Updated (March 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D3200

Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Nikon D3200

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$949 - $999 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$919 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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nick (8:15 AM, January 27, 2015)
one reason to consider Eric, which the review doesn't mention, is that the pixels on the 7d are bigger by 20% which helps reduce grain at higher ISO
 
Eric (6:07 AM, July 05, 2014)
How the heck did the 7D just win that? Who cares if the viewfinder is .12x bigger, or that it's .1" thinner? The D3200 has better image quality, higher resolution, better high ISO performance, has autofocusing video, a larger sensor, more than an f-stop more dynamic range, EVERYTHING THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS FOR TAKING PICTURES. Not to mention it's almost a whole grand cheaper! The only real edge the 7D has is that it's weather-sealed, and if you're trigger happy then it does shoot twice as fast fps. Those are genuinely convenient measures that the D3200 does not exploit, unfortunately. But really, what sort of mathematical basis is the scoring based off of?! The comparison clearly shows the D3200 is a much better camera, BONUS: the price. Come on Snapsort, head your own comparisons.