• APS-C 342.8mm2
  • 6.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 10D advantages over Nikon D3400

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.39 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon D3400 advantages over Canon 10D

  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Better color depth
    24.8 vs 21.1 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,192 vs 571 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 16 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 118k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 6.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More AF points
    11 vs 7
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.1 fps vs 2.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact DSLR camera body; Excellent image quality; Reliable single-shot autofocus; Good continuous JPEG shooting performance; New kit lens has improved AF; Great value at current prices.

  • SnapBridge is slow and limited; Poor continuous autofocus; No built-in Wi-Fi; Mediocre video features.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6i

Canon 10D
Canon T6i
  • $1999
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3400
Canon T6i
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D5500

Canon 10D
Nikon D5500
  • $1999
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5500
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon 10D
Nikon D5600
  • $1999
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5600
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax KP

Canon 10D
Pentax KP
  • $1999
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D3400
Pentax KP
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T7i

Canon 10D
Canon T7i
  • $1999
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3400
Canon T7i
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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