Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D – Which is Better For You?

In this article, we pit two entry-level DSLR cameras from different manufacturers against the other. As the Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D go head to head, we find out which of these cameras is truly the better one for you.

Our photography needs are peculiar from one person to another. Therefore, a skeletal comparison might not answer all the questions you have about these cameras. However, you can rest assured that we will do an in-depth comparison and answer those questions.

We do this by comparing their specifications, common features, unique features, the pros and cons and every other detail about these cameras.

Furthermore, we reveal what real-life users feel about these cameras towards the end of this article. You sure are going to learn a lot.

Table of Contents

Comparison Overview – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

The Nikon D3300 has a body made up of carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer and is available in red, black and grey colors. The body material makes the D3300 lighter when compared with the 700D.

Despite being an entry-level camera, the D3300’s image quality is pretty close to some mid-level DSLR cameras out there. Suffice to say, it trumps the Canon 700D.

Regarding their battery lives, the Nikon D3300 still comes out on top.

Nevertheless, the 700D holds the ace and its major strength in its display screen feature. However, this might still be debatable as the D3300 has better screen resolution.

Both cameras fall short in terms of connectivity. These cameras lack Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS which is a major bummer.

Price/Value Ratio – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

Which camera offers more value for money?

The 700D offers more value for money than the D3300. It has the following features which are missing in the Nikon D3300: Articulating screen, touch screen, anti-aliasing filter, on-sensor phase-detect pixels, and flash sync port

Although the D3300 is cheaper than the 700D, neither camera is expensive which is consistent with the price of most amateur cameras. Their price is worth the value they offer.

You can also read how the Nikon D3300 compares with the Canon 600D here.

Comparison Table – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

  Nikon D3300 Canon 700D (Rebel T5i)
Announcement Date 7/1/2014 21/3/2013
Sensor Resolution (Megapixels) 24.2 megapixels 18.0 megapixels
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Lens Mount Nikon F mount Canon EF mount
Video Resolution 1080/60p 1080/30p
Screen Resolution 1,040,000 dots 921,000 dots
Articulating Screen No Yes
Touch Screen No Yes
Battery Life 700 shots 440 shots
Size Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76mm 133 x 100 x 79mm
Weight 430g 580g
Image Processor EXPEED 4 DIGIC 5
Anti-Aliasing Filter No Yes
AutoFocus Points 11 9
Cross-Type Focus Points 1 9

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Check out the video below for a comparison of the Canon 700D vs Nikon D3400 (Nikon D3300’s replacement).

Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D – Who is Each Best For?

Nikon D3300 Canon 700D (Rebel T5i)
The Nikon D3300 will better suit a portrait photographer than the Canon 700D.

Several reasons support this statement. It has a higher sensor resolution and lacks an anti-aliasing filter.
The Canon 700D aka Rebel T5i is a better street photography camera.

Its possession of an articulating screen makes capturing difficult angles easier for a street photographer.
We recommend the Nikon D3300 over the Canon 700D to any sports photographer out there.

A good sports camera must have a good number of focus points, must last for a long period, and have a high low-light ISO.

When we compare both cameras, the D3300 does better in these aspects.
If you are into flash photography, the Canon 700D is the obvious pick. This is simply because of the flash sync port it possesses.
Daily photographers tend to prefer cameras that are not too heavy.

Hence, the Nikon D3300 is the obvious pick as the better camera as it is the lighter of the two.
The 700D doesn’t perform as well as the D3300.  
Landscape photography requires a camera that picks up details efficiently.

The Nikon D3300 offers this better than the Canon 700D.

The 700D doesn’t perform as well as the D3300.  
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Common Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

The D3300 and the 700D have the following similarities:

i. Sensor Type

ii. ISO

iii. Viewfinder  

iv. Screen Size

v. Continuous Shooting Speed

vi. Built-In Flash

vii. Hot shoe (External Flash Shoe)

viiii. Microphone Jack

ix. Storage and Cards Support

x. HDMI Port

Sensor Type – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D Common Features #1

The APS-C (also called the DX-format by the Nikon Company) CMOS sensor format is found in the Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D. This sensor type is mostly fitted into entry-level DSLR cameras such as the cameras in this comparison.

