Written by Sanne

Compare the Canon EOS 1300D to the Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 was taken out of the assortment a while ago. For those looking for an entry-level model in the same price range, the Canon 1300D is a good option. The differences between the two SLR cameras can be found below. You'll know exactly why the Canon 1300D is a good replacement for the Nikon D3300.

In short

Canon 1300D Nikon D3300
Guide mode Yes Yes
24.2 megapixel sensor No Yes
Connect wirelessly Yes No
Collapsible lens No Yes
Tiltable screen No No
Microphone input No Yes

Guide mode

Canon 1300D guide mode

Canon 1300D

Learn how to manually set up the camera

The Creative assistant mode tells you how to set up the camera manually, and how to achieve the desired effect with the right settings. The device also has various scene modes to automatically take the right picture in all kinds of usage situations. You can use the other setting to photograph manually or partly manually.

Nikon D3300 guide mode

Nikon D3300

Detailed explanation of all options

This device is different than other entry-level models because of the extensive Guide mode. This setting is a camera manual that teaches you what to do in which situation. In addition, you can find extensive explanations for every manual setting. You can improve your photographing abilities.

Light sensitivity

Canon 1300D

ISO range up to 12800

Even though the camera has an ISO range of up to 12800, it doesn't perform optimally in low light. This is partly due to the relatively small 18-megapixel image sensor. When you're using the maximum ISO value, static appears on the photo.

Nikon D3300

ISO range up to 12800

The camera performs relatively well in low light, because of its maximum ISO range of 12800 and the 24.2-megapixel image sensor. Static does occur in the photos at the highest ISO value.

Connect to a smart device

Connect to a phone Canon 1300D

Canon 1300D

Connect to a telephone or tablet wirelessly

You can connect the device to your phone or tablet wirelessly via WiFi and NFC. This way, you can easily send photos and videos to friends and family. In addition, you can share the files directly via your social media channels.

No WiFi and NFC Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

No WiFi and NFC connectivity

The disadvantage of this camera is that it doesn't have WiFi and NFC connectivity, or a tiltable screen for vlogs and selfies.

Design

Canon 1300D

Canon 1300D

Compact SLR camera

The device is compact and lightweight. You can easily pick it up with one hand. In addition, the camera has a nice ergonomics. If it's in your hand, you can operate the buttons with your thumb and forefinger.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Compact SLR camera

Other than that, the body is compact. You can easily pick it up with one hand. In addition, you can make the lens compact by collapsing it via the lock stand when the camera is off.

Screen

Screen Canon 1300D

Canon 1300D

Screen isn't rotatable or tiltable

The camera has a display with good image quality, so you can see your photos sharply. The screen isn't rotatable or tiltable, so the device is less suitable for selfies and vlogs.

Screen Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Screen isn't rotatable or tiltable

The camera has a 3-inch screen that displays all information and images clearly. You can also get a clear view of your photos. The screen isn't rotatable or tiltable, so the device is less suitable for selfies and vlogs

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Lenses and accessories Canon

Canon 1300D

Various lenses and accessories

A lot of lenses and accessories are available for this model. All EF and EFS lenses fit, so you can choose the right lens for pretty much every situation. You can also attach an external flash on the camera. You can't connect a microphone though.

Lenses and accessories Nikon

Nikon D3300

Various lenses and accessories

There's room for an external flash on top of the camera. Before you start filming, you can also connect an external microphone that improves the sound quality. The camera can easily be expanded with various lenses so you can always take the right lens with you.

Conclusion

Just like the Nikon D3300, the Canon 1300D is a suitable SLR camera for the novice photographer, because of the guide setting. The Nikon model provided you with extensive explanations for every setting, but the Canon camera only teaches you how to set up the camera manually. Other than that, the two models aren't very different. The biggest difference is in the connectivity. You can connect the Canon 1300D to your smart device wirelessly, something the Nikon D3300 doesn't have.

Canon EOS 1300D

  • 18 megapixels, records Full HD 1080p video
  • With WiFi and NFC, without Bluetooth
  • Including 18-55mm lens
399,-
no longer available

Pros

  • WiFi and NFC allow you to easily, quickly, and wirelessly transfer your photos to your smartphone or tablet.
  • The 18-55mm lens is suitable for portrait and landscape photography.
  • Thanks to image stabilization, you can prevent blurry photos.

Cons

  • It doesn't have a tiltable screen for vlogs and selfies.

Nikon D3300

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
34 reviews
419,-
no longer available
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