Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) vs Nikon D5500 Compare

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EOS 1300D is a Beginner DSLR, while the D5500 is categorized as a Amateur DSLR.

EOS 1300D vs D5500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 vs Nikon D5500 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

D5500

  • Introduced in January 2015
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.0 x 97 x 70mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 470g (15.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5500

EOS 1300D vs D5500 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 D5500 sensor comparison

EOS 1300D vs D5500: Viewfinder

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

The D5500 features an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror that also covers 95% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.54x.

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)

D5500 (0.54x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 1300DSimulated viewfinder of the D5500

Better choice: Nikon D5500

Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D5500 Other Specs Comparison

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

EOS 1300D

D5500

Larger lens selection (3)220200

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 1300D are the larger selection of lenses.

The EOS 1300D scores 3 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5500

EOS 1300D

D5500

Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.0024.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)35
Auto Focus points (4)939
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)500970
More portable (2)1014cm³
(64 cu.in.)
842cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5500 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 that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the EOS 1300D: that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

Yields 33 points for the D5500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 1300D

D5500

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight485g470g
WiFi
Canon EOS 1300D VS Nikon D5500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 1300D and D5500

EOS 1300D und D5500, front viewEOS 1300D und D5500, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS 1300D und D5500, view from aboveEOS 1300D und D5500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

Nikon D5500

3
33

We recommend Nikon D5500 as better choice.

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