When it comes to entry-level DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras, the two brands that really stand out are Canon and Nikon. However, the million dollar question that most photographers are asking is whether they should buy Nikon or Canon camera. Even experienced photographers have a difficult time choosing between Nikon and Canon cameras because both brands make great DSLR cameras. In this article, we are going to look at Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400.
If you are new to DSLRs it can be difficult to choose between the two cameras. This is especially true if you are planning to buy a DSLR camera that costs about $500. You may find one photographer who insists that Canon T6 is the better option while another totally swears by his Nikon D3400. It is true that both Nikon D3400 and Canon T6 are wonderful entry-level DSLRs, but there are differences in specs between the two which may make you prefer one camera over the other. Both Nikon D3400 and Canon T6 come with APS-C sensors but there is the difference in megapixel resolution where Nikon D3400 has 24 MP while Canon T6 has 18 MP. Let us look at the comparison between Nikon D3400 and
Canon T6 in detail below.
When it comes to body comparison between DSLR cameras, weight is a crucial factor to consider. This is because the weight will help photographers know if it is suitable to carry the camera with them throughout the day. Both Nikon D3400 and Canon T6 have a large body but good ergonomics and handling. Canon T6 body weight is about 485 g while Nikon D3400 body weight is 395 g.
As you can see Nikon D3400 is 90 g lighter than Canon T6, which makes it suitable for photographers who carry cameras for long distances. It is important to note that both Nikon D3400 and Canon T6 are not weather sealed. Because both Nikon D3400 and Canon T6 have similar APS-C sensors, the weight of their lenses for similar aperture and the focal length is the same. When it comes to the dimension of the camera, Canon T6 measures 129 x 101 x 78 mm while Nikon D3400 measures 124 x 98 x 76 mm.
It is important to look at the sensor comparison between Nikon D3400 and Canon T6 because the sensor is what determines the quality of the image. Canon T6 was released in March 2016 while Nikon D3400 was released in August the same year. Since Nikon D3400 is a more recent model compared to Canon T6, there is a good chance that it benefitted from sensor technology development during that time period. Nikon D3400 has 24 megapixels and comes with Expeed 4 processor, while Canon T6 has 18 megapixels and Digic 4+ processor.
As you can see the sensor of Nikon D3400 is 6MP more powerful than the sensor of Canon T6. Therefore Nikon D3400 is better than Canon T6 in capturing events in real life. However, note that pixel size is not the only factor that determines resolution power. Other factors that will affect the resolution of an image include sensor technology, low pass filter, and the optical element. Another sensor difference between the two DSLRs is that Canon T6 comes with a low pass filter while Nikon D3400 does not have it.
Other than the body and sensor comparison there are feature differences between Nikon D3400 and Canon T6. First of all, Nikon D3400 and Canon T6 have the same feature in the optical viewfinder. An optical viewfinder is helpful in the sense that it helps the DSLR camera to capture good quality images even in dim lit areas. Nikon D3400 has Bluetooth connectivity while Canon T6 does not. Also, the flash coverage of Nikon D3400 is 12m compared to Canon T6 at 9.2m. Nikon D3400 comes with a focus point of 11 while Canon T6 has 9 focus point.
Both Nikon D340 and Canon T6 are excellent entry level DSLR cameras that can capture good quality images. However, if you are a buyer looking to choose one camera over the other I would highly recommend you buy Nikon D3400. This is because Nikon D3400 features a larger pixel size of 24 MP compared to Canon T6 at 18 MP.
Also, Nikon D3400 does not have an anti-alias filter which helps it maximize its sensor resolution. When it comes to burst, Nikon D3400 is the winner again since it can capture 5 flaps per second compared to Canon T6 3 flaps per second.