• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon D3200 advantages over Canon T7

  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Canon T7 advantages over Nikon D3200

  • Less expensive
    $550 vs $700 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Newer
    7 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Neither provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • High resolution allows cropping; Good performance in low light; Compact and comfortable, highly portable; Fast and responsive, just begs to take pictures; Quiet shutter is great for candids.

  • Mediocre kit lens; Might be too small for some; No bracketing; Narrow flash coverage; Matrix metering tends to overexpose.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A65

Nikon D3200
Sony A65
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Sony A65
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon D3200
Nikon D5200
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T7
Nikon D5200
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D3200
Sony A58
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon T7
Sony A58
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T7i

Nikon D3200
Canon T7i
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon T7
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL2

Nikon D3200
Canon SL2
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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