Nikon D3200 vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Nikon D3200

71

Canon EOS 450D

43

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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 450D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$365 - $438 body only

$307 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$393 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$365 - $438 body only

$307 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$438 body only

$422 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$685 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Nikon D3200
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