Nikon D3200 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

Canon EOS 50D

90

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
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.59x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$444 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,572 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$1,599 with 17-85mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,173 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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Nikon D3200
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