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Canon EOS Rebel T6 vs Nikon D3400

5.08 in
3.99 in
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T6
4.88 in
3.86 in
Nikon D3400 Digital Camera
Nikon D3400
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor format
Advanced Photo System type-C
DX
Sensor size0.88 in0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors19.0 Mpx25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels18.0 Mpx24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
3:2
Max resolution5184 x 3456 px6000 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
  • 3456x2304
  • 2592x1728
  • 1920x1080
  • 720x480
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
ProcessorDIGIC 4+Expeed 4

Image

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
ISO
  • 100
  • 6400
  • 100
  • 25600
ISO Autoyes
N/A
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum1280025600
Boosted ISO maximum12800
N/A
Maximum image resolution5184 x 3456 px6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets612
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Direct sunlight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPS
  • RAW
  • JPEG
  • RAW
Photo effectsNeutral
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Image stabilizeryesyes
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Supported aspect ratios3:2
N/A
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
AEB/HDR supportnono

Optics and focus

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Lens mount
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
Nikon F
Optical zoom1.6 x
N/A
Digital zoom3.0 x
N/A
Magnification (Crop factor)1.6 x1.5 x
Minimum aperture3.51.8
Maximum aperture3.53.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto
Contrast autofocusnoyes
Contrast adjustmentyes
N/A
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.6x1.5x
Autofocus
  • AI Focus
  • One Shot Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
N/A
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyes
N/A
Number of focus points911
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)911
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Filter diameter2.28 in2.17 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)
N/A
11

Screen and viewfinder

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Screen size3.0 in3.0 in
Articulated LCDnono
Screen technologyLCDLCD
Display aspect ratio3:2
N/A
Screen dots920000921000
Touch screennono
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderPentamirror
  • Electronic
  • Optical
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %95.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.8 x0.85 x
Dioptre correctionyes
N/A
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-2.5 - 0.5-1.7 - 0.5
Eye relief0.83 in
N/A
Separate info displaynono
Flip-out screennono

Photography features

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Shooting modesScene
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
1/3
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
N/A
Continuous shootingnoyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Histogramyesyes
AE frames3
N/A
WB BracketingYesNo
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/200s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range9.212
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
  • Manual
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
Auto
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive3.0 fps5.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Close-up
  • Food
  • Night portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
3D supportno
N/A
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Speed (JPEG)3.0 fps5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)3.0 fps5.0 fps
Flash metering system
N/A
i-TTL

Videography features

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
MOV
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
N/A
Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Slide show
Video recording limit29.59 min.
N/A
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280 x 7201920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate59.94 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeMonoMono
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Audio systemStereo
N/A
Supported audio file formatsLPCMPCM

Design

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Body typeMILCSLR
Body material
  • Carbon fiber
  • Glass
  • Polyacetal resin
Plastic
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Black,Red
  • Red
Anti-dust systemyesno
Environmentally sealednono

Dimensions

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Weight15.52 oz15.7 oz
Width5.08 in4.88 in
Height3.99 in3.86 in
Depth3.06 in2.97 in

Storage

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots11
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file systemDCF 2.0
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3

Power

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Power source typeBattery
  • AC
  • Battery
Battery life (CIPA)5001200
Battery life (max)500.0 h
N/A
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery level indicatoryes
N/A
Number of batteries supported1
N/A
AC adapter includedY
N/A
Start-up time10.0 ms
N/A

Connectivity

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
HDMIyesyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB portyes
N/A
USB connector typeMicro-USB BMicro-USB
USB version2.02.0
Headphone portnono
Microphone portyesno
WirelessBuilt-InBuilt-In
Supported WiFi types
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
N/A
DC-in jackyesyes
Remote controlyesyes
Smartphone remote supportno
N/A
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCyesyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesno
Bluetoothnono
Firewirenono
Bluetooth version
N/A
4.1

Other features

Canon EOS Rebel T6Canon EOS Rebel T6
Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
GPSyesno
Orientation sensoryesyes
Languages supportMultiMulti
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
N/A
Timelapse recording
N/A
no
Tripod mounting supported
N/A
yes
Tripod thread
N/A
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Pros & Cons

