Measurably larger sensor
24 x 35.9mm
15.6 x 23.5mm
2.35x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
2.32x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
10% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Significantly better image quality
10 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Better color depth
3.72% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Notably longer battery life
400shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Considerably more battery power
1.84x more battery power
Modestly wider dynamic range
2.16% 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.
Is dustproof and water resistant
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Has a built-in focus motor
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
A tad bigger screen size
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Way more viewfinder coverage
5% more viewfinder coverage. With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.