Product Comparison: Canon EOS Rebel T6 vs Nikon D3400


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Nikon
Model
EOS Rebel T6
D3400
Origin
Taiwan
Thailand
About the Product
The camera with the quality your photos deserve, the EOS Rebel T6 can be ideal for smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera users looking to step up their imaging game. It's equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for highly detailed, vibrant photos and videos even in low light. Whether you're out on an adventure hike or snapping candids of your friends during a late night out, the EOS Rebel T6 can help you take photos you'll want to show off. Built-in Wi-Fi®* and NFC** connectivity makes it easy to share, print, or get your favorite pictures up on select social media sites for your friends, family and the world to see. If you're new to DSLRs, Scene Intelligent Auto mode can conveniently and automatically adjust the camera's settings to suit your subject. Easy to use and simple to share with, the EOS Rebel T6 delivers high image quality that's sure to catch the audience's eye.
Before the D3400, you chose your smartphone camera for convenience. Zooming was clumsy. Shooting in low light was nearly impossible. Capturing fast action was a game of luck. But after the D3400, you'll see that you were compromising image quality. That some of the greatest photos happen when the light is low. That fast action can be frozen in perfect clarity. And that a camera and a smartphone can work together in harmony to make the photos you share absolutely amazing.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
18 MP
24.2 MP
Viewfinder
Optical
Optical (pentamirror)
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Lens
EF-S 18-55mm IS II
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm
  • My son is enjoying the camera , Its easy to use and has an automatic feature if you don't want the fancy adjustments. It takes good photo resolution.
  • This camera is by no means a perfect solution to all your photo/video needs, but it is a great starter camera or hobbyist camera for someone who is not looking for the full package
  • As expected, great camera. No complaints. Lens cap would be better with a Retaining cord.
  • An easy to use amateur photographer camera. Good quality pictures for an entry level DSLR. Zoom lens has limited focal length and begs for a more versatile second lens.
  • So this camera does not have a mic port, a flip out screen, or a second lens in most kits.
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • ISO management is great, you can still get semi usable photos all the way out to 25600. 24.3 mp Sensor is crazy sharp.
  • Any lenses you buy for this will work with any other crop sensor nikon when I upgrade.
  • The sensor is much improved. Shots taken at ISO 12,000 are very usable. Makes shots in darker scenes possible which is a big improvement over the D-3200.
  • The 18-55mm lens is what you would expect from a kit lens and has VR (vibration reduction, the Nikon version of image stabilization).
  • This is the only Nikon SLR without a sensor cleaner inside. This missing feature vibrates the sensor cover to shake off dust so spots do not show up in the photos.
Size & Weight
Height
3.99 in.
3.9 in.
Width
5.08 in.
4.9 in.
Depth
3.06 in.
3 in.
Weight
15.52 oz.
14 oz.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm
  • The best camera to start a journey in photography. Perfect size to take it everywhere and great quality
  • The weight is nice and feels solid.
  • Light weight Cannot take the beating of an AE-1P
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • Great camera. Pictures look wonderful, easy to use and light weight.
  • I really like this camera. Great functionality for an enter level DSLR and light weight.
  • Pretty all black matte finish, light weight, and quiet camera!
  • Lighter weight than my last Nikon, but still provides excellent pix.
  • I like the size and weight, not as heavy as my Nikon D200.
Imaging
ISO Settings
100-6400, Extendable to 12800
100-25600
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, MOV
JPEG, RAW
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm
  • Stability is good,focus time is quick. Takes really amazing photos
  • Makes very good pictures and so easy to focus, excellent quality. Wireless connection straight to your phone.
  • The manual focus functions allow me to be more creative - and the camera works perfectly with the long-range lens from my film SLR.
  • he good news is that with the T6 you can change the ISO. For me that is important because most spiders come out at night.
  • While recording video, the camera can't focus and you have to use manual focus.
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • It is WAY better than my phone or point and shoot camera. The d3400 allowed me to be able to be in full control of my exposure settings. I love that.
  • The image quality with the 18-55mm VR lens is spectacular, and you can go from no experience with photography to taking some pretty epic shots in no time.
  • This camera is able to take high quality photos with minimal effort. I still only know the basics of this camera and we love what we are able to do so far.
  • The photos are very sharp and then quality is awesome.
  • It doesn't have the easy panorama mode that the D3300 has. As a beginner, I do not own lightroom or photoshop and it would be nice to be able to make a panorama without post processing software.
Display
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
920000 dots
921000 dots
Viewfinder Coverage
95%
95%
Vari-angle Display
No
No