Pros
  • fast and reliable
  • excellent and affordable
  • Great battery life especially with a battery grip
  • improved feature set
  • solid and well-built
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • intelligent masking tool; improved workspaces and more
  • useful for shooting macro and still-life subjects
  • All-purpose metering generally works well to produce accurate exposures
  • The connection process is quick and easy
  • solid and feels sturdy
  • NFC-enabled smartphone to the camera is quite easy
  • Canon EOS 1300D works fine
  • clicked good quality photos and recorded videos in full HD at 30fps
  • good for clicking steady objects as well as fast moving objects
  • The interface of the camera is quite simple
  • All the settings and menus are organised neatly
  • appeals to beginners and is good for still photography
  • The camera metering mode was good at determining exposure in a single light
  • good details and also the colours appeared bright and natural
  • are well designed and easy to use
  • very easy to connect and transfer photos
  • good controls and rubber grip
  • The buttons are clearly labelled and a good size
  • Color reproduction in video mode is very good
  • The skin tone reproduction is very good
  • The setup dial is also helpful for menu navigation
  • additional ISO 12
  • 800 mode is useful and will provide acceptable results
  • it is well balanced and the small grip on its right hand side
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  • responsive and straightforward to use
  • faster burst rate and better battery life
  • polished and responsive
  • 1300D is really nicely built
  • Connectivity is excellent and it'll improve
  • instantly impressed with the detail in the shots
  • it manages to feel fairly solid
  • pretty good camera; and nicer than this
  • a super cheap DSLR which works great
  • It all looks pretty straightforward to me
  • Battery life is a very respectable 500 shots per charge
  • solid black; smooth; and still feels great
  • are pretty good and perform extremely well for the money
  • the transfer speed is pretty quick over Wi-Fi Direct
  • Colour reproduction is fairly good too
  • The camera does manage a decent level of depth of field at its widest aperture setting
  • Fit and finish are fairly good
  • friendly and approachable
  • low cost and great image quality
  • Autofocus is generally fast and accurate
  • This configuration makes it easy for one-handed operations
  • Connecting the camera to my iPhone was a breeze
  • higher resolution and better battery life
  • this camera are easily good enough for many professional applications
  • are easy to use; conveniently located and comfortably contoured
  • T6 very reliably delivers accurate focusing in One Shot AF mode
  • images are looking very good
  • T6's metering system works quite well
  • They are easy to use and they work well
  • auto white balance is also performing very well
  • Build quality is also good enough to withstand normal usage
  • a compact; lightweight and easy to operate DSLR
  • an adequate performer and works well over its focal length range
  • is relatively compact and affordably priced
  • well laid out and easy to navigate
  • carbon fibre polycarbonate body feels reasonably solid and well built
  • simple and logical control layout
  • higher resolution screen is still nice to have
  • The polished control layout is easy to use
  • Small; light; and inexpensive
  • smaller and lighter
  • inexpensive; lightweight DSLR with great performance
  • easy to shoot; shoots well
  • best prices; service; return policies and selection
  • small; inexpensive and takes great pictures
  • the layout familiar and very easy to use
  • It is really very simple
  • suitably fast; smooth and fairly responsive
  • Canon EOS 1300D is a reasonably decent shooter
  • Remote shooting works fairly well with minimal lag
  • It is also very easy to operate and convenient
  • optical viewfinder; rectifying the focus manually is fairly convenient
  • The battery life is decent on the T6
  • affordable and beginner-friendly DSLR
  • the video quality is solid
  • Easy to see noise
  • the kit lens is excellent optically
  • improved performance in live view and video
  • inexpensive; reasonably well made
  • excellent IQ and a solid feature set
  • improved feature set
  • wonderful dynamic range and high ISO noise characteristics
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • MP is good enough in terms of indoor and low shooting
  • solid and well-built
  • much better battery life and lens selection
  • details were crisp and colours exhibited the same flattering tones
  • superb image quality; portability and excellent battery life
  • small; light; quiet; easy to use
  • high performance in an inexpensive; small and lightweight package
  • ergonomically very well thought out and handles and operates marvelously
  • top High ISO performance is superb
  • Lighter; slightly improved version for the same low price
  • best prices; service; return policies and selection
  • big; bright; sharp and color-accurate
  • It works great with all kinds of lens diaphragms
  • Nikon D3400 is built well and is fairly compact
  • Colours are also bolder and look more natural
  • tracking works pretty well too
  • performance and features
  • Focusing speed is good and the camera is quick to lock focus
  • ISO performance was pretty impressive
  • polished and responsive
