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Advantages of the Nikon 3200

Size Significantly smaller 88x65x38 mm vs 133x99x79 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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        T3i:Pentamirror
        3200:Tunnel
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        T3i:3.7 fps
        3200:1.5 fps

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 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

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 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
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $641 - $699 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $600 body only

        $599 - $610 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 T3i Competitors

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        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

        Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix 5200

        Compact

        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix 3100

        Nikon Coolpix 3100

        Compact

        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $107

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

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