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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)
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Price $689 at 1 store $449 to $548 at 8 stores $568 to $1,346 at 13 stores $598 at 1 store $439 to $749 at 15 stores
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews
Release date March 14, 2012 February 21, 2013 November 06, 2012 August 24, 2011 March 07, 2011
The Bottom Line The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. For the money, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a great choice for dSLR videographers--though the cheaper T2i can still suffice if you don't need the articulated LCD--and it's a solid choice for creative still shooters. But though the image quality and general shooting performance are top-notch, if you're upgrading to capture sports, kids, or pets, the T3i may not be able to keep up.

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.7 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 5.2 in x 3.2 in x 3.9 in
5.1 in x 3.1 in x 3.8 in
5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
5.2 in x 3.2 in x 3.9 in
5.2 in x 3.1 in x 3.9 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S
Optical sensor type Exmor APS HD CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 100-16000
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 25600
ISO 100-16000
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
ISO auto (100-1600)
ISO 100 - 16000
ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
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Weight 1.2 lbs
17.4 oz
17.8 oz
19.2 oz
18.2 oz
Product Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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