Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Nikon Coolpix 5200

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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 5200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x60x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 110k dots
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Around 9.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 3.5x more detail in your photos
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 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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More than 8.5x 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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The T3i's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.7 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
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 5200

Size Much smaller 88x60x37 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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5.4x smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 180 g vs 570 g
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3.2x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.2x thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        T3i:Pentamirror
        5200:Tunnel
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        T3i:3.7 fps
        5200:2.5 fps
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $500 - $590 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
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $329 body only

        $369 - $449 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 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 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
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T3i.

        Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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