A shade more megapixels (photo)
24.71 MP vs 24.7 MP—0.04% more megapixels (photo)
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1284 ISO vs 1131 ISO—13.53% 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.
A shade larger sensor
15.6 x 23.5 mm
15.4 x 23.2 mm
15.6 x 23.5 mm vs 15.4 x 23.2 mm—2.61% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Better image quality
84 vs 81 —3 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.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Notably higher maximum light sensitivity
25600 ISO vs 12800 ISO—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.
Somewhat better color depth
24.2 bits vs 24.1 bits—0.41% 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.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Much wider dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 13.2 EV—5.30% 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.
Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5 fps vs 4 fps—25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Measurably more focus points
39 vs 11 —28 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.