Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D3500
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 600D and Nikon D3500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 600D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3500 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 600D were released 2011 and Nikon D3500 was released 2018. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 600D||2011|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 600D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3500 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 600D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D3500||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 600D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3500 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 600D||
5184 x 3456
6000 x 4000
Nikon D3500 has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 600D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D3500 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 600D. Nikon D3500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 600D has 100 to 12800.
|Canon EOS 600D||100-12800|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 600D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3500 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 600D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3500
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 600D can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 600D||3,7|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 600D and Nikon D3500 can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 600D weighs 570 gr (equal to 1,26 lb) which is 56% heavier than Nikon D3500 and its 365 gr (or 0,8 lb).
|Canon EOS 600D||570 gr
|Nikon D3500||365 gr