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

What customers say about "Display"
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm
  • Very nice camera at this price. It's nice if Canon can add touch screen to this camera.
  • I particularly like that I t pairs with my iPhone so that I can use the phone as a remote and a view screen.
  • I love this camera! It takes great pictures and awesome videos. And the display shows you exactly what you took.
  • So this camera does not have a mic port, a flip out screen, or a second lens in most kits.
  • No flip screen for live view vlogging.
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • I’ve actually been very impressed with the screen on the back of the Nikon D3400. For a beginner level DSLR It’s got very good brightness and detail.
  • The lack of a touch screen doesn't bug me as much as I thought it might and the features included are all very solid.
  • No, this camera doesn't have creature comforts like touch screen and a tilting LCD, but its lightweight and Very good for all kinds of shooting.
  • The screen does not move.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
No
Shooting Modes
Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Scene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Night Portrait
Auto, Child, Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Special effects
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (White), Flash, Custom
Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 - 30"
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm
  • This camera works great with beginners. Different features to work with.
  • Camera is easy to use and has great features!!!!!!
  • Excellent camera with great features. Fairly easy to use.
  • Good features and for a good price.my sister's got it..
  • Has lots of features maybe too much but quality of pictures is overall great
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • I love the "bridge" feature which was easy to set up after checking the instructions.
  • It comes with enough "auto" features to help you gradually get familiar with photography and how the basic camera functions.
  • I liked the wireless transfer feature, which is actually very nice .
  • I'll ever need. RAW output means I can use the best capabilities of my editing program.
  • I love this camera, so many features and Bluetooth straight to my phone say what!!!! I love it 100%.
  • They removed the external mic jack for snapbridge a completely useless feature. When GoPro did something similar they made an adapter so you could still use an external microphone. Nikon has yet to make such an adapter.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
USB 2.0, HDMI C (Mini)
HDMI C (Mini), Mini-USB
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm
  • Makes very good pictures and so easy to focus, excellent quality. Wireless connection straight to your phone.
  • For a first DSLR camera, this rocks! I love having the option to send out a WiFi signal and connect it to my tablet as that’s where I do most of my editing.
  • The camera is easy to use. Love the wifi function.
  • When you connect phone to camera, you can't work with camera at that time.
  • Good camera but WiFi transfer is slow. Shutter speed is good but would like better.
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • However...the bluetooth on it sucks! Will not connect to snapbridge. Tried everything....zip, nada, nothing. Very frustrating. **EDIT** won’t work with my iPad Pro but works great with my Samsung S8. So I am pleased!
  • You will want extra sd cards and Battery most likely if you do go on a long shoot.
  • The SnapBridge feature is great and relatively bug-free, with few exceptions.
  • The camera does not have WiFi and an external mic.
  • It doesn't have port to connect a cable release. It does have an IR remote shutter release, but I found that it did not work well at all. I found myself wanting a cable release and not being able to have one.
  • It doesn't have an external mic port. Not a huge deal but the mic in camera is poor. It would be nice to have the option of using a different microphone when recording video.
  • The Bluetooth connectivity didn't work well and I found that I didn't really use it.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Life
500 shots
1200 shots
Battery Model
LP-E10 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Nikon D3400

What customers say about "Power"
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm
  • It's long lasting battery good photos but sometimes the flash messes photos up
  • Battery life is a lot better than Nikon I have admit. Very happy with this camera..
  • The battery was quick to charge. Once we had it ready, the camera was a breeze to use!! We were able to use it on our vacation to take some great photos!
  • Battery lasts for about 260 pictures,ease set up,wifi better than some new ones.
  • Easy to use, battery life is good and I took over 400 pics on one charge and one 32gig card.
Nikon D3400 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
  • The battery lasts long, convenient wireless transmission.
  • Controls are easy to learn, battery life is good.
  • The battery life is even long and the bluetooth transfer makes uploading photos a million times easier.
  • Battery life is very good - almost a full day of use per battery charge.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
549.99 $


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