Today we will be comparing the Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300, and this means that, once again, we will be discussing two cameras made by two of the biggest names in the camera manufacturing, and we are talking Canon and Nikon.
Now, in spite of the fact that they are made by different companies, these cameras – Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 – do have a number of things in common, as you will be finding out in this article.
Anyway, our aim is to properly compare and contrast these two cameras so as to help you properly decide which of them you feel will be better for you. If time is a constraint for you, though, please, do well to pay attention to the next three sections of this article for a quick run through. Let us get right to it!
Comparison Overview — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
So, like we said (and like we can see), these two cameras are made by different companies; really big companies, apparently. Nikon is the much older brand, but they both have been in the business of making high quality cameras for decades now.
More so, these two camera manufacturing brands have almost equal market strengths. Nikon cameras are generally known to have better batteries, perhaps the best in the market.
Canon cameras, on the other hand, are known to come with really fantastic features. Well, as we move on with this comparison, we will be seeing how these affect the performances of these cameras, especially when compared with each other.
Now, although these two cameras are similar, there are a lot of differences that exist between them. For example, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with a built-in Wi-Fi and near field communication, which together allow you transfer files quickly and easily over a wireless connection, while the Nikon D3300 can only achieve wireless connectivity through the use of an external device.
Also, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with a touch sensitive articulating screen which makes shooting convenient and flexible. The screen of the Nikon camera, on the other hand, is neither of those.
However, the Nikon D3300 still holds up the prestige of the Nikon brand in the battery department. This camera allows you get more than 50 per cent more shots per full charge of its battery than you can get per full charge of that of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.
In addition to that, the Nikon camera is the one you would prefer to take around with you everywhere, as it is the more lightweight and more compact of the two cameras.
Which has the better price-value ratio: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the one with the better price-value ratio of the two. This camera comes with a lot of amazing features, and still does not cost so much. So, you get better value for your money.
However, this is not to say that the Nikon D3300 does not give good value for its price, it does, but just not as much as the Canon camera.
Anyway, do not make a decision just yet, the table below which compares the features, functions, and specifications of these two cameras – Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 – will be giving you more insight to how these cameras do when compared with each other. Check it out!
Comparison Table — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|Camera weight||1.22 pounds (555 grams)||0.95 pounds (430 grams)|
|Camera dimensions||5.2 by 3.1 by 3.98 inches||4.9 by 2.99 by 3.86 inches|
|Screen type||Articulating screen||Fixed screen|
|Battery capacity||440 shots per full charge||700 shots per full charge|
|Near field communication||Yes||No|
|Start-up time||Approximately 0.9 seconds||Approximately 0.4 seconds|
|Auto exposure bracketing||Yes||No|
For more on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 comparison, check out the video below, it does a hands on review of these two DSLR cameras.
Which Is Better Under What Circumstance — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300?
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|If you need a camera to use for HDR photography, then the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the one for you. This camera, unlike the Nikon D3300, comes with auto exposure bracketing – the feature which allows you take HDR photos. Later on in this comparison, we will be talking about this feature and how it works on this camera.|| If you will be shooting for very long hours per time, then the Nikon D3300 would be the better camera option for you.|
This camera has a battery that allows you take up to 700 shots per full charge, so, you are sure this one will be going many hours before dying on you.
| If you are new to photography, and so are looking for the more user friendly camera to use, then we would recommend the Canon EOS Rebel T6i to you.|
This camera comes with a fully articulated touch screen that allows you flexibility and ease of use, so, it is bound to be easier to grasp for beginners then the Nikon D3300.
| If you think you will be holding your camera in your hand or carrying it around with you a lot, then we think that your better option would be the Nikon camera.|
This camera weighs less than a pound, so, you most probably wouldn’t mind taking this one on walks, hikes, tours, and all that kind of stuff.
|For easy and quick transfer of files from camera to nearby devices, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i would be your better pick. This camera is the only one of the two in comparison today with a built-in Wi-Fi and near field communication. Therefore, not only will you be able to transfer files over a wireless connection, you will be able to create that connection with just one touch of a button.||If you are looking for a camera that could help your creativity, then the Nikon D3300 is the better camera for you. This one comes with an in-camera panorama application which helps you stitch a number of photos together to make one beautiful panoramic one. This would surely boost your creativity as a photographer.|
Common Features — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
The most fundamental similarities between the Canon EOS Rebel T6i and the Nikon D3300 are:
i. They are both entry-level cameras.
ii. They are both DSLR cameras.
What Is An Entry-Level Camera?
