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
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
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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $150.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $349 cheaper (3.3x less)
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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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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $490 - $669 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 EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 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

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

              Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

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

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