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Canon EOS 550D

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76points

Nikon D3200

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Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D3200

Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200

Why is Canon EOS 550D better than Nikon D3200?

  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • 12.94% higher resolution
    ?

    1250 x 833pxvs1176 x 784px
  • 119k dots higher resolution (screen)
    ?

    1040k dotsvs921k dots
  • 6.37% higher pixel density
    ?

    501ppivs471ppi
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    2vs1
  • 14.5mm thinner
    ?

    62mmvs76.5mm

Why is Nikon D3200 better than Canon EOS 550D?

  • 7.53% larger sensor
    ?

    23.2 x 15.4mmvs14.9 x 22.3mm
  • 2 more focus points
    ?

    11vs9
  • 34.44% more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    24.2MPvs18MP
  • 100shots longer battery life
    ?

    540shotsvs440shots
  • 33.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    4fpsvs3fps
  • 40.15% lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    1131 ISOvs807 ISO
  • 15 better image quality
    ?

    81vs66
  • 75g lighter
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    455gvs530g

Price comparison

Nikon D3200

Buy used:

$199.99

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$619.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 (Renewed) with 16GB Accessory Bundle
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$699.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonCanon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18...Canon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55 Lens Kit + Canon 75-300 Lens Black w/Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag + 50’’ Tripod+TOPKNOTCH Cloth(International Model)
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$699.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonCanon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18...Canon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55MM DC III Lens Kit (Black) with Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag + 50’’ Tripod+Extreme Elec Cloth (International Model)
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$519.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor wi...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor with NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Case, 2 Pcs Tripod, 3 Pack Filters and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$624.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
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$499.95
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red...Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red) (Renewed)
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$256.49
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
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$649.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle
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$879.95
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$2.53
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Nikon D3200 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
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$53.99
Nikon D3200 aliexpressML-L3 Infrared Wireless Remote Control S...ML-L3 Infrared Wireless Remote Control Shutter Release For Nikon D7100 D70s D60 D80 D90 D5200 D50 D5100 D3300 D3200 Controller
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$1.97
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$2.49

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Design

1.weight

530g

455g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
4.Has a hot shoe
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
5.resolution

1250 x 833px

1176 x 784px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
6.screen resolution

1040k dots

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Optics

1.sensor size

14.9 x 22.3mm

23.2 x 15.4mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

12800 ISO

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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

440shots

540shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

807 ISO

1131 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.color depth

22bits

24.1bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
4.Has a remote control
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.dynamic range

11.6Evs

13.2Evs

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.
6.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D3200
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Nikon D3200

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm VR NIKKOR Lens Kit + Accessory Bundle + Extreme Electronics Cloth
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$619.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 (Renewed) with 16GB Accessory Bundle
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$699.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonCanon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18...Canon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55 Lens Kit + Canon 75-300 Lens Black w/Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag + 50’’ Tripod+TOPKNOTCH Cloth(International Model)
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$699.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonCanon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18...Canon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55MM DC III Lens Kit (Black) with Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag + 50’’ Tripod+Extreme Elec Cloth (International Model)
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$519.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor wi...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera 24.2MP Sensor with NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, Case, 2 Pcs Tripod, 3 Pack Filters and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$624.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
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$499.95
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red...Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$256.49
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
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$649.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle
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$879.95
Nikon D3200 aliexpressML-L3 Wireless Remote Control Shutter Re...ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control Shutter Release For Nikon D3200/D3300/D3400/D5100/D5300/D5500/D7000/D7100/d3100Infrared Controller
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$2.53
Nikon D3200 aliexpressKnightX ND FLD UV MC Star lens color fil...KnightX ND FLD UV MC Star lens color filter 52mm 58 67 55 77 mm for Nikon Canon EOS 7D 5D 6D 50D 60D 600D d5200 d3300 d3200 T5i
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$2.35
Nikon D3200 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
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$53.99
Nikon D3200 aliexpressML-L3 Infrared Wireless Remote Control S...ML-L3 Infrared Wireless Remote Control Shutter Release For Nikon D7100 D70s D60 D80 D90 D5200 D50 D5100 D3300 D3200 Controller
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$1.97
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