Canon EOS 1300D vs Nikon D3400: Which one should you buy?

Canon 1300D next to Nikon D3400

If you’re a newcomer to DSLR photography, then the obvious choice is either an entry-level Canon or Nikon camera, two of the most affordable examples from these manufacturers being the Canon EOS 1300D (also known as the Canon EOS Rebel T6) and Nikon D3400 respectively. 

However, with both brands very well supported by lenses and accessories, it just makes deciding which to choose all the harder. And it’s an important decision, as once you’ve committed to a particular DSLR system with its own dedicated lens mount, you’ll probably be locked in for a number of years, or a lifetime, if you don’t want the hassle of switching to new glass and flogging all your old gear.

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.