Canon EOS Rebel SL3 vs Nikon D3400

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon D3400. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Nikon D3400

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3400 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 were released 2019 and Nikon D3400 was released 2016. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Canon 2019
Nikon D3400 Nikon 2016

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3400 has a "DX"-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 SL3 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D3400 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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

Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3400 has 24 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 SL3 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D3400 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 100-25600
Nikon D3400 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3400 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3400 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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3400

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3400 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 5
Nikon D3400 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon D3400 can shoot movies.

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.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 weighs 449 gr (equal to 0,99 lb) which is 14% heavier than Nikon D3400 and its 395 gr (or 0,87 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 449 gr 0,99 lb
Nikon D3400 395 gr 0,87 lb