• January 25, 2017

Sony A6300 vs. A6500 comparison, what’s the difference?

In October 2016, Sony introduced the A6500, its new hybrid camera featuring an APS-C sensor. A direct descendant of the Sony A6300, this new device – which we have been able to test – offers some nice innovations such as a 24 Mpx APS-C sensor with 5 axis stabilization, a faster image processor, a tactile display, as well as other improvements. Are these improvements enough to outperform the A6300?

We tested the A6500 equipped with a 55mm f/1.8 lens. Here is what we found.

Sony A6500

An ergonomic design

Sony seems to have found the perfect mold in which to cast their line of A6XXX hybrids, and ever since the A6000, very little has changed. The newest model looks almost identical to the previous one and noticing any external differences requires paying close attention.

Spotting the differences

In the process of trying to spot the differences between these two models, you will notice that the customizable C1 button next to the shutter release button has now been split in two and the C1 and C2 buttons are now a little bit higher up, leaving more room around the shutter release. A C3 button is also available at the rear of the device: the button labeled with the trashcan icon (C3 is available while focusing). These three buttons are customizable as is the four-way navigation switch situated at the rear. The FN button still allows for the customization of secondary functions on several of the buttons. This feature is very handy for those photographers who enjoy tweaking their camera to perfection.

Sony A6500

Sony A6500

At the rear, can still be found the switch for selecting between AF/MF – AEL which allows for choosing between manual and automatic focusing or automatic exposure locking.

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  • November 25, 2016

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D3400, what’s the difference?

Nikon has presented their new D3400, an entry level DSLR camera with which they intend to win the hearts of newbie photographers who wish to have a camera with much more features than a smartphone camera or a compact camera. However, it doesn’t have a lot more features than the Nikon D3300. That is why we’re comparing them. Which camera should you buy and why?

Almost the same technical specifications

If you’re wondering if there’s going to be a big difference between the photos that these cameras take, the answer is no. On a technical level, you have the exact same possibilities with both cameras. They have the same sensor, the same processor, the same ISO range and the same shutter speed. This means that the new features aren’t present in these aspects. Video quality also isn’t improved; it remains Full HD. This means that if you want a relatively cheap quality camera, with which you can take good pictures, there’s no reason to buy the Nikon D3400 over the D3300. Even though this is logical, there sure are differences between both cameras.

The specs comparison of Nikon D3300 and Nikon D3400:

  Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Picture Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Sensor 24.2MP 24.2MP
Processor EXPEED 4 EXPEED 4
LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD
AF System 11-point (one cross-type) 11-point (one-cross type)
ISO Range 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600) 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600)
Viewfinder magnification (coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage)
Connectivity  With optional WU-1a Mobile Adapter Bluetooth LE (Works with SnapBridge to enable photo sharing. )
Video Capture max res. 1080/60p 1080/60p
Continuous Shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Built in Flash (Range) Yes (12m) Yes (7m)
Sensor Cleaning Ultrasonic No
External Mic Port Yes No
Weather Sealing No No
Battery Life 700 shots 1200 shots
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76mm 124 x 98 x 76mm
Weight 460g 395g
More information More information and user reviews on Amazon More information and user reviews on Amazon

Nikon D3400

Why buy the Nikon D3400?

What could make you choose the Nikon D3400? Well, there are two innovative features on this camera. One of them is integrated Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with Nikon Snapbridge platform,  thanks to which we can share pictures we take instantly with our smartphone and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It’s a feature we expected, only because more and more users are sharing their pictures, and this can be a deciding factor if you’re someone that uses social media a lot.

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  • March 18, 2016

Canon EOS 70D vs 80D vs Nikon D7200, what’s the difference?

Canon recently announced a new addition to its lineup of mid-range DSLRs christened EOS 80D. It claims to be a good replacement for its predecessor the EOS 70D that was launched in July 2013. The 80D offers better handling control along with still and video enhancements.

Looking back at earlier versions, it packs a higher resolution Canon Dual Pixel CMOS sensor. Not only this, the on-senor autofocus system has also been improved greatly. Now those are some features to look out for. While Canon designed this camera for the typical action-shooting enthusiast, their real target is wedding photographers on a stringent budget, who have shown an interest in the 70D.

