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

Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)
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Canon EOS Rebel T4i (with 18-135mm STM lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T4i (with 18-135mm STM lens)
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Nikon D7000 (Body Only)

Nikon D7000 (Body Only)
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Price $499 to $925 at 11 stores $476 to $1,373 at 9 stores $979 to $1,190 at 4 stores $599 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 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)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 39 reviews
Release date March 07, 2011 April 18, 2012 June 06, 2012 October 15, 2010
The Bottom Line 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. A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots. A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i's more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation. You can probably find better alternatives if you just want a sub-$1,000 dSLR for still photography. An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date.

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Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
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 3.1 in x 3.9 in
4.9 in x 3 in x 3.8 in
5.2 in x 3.1 in x 3.9 in
5.2 in x 3 in x 4.1 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
7.5 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 135 mm - F/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon EF-S
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Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO auto
ISO 100-12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto (100-12800)
ISO auto
ISO 100-25600
Video capture MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
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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 -
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MOV - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
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H.264 - 640 x 424 -
Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 18.2 oz
16 oz
18.3 oz
1.5 lbs
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
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