- Beginner Photography Tip: Choosing the Best DSLR for You
- How to Get a High-End Camera Without Paying High-End Prices
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The Canon EOS T7i and Nikon D5600 are cameras that are perfect for beginners in photography. They are both mega popular but it is not because of unbelievable specs or any outstanding features not seen in the camera world. Their secret is simplicity.
Let’s get this straight - both of these cameras are great and photographers who know their stuff can produce art with these two devices. Still, they were developed in order to help novices to start their photography journey. For example, the EOS Rebel T7i camera comes with a user interface called Feature Assistant which helps you to figure out how to use camera settings.
Overall, the Canon T7i and Nikon D5600 are very similar. They have almost identical features and are in the same price range. So, how do you choose which one is better for you?
Fortunately, we prepared this review so you can answer this question more easily.
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Canon EOS T7i Design vs Nikon D5600 Design
The Canon EOS T7i and Nikon D5600 are of average size and weight when compared to other DSLR models.
The Nikon D5600 is 0.14 lb. lighter and a little bit smaller than the Canon EOS T7i, but this is not something that should be a deal-breaker if you really want to opt for Canon.
The common weakness of both models is that they lack environmental sealing, so be careful when using these cameras in freezing temperatures or while it is raining.
Both cameras have an optical (pentamirror) viewfinder and a selfie-friendly rear display. The LCD screen in the Nikon D5600 is 0.2 inches bigger, but they both use touchscreen technology which does a good job for acquiring focus.
Additionally, both cameras have a built-in flash, external flash shoe, microphone jack, NFC connection, Wireless, Bluetooth, and support for UHS memory cards.
The Nikon D5600 has longer battery life, and it can make 970 shots, in comparison to 600 shots that can be made on the Canon EOS Rebel T7i.
Canon EOS T7i Sensor vs Nikon D5600 Sensor
There is the same type of sensor (APS-C ) and the same amount of resolution (24 MP) in both cameras. Although professionals prefer to have more resolution because it gives them bigger possibilities for editing or printing photos, 24 megapixels is quite enough for any other purpose.
Canon EOS T7i
The Nikon D5600 has a larger sensor than the Canon EOS T7i. Larger sensors generally allow more control over the depth of field. Still, the difference between the sensor size is not substantial, so you will hardly see its effects in reality.
The only thing that can make the Nikon D5600 perform better than the Canon T7i is that it does not have an anti-alias filter. The reason is that removing the Low-Pass filter increases sharpness, although it can create some moire on photos.
Overall, the sensors are very similar, but the D5600 has a small advantage in this category.
Canon EOS T7i vs Nikon D5600 ISO comparison
Although they have almost identical sensors, there are differences in ISO sensitivity between these two models. They have the same native ISO range from 100 to 25600, but on the Canon EOS T7i, it can be expanded up to ISO 51200.
The Canon EOS T7i has bigger ISO range which is good for low-light situations, but in some cases, the Nikon D5600 produces less grainy photos at higher levels of ISO. That’s why you shouldn’t always blindly trust numbers.
Which is the right camera to go with when you’re a beginner photographer? The Nikon D5600 or the Canon Rebel T7i? Get an answer to this question in the video above by Jared Polin.
Canon EOS T7i Autofocus vs Nikon D5600 Autofocus
For beginners in photography, it is important that you don’t have to push too many buttons in order to produce a decent photo. That’s why it is important there is a good autofocus system in a camera that will track your subjects without too much effort.
With this being said, you will be happy to know that both cameras come with a great autofocus system. While there is a 39-point Multi-CAM 4800DX AF system in the Nikon D5600, there is a 45-point all cross-type AF system in the Canon EOS T7i.
As you can notice, the Canon T7i has a higher amount of autofocus points which means that it can perform faster and with more precision.
Get more information about these cameras in the hands-on review in the video above by PhotoRec TV.
Canon EOS T7i Continuous Shooting vs Nikon D5600 Continuous Shooting
Impressive autofocus in these two cameras allows them to track moving subjects with high accuracy. This is why they are good for photographing sports events, wildlife, or any other activity where the subjects are moving.
Canon EOS T7i
Along with good autofocus, it is important to have a satisfactory continuous shooting speed if you want to capture the best out of quick-moving objects.
With a capability to continuously shoot at six frames per second, the Canon EOS T7i performs slightly better than the Nikon D5600 that can shoot at five frames per second.
Canon EOS T7i Video vs Nikon D5600 Video
When it comes to video, there are some bigger differences than in other aspects. The only reason for this is that Canon’s T7i has Movie Electronic Image Stabilization. Movie Electronic IS reduces the blurring effect of camera shake, consequently creating videos of higher quality.
Canon EOS T7i
Both cameras can record 1080 (Full HD) videos at 60p which is not mind-blowing since there are many cameras of their price that have 4K capabilities. Still, this is not so bad if you take into consideration they are primarily aimed at photography.
Canon EOS T7i Price vs Nikon D5600 Price
At the moment, you can spare few bucks if you opt for the Nikon D5600 instead of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i. You will need to spend $699.00 if you want to buy a new T7i, while you can get new D5600 for $596.95 (body only).
If you don’t mind buying used cameras, you can get both models at even lower price.