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  • sophisticated and very versatile imaging tool
  • overall operational speed of the A7R III is also quicker
  • The handgrip is comfortable and well balanced
  • Colors are rich and brisk with virtually no noise
  • RAW image editing options are also good
  • provide faster autofocus and smoother focus performance
  • dynamic range has improved
  • autofocusing system also performed well when recording movie clips
  • fast and very accurate
  • build quality is quite good for an entry-level camera
  • exposures were remarkably consistent across the camera
  • the control arrangement is uncomplicated and easy to get to grips with
  • the results are very respectable
  • a very useful tool for beginners
  • excellent and affordable
  • Great battery life especially with a battery grip
  • intelligent masking tool; improved workspaces and more
  • Excellent contrast levels here White balance and colour saturation Continuing
  • Colours are sharp and accurate The colours look crisp and punchy
  • ample hand grip; and great ergonomics as well
  • and ISO performance is quite good on overall terms
  • including ISO1600 and detail remains fairly good
  • feels solid and reassuringly robust
  • Video quality is good; recording
  • Touch screens are also pretty cool and make navigation
  • The camera performs well under mixed lighting
  • Easy operation gives options such as distant subjects
  • improved color depth and lower measured base ISO value
  • The setup for this camera is painless
  • The viewfinder is adequately large and bright
  • D3400's battery life is excellent
  • the process works smoothly; with little effect on battery life
  • Video quality is quite good for a camera in this class
  • Colors are accurate; and movements are smooth throughout
  • D3400 delivers consistently good images with little effort
  • content is created and maintained by a third party
  • The in-camera tips are concise and useful for beginners too
  • good enough for its target market
  • Colour reproduction is vibrant yet faithful
  • clarity; colour accuracy and viewing angles
  • abundant controls and expansive feature
  • SL2 is much better fit for beginners
  • quick; smooth and very quiet autofocus
  • The camera feels well built; and solid
  • good light transmission and high levels of sharpness
Cons
  • the LCD MUST be clearly visible in the Sun
  • s very complicate to dive into that
  • Fujifilm has not cheap lenses
  • OLED could be more prone to burn in issues in the long run
  • no Panasonic GF camera
  • no touchscreen on the EOS 1300D
  • there are quite a few direct access buttons
  • no dedicated movie button
  • video functionality is very much a supplement to being a stills camera
  • images are a little on the warm side
  • some fine detail will be lost in JPEG shots
  • continuous shooting on offer
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  • the shooting speed on this model was a little slower
  • the preview screen is not a touchscreen and can't be adjusted or tilted
  • manual focusing is a bit tricky at times
  • it can be a little tricky
  • JPEG are compressed and smaller in size
  • It took approximately 4 seconds to focus on a still object
  • without the side access to the memory card slot
  • Custom defined modes are missing
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  • Luminance noise starts on a slightly high level at ISO 100 mode
  • offer in-body electronic image stabilization
  • Aperture priority or shutter speed priority modes are missing
  • Noise levels at fast ISO speeds were disappointing
  • Canon 1300D fails to rise above its rivals and siblings
  • remote shooting was a little on the unresponsive side
  • the out-of-focus background is a little grainy
  • not great for video and its wireless image transfer is slow
  • picture quality is nowhere near as humdrum as its design
  • no automatic focusing in those modes
  • looks dull; dull
  • no desktop upload on Instagram
  • Busy scenes can also confuse it
  • mirrorless would have an inferior flash system
  • Picture quality is very disappointing
  • Seems like fairly poor focus for the 2 studio shots
  • Cheap camera=junkyard and drunk photos
  • canon is not the only manufacturer to stick with a certain sensor
  • pictures with way too much luminance noise
  • switching to another shooting mode on the camera will break the connection
  • it takes some effort to get a lock on the desired focus area
  • ecosystem Slow burst shooting with very limited raw buffer
  • no built-in sensor cleaning mechanism
  • built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities
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  • the camera has only one jog dial for changing settings
  • the ISO range now looks quite limited compared to much newer rivals
  • built-in Wi-Fi or NFC
  • inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity
  • the T6 is not compatible with the small Canon wireless remotes
  • this camera does not have the mirror lockup feature
  • Live View display does not provide quite a 100% view
  • slightly coarse details and is prone to moir interference
  • Canon does not even offer a battery grip for the T6
  • cannot easily be reconstructed
  • the frame rate is still only three frames/second
  • composing shots on the monitor screen was almost impossible in bright outdoor lighting
  • Auto white balance Ambient setting
  • resolution fell a little short of expectations with JPEGs
