Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
True resolution
High true resolution
21 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark II

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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 920k dots vs 80k dots
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11.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs 1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
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Around 41.5x larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution 21 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture more than 6.5x 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
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 3.9 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentaprism 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 25,600 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 Much smaller 88x65x38 mm vs 152x114x75 mm
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6x smaller
Weight Much lighter 190 g vs 850 g
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4.5x lighter
Lowest price Much cheaper $100.09 vs $2,299.99
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The best price we've seen is $2,200 cheaper (23x less)
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3"
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Around 50% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              5D Mark II:Pentaprism
              3200:Tunnel
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5D Mark II:3.9 fps
              3200:1.5 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,155 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $870 body only

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

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 - $3,297 body only

              $4,097 - $4,697 with 70-200mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

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              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $915 - $1,299 body only

              $1,285 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
              Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,395 body only

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Focus points More focus points
              Movie format Does not take movies
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

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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
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $92

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $300 - $390 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $500 body only

              $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier

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