Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400 – Which should you go for?

In this review, we look at how two entry level cameras stand up against each other; the Sony a5000 vs Nikon D3400.

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Not enough time to go through the entire article? You’ll want to check out the comparison overview, comparison table and which is better for what sections. They all contain the basic information in quick bites.

However, we recommend, that you read through the entire article, especially if you are new to the camera scene. You could also check out some of our other Sony-Nikon reviews, like the Sony a7 vs Nikon D500, for a wider frame of reference.

Table of Contents

Comparison Overview — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Overall Review of the Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

First off, while the Sony a5000 is a mirrorless camera, the Nikon D3400 is a DSLR. That said, we consider the Nikon D3400 the better camera in terms of overall image quality.

The ratings of the Nikon D3400 in terms of sensor resolution, screen resolution, ISO and flash coverage are largely responsible for this. 

The Nikon D3400 also does better in terms of video coverage. Apart from video resolution rating, the ISO rating and color depth also affect the video performance quality of a camera.

Price/Value Ratio — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

The Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 cameras are pretty affordable cameras. And we are of the opinion that their respective prices are justified by the features.

About The Brands

Sony

Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational company. It has a diversified business system which includes consumer and professional electronics, entertainment and gaming. The company also offers financial services.

Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for both consumer and professional markets. It is a leading player in the film industry that has a reputation of producing standard products such as lenses and cameras.

Nikon

Nikon is a Japanese multinational corporation that specializes in the production of optical and precision equipment. It happens to be one of the leading manufacturers of cameras.

And because Nikon has been around for quite some time, it has been able to grow a pretty impressive catalog of camera spare parts and lenses. So, replacing bad parts won’t be a problem.

Comparison Table — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

 

Sony a5000

Nikon D3400

Announcement Date 07-01-14 17-08-16
Body Type Rangefinder Mirrorless Compact SLR
Screen Type Tilting Screen Fixed Screen
Max Sensor Resolution 20 MP – APS – CMOS sensor 24 MP  APS – CMOS sensor
Weight 269g 395g
Dimensions (110 x 63 x 36)mm (124 x 98 x 76)mm
ISO 100 to 16000 100 to 25600
Continuous Shooting 4 Frames Per Second 5 Frames Per Second
Focus Points 25 11
LCD Screen Resolution 921k dots 461k dots
Low Light ISO 1089 1192
Viewfinder None Optical
Battery Life 420 shots 1200 shots
External Flash Shoe No Yes
Flash Coverage 4.0 meters 12.0 meters
Bluetooth No Yes
Max ISO 16000 25600
Wireless Connection Built-in None
NFC Connection Yes No
AE Bracketing Yes No
Sensor Pixel Area 18.03 micro squared meter 15.28 micro squared meter
Color Depth 23.8 24.8
Dynamic range 13.0 13.9                
Number of Available Lenses 102 302
AF Phase Detection No Yes
Max Resolution 5456 x 3632 6000 x 4000
Lens Mount Sony E Nikon F
Viewfinder Coverage None 95%
Viewfinder Magnification None 0.56
Max Flash Sync 1/160s 1/200s
DxO overall Score 79 86
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Which Is Better Under What Circumstance? — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Sony a5000

Nikon D3400

The Sony a5000 is the better camera for connectivity and file transfer. The reason for this is the presence of the wireless connection and the Near Field Communication on the camera. The Nikon D3400 is better used in poor or overly lit areas. And the presence of a good high ISO and low ISO is responsible for this. This helps the user obtain quality imaging in poorly or excessively lit conditions.
The Sony a5000 also has the Auto Exposure bracketing feature. This helps to choose the right exposure to shoot at without having to waste one’s time and battery snapping pictures of low or terrible quality. The Nikon D3400 is also better in situations where the photographer wishes to frame for a longer period. Its long battery life is responsible for this.
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Common Features Of The Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

1. Low ISO

The low light ISO rating of the two cameras is within the same range. ISO is the measure of the responsiveness of a camera’s sensor to light.

The low light ISO comes in handy in situations where the environment is overly lit. When low ISOs are used in these situations, the quality of the photographs obtained from the sensor is amazing. 

That said, the Sony a5000 has a 1089 low ISO rating while the Nikon D3400 has a 1192 low ISO rating.

