Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) vs Nikon D5100 Compare

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EOS 1300D is a Beginner DSLR, while the D5100 is categorized as a Amateur DSLR.

EOS 1300D vs D5100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 vs Nikon D5100 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 April 2011
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 16 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 128 x 97 x 79mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 3.1")
  • 560g (18.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5100

EOS 1300D vs D5100 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 D5100 sensor comparison

EOS 1300D vs D5100: Viewfinder

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

The D5100 features an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror that also covers 95% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.52x.

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)

D5100 (0.52x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 1300DSimulated viewfinder of the D5100

Better choice: Nikon D5100

Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D5100 Other Specs Comparison

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

EOS 1300D


Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.0016.20
Larger lens selection (3)220200
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
(18.1 oz.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 1300D are the higher resolution, the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the D5100. Another advantage over the D5100: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The EOS 1300D scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5100

EOS 1300D


Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)34
Auto Focus points (4)911
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)500570

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5100 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the articulated display, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 18 points for the D5100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 1300D


Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensitivity100 - 6400 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size1014cm³981cm³
Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D5100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 1300D and D5100

EOS 1300D und D5100, front viewEOS 1300D und D5100, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS 1300D und D5100, view from aboveEOS 1300D und D5100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

Nikon D5100


We recommend Nikon D5100 as better choice.

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