Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) vs Sony A57 Compare

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EOS 1300D is a Beginner DSLR, while the A57 is categorized as a Amateur DSLR.

EOS 1300D vs A57 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 vs Sony A57 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

A57

  • Introduced in March 2012
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 132 x 97.8 x 80.9mm³ (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.2")
  • 620g (20.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A57

EOS 1300D vs A57 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 A57 sensor comparison

EOS 1300D vs A57: Viewfinder

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

The A57 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.65x.

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)

A57 (0.65x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 1300DSimulated viewfinder of the A57

Better choice: Sony A57

Canon EOS 1300D VS Sony A57 Other Specs Comparison

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

EOS 1300D

A57

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.0016.10
Larger lens selection (3)22045
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
620g
(20.0 oz.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 1300D are the higher resolution, the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the A57. Another advantage over the A57: 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 Sony A57

EOS 1300D

A57

Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)312
Auto Focus points (4)915
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 16000 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)500550

Conclusion: Advantages of the A57 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display. A recommendation of the A57 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 23 points for the A57.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 1300D

A57

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size1014cm³1044cm³
Canon EOS 1300D VS Sony A57 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 1300D and A57

EOS 1300D und A57, front viewEOS 1300D und A57, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS 1300D und A57, view from aboveEOS 1300D und A57, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

Sony A57

12
23

We recommend Sony A57 as better choice.

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