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

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)

Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR 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 $749 at 1 store $448 to $449 at 7 stores $569 to $1,126 at 9 stores $476 to $1,226 at 9 stores $549 to $925 at 11 stores
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews
Release date March 14, 2012 February 21, 2013 November 06, 2012 April 18, 2012 March 07, 2011
The Bottom Line The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots. 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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Optical sensor type Exmor APS HD CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
Weight 1.2 lbs
17.4 oz
17.8 oz
16 oz
18.2 oz
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 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO auto
ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
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 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S
Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.7 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
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
4.9 in x 3 in x 3.8 in
5.2 in x 3.1 in x 3.9 in
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