With the similarity in sensor type, these cameras are bound to use lenses with the same weight and size. This happens only when the lenses used by both cameras have the same focal length and aperture.

ISO – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D Common Features #2

Not only do these cameras share the same sensor type, but they also have the same ISO range.

The ISO of a camera is a measurement of the sensor’s sensitivity to light. A high minimum and maximum ISO values are important as it indicates how sensitive that camera’s sensor is. This also leads to brighter images being produced by the sensor.

A camera with a good ISO range is capable of capturing clear images despite the lighting condition. A low minimum ISO value means that the camera can capture images at equally low light conditions. Also, a high maximum ISO value means that the camera can capture images at equally brightly lit conditions. The ISO value can be set to suit the condition in which you are shooting.

Both cameras have a minimum ISO value of 100 and a maximum ISO value of 12800: This can still be expanded to reach up to 25600.

It is important to mention that setting your camera at extremely high ISO value will cause grain. Exceeding 6400 in most cases will produce such an occurrence.

Viewfinder – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D Common Features #3

The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D (aka Rebel T5i) make use of an optical pentamirror eye-level viewfinder. ‘What does that even mean?’ If you just asked that, allow us to briefly explain.

A viewfinder, first of all, is the part of the camera that the photographer looks through when capturing an image. Its function allows the photographer the chance to control and frame his/her shots accordingly.

Therefore, without a viewfinder, most of the images taken (if not all) would be out of the frame and will not be properly captured.

An optical viewfinder is frequently used than the electronic viewfinder (also known as digital); especially in entry-level DSLR cameras. The optical viewfinder sported by the Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D is quite beneficial for these cameras.

These benefits include saved power consumption as an electronic viewfinder requires power to work. If these cameras made use of an electronic viewfinder, their battery life would be nothing to write home about.

The material used to make a viewfinder is either from a pentaprism or a pentamirror. Generally, the preferred of the two is the pentaprism.

This is because this material allows the passage of more light than the pentamirror does. Unfortunately, the pentamirror is commonly used for low-entry-level cameras like the ones in this comparison.

Both cameras offer the same 95% field of view. However, the Nikon D3300 has a higher magnification of 0.57x as compared to the 0.53x sported by the Canon 700D.

A higher magnification allows the image which is transmitted via the viewfinder to appear similar in size to that which the human eye also sees.

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Screen Size – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D Common Features #4

The display screen is the part of the camera that allows one to view the camera’s menu, settings and shooting options. It is even used while capturing an image and also to view such a captured image.

The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D have 3.0 inches LCD screen. This screen size is quite commendable for cameras such as these.

Here’s a Canon 700D walkthrough in the next video.

Continuous Shooting Speed – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D Common Features #5

Most DSLR cameras are capable of shooting in burst mode. In case you don’t know what that is; burst mode allows you to capture consecutive shots within a period when the shutter button is pressed.

When shooting in this mode, the number of pictures you can capture is dependent on your camera’s continuous shooting speed: Actually, it is one of two factors; the other is your camera’s buffer size.

The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D have the same continuous shooting speed of 5fps. This speed is the fastest shooting speed for low-entry DSLR; a category which both cameras fall in.

Built-In Flash – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D Common Features #6

The Nikon D3300 and Canon 700D are both fitted with a built-in flash feature.

This comes in handy in situations whereby the lightning condition of a place is poor. The primary function of a built-in flash is to illuminate an environment so that your shot can be properly lit.

Apart from that, the built-in flash saves you from the need of having to drag along an external flash. Although an external flash is not bad; it is bound to increase the overall weight of your camera.

Besides, for anyone on a budget, a built-in flash will serve well until you’re able to afford an external flash. And in case you forget to take your external flash along with you, a camera with a built-in flash like these cameras always saves the day.

Hot shoe (External Flash Shoe) – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D Common Features #7  

An external flash will add to the overall weight of your camera, but that’s not all it will be adding. An external flash adds so many benefits that will be of more advantage than using just your camera’s built-in flash.

The first thing that is noticeable when you use a built-in flash versus an external flash is the additional power the latter provides. Although a built-in flash is capable of illuminating a low light environment, an external flash like the Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite does better.

The image produced by an external flash will be much brighter than that which the built-in flash will produce. Also, the wider coverage means the external flash can cover more area than a built-in flash.

