Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D – Extensive Comparison

An extensive comparison such as the Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D is one that is common in the camera world. It is a bout between two cameras manufactured by the heavyweights of the camera world.

With so many loyalist photographers supporting these cameras on both sides, we have decided to step in the middle to referee this.

We place these cameras side by side and reveal their similarities, strengths, and weaknesses.

All the important details you need to know concerning these cameras are discussed extensively in this comparison. Just read to the end.

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Comparison Overview – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

The Nikon D3300’s body is made from a carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer: This account in part for its light-weight. It has three body colors (red, black and grey) from which you can choose from. Unlike the D3300, the 600D only comes in black color. 

Both cameras in this comparison are amateur DSLR cameras. Hence, they possess certain similarities common to their category. Despite this, they are still different from each other.

The image quality of the D3300 is one that could easily rival that of some upper-entry level and mid-level DSLR cameras in the market.

The Canon 600D, on the other hand, does well for a camera in its category in terms of image quality. But it is renowned for its screen’s strength.

Another area wherein these cameras differ from each other is their battery lives. The Nikon D3300 will keep shooting for quite a while after the 600D might have gone off.

Although both cameras excel in terms of image quality for cameras in their level, they lack greatly when it comes to connectivity. These cameras lack GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi features.

Price/Value Ratio – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

Which camera offers more value for money?

The D3300 offers more value for money than the 600D. It is cheaper and performs better in 12 areas than the Canon 600D. The 600D only has advantages over the Nikon D3300 in 3 areas.

The Canon 600D can also boast of having more unique features such as an articulating screen, AE bracketing, anti-aliasing filter, and a flash sync port. While the D3300 might not have these features, it compensates with its own unique features: The panorama feature and built-in tutorial guide mode.

You can also read this Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D comparison.

Comparison Table – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

  Nikon D3300 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
Announcement Date 7th January 2014 7th February 2011
Weight 430g 570g
Size Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76 mm 133 x 100 x 80 mm
Sensor Resolution (Megapixels) 24 megapixels 18 megapixels
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
ISO 100 – 12800 (25600 expanded) 100 – 6400 (12800 expanded)
Lens Mount Nikon F mount Canon EF/EF-S Mount
Articulated Screen No Yes
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 frames per second 4 frames per second
Battery Life 700 shots 440 shots
Image Processor EXPEED 4 DIGIC 4
Anti Aliasing Filter No Yes
Auto Focus Points 11 9

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What Situation is Each Best For? – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D3300 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
The Nikon D3300 is a better camera for portrait photography.

This is because it has a larger sensor; which means more light can be captured.

Apart from that, it still boasts better sensor resolution thereby making it well equipped to captured details the Canon 600D can’t.
Every street photographer knows that certain angles can be difficult to capture in their line of photography.

A fixed screen does not afford the kind of flexibility they desire for shooting such angles.

Ergo, most street photographers prefer cameras with an articulating screen that allows them to capture those difficult angles.

Therefore, when we compare both cameras in focus, the Canon 600D aka Rebel T3i is the more preferred of the two.
A sports camera must possess enough focus points, a fast continuous shooting speed, high low-light ISO, and long battery life.

The Nikon D3300 does better in all counts than the Canon 600D and is the better sports camera.
Flash photography is another area where the Canon 600D does better than the Nikon D3300.

This is because it possesses a flash sync port that allows it to fire up several external flashes.
One of the factors that daily photographers consider is the weight of the camera.

Hence, the Nikon D3300 with its lighter weight is the better option for this kind of photography.
The 600D doesn’t perform as well as the D3300.  
Landscape photography requires a camera that can capture details; the Nikon D3300 does this better. The 600D doesn’t perform as well as the D3300.  