2. Built-in Flash

In addition, the Sony a6000 and the Nikon D3400 both have the in built flash. This is the on camera flash which pops up when triggered (mostly automatically). The built in flash could also be hidden or locked down when not in use.

This built in flash helps the photographer to avoid problems associated with using an external flash such as problems with the flash guide number calculation and the aperture settings.

The inbuilt flash could be a life saver in situations where the natural lighting is insufficient, say indoor or a poorly lit area.

With the in built flash, the user does not need to worry about buying additional accessories that will work with the in-built flash which is not the case with an external flash.

3. RAW Support

Another feature that is common to the Sony a5000 and Nikon D3400 is the fact that they can shoot in RAW format.

A major benefit of shooting RAW is the fact that you record all of the data from the sensor when you shoot in this format. This enables you to have a high quality file.

We advise that you shoot in RAW format if you are the type that loves doing a lot of editing on your pictures.

This is so because when you enlarge JPEG images (which are compressed, by the way), you tend to lose the original data. And the more you enlarge, the more visible the degradation of the image. This is not the case when shooting RAW, as they are not compressed files.

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4. Face Detection

The Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 have the face detection feature. In digital camera, face detection refers to the ability of the camera to automatically distinguish the human face from other elements in an environment.

Face Detection guarantees improved precision while shooting or filming. The camera, when used in this mode, blocks out all other images and focuses fully on the targeted face. This ensures images are shot at an enhanced precision. Once the targeted faces are detected, the cameras focus and locks in on them.

Face detection is one of the reasons why the Sony a5000 and Nikon D3400 are relevant in portrait and street photography. These photography types need the targeted faces to be singled out if an image with a very good quality is to be obtained.

5. Video Resolution

Finally, both the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 are good for recording videos. One of the reasons for this is the fact that the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 both have a video resolution of 1920 by 1080.

The user can use different continuous shooting rates when recording a video. For instance, the 1920 X 1080 pixel, 60 frames per second is for videos that involve a lot of slow motion. And the lesser the continuous shooting rate for it, the faster the speed of the video.

However, given that not many people get cameras exclusively for recording videos; videos are usually some sort of an addition.

6. Smartphone Remote Control.

Another feature that is common to the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is the smartphone remote control feature. As a result of advancements in technology, cameras can now be controlled using smartphones.

All that is needed to enable this interaction between the camera and the phone is quality internet access.  Once this is available, the smartphone can then be used to navigate through the settings of the camera from a distance through the help of the camera app installed on the phone.

7. Continuous Shooting

Another similarity between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is the fact that their continuous shooting rate is in the same range.

The Sony a5000 has a continuous shooting rating of 4 frames per second while that of the Nikon D3400 is 5 frames per second. These two cameras can be said to have an average almost bad continuous shooting rate.

Continuous shooting helps capture several photographs in quick succession in environments that have fast moving objects. It does this by allowing the photographer snap more than one picture in just one second.

Continuous shooting comes in handy in photography types such as sports, wildlife and street photography.

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8.  Shutter Speed

The Sony a5000 and Nikon D3400 both have good maximum shutter speed ratings. Shutter speed is the length of time for which the shutter of a camera remains open as it’s used to take a picture by a user. The lower the shutter speed, the greater the duration of the exposure time.

Fast shutter speed comes in handy when there is a need to carry out still photography. 

The shutter speed, alongside the aperture, controls how much light the sensor gets. So, the higher the shutter speed, the lesser the amount of light that gets to the sensor of the camera.

Hence, the user needs to shoot at a high ISO to compensate for the small amount of light that is getting to the sensor when he or she is shooting at a fast shutter speed.  

The Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 both have a shutter speed of 1/4000 second.  This shutter speed rating is the most widely seen speed used by users across different countries.  

The good shutter speed of the two cameras is chiefly responsible for the suitability of these cameras in different photography fields that contain fast moving environments.

9. Sensor Resolution

The Sony a5000 and Nikon D3400 both possess a good sensor resolution. Sensor resolution plays a vital role in the quality of image a camera will produce.

The Sony a5000 has a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels while the Nikon D3400 camera has a sensor resolution of 24 megapixels. Also, the Sony a5000 also has a sensor pixel area of 18.03 micro squared meter while the Nikon D3400 has a sensor pixel area of 15.28 micro squared meter.

From the information given above, we can see that there might be no significant difference in the final output of the two cameras.

