• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $577 Average Retail $650 MSRP
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $679 Average Retail $800 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon D3300 over Canon SL1

  • Longer battery life
    700 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon SL1 over Nikon D3300

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance

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

Nikon D3300
Nikon D5200
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More cross-type AF points
Canon SL1
Nikon D5200
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D3300
Sony A58
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More pixels
  • $465
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SL1
Sony A58
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $465
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-50

Nikon D3300
Pentax K-50
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • More pixels
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon SL1
Pentax K-50
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-500

Nikon D3300
Pentax K-500
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • More pixels
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon SL1
Pentax K-500
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T5

Nikon D3300
Canon T5
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • More pixels
  • $526
  • APS-C
Canon SL1
Canon T5
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $526
  • APS-C
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