Nikon D3200 vs Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Top 25 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
1.96x more megapixels (photo)
Considerably larger sensor
15.4 x 23.2 mm
14.7 x 22.2 mm
9.48% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Notably lower noise at high ISO
49.80% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Considerably more focus points
2 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Notably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
33.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Noticeably better image quality
19 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Distinctly higher maximum light sensitivity
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
A tad lighter
40 g lighter
Explicitly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
3x better video recording quality
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Explicitly better color depth
10.05% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Significantly higher pixel density
1.80x higher pixel density
Somewhat less body volume
9.89% less body volume
Sizably higher resolution
4x higher resolution
Vastly wider dynamic range
20% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
Explicitly less shutter lag
0.07 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
A tad bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.90 mm narrower
A tad shorter
3.70 mm shorter
Substantially higher resolution (screen)
921 k dots
230 k dots
691 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1.40 mm thinner
The D3200 is compatible with GP-1 GPS Unit that is able to embed location information on an image. Latitude, longitude and altitude of a shooting location are recorded as Exif data.
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Nikon D3200 is better than Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3 because...
Top Four Reasons for the
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Compared to Nikon D3200
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More battery power
16.50% more battery power
Clearly less startup delay
0.20 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Sizably longer battery life
160 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.