Undoubtedly, in their price brackets both the Canon DSLR camera and the Nikon DSLR camera have forever launched various models that give a tough competition to the other. The features are carefully designed to grab the maximum percentage of the target audiences. Every model has its unique selection of USPs while dealing with a set of disadvantages that affect their overall performance and adaptability to the users. The Nikon D3300 digital SLR and Canon EOS Rebel digital SLR series have been pitted against each other in the current available selection of digital SLR in their range. Here is a breakdown of the major comparison points to help you make a sensible purchasing choice between the two.
Comparing the Sensors
The sensor size is probably one of the primary indicators of the type of compositions and performance that you can expect from the model. The sensors can be of a variety of sizes and generally, the bigger the size of the sensor the better the clarity and quality of the shots captured, since a bigger surface area of the sensor allows for more light being captured. The Nikon D3300 has a sensor surface area of 366.60 sq.mm while the Canon EOS Rebel stands at 333.37 sq.mm. This gives the Nikon D3300 an edge over the competitor even while both of the series have CMOS sensors. The Nikon series was also launched about 2 years after the Canon Rebel T4i. However, the newer models of the Rebel series might have an edge over the Nikon D3300 in some cases, since newer sensors usually outperform the older versions.
Comparing the pixel features
The pixel features of the Canon DSLR camera vs. the Nikon DSLR camera mainly compare down three main areas.
The Pixel area – This photo site or pixel area has a huge impact on the amount of the light control per pixel the device allows. Larger areas are preferred in this case. The Canon Rebel T4i has at least a 22% higher advantage over the Nikon D3300 in this aspect.
The Pixel Density – The density refers to the number of millions of pixels that can fit on per unit measurement (sq.cm) of the sensor. Higher pixel density is preferred for smaller pixels in the images. The Nikon D3300 is leading with a 22% increased pixel density range over the Canon Rebel T4i.
The pixel pitch – This is the distance between the centers of a single pixel to the center of the adjoining pixel in a composition. A bigger pixel pitch ensures a higher dynamic range and better quality images. The Rebel T4i has the leading edge of 10% of higher pixel pitch over the D3300.