Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) vs Nikon D3500 Compare

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EOS 1300D vs D3500 - Side by side

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Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 vs Nikon D3500 Specs

EOS 1300D

  • Introduced in June 2016
  • Beginner DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm³ (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 1300D

D3500

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Beginner DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 124.0 x 97 x 69.5mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.7")
  • 415g (13.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D3500

EOS 1300D vs D3500 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS 1300D an D3500 sensor comparison

EOS 1300D vs D3500: Viewfinder

EOS 1300D has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.50x and covers 95% of view field.

The D3500 features an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror that also covers 95% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.53x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS 1300D (0.50x)

D3500 (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 1300DSimulated viewfinder of the D3500

Better choice: Nikon D3500

Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D3500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 a better choice

EOS 1300D

D3500

Larger lens selection (3)220200
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 1300D are the larger selection of lenses and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The EOS 1300D scores 5 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D3500

EOS 1300D

D3500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.0024.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)35
Auto Focus points (4)911
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)5001550
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
415g
(13.4 oz.)
More portable (2)1014cm³
(64 cu.in.)
836cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D3500 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the larger sensitivity, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the EOS 1300D. Another advantage over the EOS 1300D: the more compact size.

Yields 24 points for the D3500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 1300D

D3500

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D3500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 1300D and D3500

EOS 1300D und D3500, front viewEOS 1300D und D3500, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS 1300D und D3500, view from aboveEOS 1300D und D3500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

Nikon D3500

5
24

We recommend Nikon D3500 as better choice.

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