Common Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

The D3300 and the 600D have the following similarities:

i. Viewfinder
ii. Sensor Format and Type
iii. Screen Size
iv. Built-In Flash
v. Hot Shoe (External Flash Shoe)
vi. Microphone Jack

Viewfinder

One common factor shared by the Nikon D3300 and the Canon 600D (aka Rebel T3i) is the viewfinder. Both cameras are fitted with an ‘optical pentamirror eye-level viewfinder’. Whoa, that’s quite a mouthful; but what does it mean?

First of all, the viewfinder is the part of the camera whereby the user looks through to properly frame and control a shot. Without the viewfinder, most of the images captured would be out of frame.

When this viewfinder is placed close to the eye to frame and control a shot, then it is regarded as an eye-level viewfinder. With such a viewfinder, one can easily capture images despite how bright the light may be.

A viewfinder is either optical or electronic (also called digital) in nature. The major difference between the two is that the latter requires power for it to function. Therefore, it consumes battery power as it functions.

The optical viewfinder does not and it is mostly used by amateur DSLR cameras such as theNikon D3300 and the Canon 600D that possess not so great battery life.

The material used to make the viewfinder is also of importance. A viewfinder is either made from a pentamirror or a pentaprism. The material used determines the name of the viewfinder.

The cameras in this comparison make use of a pentamirror material; hence, they possess a pentamirror viewfinder. This, however, is a disadvantage to both cameras as the pentamirror isn’t as efficient as the pentaprism in allowing light to pass through.

The D3300 and the 600D both have a 95% field of view. Nevertheless, the magnifications of these viewfinders are different.

The D3300 has a larger magnification with a value of 0.57x while the 600D has a magnification value of 0.53x. With higher magnification, the transmitted image looks similar in size to that which is seen by the human eye.

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Sensor Format and Type

The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 600D are both fitted with the APS-C sensor format (named DX-format by the Nikon Company). They also use the same CMOS sensor type. This sensor format and type are usually found in amateur DSLR cameras such as the ones in this comparison.

This similarity in sensor format and type means that these cameras will use lenses of similar size and weight. This is possible if the lenses used have the same aperture and focal length.

Sensors of newer cameras in most cases tend to enjoy an advantage over older cameras. This is because the technological advancements made are usually applied to these newer cameras.

Therefore, there is a greater tendency for the D3300’s sensor to perform better than that of the 600D as it is 3 years newer.

Screen Size

The screen (also called display screen) is used to view a captured image, or an image about to be captured, the camera’s settings and menus, etc.

Therefore, most camera users prefer large screens; especially when watching movies that have been shot using their cameras.

It is safe to say that the screens of the Nikon D3000 and the Canon 600D are quite commendable in terms of size. Both cameras boast a 3 inches LCD screen which offers a clear and large view.

Built-In Flash

Photographers know the importance of lighting as it relates to picture quality. Therefore, one of the features most photographers consider before buying a camera is its built-in flash feature.

It may not be much of a big deal to amateur photographers, but professional photographers consider it as such.

A built-in flash has its advantages such as:

i. It illuminates a poorly lit area

ii. It reduces the need for an external flash

iii. Additional weight is also reduced which an external flash would add

iv. Saves the money you would spend on an external flash

The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 600D both sport a built-in flash which means you get to enjoy the advantages we just listed.

Learn more about the Canon 600D’s flash settings in the video below.

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Hot Shoe (External Flash Shoe)

A hot shoe is a platform that is found on the top of your camera that allows you to attach several accessories to your camera. The most common accessory attached to the camera via the hot shoe is an external flash.

Although the Nikon D3300 and the Canon 600D have a built-in flash, the possession of hot shoe is a major advantage.

Once you overlook the additional weight an external flash brings, there are lots of benefits you get to enjoy. Let’s briefly list and explain them:

i. Additional flash power– An external flash is capable of illuminating a poorly lit area far better than a built-in flash can.  

ii. Wider area coverage – Due to its limited flash power, a built-in flash may not cover a wide area as an external flash would.

iii. Lighting flexibility – The direction of an external flash’s light can be altered by changing the external flash’s position. This allows for better lighting flexibility, unlike the built-in flash that is fixed.

iv. Less Red-Eye Effect – Since the direction of the light from a built-in flash is fixed and always at a person’s face, the tendency for the red-eye to occur is great. However, the flexibility options of the external flash change this.