An entry-level camera is one that was made for non-professional usage. This means that if you are looking for a camera for daily personal use, or one with which to learn photography, then an entry-level camera is what you need.
These cameras are made to be less durable than professional and semiprofessional cameras, because they are not expected to be used as intensely as cameras in those other more advanced levels.
Because of whom they are designed for, a typical entry-level camera is usually very user friendly, and quite affordable, too. Amateur photographers would most likely prefer something inexpensive and easy to use to begin a career with, and that is just what an entry-level camera is.
Furthermore, entry-level cameras are usually lightweight and have pretty nice grips. You know, if you are going to take a camera with you on a vacation or tour, you most likely would want one that does not weigh you down when you carry it around.
What Is A DSLR Camera?
A camera which is designed with a mirror mechanism and comes with just one lens is called a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. Because of its mirror mechanism, a DSLR camera would receive light through its lens when the shutter button is clicked. That light is then sent to the mirror which bounces it off to a prism, and then to the optical viewfinder which feeds the photographer an exact image of what the lens is capturing.
DSLR cameras are usually better understood when compared to their arch rivals; the mirrorless cameras. While DSLRs come with mirrors and optical viewfinders, mirrorless ones come with electronic viewfinders and no mirrors.
Digital single lens reflex cameras could also be referred to as mirrored cameras, and they are generally known to have better battery capacities, bulkier bodies, and faster auto focus systems than mirrorless cameras.
Now, to better understand DSLR cameras, and how they compare with their rivals (mirrorless cameras), check out the video below. This video does a mirroless vs DSLR comparison, explains how each of them works, and then goes on to tell you which is better for what type pf photography. Watch it here!
Here are the features common to both the Canon EOS Rebel T6i and Nikon D3300:
i. APS-C CMOS sensor
ii. Optical viewfinder
iii. Face detection focus
iv. RAW support
v. Built-in flash
vi. External flash hot shoe
vii. External microphone jack
viii. HDMI output
We will now look at each of them in detail…
APS-C CMOS Sensor
An APS-C sensor is basically a small sized sensor, and can be contrasted with a full frame sensor. The latter is a sensor which is about the same size that a film (in old cameras) used to be.
An APS-C sensor is able to capture a smaller physical image size than a full frame sensor can. However, this does not mean that the APS-C is completely inferior to the full frame.
For example, the crop factor you get with an APS-C sensor camera will do better than a full frame sensor camera in sports and wildlife photography, when you are looking to take photos of things that are quite far away.
Now, the APS-C is the sensor that you get with each of these cameras – Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 – and as a matter of fact, they both have 24 mega pixels of maximum sensor resolution.
Anyway, if you want to find out more about the workings of an APS-C sensor, especially when compared to full frame ones, pay attention to the video below. This video tells you the advantages and disadvantages of each of these sensors, and compares results you are likely to get from them.
By reason of being a DSLR camera, each of these cameras – Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 – comes with an optical viewfinder. Like we said earlier, an optical viewfinder is a small display that shows you the exact image that the camera’s lens is getting, and helps you frame the photos before capturing.
An optical viewfinder will make your photography pretty easy, as it gives you more control over your all round shooting.
Understanding the workings of an optical viewfinder is easier when you compare it to an electronic one. We mentioned earlier that electronic viewfinders are found in mirrorless cameras, while optical ones are exclusive to DSLRs (with only a few exceptions).
The optical viewfinder gives you some advantages over its electronic counterpart. For example, you will not be observing any delays, and you will also be getting better clarity while you preview your photos on an optical viewfinder than when you do that on an electronic one.
Face Detection Focus
Face detection focus is a feature that is as self-explanatory as they come. From its name, you pretty much have the entire idea what it does for you; it detects the human faces in view, and then focuses on them. This feature gives your photos a professional feel without having to do so much.
For portrait photography, face detection focus is bound to be your best tool. Portrait photos are primarily about the faces, and this feature ensures all the details on those faces are emphasized.
More so, this is also applicable when there are multiple faces in the frame, this feature will detect and focus on all of them. So, we could say that face detection focus will also be doing great for group photography.
Here is yet another feature that will be giving your photos that extra touch of professionalism, even as an amateur photographer. Thanks to RAW support, you have the option of preserving all the details in a photo you have taken.
What usually happens when you take a photo is that that photo is compressed to the JPEG format, because storing it in its raw form would take up a lot of storage space. But maximizing storage space does not come without a price, when a photo is compressed, much of its quality is lost in the process.
