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Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500

Portability
68
Imaging
70
Features
62
Overall
66
Canon EOS Rebel T7 front
 
Nikon D3500 front
Portability
72
Imaging
71
Features
70
Overall
70

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 Key Specs

Canon T7
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 475g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Revealed February 2018
  • Alternate Name is EOS 2000D
Nikon D3500
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 365g - 124 x 97 x 70mm
  • Revealed August 2018
  • Old Model is Nikon D3400
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Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 Overview

Here, we will be looking at the Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by manufacturers Canon and Nikon. The resolution of the T7 (24MP) and the D3500 (24MP) is pretty close and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (APS-C).

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The T7 was manufactured 6 months prior to the D3500 so they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before we go straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the T7 matches up vs the D3500 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon T7 over the Nikon D3500

 T7 D3500 

Reasons to pick Nikon D3500 over the Canon T7

 D3500 T7 
Screen resolution921k920kSharper screen (+1k dot)

Common features in the Canon T7 and Nikon D3500

 T7 D3500 
RevealedFebruary 2018August 2018Same generation
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry around your camera often, you will need to take into account its weight and size. The Canon T7 offers outside dimensions of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") and a weight of 475 grams (1.05 lbs) and the Nikon D3500 has specifications of 124mm x 97mm x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8") along with a weight of 365 grams (0.80 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have at the time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the T7 compared to the D3500.

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the T7 and D3500 is 68 and 72 respectively.

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 top view buttons comparison

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be hard to visualize the difference in sensor sizes just by researching specifications. The image here will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the T7 and D3500.

Plainly, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same exact MP so you should expect comparable quality of photos however you have to factor the production date of the cameras into account.

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 sensor size comparison

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T7 Portrait photography info
Nikon D3500 Portrait photography info
82
focusing manually
MP count good (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
exports RAW files
82
has manual focus
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon T7 Street photography information
Nikon D3500 Street photography information
61
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
69
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lighter than competition in class (365 grams)
good ISO range (25,600)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon T7 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D3500 as a Sports photography camera
63
MP count good (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
comes with phase detect AF
slow fps (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
not so great battery power (500 shots)
71
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
good battery (1,550 CIPA)
has phase detect autofocus
max fps low (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon T7 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D3500 as a Travel photography camera
57
MP count good (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
not so great battery power (500 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
71
good battery (1,550 per charge)
lighter than competition in class (365g)
supports bluetooth
megapixel count good (24MP)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon T7 Landscape photography factors
Nikon D3500 Landscape photography factors
68
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
MP count good (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no image stabilization
not so great battery power (500 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse recording
76
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
good battery (1,550 shots)
lack of image stabilization
missing Time Lapse mode
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Vlogging Comparison

Canon T7 Vlogging info
Nikon D3500 Vlogging info
28
provides face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
missing mic support
31
features face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (365g)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
missing external mic jack
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Canon T7 vs Nikon D3500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T7 and Nikon D3500
 Canon EOS Rebel T7Nikon D3500
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS Rebel T7 Nikon D3500
Also Known as EOS 2000D -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2018-02-26 2018-08-29
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4+ Expeed 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 6400 25600
Max boosted ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
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
Lens
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Amount of lenses 326 309
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 920k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.56x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 7.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye 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
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/200 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 46 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 475 grams (1.05 pounds) 365 grams (0.80 pounds)
Physical dimensions 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") 124 x 97 x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 71 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.9 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1009 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 photographs 1550 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E10 EN-EL14a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
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