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
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$769 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,088 - $1,499 body only

$1,497 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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.