Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.
Canon T6s Nikon D3400
Megapixels 24.2 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C (DX)
Crop Factor 1.6x 1.5x
AA Filter Yes None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Body Image Stabilization No No
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S Nikon FX/DX
ISO 100 - 12,800 100 - 25,600
Expanded ISO 25,600 No
AF Points 19 11
Cross-type AF Points 19 1
Continuous Mode 5fps 5fps
LCD 3.0" - Fully Articulated 3.0" - Fixed
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Focus Peaking No No
Top LCD Display Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x 0.85x
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30/25/24p) 1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)
1280x720 (60/50p) 1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone Jack Yes No
Headphone Jack No No
Memory Card Type SD SD
Dual Card Slots No No
SD UHS Support UHS-I UHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/4000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30" 30"
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited 100
RAW Buffer Size 6 12
Time Lapse No No
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200
Startup Time 0.9s 0.5s
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes No
Built-in GPS No No
Built- in NFC Yes No
Bluetooth No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed No No
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 1200 shots
Battery Included Yes (LP-E17) Yes (EN-EL14a)
Weight 19.8 oz (560g) 15.17 oz (430g)
Size 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1" 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0"
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2015 2016
Canon T6s Advantages:
- AF Points – 19 vs 11.
- Cross-type AF Points – 19 vs 1. The T6s is more accurate and quicker to focus in low light situations.
- LCD – It’s fully articulated.
- LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
- Touchscreen Support
- Top LCD Display – When shooting in semi-auto/manual modes, you can quickly preview all of your settings.
- Microphone Jack – If you’re going to record videos where audio quality is important, a microphone jack is super helpful.
- JPEG Buffer Size – Unlimited vs 100. Useful for long bursts.
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Built-in NFC
The more expensive T6s offers a better AF system with a lot more cross-type points, a fully articulated LCD with touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and a microphone jack if you’re into recording videos and need good audio quality.
Nikon D3400 Advantages:
- AA Filter – The Nikon D3400 has no AA filter.
- Viewfinder Magnification – Higher magnification.
- RAW Buffer Size – 12 vs 6.
- Bluetooth Support
- Battery Life – 1200 shots vs 440 shots.
- Weight – The Nikon D3400 weighs 130g less.
The main advantage of the Nikon D3400 is definitely its low price. If you’re new to photography or just want something cheap, the D3400 is the best DSLR on a budget. It shares the same sensor and many features as its more expensive brothers!