The above is just one of the advantages of using an external flash than a built-in flash: Once you get over the additional weight you’ll have to carry. However, these advantages cannot be enjoyed if the camera you intend using lacks a hot shoe (also called external flash shoe).

A hot shoe is a platform at the top of a camera that allows other accessories such as an external flash to be attached to the camera. This feature is found on the body of the Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D (aka Rebel T5i).

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More Common Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

Microphone Jack

An amazing thing about these entry-level cameras is that they can both shoot video. So if you love shooting videos, these cameras can serve your needs.

During a video recording, these cameras also record the audio around the camera’s environment thanks to their built-in microphone. Nevertheless, this microphone in most cases does not record quality audio. This, however, can be rectified.

A camera that has a microphone jack such as the Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D has the option of making use of an external microphone.

With an external microphone such as the Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone, you can record audio that is of better quality.

Storage and Cards Support

One of the important factors considered when choosing a camera is its storage space as well as storage options. Both cameras in this comparison are similar when it comes to storage.

The Nikon D3300 and the Canon 700D do not have an internal storage capacity but compensate for that with a single storage card slot. Though, having a dual card slot would have been more appreciated; yet that’s not much of a problem considering they are just entry-level DSLR cameras.

The storage card slot can support SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. This offers you more storage options as well as flexibility.

Also, they support the use of a UHS card; in this case a UHS-1 card. With a UHS-1 card, you can easily read and write files at Ultra High Speed. This is also reflected when it comes to file transfer whereby you can send files at a speed of 104MB/s.

HDMI Port

An HDMI port feature allows you to connect the Nikon D3300 or the Canon 700D to a larger external screen. This is done with the use of an HDMI cable.

‘How does this help?’ You might ask.  Well, with this feature you are afforded the chance to view your images and videos better.

Although, the 3.0-inch display screens of these cameras are fitting enough, but using a let’s say 5.0-inch screen would make a lot of difference. With a larger screen, you can easily spot angles that didn’t come out as you desired and edit them accordingly.

Plus, watching videos on a larger screen like this Neewer F100 7-inch 4k 1280×800 IPS Screen Camera Field Monitor is way cooler (Why do you think smartphones’ screens are getting bigger?).

Unique Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

As much as these cameras share common features, it does not make them identical. This section reveals and discusses the areas (features) wherein these cameras are different. We examine the features possessed by the Nikon D3300 which the Canon 700D lacks, and vice versa.

Nikon D3300 Unique Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

The following are the features that the D3300 has that the 700D does not have:

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

Nikon F Lens Mount

One feature that is consistently different when a Nikon camera is compared with a Canon camera is most definitely the lens mount.

This is because both companies prefer using their lens mount rather than a lens mount that can be used generally or manufactured by another company. Yep, the competition is very real.

Therefore, the Nikon D3300 exclusively sports the Nikon F lens mount which you’ll never see the Canon 700D using. This lens mount allows the Nikon D3300 the option of making use of as many as 302 native lenses and 88 optical lenses that provide image stabilization.

Check out the buying guide for Nikon lenses in the video below.

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EXPEED 4 Image Processor

The image processor is another feature that is always different when we compare a Nikon and a Canon camera. This is also because these companies have their exclusive image processors.

Consequently, the Nikon D3300 is fitted with an EXPEED 4 image processor. This is fitting for such an entry-level camera.

The EXPEED 4 is the 4th processor generation made by Nikon and it enhances the D3300 in certain ways.

Chief among them is that it reduces power consumption and increases battery life. It also allows the camera to capture 1080p video at 60 fps in MPEG-4 format.

It is also one of the reasons the Nikon D3300 captures better-detailed images than older generation processors.   

Built-In Tutorial

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.

Panorama

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

Canon 700D (Rebel T5i) Unique Features – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

The following are the features that the 700D has that the D3300 does not have:

i. Canon EF Lens Mount

ii. Articulating Screen

iii. Touch Screen

iv. Anti-Aliasing Filter

v. On-Sensor Phase-Detect Pixels

vi. DIGIC 5 Image Processor

vii. Flash Sync Port

Canon EF Lens Mount

As we mentioned above, a Canon camera will always have a different lens mount when compared with a Nikon camera.

