HomeCameraNikon D5600 vs Canon 760D: Which DSLR Camera is Better?

Nikon D5600 and Canon 760D are two entry-level DSLR cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. These two cameras were announced in, respectively, November 2016 and February 2015. The overall specs of these two cameras are not much different.

One question. Which camera you should be buying? Before answering this question, let’s find out a brief background of these two cameras.

Nikon D5600 is the successor of D5500 which was announced by Nikon in January 2015. Not much changes added by Nikon to D5600. The only new feature added to D5600 is Bluetooth. Compared to other entry-level DSLR cameras from Nikon like D3400, Nikon D5600 has slightly more advanced specs, especially if you want to use your camera to learn taking the pictures of sport events.

Canon 760D, meanwhile, is an entry-level DSLR camera released together with 750D. These two cameras (Canon 760D and 750D) have similar specs, but Canon 760D (which also known as Rebel T6s), has a more professional look thanks to its LCD information display on the top of the body. At the time of writing, Canon 760D is the only Rebel series (EOS xxxD) to have a LCD on the top of its body.

Specs comparison: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 760D

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Have you noticed the table above deeply? From the table above you see that these two cameras have equivalent specs although there are some sections where Nikon D5600 is one step above of Canon 760D. One of the advantages of Nikon D5600 over Canon 760D is that Nikon D5600 is better at photographing moving objects. It’s true that these two cameras offer the same shutter speed range and the same frame rates, but Nikon D5600 is slightly better at photographing moving objects since it has more autofocus points than Canon 760D. Also, Nikon D5600 has a higher ISO range which is crucial enough for a camera with a crop sensor like Nikon D5600 and Canon 760D.

As we have mentioned above, Nikon D5600 comes with very few changes compared to its predecessor D5500. The only new feature offered by D5600 is Bluetooth which you can use to transfer your photos to smartphone/tablet via Nikon’s SnapBridge app.

On the other hand, Canon 760D comes with some new things compared to 700D which it replaces. On the body section, you will see a LCD on the top side of its body which previously not available on 700D. On the engine section, Canon 760D offers improved components including 24.2 MP sensor from previously 18 MP, DIGIC 6 image processor from previously DIGIC 5 and 19 autofocus points from previously only 9.

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Other advantage of Nikon D5600 over Canon 760D is that it offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so you can connect your camera with smartphone/tablet for a purpose of transferring photo via SnapBridge app or other purpose. Canon 760D actually also offers Wi-Fi, but this feature is not available for all countries.

The matter of display, there is no significant difference between these two cameras. They are equipped with an articulated screen which supports touch operation. It’s just, the screen of Nikon D5600 is slightly larger than Canon 760D. The screen of Nikon D5600 has the size of 3.2 inch with the pixel density of 1037000 while the screen of Canon 760D has the size of 3 inch with the pixel density of 1040000 dots. Thus, there is relatively no difference between these cameras regarding the image sharpness when you preview the photos you took.

Speaking of battery life, Nikon D5600 is also one step above Canon 760D. You can use Nikon D5600 to take about 970 photos per charging compared to Canon 760D which is only capable of taking about 440 photos per charging.

Another aspect where Nikon D5600 is better than Canon 760D is the video recording capability. These two cameras have the same maximum video resolution (1920 x 1080), but Nikon D5600 has more frame rates than Canon 760D (60 fps compared to 30 fps). In addition, Nikon D5600 comes with a built-in time-lapse movie feature while Canon 760D doesn’t offer the same feature.

Sensor comparison: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 760D

As mentioned on the opening paragraph above, both Nikon D5600 and Canon 760D are equipped with an APS-C sensor. APS-C itself is a crop sensor instead of full frame. The matter of size, again, Nikon D5600 is better since it has a slightly larger size. A larger camera sensor has a better low-light sensitivity and richer color-depth. The sensor of Nikon D5600 has the crop factor of 1.5 while the sensor of Canon 760D has the crop factor of 1.6.

We have created the image below to make it easy for you in comparing the size between the sensor of Nikon D5600 and Canon 760D.

Body comparison: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 760D

If you want an entry-level camera that looks like a pro camera, Canon 760D is probably the camera model you are looking for. It is because this camera has a LCD on the the top of its body that makes it looks like a pro camera. The matter of size, Canon 760D is larger than Nikon D5600 with the difference about 11 percent.

Photo results comparison: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 760D

According to the specs offered by these two cameras — the sensor in particular –, Nikon D5600 should be able to generate better photos than Canon 760D. However, there are some factors affecting the image quality generated by a camera. From the technical aspect, two other determinants other than the sensor are the used lens and the applied settings.

You can visit some stock photo websites to find the examples of photos taken using both Nikon D5600 and Canon 760D. If you don’t have enough time to conduct a research, we have done it for you. Take a look at the photos we have taken from Pixabay below. There is also an EXIF data on each photo so you can see the used lens type as well as the applied settings.

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  • Canon 760D


Here we are. After you have read our analysis above, you know which camera is better. Overall, Nikon D5600 is slightly better than Canon 760D. There are some aspects where this camera is better than its competitor from Canon. The test results of DxOMark also tell so. That Nikon D5600 is better than Canon 760D (you can see the score on the table above). However, photography covers many aspects. It’s okay if you have your own consideration before making a purchase. Besides, the difference is not too significant. You can take a look at the photo examples above that the photos generated by Canon 760D are good as well.

One more thing. If you plan to use your camera to record some videos, Nikon D5600 is also a more recommended model. These two cameras have the same maximum video resolution, but Nikon D5600 offers more frame rates. Meaning that the videos recorded by Nikon D5600 are slightly smoother. Also, Nikon D5600 has a built-in time-lapse feature which is not available on Canon 760D.

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