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Nikon D3400 vs Canon 1300D


Take a look and the specification comparison between Nikon D3400 and Canon 1300D. Both are entry level DSLR made for beginners .

Features / Models Nikon D3400
Canon 1300D
Megapixel 24 megapixels 18 megapixels
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Image processor
Expeed 4 Digic 4+
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast Detect +Phase detect
AF points 11 points 09 points
ISO 100-25600 100-12800
Shutter Min/Max 30sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 3fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p,24fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Display 3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen (921K pixels) 3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen (920K pixels)
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder (95%) Optical Viewfinder (95%)
Hot-shoe No No
Battery Life (CIPA) 1200 shots 500 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In, snapbridge Built-In
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76 mm 129 x 101 x 78 mm
Weight 395g 485 g


Sensor: Both the camera both camera uses APS-C format sensor, however the sensor of Nikon D3400 is slightly less in size compared to the sensor of 1300D.

If you look at the resolution of both the camera, then you can see that 1300D remains limited to 18 megapixel resolution, whereas the Nikon D3400 features 24 megapixel sensor. Having more resolution will give you more details in your images and a option to crop your images and create our desired composition later on.

AF System: The Canon 1300D and Nikon D3400 camera features hybrid auto-focus system. The 1300D features 9 Phase AF points whereas Nikon D3400 features 11 Point auto focus system. We can say the difference is negligible. Nikon greater number of AF points compare to Canon.

The Nikon D3300 camera features ISO range upto 25600 whereas the Canon DSLR remains limited to 12800. it’s a single stop difference between both the camera but it will sure put noticeable difference on the image quality of both camera during low light test.

Continuous shooting is speed of Nikon D3300 is 5 frames per second where is the continuous shooting is speed of Canon 1300D DSLR camera is only 3 frames per second. If you look at the difference, the Canon 1300D will going to miss 2 frame every second when you will put both the camera in sports mode and it’s a very big difference while you are capturing a sports event.

The video quality of Nikon entry level DSLR is excellent, Nikon D3400 camera can capture full HD videos @ 60 frames per second as well as 24 frames per second where is Canon 1300 Full HD limited to 30 frames per second. If you are interested in recording videos then you must go with Nikon D 3200 camera.

The battery of Nikon DSLR is very much improved compared to the Canon entry level 1300D DSLR, on a single battery Recharge the Nikon D3400 camera and capture 1200 shots without any trouble, now 1300D battery remains limited to 500 shots only.

Conclusion Nikon D3400 features excellent core specification compared to Canon entry level DSLR camera, the Nikon features more resolution, better ISO range, advance AF mode and better video recording option. We highly recommend you to buy Nikon D3400 camera.

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22 comments to Nikon D3400 vs Canon 1300D

  • Courtney

    This was SO helpful!

    I am buying a DSLR for the first time and was stuck on these two. Thanks for going into detail about the differences. Very helpful, thank you.


  • Imran

    I was torn between the two. This helped me decide. Thanks

  • admin

    Nikon D3400 do have a better sensor compared to the Nikon 1300D camera. I recommend you to go with Nikon D3400.

  • Pa1

    Thank you for the detailed information on these 2 models actually I was planned to go for canon EOS 1300d but after seeing this above chart going for Nikon 3400d.


  • zeeshan

    Which camera should I buy d3400 or the d5200

  • admin

    @ zeeshan

    Nikon D3400 have better sensor compared to Nikon D5200

  • karthi

    i am beginner to dslr camera, which model is best Nikon D3400 vs Canon 1300D? i cannot invest more on lens. so pls help me.

  • Sia

    Which DSLR is better Canon eos 1300D or nikon D3400?

  • admin

    Nikon D3400 is better ?

  • Manoj Golla

    Nice review, I got a clarity about the both these cameras, a small doubt,
    difference between 55-250mm lens and 50mm 1.8g lens,

    In these both please tell me their advantages and disadvantages, which should I buy for great photos

    Thanks in advance

  • Milton

    Ive plan to buy a dslr.. and Im a beginer also. can you suggest which camera is suitable for beginers
    thank you

  • admin

    Nikon D3400 is one of the best camera.

  • Ishaan

    Which is the best camera in this both?

  • admin

    Nikon D3400 sensor is better

  • Anthony Scicluna

    Which is the best to upload photos on facebook etc ? Nikon have only bluetooth am I correct while canon have Wifi. Is there a limit on the MB that you upload when using bluetooth ?

  • Marco

    In the first sentence you say that the d3400 is less in size.. according to the specs it is actually bigger..

  • Potty

    @Anthony Scicluna Yes, the limit for transfering photos from your Nikon 3400D to your smartphone is 2 mb (unfortunatly), and Canon doesn’t have this limitation.

  • Ahmad

    Which camera is better for photography because im a new comers in this field and my budget is under 45000

  • satyendra kumar

    which one is more user friendly 1300d or 3400d

  • Chirag Mansuri

    Why Nikon D3400 Best to canon 1300D… Please, Proper Explain Me… I have Confused. Which buy DSLR.

  • admin

    Nikon D3400 feature better sensor compared to Canon 1300D, if you wish to buy a Canon DSLR than go with Canon 1500D instead of Canon 1300D.

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