Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 front
Nikon D3000 front

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 Key Specs

Canon SL3
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 449g - 122 x 93 x 70mm
  • Revealed April 2019
  • Also Known as EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10
  • Earlier Model is Canon SL2
Nikon D3000
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 536g - 126 x 97 x 64mm
  • Released December 2009
  • Replaced the Nikon D40
  • New Model is Nikon D3100
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Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 Overview

Following is a detailed analysis of the Canon SL3 and Nikon D3000, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by companies Canon and Nikon. There is a crucial difference between the sensor resolutions of the SL3 (24MP) and D3000 (10MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor size (APS-C).

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The SL3 was brought out 9 years after the D3000 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the SL3 grades against the D3000 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SL3 over the Nikon D3000

 SL3 D3000 
ReleasedApril 2019December 2009More modern by 114 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1040k230kClearer display (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon D3000 over the Canon SL3

 D3000 SL3 

Common features in the Canon SL3 and Nikon D3000

 SL3 D3000 
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Display size3"3"Same display size

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon SL3 has physical measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 449 grams (0.99 lbs) while the Nikon D3000 has proportions of 126mm x 97mm x 64mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.5") accompanied by a weight of 536 grams (1.18 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the SL3 and the D3000.

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the SL3 and D3000 is 71 and 69 respectively.

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 top view buttons comparison

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes purely by reviewing specs. The pic below will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the SL3 and D3000.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You should expect to see the Canon SL3 to offer you extra detail having its extra 14MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The younger SL3 provides an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 sensor size comparison

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SL3 Portrait photography details
Nikon D3000 Portrait photography details
has manual focus
megapixel count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
has manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview
low MP (10 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Canon SL3 Street photography highlights
Nikon D3000 Street photography highlights
fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
provides focus by touch
good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon SL3 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D3000 as a Sports photography camera
megapixel count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
great battery pack (1,070 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
low fps (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has phase detect autofocus
no liveview
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
terrible battery (500 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Canon SL3 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D3000 as a Travel photography camera
great battery pack (1,070 shots)
connects via bluetooth
provides focus by touch
megapixel count good (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse mode
terrible battery (500 per charge)
low MP (10 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SL3 Landscape photography features
Nikon D3000 Landscape photography features
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3")
megapixel count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
great battery pack (1,070 shots)
no image stabilization
has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
terrible battery (500 per charge)
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SL3 Vlogging details
Nikon D3000 Vlogging details
selfie friendly display
touchscreen functionality
supports face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have mic jack
no image stabilization
no video recording
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Canon SL3 vs Nikon D3000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SL3 and Nikon D3000
 Canon EOS Rebel SL3Nikon D3000
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Nikon D3000
Also Known as EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10 -
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2019-04-10 2009-12-11
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 Expeed
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 6000 x 4000 3872 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 25600 1600
Maximum boosted ISO 51200 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 11
Cross type focus points 1 -
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Total lenses 326 309
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.54x 0.53x
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/200 seconds
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC -
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 None
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 449 grams (0.99 lbs) 536 grams (1.18 lbs)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") 126 x 97 x 64mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 62
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.3
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.1
DXO Low light rating not tested 563
Battery life 1070 photographs 500 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E17 EN-EL9a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC card
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $599 $0