Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
1.92x more megapixels (photo)
A tad larger sensor
24 x 35.9 mm
23.9 x 36 mm
0.14% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Measurably lower noise at high ISO
27.01% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Vastly better image quality
14 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
235 g lighter
Way better color depth
6.81% 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.
Has a 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Much more battery power
26.67% more battery power
Clearly wider dynamic range
18.03% 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.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
A bit less body volume
6.54% less body volume
6 mm narrower
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
A little higher resolution (screen)
921 k dots
920 k dots
1 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
10 mm shorter
A little bit bigger screen size
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Has timelapse function
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Newer EXPEED version
Newer EXPEED version. Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
Plenty 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.
Has dual card slots
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.