Although there are many external flashes that offer the benefits above, one we recommend is the Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite.

Microphone Jack

These amateur cameras are not just efficient at taking pictures but can also shoot videos. Because of this, both cameras are fitted with a built-in microphone that records the audio around their environment during video shoots.

However, these built-in microphones are usually limited and do not offer quality audio.

The Nikon Company and the Canon Company both did well in this regard as they fitted the Nikon D3300 and the Canon 600D (aka Rebel T3i) with microphone jacks.

Thanks to this feature, an external microphone like the Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone can be attached to these cameras to enable them to record quality audio.

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Unique Feature – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D3300 Unique Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

The following are unique features found in the D3300 that are missing in the 600D:

i. EXPEED 4 Image Processor
ii. Nikon F Lens Mount and Lenses
iii. Panorama
iv. Built-In Tutorial Guide

EXPEED 4 Image Processor

Whenever a Nikon and a Canon camera are compared, one feature that will always be different is the image processor. This is because both companies have their image processors and make use of them alone.

Consequently, the Nikon D3300 sports the Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processor which enhances the camera’s performance.

The EXPEED 4 enables the D3300 to capture better-detailed images than cameras that made use of older processors. Power consumption is greatly reduced which enhances the battery’s longevity. Lastly, the image processor is responsible for the Nikon D3300’s ability to capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second in MPEG-4 format.

Nikon F Lens Mount and Lenses

Another constant feature that is always different is the lens mount used by both manufacturers: Both companies also make use of their lens mount.

Therefore, the Nikon D3300 sports Nikon’s exclusive F lens mount. With this lens mount, the D3300 is allowed to use as many as 302 native lenses and 88 optical stabilization lenses.

Choosing a lens can also be an uphill task, however, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens is one lens that is compatible with the D3300.

Panorama

With this feature, the Nikon D3300 allows you to stitch together several pictures to create a panoramic photo.

Built-In Tutorial Guide

The Nikon D3300 comes with a built-in tutorial guide that walks you through the camera’s operation and settings. This is a handy feature considering this camera is an entry-level DSLR and is targeted at amateur photographers.

Canon 600D (Rebel T3i) Unique Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

The following are unique features found in the 600D that are missing in the D3300:

i. Articulating Screen
ii. AE Bracketing
iii. Flash Sync Port
iv. DIGIC 4 Image Processor
v. Canon EF Lens Mount and Lenses
vi. Anti-Aliasing Filter

Articulating Screen

This is one major feature that distinguishes the Canon 600D from the Nikon D3300. The articulating screen allows the user to swivel, turn, and even tilt the camera’s screen.

This feature is very helpful for capturing almost impossible angles that a fixed screen can’t easily capture. Street photographers would enjoy the 600D because of this feature.

Another set of people that will benefit from this feature are vloggers. Since the screen can be turned to face the user, vloggers would opt for cameras with such a feature. Also, anyone who loves taking selfies will enjoy the Canon 600D.

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AE Bracketing

The AE bracketing feature allows the Canon 600D shoot in tough lighting conditions.

In some cases during shooting, the photographer is bound to move from brightly lit to poorly lit areas. When this happens, the AE bracketing feature automatically adjusts the camera’s settings to suit the present lightning condition.

Without this feature, the photographer would have to manually adjust his/her settings.

Flash Sync Port

With a flash sync port, you can easily fire an external flash or several flashes to achieve the most favorable lighting.

You can connect your camera via a cord to an external flash or a flash unit. A signal is transferred to the flash when the shutter button is pressed.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor

The Canon 600D makes use of Canon’s 4th generation image processor: The DIGIC 4.

This image processor improves on the DIGIC 3 and the benefits those older image processors offered.

