Canon EOS Rebel SL3 vs Nikon Z6

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Z6. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z6 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 were released 2019 and Nikon Z6 was released 2018. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019
Nikon Z6 2018

Type of camera

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon Z6 has a "FX"-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 Rebel SL3 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon Z6 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** 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 Rebel SL3 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z6 has 25 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon Z6 25 MP
24337152 pixels
6048 x 4024

Nikon Z6 has a 1 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel SL3. 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.

ISO range

Nikon Z6 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel SL3. Nikon Z6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 100-25600
Nikon Z6 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z6

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z6 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 5
Nikon Z6 12

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 Z6 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.

Nikon Z6 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 50% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and its 449 gr (or 0,99 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 449 gr
0,99 lb
Nikon Z6 675 gr
1,49 lb