In this article, we will weigh the Canon EOS 80D against the 70D for its features.

The Design:

The 80D has not changed much in its overall design and construction. It retains the same polycarbonate, water and dust resistant exterior we got to see on the 70D.

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  • March 7, 2016

Fujifilm X-T1 vs. X-Pro2, Which Should You Buy?

Sometimes the main enemy is inside the house. The truth is that new Fujifilm X-Pro2 comes to seduce professional and advanced photographers that are looking for a classic design and quality in ASP-C format and to convince them that it is a better option than the traditional reflex, the most economic Lumix DMC-GX8 by Panasonic or the also new Pen-F by Olympus, to name a few examples.

However, if there is a question that during these last few weeks many users interested in the new camera without a mirror have asked, is whether the X-Pro2 is worth it compared to the X-T1. A kind of fraternal dual that can only be resolved in one way: putting one against the other while we keep working on a detailed test if the X-Pro2, which we have already been working with for weeks.

Obvious Differences

A quick glance is enough to understand that we stand before two models that, in reality, don’t have much in common between them regardless of them sharing a family. It’s not about the design or viewfinder, but also philosophy. Something that is pretty obvious but it’s worth remembering those undecided between these cameras which also claim to be two different worlds: The X-Pro2’s storytelling and the X-T1’s versatile and all-terrain character.

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  • February 8, 2016

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II vs. Nikon D5 Specs comparison, what’s the difference?

The idea of permanent struggle between Canon and Nikon, with poisoned darts, overtaking on the right and last-minute changes to win the opponent- is something that seems to be liked a lot by photography enthusiasts and hardcore label snobs, but has very little to do with reality.

Over the years in which there was a clear brand in command and the rest followed its steps, for some time now the balance between the two historic photographic brands in the professional segment has been set. Some models stand out more than others, there are details that one brand exceeds the other, but overall the balance is favored more for economic or logistical issues (system, laziness to change …) than by quality or performance.

It is true that once the Nikon D3 set a new time, and coinciding with the problems of the EOS-1D Mark III and Mark IV that balance between major powers -it seems that we are talking about the Cold War- staggered.

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  • November 30, 2015

Sony A7 vs A7ii, what’s the difference?

Late last month, Sony silently launched the latest full-frame mirrorless camera A7II. I can’t help but admire how well Sony kept this innovation confidential before its release. Sony is perhaps one of the few companies that could afford to launch a new model of a full-frame camera at a yearly rate. Actually, it’s no wonder that the A7 series has been selling so well. Their integral market performance since their release is surpassing Sony’s expectations. The latest A7II may have caused some confusion for those planning on purchasing one– Sony α7II and Sony α7, which model is better?

Before that, we all regarded the three models of A7, A7R, and A7S with different positioning as the three brothers of the full-frame SLR cameras in the Sony A7 series. However, the latest A7II is the brother with the closest kinship to A7. Even so, between these two brothers, which one should we choose? This is a question we need to ponder. Since the A7II was just launched, currently its single body price is $1698. The A7 has been marketed for more than a year and features a higher performance price ratio, but its current price on Amazon is only $1298. With that price difference of $400, we can almost buy another Sony A6000. So what justifies this gap of $400?

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  • September 20, 2015

User experience: Nikon D5500 vs Canon Rebel T6i/T6s

(Thanks the Author: Mavis) Until now, I have had a great experience with the Nikon D5500 and I was curious to see if there were substantial differences with the Canon Rebel T6i. The T6i has a long vacation behind it and within this period it encountered many opportunities for different photo situations. I like to take photos a lot, but I am still only an amateur photographer and thus I can only describe this camera in a rather light way. Whoever wishes to get more details or wishes to know more technical data, can inform him or herself through the many answers from professionals in these messages. I share my experience with this camera targeting interested beginners.

Product Delivery: Alongside with the camera, a battery, a battery charger, a carrying strap, and interface cable and the selected lens (18-55mm), as well as a manual with the detailed instructions in German were delivered. Furthermore, two DVD / CD-ROM, one of which included an instruction manual, while the other ones contained various softwares, e.g. for editing photos.