  • warns of potential noise and irregular colours
  • Focussing speed is largely dependent on your choice of lens
  • the finger recess is a little shallow
  • this 2 second movie is 125Mb in size
  • high ISO image quality
  • good old aperture priority mode renders Creative Auto pointless
  • the main dial makes a very audible clicking sound
  • badly out of focus despite looking ok on the screen
  • makes it impossible to change the card with the camera mounted on a tripod
  • No battery grip available from Canon
  • No auto brightness control for LCD
  • Missing is automatic lateral color correction
  • there is no way to program the slowest shutter speed
  • No automated lens distortion or lateral color corrections
  • lack of touchscreen on the camera
  • have enough weight to stand up for itself
  • images tend to face a fairly noticeable amount of pixel noise
  • you cannot expect the company to sit quiet
  • The light processing is also not the best in class
  • it took longer than average to focus
  • the screen is static and non-touch
  • the T6 to be a bit lacking
  • lack of Canon's Dual Pixel autofocus
  • auto focusing was limited and wasn't
  • There are no Custom Functions and there's no mirror lockup
  • no 4K video shooting
  • No ultrasonic cleaning for the sensor
  • Does this camera have any issues with shutter shock
  • Weak flash and back to dirty sensor days
  • Leica has high profit products
  • have no Sensor Cleaning
  • lack of ultrasonic cleaning is more worrying
  • The new kit lens has no switches on its barrel either
  • no wireless remote control function
  • Live view is unavailable in continuous drive mode
  • focus continuously during capture
  • No analog video or audio outputs
  • No standard-definition video recording options
  • Does not control wireless flash
  • D3400 lacks in-camera vibration sensor
  • still no bracketing feature in the new model
  • you cannot transfer videos or control the camera remotely
  • very mild chromatic aberration around the edges of distant objects
  • details get very mushy and colours are muted
  • noise is barely visible
  • not great for video and its wireless image transfer is slow
  • speed
  • 70-300mm lens is NOT the VR-capable model
  • of the AF points are not as intense or as easily changeable
  • only offers one level of Active D-Lighting
  • not over-sharpened like I have seen from some bridge-type cameras
  • it does not raise or lower overall exposure
  • not perfect
  • can't be physically adjusted to face different angles
  • restricted to the built-in monaural microphones
  • lack of built-in Wi-Fi
  • The flash has also become weaker
  • camera -- wireless connectivity
  • There is no external microphone jack from the side
  • weaker built-in flash
  • the external controls are minimal
  • lack of a top display --
  • lack of top display)
  • D3400 cannot be controlled remotely using the SnapBridge application
  • lack of a body-based screw-drive
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  • they only work on recent DX bodies
  • The flash pre-set barely changed colour rendition
  • buffer capacity has barely changed
  • some loss of detail and a granular texture
  • still not great in low light
  • lacks nice to have features like Wi-Fi connectivity
  • the LCD MUST be clearly visible in the Sun
  • OLED could be more prone to burn in issues in the long run
  • Fujifilm has not cheap lenses
  • s very complicate to dive into that
  • no Panasonic GF camera
  • first-time user and are not used to bulky bodies
  • but feels sluggish in live view
  • It also struggles to lock on to fast-moving objects
  • no continuous touch-to-focus
  • sharpness is suffering and the noise is really creeping in
  • Pentax is heavier than stated
  • shows quite high levels of noise
  • colour saturation drops and image quality
  • it still lacks any form of auto exposure bracketing
  • rough edges and minor irritations
  • Sony A5100 allows in-camera charging via the USB port
  • slower and a little erratic
  • lacks a mic input
  • Neither camera can match the sensor performance of the new D3400
  • Nikon D3400 is difficult to beat in terms of sensor performance
  • image noise is barely visible
  • lack Wi-Fi compatibility
  • the viewfinder covers only about 95 percent of what the camera will actually
  • it's a bit limited
  • RAW files and movies cannot be transferred
  • Video quality is limited to 1080p and suffered slightly from sudden changes in light level
  • lacks built-in wireless image sharing
  • dedicated ISO button is still frustrating
  • without a magnesium alloy internal frame
  • mid-range cameras are threatened
  • Missing Flash Shoe is a no go for enthusiast photography
  • overly saturated in Auto mode
  • t lag that far back in terms of IQ
  • Mirrorless system lenses are not smaller
  • autofocus is bad
  • finely grained luminance noise
  • Nikon D3400 from around the web
  • lack of a second control wheel less problematic
  • D3400 does not support Wi-Fi
  • Red-eye-Reduction settings caused any noticeable red-eye
  • lack of an articulated rear screen
  • the lack of an articulated rear screen
  • DSLR image quality
  • lack of an articulated rear screen The flippy screen
  • are not compatible with Nikon full-frame DSLRs
  • ditches the D3300's ultrasonic sensor cleaning system
  • autofocus system lacks the sensitivity of the D500's

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