So, if you decide that you need your photo in its highest quality (that is you do not want your camera to compress it to the JPEG format), RAW support makes sure that you can have just that.
So, basically, both options are presented to you, thanks to this feature. You can either choose to compress the photo to the JPEG format, lose some details, but save space, or leave the photo in its RAW format, have all the details intact, but at the expense of a large chunk of storage space.
Basically though, having these two options available to you is always best, because now you can decide to not compress a photo when you think you would need it in its highest quality, or leave it to be compressed if you do not have a lot of storage space available.
A built-in flash is a feature that virtually everyone living in the 21st century is conversant with, in fact, this is something you have on your smartphone. Well, basically, this is one feature that allows you shoot confidently in low light.
If you have to take photos in a pretty dark place, a built-in flash is one of the first things you can fall back on to save the day; so, perhaps we could call this one a primary source of lighting for every photographer.
Just by using the built-in flash, you can brighten up that low light area, and get pretty decent photos with no stress at all. Also, this feature is extremely easy to use, no need to manipulate too many settings, and also not need for any attachment whatsoever.
External Flash Hot Shoe
It has to be said, though, that a built-in flash wouldn’t always suffice for efficient photography in low light areas. In situations like this, you need some sort of boost, and that boost is something that can be gotten with an external flash.
An external flash hot shoe is that feature on which an external flash is mounted. And of course, we all know that an external flash offers a wider reach and brighter lighting that a camera’s built-in flash.
So, basically, when a built-in flash does not do the job, each of these cameras – Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 – provides you with yet another option with this feature.
Further, an external flash hot shoe indicates that you can (with an external flash mounted on, of course) get really lovely results when doing flash photography.
An external flash is probably the most important device needed for flash photography, and since each of these cameras are compatible with one, we surely can recommend them for such purposes.
External Microphone Jack
Of course, not everybody plans to get a camera just for still photography, some want a camera for video and audio recordings, too. So, if you are interested in the latter, then you would be excited about this feature.
Yes, these cameras come with internal microphones, but it must be said that the efficiency of those are very limited. For example, an internal microphone will fail you if you are trusting it for noise cancellation. This is why Canon and Nikon decided to make each of these cameras with external microphone jacks.
So, if you want premium audio quality in your recordings, all you have to do is get a really good external microphone, and you are set. So, whether it is the voices of people talking in the background while you record, or just sounds of the wind outside, a good external microphone will be cancelling all that out and giving you the quality of sound you’ve always wished for.
Now, because of this feature, we can recommend this camera for journalists, YouTubers, and other groups of photographers who would be needing to record video and audio very often.
This is the feature that makes it possible for you to, with the help of an HDMI cable, project images on your camera unto a monitor or TV screen.
If you have to display your camera photos or videos for a large number of people to see all at once, then making use of an HDMI cable would be your best bet.
Thanks to this, you would not need to first send the images to a laptop to be able to project it unto the monitor or screen, you can conveniently do that straight from your camera.
Unique Features — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
Features Unique To The Canon EOS Rebel T6i
i. Articulating screen
ii. Touch screen
iii. Auto exposure bracketing
iv. Built-in Wi-Fi
v. Near field communication
We will now look at each of them in detail…
An articulating screen is a type of LCD screen which is flexible enough to be flipped, tilted, or swiveled, or, in some cases, all three. A camera with a screen like this allows the photographer to shoot easily from rather difficult angles.
So, if you want to take a shot from high over your head, or a very low angle, an articulating screen would be making your life a whole lot easier, because just by flipping or tilting, you will be able to get a better view of your camera’s screen and shoot more efficiently.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the only one of the two cameras in comparison today with an articulating screen, and guess what, it is a fully articulated screen. What this means is that you can tilt, swivel, and rotate this camera’s screen to whatever angle you think will be more convenient for your shoot. It literally does not get more flexible than this.
More so, the flexibility of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i’s screen is what makes it a selfie friendly camera. So, if you are a vlogger, or one who loves selfies, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i would be a very good option for you.
This is one feature that many beginner photographers would really enjoy. If it is your first time using a camera, you surely would appreciate being able to operate it like you would your regular smartphone. Well, this is what a touch screen offers.
A touch sensitive screen is surely not new to you as we now have it all around us; smartphones, tablets, laptops, now mainly come with touch sensitive screens, even television screens now have the ability to be touch sensitive.
Therefore, you must be aware of how much convenience you will be getting with this feature. And well, you will only be able to get that level of convenience with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, as it is the only one of the two cameras with a touch sensitive LCD screen.
