Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600

Canon EOS 350D front
Nikon D5600 front

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 Key Specs

Canon 350D
(Full Review)
  • 8MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 540g - 127 x 94 x 64mm
  • Introduced April 2005
  • Alternate Name is EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N
  • Older Model is Canon 300D
  • Updated by Canon 400D
Nikon D5600
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 465g - 124 x 97 x 70mm
  • Launched November 2016
  • Succeeded the Nikon D5500
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Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by brands Canon and Nikon. There is a huge difference between the sensor resolutions of the 350D (8MP) and D5600 (24MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The 350D was brought out 12 years before the D5600 and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before delving through a detailed comparison, below is a brief summation of how the 350D grades against the D5600 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 350D over the Nikon D5600

 350D D5600 

Reasons to pick Nikon D5600 over the Canon 350D

 D5600 350D 
LaunchedNovember 2016April 2005More recent by 141 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension3.2"1.8"Larger display (+1.4")
Display resolution1037k115kCrisper display (+922k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon 350D and Nikon D5600

 350D D5600 
Manually focus More precise focusing

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to lug around your camera, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The Canon 350D has outside measurements of 127mm x 94mm x 64mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.5") with a weight of 540 grams (1.19 lbs) whilst the Nikon D5600 has specifications of 124mm x 97mm x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 465 grams (1.03 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilising during that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the 350D compared to the D5600.

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the 350D and D5600 is 70 and 70 respectively.

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 top view buttons comparison

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements purely by checking a spec sheet. The visual here will give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the 350D and D5600.

Clearly, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Nikon D5600 to give you extra detail having its extra 16MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The older 350D is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 sensor size comparison

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 350D Portrait photography information
Nikon D5600 Portrait photography information
you can focus manually
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
does not have liveview
sensor resolution low (8MP)
focusing manually
MP count good (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 350D Street photography features
Nikon D5600 Street photography features
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
supports touch focus
good ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 350D
Sports photography with Nikon D5600
sensor size is good (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect AF
does not have liveview
max frames per second low (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (8MP)
MP count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
good battery pack (820 shots)
supports phase detect AF
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon 350D
Travel photography with Nikon D5600
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (8 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
good battery pack (820 per charge)
supports bluetooth
supports touch focus
MP count good (24MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 350D Landscape photography features
Nikon D5600 Landscape photography features
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
small screen (1.8 inches)
does not have liveview
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (8MP)
does not have Timelapse mode
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a good size (3.2 inches)
MP count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
no low pass filter
good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (820 CIPA)
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 350D Vlogging advice
Nikon D5600 Vlogging advice
can't shoot video
selfie friendly display
touch screen
has face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external mic jack
lack of image stabilization
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Canon 350D vs Nikon D5600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 350D and Nikon D5600
 Canon EOS 350DNikon D5600
General Information
Make Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS 350D Nikon D5600
Also referred to as EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N -
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2005-04-06 2016-11-10
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
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Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.2 x 14.8mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 328.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 8 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Peak resolution 3456 x 2304 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 1600 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 7 39
Cross type focus points - 9
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Number of lenses 326 309
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 1.8 inch 3.2 inch
Display resolution 115k dot 1,037k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.55x
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max 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, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1920x1080
Video format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 540g (1.19 pounds) 465g (1.03 pounds)
Dimensions 127 x 94 x 64mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.5") 124 x 97 x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 60 84
DXO Color Depth rating 21.8 24.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 14.0
DXO Low light rating 637 1306
Battery life - 820 images
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $500 $597