Canon EF Lens Mount and Lenses

We stated above that the Nikon and Canon cameras make use of their special lens mount. Hence, the Canon 600D (aka Rebel T3i) is fitted with the Canon EF lens mount.

There are 319 native lenses and 91 optical stabilization lenses that are available for use thanks to the Canon EF lens mount.

One major reason most camera users don’t switch between Nikon and Canon is due to this lens mount feature. Upgrading to another canon camera that makes use of the same Canon EF lens mount means you get to still make use of your old lenses.

The same applies to Nikon cameras with the Nikon F mount. However, if one is to switch from Nikon to Canon or Canon to Nikon, new lenses will have to be acquired.

Among the many lenses available to the Canon 600D, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens is highly recommended in many circles.

Lens mounts are explained in the next video.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

The anti-aliasing filter (aka low pass filter) is found in front of the sensor. It is designed to prevent the occurrence of moiré during image capture.

This feature is found in the Canon 600D which makes it effective at preventing such occurrence.

However, the anti-aliasing filter has some disadvantages. Due to the position of the filter in front of the sensor, image details and sharpness is greatly reduced.

Since less light is allowed to pass through it, the anti-aliasing filter affects the overall image quality. It is because of this, most cameras like the Nikon D3300 are designed without the anti-aliasing filter.

Most professionals also do not feel that the AA filter is important nowadays. Improved sensor’s sensitivity and resolution due to technological advancements have overcome the factors that used to cause moiré in older cameras.

Unique Pros – Nikon D3300 vs. Canon 600D

In this section, we discuss the advantages the Nikon D3300 has over the Canon 600D and vice versa.

Nikon D3300 Unique Pros – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

Which has a Higher Sensor Resolution D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has a higher sensor resolution than the 600D. It has a sensor resolution of 24 megapixels while the 600D (aka Rebel T3i) boasts just 18 megapixels.

The sensor resolution is the measurement of the sensor’s ability to capture details. A higher sensor resolution automatically translates to a better-detailed image.

Apart from the benefit of a better-detailed image, one can print larger images as well as crop images freely without the fear of picture quality being affected.

Although sensor resolution plays a major role in the overall final image resolution, other factors also influence it. These include optical elements, sensor technology, anti-aliasing filter, and pixel size.

Which has a Larger Sensor D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has a larger sensor than the 600D. Its sensor is measured at 23.5 x 15.6mm while the Canon 600D’s sensor has a measurement of 22.3 x 14.9mm. This 11% sensor size difference allows the Nikon D3300 to enjoy the advantages which we will discuss.

Due to the difference in sensor size, the D3300 has a format factor of 1.5 while the Canon 600D has a format factor of 1.6.

Although other aspects might be different regarding the sensor sizes of both cameras, these cameras still have the same 3:2 native aspect ratio.

Just as a higher resolution offers certain advantages; a larger sensor also offers more advantages than a smaller sensor. The sensor’s size influences some important aspects that determine the final image quality.

First of all, bigger individual pixels are easily produced by a larger sensor. The dynamic range, low-light ISO, and color depth are also influenced by the size of your sensor. A larger sensor produces a wider dynamic range, richer color depth, and better low-light.

Larger sensors also offer better control over blurred backgrounds and depth of field when compared with smaller sensors shot with the same aperture and focal length. Better control allows easy subject isolation from the surrounding background. However, this is only achievable if the depth of field used is shallow.

Like everything in life, a larger sensor has its advantages as well as disadvantages.

The first which stands out is that larger sensors are much heavier than smaller ones. This, in turn, contributes to the overall weight of the camera.  Apart from the weight issue, larger sensors are more expensive to manufacture. Automatically, this also reflects in the final price of the camera.

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Which has a Higher Maximum ISO D3300 or 600D?

The Nikon D3300 has a higher maximum ISO of 12800 which is twice the maximum ISO value of the Canon 600D at 6400.

Even upon ISO expansion, the D3300 retains this huge difference. The maximum expanded ISO of the 600D is 12800 while the D3300 stops at 25600.