So, basically, if you are new to photography, and so, you do not know what all the buttons are meant for yet, tapping on your screen to access the features and functions of your camera would be a really easy way to go. Therefore, one could say that because of this unique feature, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the more user friendly camera of the two.
Auto Exposure Bracketing
When you have to shoot in an area where lighting is quite complicated, you would need some assistance in order to get the best of results. Well, that assistance you need is this feature.
With auto exposure bracketing, you can shoot more conveniently, and get a lot better results in tough lighting situations. This feature allows you take a number of different photos (usually 3) with just one click of the shutter button.
And the amazing thing is that each of those three photos will have a different exposure setting, leaving you to select which best suits your requirements; or you could go ahead to merge all three together (HDR photography).
Of these two cameras – Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 – auto exposure bracketing can only be found in the earlier camera. Therefore, we can categorically say that, as a result of the absence of this feature in the Nikon D3300, it would be impossible to do HDR photography with this camera.
Well, for those who do not know much about this feature and how to use it, the video below will be really useful. This video explains how to use the auto exposure bracketing feature in a Canon DSLR camera for better HDR photography. Watch it here!
This is a feature that enables you transfer files from your camera to a nearby smart device without having to use any external hardware. Provided the smart device is Wi-Fi enabled (which is virtually every smart device in circulation), with the built-in Wi-Fi in your camera, you can create a wireless connection with that device and send files easily over that connection.
Bear in mind, though, that your camera’s built-in Wi-Fi does not connect your camera to the internet, it only makes it possible for you to connect that camera with a Wi-Fi compatible device and transfer files over that connection. However, with this feature, you can quickly send photos taken with your camera to your smartphone and then upload them in no time.
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the only one which comes with a built-in Wi-Fi, which means that this convenience in transfer of files can only be gotten with this camera.
It must be said, however, that, although the Nikon camera does not have a built-in Wi-Fi, it does give an option of achieving wireless connectivity with the use of an external device. This, of course, will not be affording you as much convenience as you will be getting with the built-in Wi-Fi in the Canon camera.
More so, because of the presence of this feature in the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, this camera gives you access to a pretty interesting function; remote control.
Basically, after having connected your camera to a nearby smartphone, you are able to use that smartphone to control that camera. We will talk more about this function later on in this article, stick with us!
Near Field Communication (NFC)
So, we just established that the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the only camera with a built-in Wi-Fi. Therefore, it ought not to be very surprising that it is also the only one with near field communication (NFC), because the latter needs the earlier to operate, but reverse is not the case.
This means that a camera which is not Wi-Fi enabled cannot come with NFC, however, not all Wi-Fi enabled cameras come with NFC.
So, if you recall, we explained that the built-in Wi-Fi is a feature that makes the process of transferring files really convenient. But the near field communication (NFC) technology still somehow manages to make that entire process even easier.
Thanks to this feature, you can create a one touch wireless connection between your camera and a nearby NFC compatible device.
With near field communication (NFC), you are able to skip a number of steps in the Wi-Fi connection process, and as you would imagine, that implies quicker and easier transfer of files.
Feature Unique To The Nikon D3300
An in-camera panorama application is one way by which one can express one’s creativity in photography. With this feature, you can take multiple different photos and stitch them together to form one panoramic photo.
This feature is one which you can get with just the Nikon D3300, so, perhaps if you are looking to get really creative with your photography, this would be the better option for you to consider.
Unique Pros — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
Which is easier to use: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with a touch sensitive LCD screen, which makes it a lot easier to access the camera’s features. A touch screen camera is a user friendly one, as it saves you the stress of having to always look for the right buttons.
And of course, a user friendly camera is one you would recommend for an amateur photographer, therefore, you could say the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is really doing well as an entry-level camera.
So, perhaps because of this, a beginner photographer might prefer to go for the Canon EOS Rebel T6i instead of the Nikon D3300. Yes, that is the power of a touch screen.
Which is better for flexible shooting: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
The fully articulated LCD screen of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is the reason why you can shoot conveniently with it from really difficult angles. Basically, shooting with this camera is more flexible because its screen can be tilted and rotated to many different angles.
So, for example, if you are at a concert, and you need to take photos or record videos of the band on stage, it would be very difficult to get good shots with a fixed screen, because your camera would have to be high above your head and that would be a really tough angle to shoot from.
Anyway, with a fully articulated screen, you can tilt or rotate the LCD screen until you have a good view of what is on it, and go ahead to shoot conveniently. Really amazing, isn’t it?
