75points

Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
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Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR vs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500
75
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94
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Why is Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • 20% faster flash X-sync
    1/200svs0.00625s
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Has focus motor
  • Has rounded aperture blades
  • Is a normal lens

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR?

  • 2.61% larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs23.2 x 15.4mm
  • 414 more focus points
    425vs11
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • 2.75x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs4fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • 2g lighter
    453gvs455g
  • Has a stereo microphone

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

3. more viewfinder coverage

95%

100%

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.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

5.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

6.weight

455g

453g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

Optics

1.sensor size

23.2 x 15.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

11

425

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

51200 ISO

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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.megapixels

24.7MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

540shots

350shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1030mAh

1100mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

6.has an accelerometer
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Miscellaneous

1.Has focus motor
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

2.Has rounded aperture blades
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

3.Is a normal lens
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sony Alpha a6500

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

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