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ChristopherR
ChristopherR

Snapsort.com reports the D5500 as having better color depth, more dynamic range and much lower noise at high iso and…

  • July 17, 2015

Sony RX100 III vs RX100 IV comparison, what’s the different?

Sony is the “go-to” brand for cameras. If you are out on the market for a high-performance, budgeted, portable compact camera, the RX 100 series fits the bill. It garnered attention for the large sensor it packs in a small housing. And, it just gets better with every installment.

RX100 IV

The recently unveiled Sony RX 100 IV brings in a significant performance boost making it hard to choose between it and the RX100 III. Here we compare the two models for their features so that photographers can make the best pick.

Sony RX100 III vs RX100 IV comparison

The Design

Sony hasn’t changed anything in the looks department. The design of the RX 100 IV is identical to its predecessors RX100 III. It has a compact size and sleek lines with a manual control ring around the lens. We cannot give the smooth matte finish a miss. The only difference is that it is heavier by 8 grams.

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  • June 11, 2015

Canon Rebel T5i vs T6i vs T6s, what’s the difference?

The T6s is an upgraded product of the T5i. Canon has released a total of two replacement products for the T5i, which are the more advanced T6s and more entry level T6i. Unlike the T5i, which almost didn’t upgrade the T4i at all, Canon has taken a lot of care in the upgrade of the T6s. The T6s is the best entry-level SLR camera of the Canon line, if not the best of the SLR camera market, because it has promoted the manipulation of the entry-level SLR camera to a new level.

Canon 750D and 760D

The T6i and the T6s can be considered as two different models of the same product. While the T6i follows the model style of the classic Canon XX0D series in manipulation, the T6s takes the 70D as an example, as it is not only equipped with a top LCD display but also has an installed Quick Canon Control dial, forming the classic double-command dial control style of Canon.

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christina dixon
christina dixon

I have a Rebel t5 and was wondering if the lenses can be used on the t6
Kari
Kari

So does the t5i have wifi??? I'm trying to buy my daughter one for Christmas and can't decide between t5i…
admin
admin

You should choose the t6i version, The T6s/T6i has a built-in Wifi supporting NFC function, you can transmit to phone…
Tamapo Major
Tamapo Major

rebel t5i is canon700d what is rebel t6i called in Europe
admin
admin

750D.

  • June 10, 2015

Nikon D5300 vs D5500 vs D3300, what’s the difference?

The Nikon D5500 is the successor to the Nikon D5300. Although it is directly designated as “D5500”, skipping the intermediate “D5400”, we can find only “tiny differences” from D5300.

New in the Nikon D5500:

Touch screens are not a novelty among digital cameras but the Nikon D5500 is the first DSL camera adopting this feature from Nikon. It is one of the main features of D5500 that’s the successor for the D5300, inheriting its APS-C size CMOS with 24 megapixel resolution and a low-pass filter.

Nikon D5500

The WiFi connection premiered with the D5300, also mentioned in the Nikon reflex catalog, is present on its successor whose monitor becomes the main focus for this renewal. An articulated touch screen grows in size up to 3.2 inches and has a resolution over 1 million points.

The Expeed 4 processor remains untouched from the previous version, and so is the burst with up to 5 frames per second with a maximum Native Sensibility ISO 25,600. Nikon promises optimized performance in terms of noise control.

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Sue Hord
Sue Hord

Very accurate review of cameras. very well put together and I like the feed back options that you have. The…
Tony Azzurro
Tony Azzurro

I recently purchased a D5300 PACKAGE, Nikkor AF S DX 18-55mm VR II 3.5-5.6G; Nikkor AF S DX 55-300mm VR…
jacob
jacob

Hi admin...could you please help...I'm at dubai.... D3200 is 273 USD now and D5300 462 USD... have D5200 also in…
Corrie
Corrie

The D5500 does not have NFC
Geir
Geir

Very nice and informative info. I went for d3300 due to a second hand great price offer vs a small…