Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) vs Nikon D500 Compare

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EOS 1300D is a Beginner DSLR, while the D500 is categorized as a Amateur DSLR.

EOS 1300D vs D500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 vs Nikon D500 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


  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 21 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 147 x 115 x 81mm³ (5.8" x 4.5" x 3.2")
  • 860g (27.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D500

EOS 1300D vs D500 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 D500 sensor comparison

EOS 1300D vs D500: Viewfinder

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

The D500 has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It's magnification is 0.66x covering 100% of view field.

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)

D500 (0.66x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 1300DSimulated viewfinder of the D500

Better choice: Nikon D500

Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D500 Other Specs Comparison

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

EOS 1300D


Larger lens selection (3)220200
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
(27.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1014cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 1300D are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the D500. Another advantage over the D500: the more compact size.

The EOS 1300D scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D500

EOS 1300D


Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.0020.90
Higher speed (4, frames/second)310
Auto Focus points (4)9153
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.922.36
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)5001200
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D500 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Nikon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the D500 is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS 1300D: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 39 points for the D500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 1300D


Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 1300D and D500

EOS 1300D und D500, front viewEOS 1300D und D500, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS 1300D und D500, view from aboveEOS 1300D und D500, view from above

Total scores

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Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

Nikon D500


We recommend Nikon D500 as better choice.

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