Now that’s the competition, both are entry level camera and comes at the same price point, now take a detailed look that how they both perform against each other,
Sony Alpha 3500 Major Features
- 20.1MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ Image processor
- Still images: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200)
- Movies: ISO 100 to 3200 equivalent, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200 equivalent)
- Shutter 30 sec 1/4000 sec
- Shooting speed 3.5fps
- Full HD Video / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
- Fixed display
Canon EOS 1200D Major Features
- 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 4 Image Processor
- Full HD 1080p Video
- 3″ LCD Screen
- 100-6400 ISO
- 9-Point Autofocus System
- 3 fps Continuous Shooting
- Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
- Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
Sony Alpha 3500 vs. Canon EOS 1200D Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: Sony Alpha 3500 feature more resolution compared to Canon EOS 1200D, hence you get life size images, excellent for large print- out + you also get more details in your images compared to Canon EOS 1200D.
Bigger Sensor Size: Sony Alpha 3500 have bit bigger sensor size compared to Canon EOS 1200D.
More AF Points: Sony Alpha 3500 have More AF points Compared to Canon 1200D, hence you get more area under AF points with Sony Alpha 3500.
AF System: The Canon 1200D features Hybrid AF system and Sony A3000 comes with contrast based AF system so at the end the Canon will do faster AF than the Sony.
Better low light performance – The Sony Alpha 3500 features more ISO range compared Canon EOS 1200D, the ISO range of Sony Alpha 3500 is upto 16000, and Canon EOS 1200D is limited to 12800 only. Hence you will get more clear images with Sony Alpha 3500 compared to Canon EOS 1200D.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony Alpha 3500 features fast shooting speed compared to Canon 1200D.
Better Video Mode: Sony Alpha 3500 features better video mode compared to Canon 1200D. Sony Alpha 3500 Supports Full HD Video capture mode @ 60fps frame rate, Canon 1200D is limited to 30 fps only.
Viewfinder: Canon EOS 1200D features optical viewfinder on the other hand Sony Alpha 3500 features EVF,
Battery Life (CIPA): Canon EOS 1200D battery rating is 500 shots and other hand Sony Alpha 3500 470 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Sony Alpha 3500 is smaller than Canon EOS 1200D.
Weight: Sony Alpha 3500 light-weight than Canon EOS 1200D.
Verdict: Based on specification comparison we recommend you to buy Sony A3500.