Both cameras share the same minimum ISO value of 100.

The ISO of a camera refers to the sensor’s sensitivity to light. Every camera has an ISO range that determines its minimum limit and maximum limit. During image capture, the value can be set to suit the lighting condition of that area.

You need to understand that high ISO settings can equally affect your picture’s quality as grain and noise are bound to occur. Usually, the ISO settings beyond 6400 will cause these issues to arise.

Which has a Faster Video Recording D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has a faster video recording than the 600D. The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 600D are capable cameras that can shoot MPEG-4 videos at full HD (1920 x 1080p). Nevertheless, the D3300 does it at a faster speed of 1080/60p while the 600D shoots at 1080/30p.

Which has a Faster Continuous Shooting Speed D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has a faster continuous shooting speed than the 600D. The Nikon D3300 has a continuous shooting speed of 5 frames per second while the Canon 600D has a shooting speed of 4 frames per second.

Both cameras are equipped with the burst mode feature. In this mode, cameras can shoot capture several pictures within a short period. This is particularly helpful in shooting sports events and wildlife where the subjects are usually on the move.

One factor that is important if your continuous shooting will be successful is the camera’s shooting speed.

Which has More Focus Points D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has more focus points than the 600D. It has 11 focus points while the Canon 600D has 9 focus points. Therefore, the Nikon D3300 has 2 more focus points than the 600D.

Focus points are points within a frame wherein the photographer can place more emphasis upon, thereby making it more detailed. A camera would have at least 1 focus point which is usually located at the center of the frame.

Which has a Longer Battery Life D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has a longer battery life than the 600D. It is fitted with the 1500mAH EN-EL 14 or EN-EL 14a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack. This battery is capable of lasting for up to 700 shots after a single full charge.

The Canon 600D, on the other hand, can capture 440 shots with its 1120mAH LP-E8 Li-Ion battery.

The battery life determines how long you get to use your camera after a single charge. Ultimately, everyone prefers a camera that can last for a long time.

Want to find out how to spot a fake LP-E8 battery from an original? We advise you to watch the video below.

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Which is Lighter D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 is lighter than the 600D. It weighs 430g when compared to the 600D’s 570g weight.

A lighter camera is more convenient and less burdensome to work with. Hence, most photographers, if they had their way, would opt for lighter cameras instead of heavier ones.

Be informed that the weight of the cameras mentioned above does not take into account the interchangeable lenses that may be used with these cameras.

Which is Smaller D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 is smaller than the 600D. It is 9mm narrower, 2mm shorter, and 4mm thinner. The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 600D have a body dimension of 124 x 98 x 76mm and 133 x 100 x 80mm respectively.

Size is also very important as it determines if you can easily carry your camera with you anywhere. A portable camera is sought after than one that is not.

Although most professional cameras tend to be larger, photographers would still choose the smaller ones that deliver the same quality as larger ones.

Which has a Better Sensor Performance D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has a better sensor performance than the 600D. It has an overall score of 82.0 while the Canon 600D was scored 65.0.

The Nikon D3300 has a low light ISO of 1385 while the Canon 600D has a value of 793.

The D3300 has 2.6 bits more of color depth than the 600D. The Nikon D300 has a color depth of 24.3 bits versus Canon 600D’s 22.7 bits.

The Nikon D3300 has a value of 12.8 while the Canon 600D has a value of 11.5: That is 1.3 EVs more.

When judging a sensor’s performance level, three major factors are considered. These factors are measurements that determine the sensor’s overall performance: They are low-light ISO, color depth and dynamic range.

The results of these measurements are supplied by the DxO mark company after tests on both cameras were conducted. Suffice to say, the Nikon D3000 did better than the Canon 600D.

The low light ISO which is also known as DxO Sports measures a camera’s sensitivity in low light conditions.

The color depth; which is also known as DxO Portrait deals with the number of color details your sensor can capture. This is measured in bits.

