Sizably more megapixels (photo)
17.46% more megapixels (photo)
Significantly larger sensor
15.4 x 23.1 mm
14.7 x 22.2 mm
9.01% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Significantly more focus points
2 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Measurably lower noise at high ISO
21.72% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Much better image quality
5 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
40 g lighter
Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Better video recording quality
1080 x 24 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
20.12% better video recording quality
Modestly better color depth
2.74% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Somewhat wider dynamic range
2.73% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
Less body volume
14.01% less body volume
5.44 mm narrower
3.70 mm shorter
A shade thinner
4.24 mm thinner
Modestly bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.