Nikon D3400 vs. Sony A6000

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400 is a DSLR camera and Sony A6000 is mirrorless camera, but still we are excited to see the comparison of these two cameras according to their specifications. First of all we will compare it side by side specifications and then we will put our verdict infront of you.. So, let’s go…

Features / Models Nikon D3400
Sony A6000
Megapixel 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 m)
Image processor
Expeed 4 Bionz X
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 11 points 179 AF-points
ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 11fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p,24fps) 1920 x1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Display 3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen (921K pixels) 3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder (95%) Electronic Viewfinder
Battery Life (CIPA) 1200 shots 344 Shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In, Nikon snapbridge  Built-In
Dimensions  124 x 98 x 76 mm  120 x 67 x 45 mm
Weight 395g 420 g

Nikon D3400 vs. Sony A6000

Megapixel– It looks like both the two  cameras will be capable to produce almost similar quality of images since two of these cameras employ the same resolution as well as sensor. But Nikon D3400 can bring a little difference that is the camera will able to capture fair details of the subjects comparatively more details than Sony, because the camera doesn’t have low-pass filter. On the other side, A6000 may not able to grab such details, because Sony incorporates low-pass filter.
AF points-You can see that  both the cameras yield hybrid AF systems (Contrast+Phase), ensuring us that both Nikon as well as Sony will be very fast and accurate in tracking their desire target. But Sony A6000 is securing more number of grades all because of its extremely wide auto-focus coverage area – 179 focal points that tied up with  high-precision contrast-detection AF of Sony A6000, letting the users to lock down the subjects extremely fast, which  is moving across the entire frame. On the other side, Nikon D3400 has just only 11 AF points.

Shutter speed– Sony A6000 is much more capable to capture the actions of the fast moving subjects, because A6000 offers shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. On the other side, Nikon D3400 offers slower  speed shutter of only 1/4000 sec.

Continuous shooting speed– Sony A6000 offers 11 fps of continuous shooting speed that is just unprecedented to capture the happy and frolic moments of any event. In other words, the Sony A6000 will not miss any action of the subjects. On the other side, Nikon D3400 offers only 5fps of continuous shooting speed.
Battery- Nikon D3400 is ensuring you to capture almost 1200 shots of different subjects at a time, whereas You can take only 344 shots at a single time charge.

Verdict-Nikon D3400 is an entry-level DSLR camera, but Sony A6000 gives you more than what you pay for. Also, Sony A6000 gently outperformed Nikon D3400. And the big factor is that the price of Sony A6000 is comparatively lower than that of Nikon D3400.

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