Nikon D3200 vs. Canon T5i

Confused in choosing between Nikon D3200 and Canon T5i? The two are entry-level DSLR cameras that often confuse people. Canon T5i is available at a higher price point than Nikon D3200. The optical resolution is not as high as Nikon D3200, but it has various other features that make it very attractive. The advantages include a tilt-swivel screen and better ISO range, both of which are often considered very valuable by many photographers. On the other hand, Nikon D3200 offers a higher optical resolution and better buffer performance. Which is the camera that you better choose? Let’s see below.

Nikon D3200 vs. Canon T5i

If we hold the two cameras in our both hands, we can notice that Nikon D3200 is quite lighter than Canon T5i. That is a good thing. However, what Nikon D3200 lacks is on the display sector. It has a fixed display screen, which can be impractical to some people. Canon T5i, on the other hand, features a tilt-swivel display screen, which can be very handy for shooting pictures and videos from tricky and difficult angles. If you often find difficulties in tricky shooting angles, Canon T5i may be a better option for you. Not to mention the touchscreen feature on the Canon camera – though most photographers may actually prefer using manual controls instead of the touchscreen.

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In terms of performance, the two cameras have different advantages. If you want to have high ISO levels, you may prefer Canon T5i more than Nikon D3200. This is because, unlike Nikon D3200 that has an ISO range limited to 6,400 as the maximum, Canon T5i comes with a maximum ISO level of 12,800. That can be very handy for difficult lighting conditions. In addition, Canon T5i also comes with slightly faster continuous shooting speeds (both in RAW and JPEG) and better AF performance, thanks to the on-sensor phase detection and 9 cross-type AF points.

On the other hand, Nikon D3200 features a significantly higher buffer capacity. While the Canon camera can only shoot continuously for up to 15 shots (6 in RAW), Nikon D3200 has a buffer capacity of 100 JPEG shots or 12 RAW shots. Also, Nikon D3200 features a higher resolution, also better color depth and dynamic range.

- Shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day warranty
- 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor,Display Screen 3.0-Inch Rear Screen, LCD (921000)
- EXPEED III Image Processing
- Wide ISO sensitivity range,Filter Thread: 52 mm
- One-touch Full HD 1080p movie recording
- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 9 point AF system, all cross type
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
- 3" articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots

Canon T5i suits you best if you need the extended ISO and the more powerful AF. If the two are not great importance to you, then Nikon D3200’s better resolution, color depth, and dynamic range would make the better value for your money.

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