Thus, the Canon 700D (aka Rebel T5i) is fitted with the Canon EF lens mount. With this lens mount, you can use up to 319 native lenses with the 700D and that’s not all. 91 optical stabilization lenses are also available for use.

The fact that Canon and Nikon cameras make use of different lens mounts that support only specific lenses is a major reason people don’t switch between these brands.

This is all the more difficult if you’ve got a good number of lenses that can be used with either a Canon or Nikon camera. Therefore, most people just upgrade to a better Canon or Nikon camera because they get to use their old lenses with the new camera instead of dumping them.

Articulating Screen

This right here is a major win for the Canon 700D over the Nikon D3300. An articulating screen allows you to turn, swivel and tilt your camera’s display screen.

This feature is especially useful when capturing nearly impossible angles which you can’t do easily with a fixed screen.

Vloggers would also enjoy this feature as they can conveniently turn the screen to face them as they make their videos. Every selfie lover will love this camera as much as they love taking selfies.

Touch Screen

Another edge the Canon 700D has over the Nikon D3300 when we talk about the screen of these cameras is the touch feature. You can simply operate, change settings and do a whole lot with the 700D by simply tapping, swiping or pinching the screen.

It is particularly useful for focus point settings and it also reduces the need for so many buttons. Thus, upon close inspection of both cameras, you’ll notice the Canon 700D has fewer buttons than the Nikon D3300.

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Anti-Aliasing Filter

An anti-aliasing filter also known as the low-pass filter is found in front of the sensor. This filter has a singular purpose which is to prevent the occurrence of moiré when an image is captured. The Canon 700D effectively prevents such occurrence as it possesses this feature.

Nevertheless, the presence of this filter affects the sharpness and details of your captured image. In trying to prevent moiré, the anti-aliasing filter does not allow much light through the sensor.

As good as the AA filter is, most professionals feel that it is no longer an essential feature. Technological advancements that have improved the sensor’s sensitivity and resolution have overcome that which causes moiré.

On-Sensor Phase-Detect Pixels

The on-sensor phase-detect pixels allows the Canon 700D better autofocus acquisition at a more reliable and faster rate than a camera without it. This can be used while you shoot videos as it is not exclusive to still shots.

DIGIC 5 Image Processor

The Canon 700D uses the DIGIC 5 which is the 5th generation image processor manufactured by Canon. This processor is capable of processing in 14-bit. It also improves on the DIGIC 4 and DIGIC 4+ achievements such as contrast and saturation level as well as better color definition.

Flash Sync Port

A flash sync port feature allows you to fire an external flash or several flashes for optimal lightning. You can conveniently achieve such optimal lightning with the Canon 700D as it sports a flash sync port.

With a sync cord, you can connect your camera to an external flash or a flash unit. When the shutter button is pressed, a signal is transferred to the flash to provide the lighting required.

Unique Pros – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

This section deals with the advantages these cameras have over the other.

Nikon D3300 Unique Pros – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

Which has a Bigger Sensor D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 has a bigger sensor than the 700D. It has a 23.5 x 15.6mm sensor size compared to the 22.3 x 14.9mm sensor wielded by the Canon 700D. Hence, the Nikon D3300 has a sensor that is 11% bigger than the 700D.

This size difference is the reason the Nikon D3300 has a format factor of 1.5 while the Canon 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 native aspect ratio of 3:2.

When it comes to sensor size, the rule of thumb is that bigger is always better. This is because a bigger sensor is a major influence on certain aspects of your camera that contributes to the overall quality of your image.

A bigger sensor will produce bigger individual pixels which in turn determine how sensitive your sensor is in low-light conditions.

Other areas influenced by a bigger sensor are the color depth and dynamic range. With a bigger sensor, the color depth is richer and the dynamic range is also wider than that which a smaller sensor will supply.

Besides, having a bigger sensor enables the photographer to completely separate the subject within a frame from its surrounding background. This option is made available when a shallow depth of field is being used.

A bigger sensor is great and all but it doesn’t mean they are without disadvantages.

Firstly, the cost of manufacturing bigger sensors is quite expensive. This, in turn, influences the overall price of the camera. Secondly, bigger sensors tend to be heavier than smaller ones. Suffice to say, this also affects the camera’s overall weight.

