Appreciably larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6 mm
14.9 x 22.3 mm
10.80% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Substantially more focus points
30 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
1.62x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Distinctly 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
18 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
A lot better color depth
8.29% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
The device can connect to WiFi.
Distinctly longer battery life
610 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Substantially more battery power
1.70x more battery power
Clearly faster maximum shutter speed
2x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Noticeably wider dynamic range
24.11% 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.
Slightly less body volume
0.07% less body volume
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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
1.10 mm narrower
A little thinner
1.80 mm thinner
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Significantly less startup delay
0.02 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Substantially faster flash X-sync
25% faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
Much 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.
Double SD card slots
Camera holds 2 Sd cards allowing for memory overflow, or backing up.