The reason for this is that the two cameras have their own respective areas of strength (sensor resolution for Nikon D34000 and sensor pixel area for the Sony a5000).

This, coupled with the fact that there isn’t a significant difference in the quality of their lenses, kinda justifies this opinion of ours.

10. Weight

The final similarity between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is their respective weight.

The Sony a5000 weighs 269 grams while the Nikon D3400 weighs 395 grams. Considering the fact that the Sony is mirrorless and that the Nikon is DSLR, they are both pretty lightweight.

The lightweight nature of these cameras is the reason why photographers (rookies and professionals alike) find it easy to carry them along when going for picnics, long walks on beaches and vacations generally.

A Sony a5000 Demonstration Video — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Unique Features Of The Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

1. External Flash

One difference between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is the external flash compatibility. The Sony a5000 does not have a provision for the external shoe while the Nikon D3400 has this provision.

An external flash is better than the inbuilt flash in areas such as the angle of coverage, direction of light and most importantly flash recycle time.

The external flash has a shorter flash recycle time compared to that of the in-built flash. This helps the photographer to capture (and not miss out on) any photo opportunity that might present itself at those points (where the in built flash will still be recovering).

The external flash also allows for more flexibility in the area of bouncing light off the images. And the reason for this is that the flash has a head that is adjustable. This head in turn helps the user get more creative with shooting as this flash head tilts and changes the angle at which light is bounced around.

For instance, the in-built flash has a maximum flash-to-subject distance that is limited to 1 to 3 metres at ISO 100 whereas the external flash has a flash-to-subject distance of over 10 meters at the same ISO rating (ISO 100).

As a result of this, the Nikon D3400 can be effectively used to obtain quality image of objects located far away from it (as far as 10 meters).

2. Near Field Communication Connection

Another feature that separates the two cameras is the Near Field Communication (NFC) connection feature. The Sony a5000 has Near Field Communication connection while the Nikon D3400 does not.

Near Field Communication (NFC) connection refers to a technology that allows devices to exchange data by simply placing them in close proximity of one another.

The NFC connection could be an alternative type of wireless connectivity that enables communication between devices and the cameras when the camera (in which it is present) lacks a wireless connection.

This has made it possible to transfer files from cameras to other devices without having to use cords or adaptors.

3.  Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing

Another difference between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 camera is the auto bracketing feature. In photography, AE bracketing is the technique of taking different shots (usually three) with slightly different exposure settings of the same object.

Usually, what the photographer does is to capture the images with varying exposure settings. He/she is to make sure one of the photos is correctly exposed, another is underexposed to light, while the third is slightly over-exposed to light.

This is done to get the best exposure level to work with that will guarantee the best image quality.

When the camera is set in the AE bracketing mode, the photographer does not have to manually alter the settings of the camera manually between each shots. The camera carries out exposure bracketing automatically to avoid errors.

Automatic Bracketing is necessary when you are working in areas that are not well lit or in situations where the photographer finds it hard to select the appropriate exposure level to use.

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4.  Battery Life

Another major difference between these two cameras is in the aspect of their respective battery life. There is a great disparity in the battery life of the two cameras.

The Sony a5000 has a battery life of 420 shots while the Nikon D3400 has a battery life of 1200 shots.  That’s an enormous difference.

One will be able to use the Nikon D3400 for almost three times as long as the one will use the Sony a5000 before they need to be charged.

5.  Bluetooth

Another difference between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 camera is the bluetooth feature. The Sony a5000 lacks this feature while the Nikon D3400 is bluetooth enabled.

Bluetooth transfer is also a type of connection that does not need the use of wires before files can be transferred from the camera to some other device.

It is the alternative to the wireless connection that is missing on the Nikon D3400 camera. It is also a reliable form of file transfer (although it is not as fast as the Wi-Fi connection found in the Sony a5000).

6. Viewfinder

Another difference between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is the viewfinder feature. The Sony a5000 camera does not have a viewfinder while the Nikon D3400 has a viewfinder.

A viewfinder is a camera component that shows the photographer the area of the subject that will be included in the photograph. It is a part of the range finder focusing system. Viewfinders are also of different types; they could either be optical or electronic.

Furthermore, viewfinders could be used to display exposure settings or meter information as the case may be. They could also be used as stabilizer for the camera when the user looks through them.