The dynamic range; which is also known as DxO Landscape is the ratio between the minimum and maximum light intensity ratio.

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Which has a Faster Startup Time D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 has a faster startup time than the 600D. With its 0.4 seconds startup time, the Nikon D3300 leaves the Canon 600D trailing behind with its 1.5 seconds startup time.

Hence, the D3300 will be fully operational faster than the 600D when both cameras are turned on.

Which is Cheaper D3300 or 600D?

The D3300 is cheaper than the 600D. Looking at the launch prices of both cameras, we find out that the Nikon D3300 was 17% cheaper than the Canon 600D.

Furthermore, the current market price still shows the D3300 to be the cheaper camera. One could save up to $101 if he/she opts for the D3300 rather than the 600D. The saved money can be used to get camera accessories such as lenses.

The Canon 600D is the more discounted of the two since it has been on sales for 3 years longer than the Nikon D3300.

Note: Camera prices can change just like any other commodity

The price ultimately determines if you get to purchase a camera or not. No matter how much a camera’s features might suit your need; if you lack the funds for it, you can’t get it.

Canon 600D (Rebel T3i) Unique Pros – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

Which has a Higher Screen Resolution 600D or D3300?

The 600D has a higher screen resolution than the D3300. Therefore, the screen is capable of displaying better details than the Nikon D3300.

While the D3300 boasts an impressive 921,000 dots screen resolution, the 600D screen resolution topples that slightly with 1,040,000 dots.

Which has a Wider Flash Coverage 600D or D3300?

The 600D has a wider flash coverage than the D3300. The Canon 600D has a flash range of 13m at ISO 100 while the Nikon D3300 has a flash range of 12m at the same ISO value.

Which has More Available Lenses 600D or D3300?

The 600D has more available lenses than the D3300 at its disposal. It has 17 more native lenses and 3 more optical stabilization lenses.

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Unique Cons – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D3300 Unique Cons – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

i. No articulating screen

ii. No flash sync port

Canon 600D (Rebel T3i) Unique Cons – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

i. No built-in tutorial guide

ii. No panorama

Common Pros – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

  Nikon D3300 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
RAW SupportRAW formats are pictures that possess high picture quality and are far better than JPEG pictures.

Another reason they are better is that they are easier to edit.

Not all cameras capture and support RAW pictures, however, the Nikon D3300 does.
Same as Nikon D3300
Face Detection FocusWith the face detection focus, the faces of people within a frame are detected automatically.

This allows for better details, sharpness as well as focus to be made during capture.

It is a useful feature when capturing portrait photographs.

The Nikon D3300 has this wonderful feature.
Same as Nikon D3300
Phase Detection AutofocusThere are two autofocus systems a camera can employ.

A camera could use a contrast autofocus system or a phase-detection autofocus system. Some cameras, however, can use both.

The Nikon D3300 uses the phase detection autofocus which has its advantages: It offers better precision and speed and it allows continuous autofocus and subject tracking.
Same as Nikon D3300
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Common Cons – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D

  Nikon D3300 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
No Image Stabilization Blurred images are common occurrences that are caused by a shake during image capture.

This is usually countered with the help of an internal image stabilization feature in most cameras.

The Nikon D3300, on the other hand, is not one of those cameras.

However, the occurrence of blurred images can be greatly reduced when any of the 88 optical stabilization lenses at its disposal is used.
Same as Nikon D3300 except the Canon 600D has 91 optical stabilization lenses at its disposal.
No Environmental SealingSometimes, one has to deal with interference from the elements of the weather.

These factors affect either the image or the audio quality of a camera.

Consequently, some cameras are well equipped to tackle these issues with a built-in environmental sealing.

Cameras like the Nikon D3300 lack this feature which makes it susceptible to these environmental interferences.
Same as Nikon D3300
No Fine Tuning The AF micro-adjustment allows the Nikon D3300 to fine-tune its autofocus. Same as Nikon D3300
No Built-In GPSWith a built-in GPS, one can easily geotag pictures.

