So, you need a DSLR to start your digital photography journey, and all the research came to the same conclusion: it will be either Nikon D3500 or Canon T7, and that’s where this article comes in.
In this article, you’ll get a detailed battle of Nikon D3500 vs Canon T7, all this through a looking-glass called ‘money.’
Price is a big point of concern when it comes to buying a camera cause you want it to be stuffed with enough future-proof tech that you don’t have to switch for quite a considerable amount of time. At the same, it should be easy enough to operate for a beginner and give you enough bragging rights to boost your pictures on social media. So the process is simple: briefs about both the cameras, a little price comparison with a sprinkle of ‘value for money.’
So, let’s get to it!
The Nikon D3500
Presenting a 24-megapixel entry-level charm! The Nikon D3500 sports an APS-C MOS sensor with an incredible battery life and comes with a guide mode that makes the whole experience for new users very smooth and easy to understand. The image processor on this is an EXSPEED 4 image processor, which is a great helping hand for beginner photographers. The 11-point autofocus is one of the best when considering entry-level cameras, and the optical viewfinder makes this a cherry on top deal.
We feel it’s a bang for the buck considering that it can shoot 1080p videos at 60 fps, and the Bluetooth on this thing makes transferring videos and photos a charm, so shoot new videos, move them to your smartphone instantly, delete them, and you can save so much on storage space!
Also, did we mention you can take 1,550 snaps per full charge so that photo sessions can go uninterrupted for hours?
The Canon T7
Same as its competitor, this also comes with a 24-megapixel sensor and comes pre-packed with EF18-55mm, but we would suggest if you’re going to buy this camera, get the EF 75-300mm lens as well cause then you’d be done with the lenses for all your beginner needs. You won’t have to look for lenses, at least for a long time. This comes with a 3-inch LCD as a viewfinder but offers only a 9-point autofocus. In most cases, you’ll find the Canon T7 is compared to the Sony Alpha 7 II instead of the Nikon D3500. We believe it’s due to both of the cameras having quite a competition when factoring in resolution and frames per second.
The Digic 4 Plus image processor on this thing is wild, so we don’t think you need anything more than this for brilliant, true-to-depth wildlife shots.
When it comes to dollar bills, you can’t simply limit the argument to the base price of these as the prices keep fluctuating over time, and this sometimes gives an edge to one camera over the other. Hence, we highly recommend closely monitoring the price of both once you make up your mind to buy one of the two. Also, don’t limit yourself to just online stores and take a quotation from your local retailers as well, cause we’ve seen more than often retailers selling the same cameras at a lower price.
And how can we miss offers and discounts? If you’re reading this article, you have made up your mind on which camera to buy. An offer season is less than a month away, and We’d highly recommend waiting for it cause you need to save money for accessories as well; whatever you save here, you’ll be able to spend on tripods, lenses, camera bags, SD cards, etc.
One expert tip regarding this heading is to ensure you get an extended warranty as well cause if you are a beginner, you might damage or mishandle the camera due to lack of sufficient hands-on experience. Replacement parts are not cheap at all!
Value = Benefits – Cost
Simple maths: if the price you pay for the camera seems low for the versatility of the shots it can capture, you have your value for money right there!
As for the on-paper specifications and features, the Nikon D3500 has the lead with autofocus points, frames per second, battery life, and the bundled lens. But if ergonomics are considered, and you can compromise on an optical viewfinder, the Canon T7 might be ‘the pick’ for you!
So there it is, the main points of comparison between the Nikon D3500 and the Canon T7 to make your decision-making processes much simpler! So consider the specs, the features, the cost, and the value for your money, but do get a hands-on experience before the final decision; your purchase should, most of all, ‘feel’ good to you.
All this is because photography is just art and physics. For somebody starting on their epic digital photography journey, we recommend you make the most of your budget in every manner. Also, do not forget to factor in the price of accessories as well while making the decision.
So go out there, take your pick, and explore the vast and endless world of portraits and landscapes!