Which is selfie-friendly: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
Thanks to the fully articulated LCD screen of the Canon Rebel T6i, you will be able to take selfies with your camera just as easily as you would with your smartphone. Just rotate your camera’s screen and say cheese, lol!
If you are a vlogger, then this would be such good news for you, because you would be able to record videos of yourself by yourself without needing much help from anybody else.
Also, if you are going on a trip or a vacation alone, you would really appreciate that this camera comes with this feature. So, instead of having to ask random strangers to help take pictures of you at beautiful sites, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i makes it possible for you to do that all by yourself. Again, just rotate your camera’s screen and say cheese!
Which is the better camera for HDR photography: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
With auto exposure bracketing, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i makes it possible for you to take awesome HDR shots.
Earlier, we showed you how this feature can be used on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i for more efficient HDR photography. So, in case you missed it, you can go back up to the “unique features” section to check that out.
Which transfers files more easily: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with built-in Wi-Fi, which means you can do a convenient transfer of files to a smartphone over a wireless connection.
Compared to the Nikon D3300 which needs an external device to able to wirelessly connect to a nearby device, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i does it with a built-in feature.
More so, not only are you able to create a wireless connection more easily with this camera, you are also able to create a one touch connection, which is something you surely will not be able to do with the Nikon camera. So, wireless connectivity is not only much easier with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, it has also been proven to be much faster.
Which allows for remote controlled shooting: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
The Canon Rebel T6i comes with the remote control feature. Being able to control your camera with a smartphone is one thing that makes photography easy and fun at the same time. With this, you can stay meters away from your camera and still conduct a shoot with it. For example, if you want to take a group photo you are also supposed to be in without using the selfie option, you could just shoot using your smartphone.
No, not your smartphone’s camera, your Canon EOS Rebel T6i, you are only using your smartphone to control it. You can place the camera on a stand, do all the necessary settings, monitor everything else, and capture the photo; all with the smartphone in your palm. Amazing, isn’t it?
Which has the longer lasting battery: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
Nikon cameras are generally known for their impressive battery capacities, and the Nikon D3300 has proven to be no exception at all. This camera comes with a battery that will allow you take up to 700 shots per full charge, and that means a long shooting time before having to recharge or change batteries.
If you are one who will be shooting for really long hours per time, then the Nikon D3300 might be your better pick. You will be able to take more than 50 per cent more shots per full charge of the Nikon D3300’s battery than per full charge of that of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.
For an entry-level camera battery, 700 shots per full charge is actually really impressive, so, bear in mind that this is actually a big deal, and is not common at all.
Which can take panorama photos: Canon EOS Rebel T6i or Nikon D3300?
The Nikon D3300 comes with the in-camera panorama app which enables you take a number of photos and stitch them together to make one panoramic one.
If you are looking to get creative with your photography, panorama is one way to go, and you already know that the Nikon D3300 is the only one of the two cameras in comparison today – Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 – that allows you take panoramic photos.
Unique Cons — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
Unique Cons Of The Canon EOS Rebel T6i
i. Average battery life
ii. No panorama
Average Battery Life
The battery capacity of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is definitely not the best in the market, it is only average at best. Per full charge, the battery of this camera allows you take just about 440 shots, and that is quite a far cry from what the battery of its Nikon counterpart offers.
If you will be shooting with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i for a long stretch of time, then you might need to go with spare batteries, because the battery of this camera cannot be trusted to take you all the way.
You won’t be able to make panoramic photos with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i because it does not come with the in-camera panorama app. Generally, this implies that the Canon EOS Rebel T6i does not come with any special application or feature that directly helps boost a photographer’s creativity; not very good.
Unique Cons Of The Nikon D3300
i. No touch screen
ii. No articulating screen
iii. Not selfie-friendly
iv. No HDR photography
v. No built-in Wi-Fi
vi. No near field communication
vii. No remote control
No Touch Screen
The LCD screen of this camera is not touch sensitive, and that means that you will not be able to enjoy that convenience of just tapping on your camera’s screen to access certain features and functions.
Furthermore, for an entry-level camera, one would expect the Nikon D3300 to be as easy to use as possible, but the lack of a touch screen really does deal a major blow to the ease of use of the Nikon D3300 camera.
No Articulating Screen
So, not only is the LCD screen of the Nikon D3300 not touch sensitive, it is also a hundred per cent fixed. What this implies is that you will not be able to tilt, neither will you be able to rotate nor flip the screen of the Nikon D3300. Therefore, taking photos from difficult angles with this camera won’t be so easy.
