54points
62points

Nikon D3500

60points
66points

Nikon D5600

91points
64points

Sony Alpha 7R III

Nikon D3500
Cost-effectiveness winner
Nikon D5600
Comparison winner
Sony Alpha 7R III
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Nikon D3500vs Nikon D5600vs Sony Alpha 7R III

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
54
points
Nikon D3500
60
points
Nikon D5600
91
points
Sony Alpha 7R III

Why is Nikon D3500 better than the others?

  • Battery life (CIPA)
    ?

    1550shotsvs820,650shots
  • Weight
    365gvs465,675g
  • Width
    124mmvs124,126.9mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?

Why is Nikon D5600 better than the others?

  • Screen size
    ?

    3.2"vs3,3"
  • Number of microphones
    ?

    2vs1,1

Why is Sony Alpha 7R III better than the others?

  • Sensor size
    ?

    24 x 35.9mmvs23.5 x 15.6,23.5 x 15.6mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
    42.4MPvs24.2,24.2MP
  • Focus points
    ?

    425vs11,39
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    102400 ISOvs25600,25600 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    ?

    10fpsvs5,5fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • More viewfinder coverage
    ?

    100%vs95,95%

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
2. 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.

Best

Sony a6100

100%

95%

95%

100%

3.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.has an optical viewfinder
?

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

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III

Optics

1.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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

11

39

425

2.has AF tracking
?

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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.sensor size
?

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

24 x 35.9mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
?

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

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

102400 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

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

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3456 x 50fps

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.supports AVCHD format
?

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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

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

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
2.has a microphone input
?

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

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Canon EOS M6 Mark II + Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

2

1

2

1

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

1550shots

820shots

650shots

2.battery power
?

Best

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

4360mAh

1230mAh

1500mAh

2280mAh

3.has a removable battery
?

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

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
2.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.Has a remote control
?

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

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.has an accelerometer
?

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.

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.has a HDMI output
?

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

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Sony Alpha 7R III

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