Written by Sanne

Compare the Canon EOS 1300D to the Nikon D3400

Both the Canon 1300D and the Nikon D3400 are SLR cameras for the novice photographer. Both cameras help you get started by giving detailed explanations with various settings. The help mode of the Nikon D3400 is more suitable for a photographer without any technical knowledge thanks to its format. This article will show you the similarities and differences between the 2 models.

In short

Canon EOS 1300D Nikon D3400
Guide mode Yes Yes
ISO 12800 25600
Connecting wirelessly Yes Yes
With 1 hand Yes Yes

Help mode and effects

Help mode 1300D

Canon 1300D

Learn how to manually set up the camera

The dial on top of the camera shows you different modes for manual and automatic control. For a novice photographer, the Creative assistant mode is very interesting. In this mode, the camera guides you through the settings. This way, you'll learn how to adjust the camera as you see fit.

Assistive mode D3400

Nikon D3400

Detailed explanation of all effects

The camera has a help mode that helps the novice photographer get started. The camera provides explanation with all kinds of scenes when setting up your camera. This way, you'll know exactly what the camera can do and how you can imitate this effect once you're ready to control it manually. On top of that, you get a detailed explanation with every manual setting.

Light sensitivity

Light sensitivity 1300D

Canon 1300D

Maximum ISO value of 12,800

The camera has a maximum ISO value of 12,800. This means that the camera has a high light sensitivity. This doesn't necessarily mean that the camera performs well in low light. Using a high ISO value will make your photos grainy.

D3400 light sensitivity

Nikon D3400

Maximum ISO value of 25,600

With a maximum ISO value of 25,600, the camera is very light sensitive. The camera performs relatively well in low light, but chances of white noise are higher with a high ISO value starting at 1,600. A 24.2 megapixel sensor doesn't prevent this problem.

Image recording

Image recording 1300D

Canon 1300D

18-megapixel sensor of APS-C size

The camera has an 18-megapixel sensor of APS-C size. You can use this to take photographs in a maximum resolution of 5184x3456 pixels. If you photograph in the popular JPEG size, the camera can take 3 frames per second.

Image recording D3400

Nikon D3400

24.2-megapixel sensor of APS-C size

An image sensor of Nikon DX size is similar to an APC-C sensor. The sensor has 24.2 megapixels. This allows you to take photos of 6000x4000 pixels. The maximum number of frames per second in JPEG size is 5.


Connect 1300D

Canon 1300D

Wirelessly send recordings

Send your photos and videos wirelessly via WiFi and NFC. This way, you can directly view your recordings on your phone and tablet. On top of that, you can share them with your friends and family directly after photographing via various modern channels.

Connect D3400

Nikon D3400

Wirelessly send recordings

Connect the camera to your phone or tablet using Bluetooth. You can do this with the SnapBridge app, an app that automatically transfers your photos to your smart device. This way, you can directly show the photos to friends and family, and share them via social media.


Design 1300D

Canon 1300D

Use with 1 hand

Thanks to its compact design and 485-gram weight, you can easily hold the camera with 1 hand. The rubber grip offers you a secure grip. While you hold the device, you can easily control the buttons with your thumb or index finger.

Design D3400

Nikon D3400

Use with 1 hand

With it 445 grams, the camera is very light. This way, you can easily hold it with 1 hand. The buttons are located sensibly so you can operate the camera blindfolded once you figure out where all the settings are.


The Canon 1300D and the Nikon D3400 are quite similar with regard to their help mode for the novice photographer and their size. When you look at recording, the Nikon model performs slightly better. The sensor and the maximum ISO range are larger than those of the Canon device. You can photograph better in low light with the Nikon D3400 than with the Canon 1300D. On top of that, the first model allows you to make recordings in a higher resolution.

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