Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D3200 vs 1100D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D3200
9.5
EOS 1100D
8.5
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D3200
6.5
EOS 1100D
8.4
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D3200
8.3
EOS 1100D
10.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D3200
9.0
EOS 1100D
9.0
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com, sonyalpharumors.com and 6 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of D3200 vs EOS 1100D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D3200
1,131 ISO
EOS 1100D
755 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D3200
276 ms
EOS 1100D
110 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D3200
114 ms
EOS 1100D
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D3200
400 ms
EOS 1100D
100 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D3200
4 fps
EOS 1100D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D3200
540 photos
EOS 1100D
700 photos

Features Key features of the D3200  vs EOS 1100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D3200
24.1 MP
EOS 1100D
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D3200
12,800 ISO
EOS 1100D
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D3200
3"
EOS 1100D
2.7"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D3200
0.52x
EOS 1100D
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D3200
14.8 microns
EOS 1100D
26.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D3200  vs EOS 1100D 

7.3
6.9
At this point in time the Nikon D3200 offers the highest sensor resolution in the entry-level bracket of the DSLR market.
D3200

9.0
9.0
An improved movie mode with greater control over exposure and sound, an expanded Guide mode and simpler controls for beginners, more connectivity options and a better LCD screen all add up to the best entry-level Nikon DSLR that we've ever reviewed.
D3200

8.0
7.0
Processing speed also impresses, especially given how the D3200's high-resolution sensor results in relatively large file sizes (around 8-12MB per full-resolution fine-quality JPEG and around 25MB for Raw files).
D3200

8.0
8.0
One of the benefits of having a 24 million pixel sensor is the ability to crop into an image and still retain a high resolution output.
D3200

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D3200  vs
EOS 1100D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24.1 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 6016 x 4000 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.2 x 15.4 mm 22.2 x 14.7 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 14.8 microns 26.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 9
Cross type focus points 1 1
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 125 x 96 x 76.5 mm 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 76.5 mm 78 mm
Weight 505 g 459 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

D3200  vs
EOS 1100D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4) 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2.7"
Resolution 921 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.8x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.52x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 3 fps
Battery life 540 700
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
4 fps
Focus lag 276 ms 110 ms
Shutter lag 114 ms 113 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 100 ms
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