Canon EOS Rebel T7i vs Nikon D5600 Camera Comparison

Canon or Nikon – that is the question.  In this Canon EOS Rebel T7i vs Nikon D5600 comparison I look at the two cameras side by side to help you decide which one is right for you. Both cameras are very good with subtle differences that may sway you towards one camera or the other.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i Pricing*

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i Body Only - $749.99
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i with 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens - $899.99
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i w/ 18-135mm f.3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - $1299.99

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Nikon D5600 Pricing*

  • Nikon D5600 Body Only - $699.95
  • Nikon D5600 with AF-P 18-55mm Zoom Lens - $799.95
  • Nikon D5600 with AF-S 18-140mm Zoom Lens - $999.95

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Side by Side

One of the biggest differences between the 2 cameras can be seen on the back. The Canon EOS Rebel T7i features a lot of direct access controls. If you plan to do more creative photography in the creative modes (Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority and Manual) then the Canon holds a pretty significant advantage.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i Advantages

Mirror Lock up Mode

Faster burst rate of 6fps (vs 5fps)

Wireless TTL flash control with built-in flash

Direct access controls to many camera settings

Nikon D5600 Advantages

Slightly smaller and lighter than the EOS Rebel T7i

Slightly larger 3.2-inch LCD tilt/swivel LCD screen (vs 3.0-inch for the Rebel)

3D tracking lights up the sensor currently being used for focus


Overall the Canon EOS Rebel T7i and the Nikon D5600 are very comparable. Both cameras feature 24mp imaging sensors that offer excellent image quality. The key differences come down to a few features. The Canon EOS Rebel T7i feels like it is better suited for the advance amateur that wants to start to take control of their camera. This is due to the direct access controls to many settings such as ISO,White Balance, Auto Focus, etc. It also offers Wireless TTL flash control with the built-in pop-up flash and mirror lockup. The Nikon can still be used by advanced amateurs, but will require either accessing the setting in the menu or the quick access menu by pressing the “I” button. With the touch screen, you can then access settings somewhat easily, but again this requires more button presses than I like to make.

The Canon also has their excellent Dual Pixel AF. This allows for great auto focus performance in live view and when recording Video.

So based on this you would think I would say that the Canon is the clear winner, but if you already own lenses in Nikon, I would suggest sticking with the Nikon unless the Canon has a feature or 2 that you must have.

I do like the ergonomics of the Nikon better, and the smaller size and lighter weight are certainly nice to have. If you are shooting moving subjects I prefer Nikon’s 3D focus tracking to the Canon’s even though the Canon has 6 more AF points. The visual feedback of which sensor is being used by the camera is reassuring while the Canon’s AF tracking you just need to trust (and it is usually setting the correct AF point).

Canon EOS Rebel T7i Overall User Rating

4.03 out of 5

based on 177 user reviews online.

: 69% (121.32)
: 9% (15.28)
: 6% (10.28)
: 3% (4.48)
: 3% (5.64)

Nikon D5600 Overall User Rating

4.34 out of 5

based on 128 user reviews online.

: 67% (85.99)
: 12% (15.76)
: 12% (14.76)
: 5% (6.38)
: 4% (5.11)



Spec Canon EOS Rebel T7i Nikon D5600
Sensor Size APS-C (1.6x) APS-C (1.5x)
Megapixels 24 24
Body Construction Plastic w/ Stainless Steel Chassis Composite
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.94 x 2.99 in. 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
Weight 1.17 lbs. 1.02 lbs.
Weather Sealed No No
Memory Card SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dual Command Wheels No No
Viewfinder Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Viewfinder Coverage 95 95
ISO Range 100-25600 (expands to 51200) 100 - 25600
Mirror Lock Up Yes No
Burst Rate 6 fps 5 fps
LCD Size 3 in. 3.2 in.
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
Articulated LCD Screen Tilt & Swivel Tilt & Swivel
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Remote Shutter Release Wired & Wireless (InfraRed) Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Optional Optional
AF Points 45 39
AF Sensitivity tbd
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 second 30 second
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 second 1/200 second
Built In Flash Yes Yes
Wireless TTL Flash Yes No
Video Specs 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Mic In Yes Yes
Headphone Out No No
Built In Mic Stereo Stereo