• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony QX1 advantages over Nikon D3500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    52 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner

Nikon D3500 advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $397 vs $498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1550 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.1 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3500
Samsung NX2000
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D3500
Samsung NX3300
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Sony QX1
Ricoh GR II
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Integrated ND filter
Nikon D3500
Ricoh GR II
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon SL2

Sony QX1
Canon SL2
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection
Nikon D3500
Canon SL2
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon T7

Sony QX1
Canon T7
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection
Nikon D3500
Canon T7
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
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