What are the benefits of a larger sensor? Find out in the video below.

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Which has a Higher Sensor Resolution D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 a higher sensor resolution than the 700D. It has 24.2 megapixels compared to the Canon 700D’s 18 megapixels.

Nevertheless, the 700D has a higher pixel pitch; that is the size of the individual pixels. The Canon 700D has a pixel pitch of 4.31µm compared to 3.91µm sported by the Nikon D3300.

Having a bigger sensor is necessary, but a respectable sensor resolution is truly important if you want a well-detailed image.

The sensor resolution of a camera is that which determines the number of details your sensor can capture during a shoot. A higher sensor resolution means your sensor can capture more details. This sensor resolution is measured in megapixels which is the reason behind some folks referring to sensor resolution as megapixels.

Also, a higher sensor resolution affords you more liberty to print larger images. You can also crop your images as you desire without the fear of affecting picture quality.

One of the features of cameras that majorly benefit from technological improvements is the sensor. Therefore, since the Nikon D3300 is newer, it is bound to enjoy some of these than the Canon 700D that is 9 months older.

Which has a Better Sensor Performance D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 has a better sensor performance than the 700D. It has an overall sensor performance score of 82.0 while the Canon 700D scored 61.0.

The Nikon D3300 has a color depth of 24.3 versus Canon 700D’s 21.7. Hence, it has 2.6 bits more than the 700D.

The D3300 has a value of 12.8 while the Canon 700D has a value of 11.2: That is 1.6 EV more.

The Nikon D3300 has a low light ISO of 1385 while the 700D has a value of 681.

Three major factors that are used to measure a sensor’s performance level. These factors are color depth, dynamic range, and low light ISO. The values provided for these factors and the overall score are given by the DxO mark.

The color depth which is also known as DxO Portrait deals with the number of color details your sensor can capture. It 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.

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

Which has a Better Video Recording D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 has a better video recording than the 700D.

Both cameras can record MPEG-4 videos, the Nikon D3300 does it better. The Canon 700D can shoot 1080/30p while the D3300 shoots at a faster speed of 1080/60p.

Which has More Focus Points D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 has more focus points than the 700D. It has 11 focus points while the Canon 700D has 9 focus points with all of them being cross-type focus points. (We will talk about that later).

Therefore, the Nikon D3300 has 2 more focus points than the 700D

The focus points are found within a frame which allows the photographer to place much focus on them. Such points when selected are better detailed than other points within the frame. A camera will have at least 1 focus point which is always centered in the frame.

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Which has a Longer Battery Life D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 has a longer battery life than the 700D. It offers 700 shots after fully charging its EN-EL 14a or EN-EL 14 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery.

The Canon 700D, on the other hand, is fitted with an LP-E8 Li-Ion battery and can last up to 440 shots after a single charge.

Therefore, the Nikon D3300 offers 240 more shots than the 700D making it the obvious winner here.

The Canon 700D still offers the option of using an additional battery pack via the BG-E8 battery grip. This battery grip allows you to make use of up to 2 LP-E8 batteries.

For any gadget, battery life is a very important factor that determines if such is purchased or not. This principle is the same when it comes to cameras.

A camera with a longer-lasting battery usually gets chosen over one with poor battery life. This is especially true when both cameras can pretty much do the same thing and the price is affordable.

If this were to be the deciding factor for you, then the Nikon D3300 is your camera. Not to sound like sales representatives, we believe a camera that

Which is Smaller D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 is smaller than the 700D. It has a body dimension of 124 x 98 x 76mm while the Canon 700D has a body dimension of 133 x 100 x 79mm. This means the D3300 is 9% smaller than the 700D.

Which is Lighter D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 is lighter than the 700D. It is 26% lighter with a weight of 430g when compared to the 580g weight of the Canon 700D.

The Nikon D3300 is made from carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer which is highly responsible for its lightweight.

A light camera is of great advantage as the photographer can easily carry it along.

It is important to note that the above weight does not include the interchangeable lenses that these cameras employ.

Nevertheless, the dimensions and weight of the lenses used by these cameras will most likely be the same. This is because both cameras make use of the same APS-C sensor.

Which is Cheaper D3300 or 700D?

