Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400

Canon EOS T6 front
Nikon D3400 front

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 Key Specs

Canon T6
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 485g - 129 x 101 x 78mm
  • Revealed March 2016
  • Additionally Known as EOS Rebel 1300D
  • Replaced the Canon 1200D
Nikon D3400
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 395g - 124 x 98 x 76mm
  • Revealed August 2016
  • Superseded the Nikon D3300
  • Later Model is Nikon D3500
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Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Canon T6 and Nikon D3400, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by companies Canon and Nikon. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the T6 (18MP) and D3400 (24MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor size (APS-C).

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The T6 was brought out 5 months before the D3400 and they are of a similar age. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before diving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the T6 scores against the D3400 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

Photography Glossary

Reasons to pick Canon T6 over the Nikon D3400

 T6 D3400 

Reasons to pick Nikon D3400 over the Canon T6

 D3400 T6 
Display resolution921k920kClearer display (+1k dot)

Common features in the Canon T6 and Nikon D3400

 T6 D3400 
RevealedMarch 2016August 2016Similar age
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry around your camera regularly, you should take into account its weight and measurements. The Canon T6 enjoys exterior dimensions of 129mm x 101mm x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") having a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs) while the Nikon D3400 has proportions of 124mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0") having a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

Check the Canon T6 and Nikon D3400 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are using during that time. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the T6 versus the D3400.

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the T6 and D3400 is 68 and 70 respectively.

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 top view buttons comparison

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizes purely by reading a spec sheet. The pic underneath will offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the T6 and D3400.

As you can see, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Nikon D3400 to offer you extra detail having its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics a bit more aggressively.

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 sensor size comparison

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T6 Portrait photography information
Nikon D3400 Portrait photography information
manual focus
good MP (18 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detect focus
delivers RAW files
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon T6 Street photography factors
Nikon D3400 Street photography factors
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
lighter than competition (395 grams)
great high ISO (25,600)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon T6
Sports photography with Nikon D3400
good MP (18MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (500 shots)
decent megapixels (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
good battery power (1,200 CIPA)
supports phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon T6
Travel photography with Nikon D3400
good MP (18MP)
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
terrible battery life (500 CIPA)
does not have selfie friendly display
good battery power (1,200 CIPA)
lighter than competition (395g)
supports bluetooth
decent megapixels (24MP)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon T6 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D3400 as a Landscape photography camera
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
good MP (18 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (500 per charge)
does not have Timelapse recording
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
no anti aliasing filter
great high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (1,200 CIPA)
lack of image stabilization
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon T6 Vlogging information
Nikon D3400 Vlogging information
includes face detect focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
does not have microphone port
features face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (395 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
missing mic support
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Canon T6 vs Nikon D3400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T6 and Nikon D3400
 Canon EOS T6Nikon D3400
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS T6 Nikon D3400
Also referred to as EOS Rebel 1300D -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2016-03-10 2016-08-17
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor 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 18 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 6400 25600
Maximum boosted ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 11
Cross type focus points - 1
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Available lenses 326 309
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 920 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.56x
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 3.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 9.20 m (at ISO 100) 7.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes 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
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/200s 1/200s
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Wireless Built-In Optional
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 485 gr (1.07 lb) 395 gr (0.87 lb)
Physical dimensions 129 x 101 x 78mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1") 124 x 98 x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 66 86
DXO Color Depth rating 22.0 24.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 13.9
DXO Low light rating 781 1192
Battery life 500 images 1200 images
Type 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 feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $549 $397