51points

Nikon D3400

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D3400
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Nikon D3400 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Nikon D3400 better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • 58g lighter
    395gvs453g
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • 20% faster flash X-sync
    1/200svs0.00625s

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Nikon D3400?

  • 2.2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs5fps
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a microphone in

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

2.Weather sealed
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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 D3400
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 an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3400
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.

6.Is a system camera
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

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Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

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.has AF tracking
Nikon D3400
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.

3.megapixels

24.2MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 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.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon D3400
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.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

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 D3400
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 timelapse function
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

For example

Leica Q-P

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D3400
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.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3400
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.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D3400
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 D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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Battery

1. longer battery life

1200shots

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.has a removable battery
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3400
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 D3400
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.Has dual card slots
Nikon D3400
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.

5.supports a remote smartphone
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

6.has a HDMI output
Nikon D3400
Sony Alpha a6500

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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