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Sep 15, 2014
May 1, 2014
Feb 21, 2013
 
$1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
$1199 (body only), $1799 (w/16-50 F2.8 lens)
Body only: $1199.95/£1099.99/€1179, With 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens : $1,599/£1,299/€1399
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
 
5472 x 3648
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4440 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, x 3008 x 1688
6000 x 3368, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2696, 4494 x 3000, 4496 x 2528, 3600 x 2400, 3600 x 2024, 2992 x 2000, 2992 x 1680, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1344
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
21 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
DIGIC 6 (dual)
Bionz X
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
 
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
 
Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
Auto (ISO 100-51200), Manual (ISO 100-25600)
ISO 100 – 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
 
50
50
51200
51200
25600
8
9
12
Yes
Yes (3 slots)
Yes
No
Sensor-shift
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, normal
Super fine, fine, normal
 
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW)
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes (flash type)
 
 
Yes (2X)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
65
79
51
Canon EF/EF-S
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Nikon F
1.6×
1.5×
 
 
No
Fully articulated
Fixed
3
3
3.2
1,040,000
1,229,000
1,228,800
No
No
No
Clear View II TFT-LCD
WhiteMagic TFT
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Electronic
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
100%
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
1.09× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
0.94×
 
2,359,000
 
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual exposure
  • Bulb
  • Custom (1-3)
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Aperture-Priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-Priority (S)
 
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night
  • Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
 
Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous shooting
  • 10-sec self-timer / remote control
  • 2 sec self-timer / remote control
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous high/low
  • Continuous advance priority AE
  • Self-timer
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer mode
  • Mirror-up [Mup] mode
10.0 fps
12.0 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
 
Yes (3 shots, low/high selectable)
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 24 fps)
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, H.264
Choice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression
 
1080i60, 1080p25 in NTSC countries, 1080i50, 1080p24 in PAL countries
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
 
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (mini HDMI)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
Built-In
Optional
 
802.11b/g/n with NFC
 
Yes (wired or wireless)
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Yes (Optional, wired MC-DC2 or wireless WR-1 and WR-R10 )
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
670
480
950
910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
647 g (1.43 lb / 22.82 oz)
765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07)
143 x 104 x 81 mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 3.19)
136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Built-in
None
Optional
 
 
GP-1