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Advantages of the Canon T6i

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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Advantages of the Nikon D5300

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Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
1,338 ISO vs 919 ISO
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The D5300 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
83.0 vs 71.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
24 bits vs 22.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 12 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but T6i does so at a lower frame rate
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.51x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
600 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
124×99×76 mm vs 132×101×78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$457.50 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $342 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
480 g vs 555 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              T6i1,040k dots
              D53001,037k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T6i220 lenses
              D5300230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T6i0.51x
              D53000.54x
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5 fps

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