• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Advantages

Canon SL1 over Nikon D3300

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.1 fps vs 1.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.0 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

Nikon D3300 over Canon SL1

  • Fast startup
    0.40 vs 0.60 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    700 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely compact and lightweight for a DSLR; Delivers good image quality that's virtually identical to the Canon T4i/T5i; Accurate and relatively fast autofocus with improved Live View and Movie Hybrid CMOS II AF; Full 1080p HD movie recording; Better-than average kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM).

  • Still not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Slightly worse than average dynamic range and high ISO performance; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5200

Canon SL1
Nikon D5200
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5200
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Sony A58

Canon SL1
Sony A58
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3300
Sony A58
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon T5

Canon SL1
Canon T5
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
Nikon D3300
Canon T5
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Canon SL1
Pentax K-S1
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $554
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3300
Pentax K-S1
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $554
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-S2

Canon SL1
Pentax K-S2
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $691
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3300
Pentax K-S2
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $691
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
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