When the launching prices of both cameras are considered, it is discovered that the Nikon D3300 was about 23% cheaper than the Canon 700D.

However, considering the current prices of these cameras (which changes from time to time), the Canon 700D seems to be the more discounted camera. This is due to how long it has been on sale.

Yet, is important that we understand that more discounts do not mean cheaper, rather it means the price has been greatly reduced.

Therefore, the Nikon D3300 is still cheaper despite the Canon 700D having more discounts.

Which has a Faster Startup D3300 or 700D?

The D3300 has a faster startup than the 700D. It has a startup time of 400ms while the Canon will take up to 700ms before it can be fully operational.

If you need a camera that will be up and running in no time when switched on, between these cameras the Nikon D3300 is the obvious pick.

Watch the Nikon D3300’s users guide in the video below.

Canon 700D (Rebel T5i) Unique Pros – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

Which has More Cross-Type Focus Points 700D or D3300?

The 700D has more cross-type focus points than the D3300.

Even though the Nikon D3300 has 11 focus points, only 1 of them is a cross-type focus point. Whereas, all the 9 focus points of the Canon 700D are cross types.

Looking at this, the 700D is the better camera with more useful focus points.

A cross-type focus point is a focus point that can detect and capture details in vertical and horizontal lines. Such focus points are more detailed and precise than regular focus points.

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Which has More Available Lenses 700D or D3300?

The 700D has more available lenses at its disposal for different purposes than the D3300. It has 17 more native lenses and 3 more optical stabilization lenses.

Which has a Higher Screen Resolution 700D or D3300?

The 700D screen has a higher screen resolution than the D3300. What this means is that the screen can display better details than the Nikon D3300.

While the D3300 has a screen resolution of 921,000 dots (which is quite okay), the Canon 700D screen resolution stands at 1,040,000 dots.

Which has a Wider Flash Coverage 700D or D3300?

The 700D has a wider flash coverage than the D3300. The flash can reach a distance of 13.0m whereas the Nikon D3300’s flash stops at 12.0m.

The difference might not look so much, but a 1.0m area that is not well lit could destroy a perfectly great award-winning shot.  

Unique Cons – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

Nikon D3300 Unique Cons – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

i. Articulating screen

ii. Touch screen

Canon 700D (Rebel T5i) Unique Cons – Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D

i. No panorama

Common Pros

  Nikon D3300 Canon 700D (Rebel T5i)
Phase Detection Autofocus A camera is either using contrast autofocus or phase-detection autofocus or both.

The Nikon D3300 makes use of phase detection autofocus and it has certain advantages.

First of all, it is faster and more precise. It also allows subject tracking and continuous autofocus.
Same as Nikon D3300
Face Detection Focus The feature allows the Nikon D3300 to automatically detect the faces of people within a frame. It is a useful feature when capturing portrait photographs. Same as Nikon D3300
RAW Support Pictures that are captured in RAW format are of high quality. They are better than those JPEG formats.

They are easier to edit as well. Although certain cameras cannot capture pictures in RAW format, the Nikon D3300 can.
Same as Nikon D3300
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Common Cons

  Nikon D3300 Canon 700D (Rebel T5i)
No Environmental Sealing The elements of weather usually affect either the image of the audio quality of a camera.

Such occurrences can be countered by fitting cameras with a built-in environmental sealing.

However, certain cameras don’t have this feature such as the Nikon D3300. This leaves the camera susceptible to these environmental interferences.
Same as Nikon D3300
Single Card Slot Enough storage space is a big deal and since most cameras prefer using storage card slots instead of internal memory, having dual card slots would be the better option.

Yet, most entry-level cameras such as the Nikon D3300 are usually fitted with a single card slot which means limited storage capacity.
Same as Nikon D3300
No Built-In Wi-Fi In this day and age, we thrive on easier connectivity and faster sharing of pictures and videos.

A connection feature that makes that possible for cameras is the Wi-Fi. With a built-in Wi-Fi, you can connect easily with other compatible devices and even share your pictures and videos directly to your social media platforms.

The Nikon D3300 cannot do these as it lacks the built-in Wi-Fi feature.
Same as Nikon D3300
No Image Stabilization If you or your subject shake while capturing a shot, you’ll get a blurred image. It is simple science.

