Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 belongs to a Entry-Level DSLR category, the other model, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera. Both models feature different types of sensors. Thus, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 comes with CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 24.0 MP resolution, while our second compared model Nikon Coolpix P530 features a 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensor.
Both cameras we are going to look at in our overview fall into two different categories - DSLR and SuperZoom. Keeping in mind all the distinctive features of each category, it will be hard to make a detailed comparison of these two models. However, we will do our best to make this review as unbiased and detailed as possible.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Coolpix P530 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Key Features:
Nikon Coolpix P530 Key Features:
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 substituted Canon SL2.
|Bluetooth||Yes vs No||Connect your camera to other devices via Bluetooth|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||33.3% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||332.27 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||91.6% larger pixel area|
|Raw Support||Yes vs No||Better image quality|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated vs Fixed Type||Flexible shooting positions|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots vs 921k dots||11.4% higher resolution screen|
|Touch Screen||Yes vs No||Easy control of camera functions|
|Battery Life||1070 shots vs 240 shots||830 more frames with a single charge|
|Weight||449 g vs 494 g||45 g lighter|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 vs 1920 x 1080||Higher Resolution Video|
|Microphone Port||Yes vs No||High quality audio recording option|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.54 vs No||0.54 better magnification|
|Image Stabilization||Yes vs No||All lenses are stabilized|
|Continuous Shooting||7 fps vs 5 fps||2 fps faster|
|Flash Range||8 vs No||8 better flash range|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentamirror) | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps | 7.0 fps||Low continuous shooting|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Coolpix P530 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 45g less than the Nikon Coolpix P530. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Coolpix P530 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 features a 24.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor . Nikon Coolpix P530, in its turn, comes with a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sized BSI-CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Coolpix P530 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a sensor area 0.1x bigger compared to Nikon Coolpix P530. What does it mean? This basically means that if you these cameras them with the same aperture and focal length, the first model will give you more control in terms of the blurry background and depth of field.
In terms of sensor size, both Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Coolpix P530 feature similar sensors. Thus, none of these models can boast of a significant advantage over the other. Both cameras should deliver about the same control over the depth of field if they are used with the same aperture and focal length.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Coolpix P530 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Canon EOS Rebel SL3||Nikon Coolpix P530|
No Significant Advantages
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 or Nikon Coolpix P530, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon Coolpix P530 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 deserves a higher Total Score than the Nikon Coolpix P530. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Canon EOS Rebel SL3||Nikon Coolpix P530|
|Model||EOS Rebel SL3||Coolpix P530|
|Announced||Apr 10, 2019||Feb 07, 2014|
|Body Type||Compact SLR||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Sensor Dimensions||22.3 x 14.9 mm||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||332.27 mm2||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||6000 x 4000||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||25,600||6,400|
|Max Boosted ISO||51,200||12,800|
|Min Native ISO||100||100|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF/EF-S||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||319||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.6x||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||0|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||9||9|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||1||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots||921k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||15 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps||7.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes|
|Video Resolutions||3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC||1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/100/30/25p)|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||449 g||494 g|
|Physical Dimensions||122 x 93 x 70 mm||123 x 84 x 98 mm|
|Battery Life||1070 shots||240 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)||SD/SDHC/SDXC|