• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon T7 advantages over Nikon D3500

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon D3500 advantages over Canon T7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1550 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.57x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Neither provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T7
Nikon D3400
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon D3500
Nikon D3400
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $447
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon T7
Nikon D5600
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax KP

Canon T7
Pentax KP
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $931
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3500
Pentax KP
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $931
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T7i

Canon T7
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3500
Canon T7i
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3500
Canon SL2
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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