Not Selfie Friendly
Unlike the Canon EOS Rebel T6i which comes with a fully articulated LCD screen and allows you take selfies conveniently, the Nikon D3300 does not have any such screen, and therefore, is not the camera you would pick if you wanted to take a selfie. Because of this, vloggers and YouTubers might not love this camera very much.
No HDR Photography
The Nikon D3300 does not come with the auto exposure bracketing feature, and this means that you will not be able to take HDR photographs with this camera.
No Built-In Wi-Fi
The Nikon D3300 does not have a built-in Wi-Fi, and because of this, it might not be so easy to transfer files away from this camera. Well, this camera does allows you access wireless connectivity, but only with an external hardware, and it has to be said that that is not half as convenient as when your camera has a built-in Wi-Fi.
No Near Field Communication
This is yet another way in which the Nikon D3300 lags behind the Canon EOS Rebel T6i. We have established that the Nikon D3300 does allow you connect wirelessly to a nearby device, but what it does not do is allow you do that connection with just one touch.
Because of its lack of near field communication (NFC), it would be impossible to connect a smartphone to the Nikon D3300 with only one touch; that is a whole lot of convenience you will not be getting.
No Remote Control
Earlier in this Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300 comparison, we talked about the remote control function and how it can be really helpful in some situations. Well, you won’t be able to use your smartphone as a remote controlling device for the Nikon D3300, which means that you miss out on that convenience.
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Common Pros — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|Preview and frame photos easily|| The optical viewfinder that this camera comes with makes it possible for you to easily preview and properly frame your photos before capturing.|
Not to forget, the optical viewfinder feeds you an exact image of what the camera’s lens is capturing, which means that you won’t be getting any delays while you preview the images.
|The Nikon D3300 also comes with an optical viewfinder, which means that you will also be able to preview and frame photos before actually capturing them with this camera.|
|High quality images||Thanks to RAW support, you can decide that you do not want to lose the details in your photos through compression. So, provided you have sufficient storage space, you can have your photo store in its highest quality format – RAW.||The Nikon D3300 also has RAW support, which means that you will be able to store images without having to compress them.|
|Good portrait photography||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with face detection focus, which means that you will be able to get lovely photos very easily with this camera. As the name implies, this feature will be detecting and focusing on the human faces in view, giving you as much detailing on the faces as you would need.||The Nikon D3300 also comes with face detection focus, so, you are sure to get lovely portrait photographs when shooting with this camera.|
|Good lighting|| The Canon EOS Rebel T6i’s built-in flash gives you light enough to get bright images when shooting in pretty dark areas. |
To make it all better, this source of light is right at the fingertips of every photographer, and it is really easy to use, too.
|The Nikon D3300 also comes with a built-in flash, so, when shooting in dark areas, you can easily just pop up the flash and get all the bright images you would like.|
|Good low light performance|| There is one way in which you can get bright images in low light without needing a flash, and that is by adjusting the ISO of the camera.|
Basically, a camera’s ISO refers to the camera’s sensor’s sensitivity to light. So, the higher the maximum ISO, the more sensitive that camera’s sensor is to light.
With an ISO range of 100 to 12800 (which is further expandable to 25600) you sure will be able to get fantastic results in low light with this camera.
|The Nikon D3300 also has an ISO range of 100 to 12800, and its maximum is further expandable to 25600, and this is really a really impressive range, especially for an entry-level camera. Therefore, this camera is sure to perform pretty well in low light.|
|Good flash photography||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i allows you mount on an external flash, which is a very important factor for efficient flash photography.||The Nikon D3300, just like the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, comes with an external flash hot shoe, which means you can get awesome flash photography results with this camera just by getting a good flash and mounting it on this camera’s hot shoe.|
|Lightweight||Weighing only 1.22 pounds, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is not one you can refer to as heavy. Therefore, we do think that this is one camera that you won’t mind carrying around with you even for long hours.||The Nikon D3300 would be causing you even less trouble when you carry it around with you. This camera does not even weigh up to a pound, so, we are pretty sure you would love to take this one with you on a walk or a trip.|
|Option for high audio quality|| In addition to the quality of audio that the Canon EOS Rebel T6i’s internal microphone offers (which is actually not so good), you are also presented with another option for even better audio quality in your recordings.|
An external microphone jack is what indicates that you can get an external microphone and connect it to your camera for better noise cancellation and generally more superior audio quality.
