Canon EOS Rebel T5 Vs Nikon D3200 specs and price

By Peter Chubb - Nov 28, 2014

It does not seem to matter how old a DSLR is, models from four years ago still sell pretty well because their technology is decent and with the help of new lenses brings a refreshed feel an experience to the models. The Canon EOS Rebel T5 and Nikon D3200 are just two examples.

Both have proven very popular since their release and we have seen some retailers do their best to keep making them appeal to consumer by offering special bundles. We have found a double lens package for these models, but it is up to you to decide which of the two is the best.

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera comes with the standard 18-55mm, but if you want to take shots further away, then the 75-300mm lens will come in very handy. There is also an 8GB memory card and a bag to keep it all safe. The Nikon D3200 DSLR also comes with two lenses, the 18-55mm and 55-200mm, and so this bundle falls at the first hurdle with not coming with any other accessories.

Now let us look at the main specs to see how they stack up, although on paper it would seem the Nikon does the business. Onto the Canon first and you get an 18-megapixel sensor with 4x optical and 4x digital zoom as standard, although we do know it has the better lens configuration. The display size is 3 inches and has an IOS equivalent of 100 – 6400. Main features include Auto Scene Selector, 1280p HD movie recording and Auto Focus, and has a weight of 15.34 Oz.

Nikon D3200 specs

The Nikon does seem to offer more in terms of its technical specifications, which begins with its 24.2-megapixel sensor, although it only offers 3x optical zoom as standard. Its 1080p HD Movie Recording is not as impressive although features like Raw Data Recording, Face D-Lighting, Detection Technology, Auto Focus and Full Manual Operation does make it stand out against the Canon. It also has an ISO equivalent of Auto, 12800, 100 – 6400 and a weight of 16.0 Oz.

As for price, the Canon T5 bundle can currently be purchased for $449.00, a saving of $350 and the Nikon D3200 now costs $496.99, which is $283.00 off its usual price.

Below you will see video reviews for each, helping you come to the decision as to which is the better model for you.

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Canon EOS Rebel T5 specs