Canon EOS Rebel SL2 vs Nikon D3x

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and Nikon D3x. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Nikon D3x

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3x is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 were released 2017 and Nikon D3x was released 2008. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Canon 2017
Nikon D3x Nikon 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3x has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D3x 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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)

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3x has 24,5 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D3x 24,5 MP 24385536 6048 4032

Nikon D3x has a 2 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel SL2. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3x. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D3x has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 100-25600
Nikon D3x 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3x

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3x can shoot up to 1-5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 5
Nikon D3x 1-5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Rebel SL2. Unfortunately Nikon D3x does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D3x weighs 1260 gr (equal to 2,78 lb) which is 178% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and its 453 gr (or 1 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 453 gr 1 lb
Nikon D3x 1260 gr 2,78 lb