|The Nikon D3300 also comes with an external microphone jack, which means that you can advance the audio quality gotten from recordings made with this camera just by connecting an external microphone to this camera through this jack.|
|Big prints||With a 24 mega pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, you can be pretty assured that you will be getting big prints and a lot of details in photos taken with this camera.||This camera also comes with a 24 mega pixel APS-C sensor, which means equally big prints in photos captured by this camera.|
|Affordable||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is a pretty inexpensive camera, one that will not be doing so much harm to your pocket.||The Nikon D3300 is equally a budget friendly camera.|
|Extend display||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i has an HDMI output, which means that you can connect this camera to a television screen or a monitor with the help of an HDMI cable.||You can also project the images of the Nikon D3300 unto a screen just by using an HDMI cable to connect both ends.|
Common Cons — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|No image stabilization|| If you have to shoot while on the move, or it just so happens that your hands shake while you hold your camera, image stabilization is the feature that will be giving you good enough images, nonetheless.|
Image stabilization helps to neutralize the effects that shakes and movements of the camera while shooting could have on the eventual images.
Without image stabilization, if your camera moves or shakes while you shoot, the photos would most likely come out looking poor and unprofessional. And will most likely to be the case with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, seeing as it does not come with this feature.
|The Nikon D3300 also does not come with image stabilization, so, if it shakes while you shoot with it, your images will most likely come out looking really poor and blurry.|
|No weather sealing|| Well, considering that the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is an entry-level camera, we did not expect it to come with a weather sealed body; it is just not a feature you get with cameras of this level.|
Anyway, without this feature, exposing your camera to elements of the weather could cause serious damages to it. So, you would have to be extra careful when shooting outdoors.
|You will also have to be extra careful when shooting outdoors with the Nikon D3300, because just like the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, this camera also does not have a weather sealing.|
|No Bluetooth||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is not made with a built-in Bluetooth, which shortens what could have been a really wide reach of wireless connectivity. Yes, this camera comes with a built-in Wi-Fi, but there is still quite a lot you will be missing out on as a result of its lack of a built-in Bluetooth. For example, if the battery of your camera gets really low, wireless connectivity would be inaccessible, because Wi-Fi cannot function when the battery is low, but Bluetooth can.||Just like the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, the Nikon D3300 also does not come with a built-in Bluetooth. This is perhaps even worse for this camera, as a built-in Bluetooth could perhaps have somehow made up for its lack of a built-in Wi-Fi.|
|No built-in GPS||No built-in GPS in this camera means that you will not be able to geo tag photos and videos taken with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.||The Nikon D3300 also was not made with a built-in GPS, either, so, you also won’t be able to geo tag images with this one.|
|No top side LCD screen||A top side LCD screen shows the settings being made on the camera and makes shooting easier. But you won’t be getting that with this camera, which means that you will be missing out on that convenience.||The Nikon D3300 also does not have a top side LCD screen.|
|No headphone jack||Headphones help you regulate the sound coming from your camera while you record. Anyway, seeing as this camera does not have a headphones jack, you won’t be able to use headphones to that effect with this one.||The Nikon D3300 also does not have a headphones jack, which simply means you won’t be able to use headphones with this camera.|
|No slow motion||The Canon EOS Rebel T6i does not allow you record slow motion videos.||Same as the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.|
What Do People Think About Each Of These Cameras?
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|From what we have gathered, a lot of people who have used the Canon EOS Rebel T6i camera actually do love it. Fundamentally, they love that they are able to take really good photos with this camera.||People apparently also love the results they got from the Nikon D3300. A certain customer even recommended this one for action photography, especially when the subject is pretty far away from the camera.|
|Photographers seem to be more than excited about the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC features in the Canon EOS Rebel T6i. According to them, these two features which work hand in hand have made their photography more convenient. For some others, the remote control function made their entire photography experience even more fun.||People seem to be in love with the grip and compactness of the Nikon D3300. Many have said that they love how lightweight this camera is, and some even went on to recommend this one for vacations and tours.|
|As you might already have guessed, vloggers and YouTubers were really pleased with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, and were particularly excited about its screen.||A few photographers expressed their dissatisfaction at the fact that the screen of the Nikon D3300 is completely fixed. According to them, it makes shooting completely rigid.|
|A lot of photographers say that the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is one camera that is ideal to learn photography with. But some did say that they expected better from this camera in video mode.||Customers love that the Nikon D3300 is an affordable camera that gives awesome results. Many have also labeled this one a good entry-level camera.|
Our Take — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
|The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is a camera that is really easy to love, especially if you are new into the photography world. This camera has shown that it is just the ideal one to launch a photography career with; it is affordable, easy to use, and really lightweight, a really lovely trifecta.||Nikon kept it simple with this camera, so, we will keep it simple, too; we love the Nikon D3300. Really lightweight, really affordable, and really cool to use, the Nikon D3300 is a camera we think you would love, too.|
|The screen of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is one feature that really did win our hearts. So, not only does it offer you much convenience in operation by being touch sensitive, it also offers you flexibility in shooting by being fully articulated. And not to forget, this screen also makes the Canon EOS Rebel T6i a selfie friendly camera, so, you can see why we are especially excited about this camera’s LCD display.||We think that the LCD screen of the Nikon D3300 was quite underwhelming, it is even worse when you compare it to that of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i. The screen of the Nikon camera is not touch sensitive, nor is it even slightly flexible. Because of this, this camera cannot take selfies, and thus, might not be the best bet for vlogging. This, sincerely, is not very impressive.|
| The wireless connectivity of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i is yet another thing we are really pleased with. This camera not only allows you connect to a nearby device easily, it also gives you an option of doing that in no time.|
You know, with a built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, we actually think that having Bluetooth might have been a little bit of an overkill, lol.
