Significantly 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.
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
49.80% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Vastly 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.
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
1.96x more megapixels (photo)
Measurably better image quality
19 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Noticeably 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.
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.
Significantly better color depth
10.05% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Sizably 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.
Clearly 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.
Distinctly higher resolution
4x higher resolution
Distinctly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
3x better video recording quality
A little lighter
40 g lighter
Significantly higher pixel density
1.80x higher pixel density
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
A shade bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Substantially 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.
Slightly less body volume
9.89% less body volume
4.90 mm narrower
1.40 mm thinner
3.70 mm shorter
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.
More lens choces
Nikone offers more options for lenses where canon fails in this category.