Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400

Canon EOS 300D front
Nikon D3400 front

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 Key Specs

Canon 300D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 645g - 142 x 99 x 72mm
  • Revealed September 2003
  • Also referred to as EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital
  • Refreshed by Canon 350D
Nikon D3400
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 395g - 124 x 98 x 76mm
  • Launched August 2016
  • Superseded the Nikon D3300
  • New Model is Nikon D3500
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Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 Overview

The following is a extended assessment of the Canon 300D versus Nikon D3400, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the 300D (6MP) and D3400 (24MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The 300D was released 14 years prior to the D3400 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before getting in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a short introduction of how the 300D matches up vs the D3400 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

Photography Glossary

Reasons to pick Canon 300D over the Nikon D3400

 300D D3400 

Reasons to pick Nikon D3400 over the Canon 300D

 D3400 300D 
LaunchedAugust 2016September 2003Newer by 157 months
Screen sizing3"1.8"Bigger screen (+1.2")
Screen resolution921k118kCrisper screen (+803k dot)

Common features in the Canon 300D and Nikon D3400

 300D D3400 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera, you should take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon 300D offers outer dimensions of 142mm x 99mm x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") having a weight of 645 grams (1.42 lbs) whilst the Nikon D3400 has dimensions of 124mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") and a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you use at that time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the 300D compared to the D3400.

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 300D and D3400 is 63 and 70 respectively.

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 top view buttons comparison

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by seeing a spec sheet. The picture underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the 300D and D3400.

As you can see, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Nikon D3400 to produce greater detail as a result of its extra 18 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures far more aggressively. The more aged 300D will be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 sensor size comparison

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 300D Portrait photography features
Nikon D3400 Portrait photography features
focusing manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview
low MP (6MP)
has manual focus
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon 300D
Street photography with Nikon D3400
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lighter than others in class (395 grams)
very good ISO range (25,600)
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 300D as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D3400 as a Sports photography camera
good sensor size (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no liveview
continuous shooting slow (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (6MP)
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery life (1,200 CIPA)
supports phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon 300D Travel photography information
Nikon D3400 Travel photography information
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse function
low MP (6 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
good battery life (1,200 CIPA)
lighter than others in class (395g)
supports bluetooth
good MP (24MP)
built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 300D Landscape photography features
Nikon D3400 Landscape photography features
focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen is small (1.8 inches)
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
low MP (6 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse function
has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
very good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (1,200 per charge)
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 300D
Vlogging with Nikon D3400
can't shoot video
includes face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (395 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no external mic port
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Canon 300D vs Nikon D3400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 300D and Nikon D3400
 Canon EOS 300DNikon D3400
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model Canon EOS 300D Nikon D3400
Also referred to as EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital -
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2003-09-04 2016-08-17
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip - Expeed 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.7 x 15.1mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 342.8mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 6MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Max resolution 3072 x 2048 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 1600 25600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 7 11
Cross focus points - 1
Lens mounting type Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Amount of lenses 326 309
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 1.8 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 118k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Display technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.56x
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (ISO 100) 7.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off Auto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
External flash
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200 secs 1/200 secs
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None Optional
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 645 grams (1.42 lbs) 395 grams (0.87 lbs)
Dimensions 142 x 99 x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") 124 x 98 x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 55 86
DXO Color Depth score 21.0 24.8
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 13.9
DXO Low light score 544 1192
Battery life - 1200 images
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - EN-EL14a
Self timer Yes (10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))
Time lapse recording
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $54 $397