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Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) vs Nikon D7500

We compare the Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) to the Nikon D7500: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

The EOS 1300D is a Beginner DSLR, while the D7500 is categorized as a Amateur DSLR.

Here are both models side by side. The Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 is on the left, the Nikon D7500 on the right:

EOS 1300D vs D7500 - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 vs Nikon D7500: Specifications at a glance

EOS 1300D

  • Introduced in June 2016
  • Beginner DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm³ (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 1300D

D7500

  • Introduced in April 2017
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 21 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.5 x 104 x 72.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.1" x 2.9")
  • 720g (23.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D7500

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is fast enough for high-speed image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for EOS 1300D and D7500

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high-res 4K video. For Full HD video we recommend the SanDisk Ultra.

EOS 1300D vs D7500: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format: APS-C (called DX by Nikon). This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS 1300D an D7500 sensor comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

The APS-C sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 332mm² (13.1 sq.in.).

EOS 1300D vs D7500: The viewfinders

The EOS 1300D uses an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror. The viewfinder covers 95% of the field of view and has a magnification of 0.50x.

The D7500 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.63x.

This infographic illustrates the viewfinder magnifications of both cameras. The black area represents a magnification of 1x, corresponding to natural size; indicated in red is a magnification of 0.85x, the highest value in a any camera on the market today.

EOS 1300D (0.50x)

D7500 (0.63x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 1300DSimulated viewfinder of the D7500

Advantage: Nikon D7500

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the Canon EOS 1300D on the left, the Nikon D7500 in the right column:

Advantage Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

EOS 1300D

D7500

Larger lens selection (3)220200
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
720g
(23.2 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 1300D are the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the D7500.

The EOS 1300D scores 5 points.

...and here's where the Nikon D7500 has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

EOS 1300D

D7500

Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher resolution (5, megapixel)18.0020.90
Faster (4, frames/second)38
More AF points (4)951
Sensitivity (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)500950

Conclusion: Advantages of the D7500 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Nikon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the D7500 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 35 points for the D7500.

...and here's what both have in common

EOS 1300D

D7500

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Built-in flash
Monitor resolution (megapixel)0.920.92
Almost equal size1014cm³1022cm³
WiFi

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Canon EOS 1300D again on the left, Nikon D7500 on the right:

Front view of the EOS 1300D and the D7500...

EOS 1300D und D7500, front viewEOS 1300D und D7500, front view

...and here we see the Canon and the Nikon from above:

EOS 1300D und D7500, view from aboveEOS 1300D und D7500, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

Nikon D7500

5
35

CameraCreativ recommends the Nikon D7500.

Our rating of the Canon EOS 1300D

The Canon 1300D (in the US: Canon Rebel T6) is a typical entry level DSLR. Its APS-C sized sensor provides 18 megapixel resolution, easily enough for prints sized A3 or larger. The camera features WiFi and NFC and can be controlled remotely from your smartphone or PC/Mac. On the plus side are low price, easy handling and Canon's vast lineup of compatible lenses. Drawbacks are the inferior autofocus with only nine focus points (one cross sensor) and the rather smallish (0.5x) penta mirror viewfinder. Recommended as a spare for vacation and the like and for people who want to upgrade from point & shoot cameras or smartphone photography.

Our rating of the Nikon D7500

Nikon's D7500 is aimed at enthusiasts who are willing to trade some of the D500's more high end features for a significantly lower price. Tradeoffs include USB 2 instead of USB 3, no protection and seals against water and dust and lower continuous drive. On the plus side, the D7500 features a built-in flash which the D500 omits. Sensor, image processor and AF system are identical to the more expensive APS-C / DX sibling. With Boost the sensitivity maxes out at a whopping 1.640.000 ISO, a record value for a sensor this size. Other pros include the nice articulated touchscreen and the bright viewfinder with a magnification of 0.63x, a very good value for an APS-C /DX camera.

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