The Nikon D3300 cannot geotag as it lacks this feature.
Same as Nikon D3300
No TouchScreenA touchscreen would have made the Nikon D3300 more user-friendly especially for amateur photographers. Sadly, it lacks this feature. Same as Nikon D3300
No Built-in Wi-FiA built-in Wi-Fi feature allows for faster as well as easy connectivity and sharing functions.

With this feature, you can connect with other devices and share pictures and videos wirelessly. These files can also be shared directly with social media platforms.

You can’t do so with the Nikon D3300.
Same as Nikon D3300
Single Card Slot The Nikon D3300 does not have an internal storage capacity but compensates for that with a single storage card slot. This single card limits the camera’s storage capacity.

The card slot can support SD, SDHC or SDXC cards.
Same as Nikon D3300

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General Feeling among Users

Nikon D3300 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
The Nikon D3300’s users were pleased with the camera’s battery life. This sentiment was from amateur photographers whereas the professionals were not impressed. The Canon 600D did not receive any form of praise for its battery life of just 440 shots after a full charge.
Users bemoaned the absence of the touchscreen feature in the Nikon D3300.The same sentiment the D3300 received was what the Canon 600D also got concerning the absence of the touchscreen.
Another absent feature that caused many to complain was the absent Wi-Fi feature. A lot of users felt that the Nikon D3300 ought to have this feature. The Canon 600D users were not pleased either with the fact that the camera lacked a built-in Wi-Fi feature.

Nikon D3300 vs Canon 600D – FAQs

Is Canon 600D good for photography?

The Canon 600D is very good for photography. It is cheap and offers you amazing features that will produce quality images.

The 600D is equipped with 18 megapixels sensor resolution which means you will be getting well-detailed images. Furthermore, this resolution is capable of producing poster-sized prints.

An articulating screen which is another feature of the Canon 600D will help you in capturing angles that are difficult to capture with fixed a screen.

In summary, the 600D is as good for photography as the photographer.

Does T3i have autofocus video?                     

The T3i (aka Canon 600D) does not have autofocus video. In other words, the Canon T3i cannot autofocus while you record video. However, the T3i’s predecessor the Canon T4i (650D) can autofocus during video recording.

While the T3i cannot autofocus during video recording, you can manually focus on your subject. First of all, set your camera to the quick mode or live view mode. Then you half-press the shutter button. This action will activate the autofocus while you vide record.

How do you turn the flash off on a Canon Rebel T3i?

You can turn the flash off on a Canon Rebel T3i when you use the camera in Creative Auto mode. This mode gives you control over your camera’s flash unlike when used in fully automatic modes.

Follow the steps below to turn the flash off on a Canon Rebel T3i:

i.Press the Quick Control Button.

ii. Use the navigation keys to get to the flash settings.

iii. Press the Set button. This action will display three flash options: Auto flash, On, and Off.

iv. Select the “Off flash” icon.

v. Press the Set button to confirm your choice.

How long can Canon 600D record video?

The Canon 600D can record video for a maximum time of 29 minutes 59 seconds per clip. Each minute of the recording will take up 330MB space on your memory card. This is what the manual says.

However, when used for real, you discover the 600D can only record video for a maximum of 12 minutes. The reason behind this is that the Canon 600D like most Canon DSLRs can record only 4GB video per clip.

Newer DSLRs create a new file without stopping when they hit that limit but the 600D will simply stop recording.

Is Canon EOS 600D waterproof?

The Canon EOS 600D is not waterproof. This means it cannot be immersed in water and cannot be used underwater. Such actions will damage it.

Also, the 600D is not weather sealed. Hence, water and dust can easily enter into the inner components of the camera. As a result, the Canon 600D is not to be used in rainy or dusty conditions.

If you must use the 600D in rain, protect it with a rain-cover. You can make or buy one. And if you find it wet, make sure you immediately get it well-cleaned.

Final Thoughts

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