However, a camera with an internal image stabilization feature need not worry about an image getting blurred.

The Nikon D3300, on the other hand, has plenty to worry about.

Nevertheless, with 88 optical stabilization lenses at its disposal, such occurrence can also be made non-existent.
Same as Nikon D3300 except the Canon 700D has 91 optical stabilization lenses at its disposal.
No Built-in GPS The built-in GPS feature allows you to geotag your pictures no matter where you are in the world. Since the Nikon D3300 lacks this feature, the camera cannot geotag. Same as Nikon D3300
No AF Micro-Adjustment With the AF micro-adjustment feature, the Nikon D3300 can fine-tune its autofocus. Same as Nikon D3300

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General Feeling among Users

Nikon D3300 Canon 700D (Rebel T5i)
For most Nikon D3300 amateur users, the camera’s battery life of 700 shots was impressive enough. However, professional photographers do not appreciate it. Unlike the Nikon D3300 that amateur users were pleased with its battery life, the Canon 700D didn’t receive such reception. The 440 shots after a single charge didn’t impress any user.
The absence of a Wi-Fi feature in the Nikon D3300 was a major issue for most users. They felt it ought to have this feature. The same feeling the Nikon D3300 got concerning the built-in Wi-Fi feature is the same feeling the Canon 700D got.

Nikon D3300 vs Canon 700D – FAQs

Is Nikon D3300 a professional camera?

The Nikon D3300 is not a professional camera. It is an entry-level amateur camera and the most advanced amateur camera made by Nikon.

The D3300 is designed to cater primarily to the needs of beginner photographers. Nevertheless, its impressive features have made it so reliable that even enthusiast photographers make use of it.

The Nikon D3300 is fitted with a 24.2 megapixels that puts some semi-professional DSLRs to shame. It can shoot in low light conditions even when ISO 12800 is used.

Is D3300 a full frame camera?

The D3300 is not a full frame camera but a crop sensor camera.

A full frame camera is one that makes use of a full-frame sensor that has an equivalent size of a 35mm film frame. Full frame Nikon cameras include the D810, D750, D610, D4S, and DF. Nikon also refer to their full frame cameras as FX cameras.

The Nikon D3300, on the other hand, is fitted with an APS-C sensor with a 23.5 x 15.6mm size. Crop sensor cameras make use of sensors that are smaller than the full frame sensor. Nikon crop sensor cameras are referred to as DX cameras by Nikon.

Other Nikon crop sensor cameras include the D5300, D7100, D7500, etc.

Does Nikon D3300 have autofocus motor?

The Nikon D3300 does not have autofocus motor just like many amateur cameras. Other Nikon cameras that do not have an autofocus motor include the D3000, D3100, D3200, D3400, D3500, D5000, D51000, D5200, D5300, D5500, and D5600.

Nikon cameras that lack a built-in autofocus motor can easily be identified due to the absence of the autofocus motor spindle. This spindle is found on the bayonet ring of the camera.

The D3300 can still enjoy the benefits of this autofocus function by making use of lenses that have the built-in autofocus motor.

Is Canon 700D good for video?

The Canon 700D is good for video, but majorly for beginners. It is an amazing low budget camera that offers excellent video recording.

The 700D has an amazing sensor that captures sufficient light and is capable of creating a very shallow depth of field.  You can also enhance your video by using the different lenses at its disposal.

Professional film makers won’t be pleased that it cannot shoot 4K video. The filming duration is another issue that this category of users won’t be happy with.

Which lens is best for Canon 700D?

The following are the best lenses for Canon 700D:

Prime lenses

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon

Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM

Zoom lenses

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Canon

Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Canon

Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM Canon

Kit lenses

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 18-135mmm F3.5-5.6 IS STM

Standard lenses

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE Canon

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

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Final Thoughts

Nikon D3300 Canon 700D (Rebel T5i)
The Nikon D3300 is a capable camera that truly suits any amateur photographer. Despite the absence of certain screen features that would have made it easier to use, it still delivers in terms of image quality. The Canon 700D aka Rebel T5i is truly an amateur DSLR camera. Its image quality is pretty standard for an entry-level camera. Also, its touch screen and articulating screen makes it easier to operate and control.
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