|This is yet another area where the Canon EOS Rebel T6i won our hearts over the Nikon D3300. The latter only allows you wirelessly connect to another device with the use of an external hardware, which is nothing close to the level of convenience you will be getting with the Canon camera.|
|The Canon EOS Rebel T6i does pretty well in low light, in HDR, and in flash photography. However, we think that the battery of this camera could have been better.||This camera does quite good in low light, in flash photography, but ghosts in the area of HDR photography. However, when it comes to the battery department, the Nikon D3300 acted like a true Nikon product, coming with a long lasting one.|
|In summary, we would recommend this camera for amateur sports and wildlife photographers, vloggers and YouTubers, vacationers and tourists, and others who are in need of a camera with which to learn photography. Also, we definitely would recommend this camera for young people who cannot do without selfies, lol!|| We would recommend the Nikon D3300 for street photography, amateur sports and wildlife photography, events photography, and other forms of amateur photography.|
Now, the Nikon D3300, although playing second fiddle to the Canon EOS Rebel T6i today, is not an entirely horrible camera. The Canon camera is the better camera of the two, but that takes nothing away from how amazing the Nikon D3300 is.
PS: if you want to see how the Nikon D3300 compares with yet another camera in the EOS Rebel series, check out our Canon EOS Rebel T6 vs Nikon D3300 comparison article.
FAQs — Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3300
How do I get my pictures off my Canon Rebel T6i?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i comes with built-in Wi-Fi, which is pretty much the easiest way you can transfer images from this camera to your smartphone. It also comes with near field communication technology which makes the wireless transfer even easier and quicker.
You could also use good old USB cables or memory sticks to get your pictures, perhaps when your camera’s Wi-Fi is having issues, or maybe when the camera’s battery is too low for Wi-Fi to work.
Is the Canon T6i good for photography?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is a good camera for many different kinds of photography. It has face detection focus, so, it’s good for portrait photography; auto exposure bracketing for HDR photography; optical viewfinder for outdoor photography, fully articulated LCD screen for vlogging.
The Canon Rebel T6i is generally a good camera for any form of amateur photography, and you could even challenge it to some level of semi-professional usage and it will deliver great results.
Is the Canon EOS Rebel T6i any good for videos?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i, as a matter of fact, is great to record videos with. This camera shoots full HD, and for an entry level camera, that is very impressive; you really can’t expect any more from a camera of this level.
The Rebel T6i also comes with a fully articulating screen which makes self-recording very easy and convenient. Then the external microphone jack makes it possible for you to get amazing audio quality even when you record in noisy areas, with the help of a good microphone. So, yes, the Canon Rebel T6i is great for recording videos.
Is the Canon EOS Rebel T6i selfie-friendly?
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is a selfie-friendly camera. Its LCD screen is fully articulated. This means that it can be tilted, rotated, or flipped to varying angles, which is really what is required from a selfie-friendly camera.
Selfie-friendly cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel T6i are great for vlogging and recording YouTube videos. They are also a great choice to take with you on tours and vacations.
Is the Nikon D3300 weather sealed?
The Nikon D3300 does not come with a weather sealing on its body. This basically means that if it is exposed to weather elements (like rain, snow, humidity) damage could be caused to the camera. Therefore, it is advisable that you do not use the Nikon D3300 outdoors when weather conditions are unfavorable.
Anyway, it is not surprising, neither is it disappointing that The D3300 is not weather sealed. This camera is an entry-level one and beginner cameras are not known to come with this sealing.