Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

61

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Nikon Coolpix 3200

31

Nikon Coolpix 3200

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 7D

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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
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture more than 5.5x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
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Around 16x larger sensor
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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
12,800 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 148x111x74 mm
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5.6x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
190 g vs 860 g
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4.5x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.9"
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Around 50% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$149.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $850 cheaper (6.7x less)
Nikon Coolpix 3200 Learn more about
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              7D:Pentaprism
              3200:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 body only

              $950 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,519 - $1,899 body only

              $2,399 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix 3100

              Nikon Coolpix 3100

              Compact

              $246

              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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