Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
1183 ISO vs 755 ISO—1.57x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Considerably larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6 mm
14.7 x 22.2 mm
15.6 x 23.6 mm vs 14.7 x 22.2 mm—12.81% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
16.9 MP vs 12.6 MP—34.13% more megapixels (photo)
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
A little bigger screen size
3 " vs 2.7 "—11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Slightly less shutter lag
0.273 s vs 0.279 s—0.01 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Considerably better image quality
80 vs 62 —18 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Distinctly higher pixel density
471 ppi vs 262 ppi—1.80x higher pixel density
A little less body volume
964.5 cm³ vs 1008.8 cm³—4.59% less body volume
Much better color depth
23.5 bits vs 21.9 bits—7.31% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Clearly wider dynamic range
13.6 EV vs 11 EV—23.64% 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.
Appreciably higher maximum light sensitivity
25600 ISO vs 6400 ISO—4x 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.
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.
Significantly higher resolution
1176x784 px vs 588x392 px—4x higher resolution
Noticeably better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
1080 x 30 fps vs 720 x 29.97 fps—1.50x better video recording quality
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
96.5 mm vs 99.7 mm—3.20 mm shorter
127 mm vs 129.9 mm—2.90 mm narrower
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
4 fps vs 3 fps—33.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Vastly more focus points
11 vs 9 —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.