That said, the Nikon D3400 has an optical viewfinder. An optical viewfinder uses its own lens to display an offset image of the object being viewed. The optical viewfinder can be found at the top of the camera.

The presence of the viewfinder on the camera is definitely an advantage to the Nikon D3400. And this advantage can be clearly seen in how relevant the camera is when it comes to portrait and sports photography.

Seeing as the Sony a5000 doesn’t have a viewfinder, you’ll have to stick with the LCD screen. And just so you know, all the LCD screen has to offer is a preview of the shot you want to take.

You might also want to know that the screen is usually not the best when you’re shooting in really bright light.

7.  Focus Points

Another difference between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is the difference in number of autofocus points.

The Autofocus points help to maintain a sharp focus on the targeted image. So, the more the number of focus points on a camera, the easier it is to focus on objects of interest.

The presence of more autofocus points also helps the photographer to focus easily on objects in specialized conditions (where the case should have been the reverse). That said, while the Sony a5000 has 25 focus points the Nikon D3400 has 11 focus points.

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8.  Articulating Screen

The articulating screen feature is another that differentiates the Sony a5000 from the Nikon D3400.  An articulating screen is free to move in different positions and angles.

That said, the Sony a5000 camera has an articulating screen while the Nikon D3400 in has a fixed screen.

The articulating screen is there for the sole purpose of ensuring that the photographer has some flexibility when framing or recording videos.

It also allows the user to shoot and preview photos and videos in difficult positions such as waist level and above head level. You can shoot in these unconventional positions without having to change the position of the camera.

9. Wireless Connection

Another feature that differentiates between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is the in-built wireless connection feature. The Sony a5000 has an in built wireless connection while the Nikon D3400 doesn’t.

The wireless connection helps to secure internet connection. It helps the camera connect to internet networks on the net.  It also serves as a medium through which the user gets to upload his or her files or images on online platforms or online clouds (storage devices which are safe).

With in-built wireless connection, the use of wires, cables or ports for transfer of files is not needed. This also is a technological shift that is aimed at giving users a better experience when it comes to quality file transfer.

In conclusion, we can say the Sony a5000 ability to connect wireless networks gives it an edge over the Nikon D3400 in terms of seamless transfer of files.

10. High ISO

The final feature that differentiates between the Sony a5000 and the Nikon D3400 is the High ISO feature. In digital photography, ISOs are used to measure the sensitivity of the image sensor in photography.

High ISOs are important when doing indoor shooting or when shooting in low light areas. And this is because these are situations in which it is usually hard to get a clear image.

High ISOs are also important when shooting in an environment that contains fast moving objects. The reason for this is that, the photographer needs to use a fast shutter speed to freeze motion in this kind of environment.

That usually results in the reduction of the amount of light that gets to the senor. This in turn affects the final image quality of the pictures. Shooting at a high ISO would help eliminate this threat by making sure that the amount of light getting to the sensor is increased.

The Sony a5000 possesses a decent ISO range that is between 100 and 16000 while that of the Nikon D3400 is between 100 and 25600.

A Nikon D3400 Demonstration Video — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Unique Pros Of The Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Pros of The Sony a5000 — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

i. To start with, the Sony a5000 camera has the auto exposure bracketing feature. This helps to give the photographer flexibility as regards selection of the right exposure settings to work with for different light conditions.

ii. Also, the Sony a5000 camera has the wider array of downloadable camera apps than Nikon.

iii. Furthermore, the Sony a5000 camera is better than the Nikon D3400 in the aspect of focus points. This allows the photographer get clear photos easily.

iv. The Sony a5000 camera can be operated using the smartphone remote control feature. This gives the user flexibility in the operation of the camera.

v. Also, the Sony a5000 camera has a built-in wireless connection that helps the photographer to seamlessly transfer files from the camera to other devices.

vi. Furthermore, the Sony a5000 camera has a tilting screen which will guarantee the photographer more flexible shooting positions.  

vii. Also, the Sony a5000 camera has a Near Field Communication connection feature. This helps the photographer achieve easy transfer of files to other devices.

Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400 — Pros of The Nikon D3400

i. The Nikon D3400 camera has a viewfinder (optical) which makes framing easier.

ii. Furthermore, the Nikon D3400 camera has an external flash which helps with flash photography in environments where there is harsh light condition.

iii. The Nikon D3400 camera performs well in lowly lit areas. And the reason for this is the superiority of the Nikon D3400 in terms of maximum ISO rating. The Nikon D3400 camera has a max ISO rating of 25600 while the Sony a5000 camera has a rating of 16000.

iv. Furthermore, the Nikon D3400 has an outstanding battery life of 1200 shots.

v. Also the Nikon D3400 camera has a higher screen resolution than the Sony a5000 camera. The Nikon D3400 camera has a screen resolution of 921k dots while the Sony a5000 camera has a screen resolution of 461k dots.

vi. The Nikon D3400 has more lenses available to it than the Sony a5000 camera. While the Nikon has 302 lenses, the Sony a5000 has 102.

vii. Also, the Nikon D3400 camera has a better color depth than the Sony a5000. The Nikon D3400 camera has a color depth of 22.8 while the Sony a5000 has a color depth of 23.8.

viii. The Nikon D3400 camera has a slightly faster continuous shooting rate than the Sony a5000.

ix. Also, the Nikon D3400 camera has a Bluetooth feature. This serves as its primary file transfer medium for the camera.

x. The Nikon D3400 has the better sensor resolution of the two cameras. And this affects the overall image quality in a very big way.

xi. Finally, the Nikon D3400 has a better dynamic range than the Sony a5000 camera. The Nikon D3400 has a dynamic range of 13.9 while the Sony a5000 camera has a dynamic range of 13.0.

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Unique Cons Of The Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Cons of The Sony a5000 — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

i. The Sony a5000 camera has a lower color depth than the Nikon D3400. This will affect the color distribution in the images.

ii. Furthermore, the Sony a5000 camera does not have an external flash, this leaves the photographer with no option than to use the built-in flash (which is inferior to the external flash) to practice flash photography.

iii. The Sony a5000 camera has a lower screen resolution. This makes the image look smaller than they are in the Nikon D3400.

iv. The Sony a5000 camera is also inferior to the Nikon D3400 in the aspect of shooting in low light. And the reason is that the Sony a5000 has a lower max ISO than the Nikon D3400.

v. The Sony a5000 lacks a viewfinder which makes it harder to steady the camera when zooming.

vi. Also, the Sony a5000 has a limited native lens selection when compared with the Nikon D3400. The Sony a5000 has 102 available lenses while the Nikon D3400 has 302 available lenses.

vii. The Sony a5000 has just an average battery life. This limits the productivity of the photographer in a way.

viii. Lastly, the Sony a5000 camera has a lower flash coverage than the Nikon D3400. This limits the extent to which the photographer can conveniently practice flash photography (especially in lowly lit areas).

Cons of The Nikon D3400 — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

i. The Nikon D3400 camera lacks an inbuilt wireless connection. This makes it impossible to upload one’s files on internet storage facilities (cloud).

ii. Furthermore, the Nikon D3400 camera does not have a smartphone remote control. This means that the photographer always has to operate their camera manually.

iii. Also, the Nikon D3400 does not have Auto Exposure bracketing. This makes it harder to select the appropriate exposure to use in poor light.

iv. The Nikon D3400 camera does not also have a Near Field Communication connection. This also affects file transfer negatively.

v. In addition, the Sony a5000 camera has a fewer focus point when compared to the Sony a5000. This results in the users of this camera having a lower focusing and tracking experience than the photographers using the Sony a5000.

Common Pros — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

 

Sony a5000

Nikon D3400

Built-in Flash The Sony a6000 camera comes with an inbuilt flash feature Same as the Sony a5000.
Low light ISO The Sony a5000 has a good low ISO rating. This ensures that the photographer can effectively carry out flash photography in overly lit areas. Same as the Sony a5000
Face Detection The Sony a6000 camera also has the face detection feature. This feature helps to automatically detect faces, helping one to carry out photography operations with more accuracy. Same as the Sony a5000.
Sensor Resolution The Sony a6000 camera has a very good sensor resolution which makes it easy to obtain quality images. The Sony a5000 has a sensor resolution of 20 mega pixels. Same as the Sony a5000. The only difference is that the Nikon D3400 has a sensor resolution of 24 mega pixels.
Shutter Speed The Sony a5000 camera has a good shutter speed at 1/4000 second. This enables the camera to take quality pictures in environments that contain fast moving subjects. Same as the Sony a5000.
Weight The Sony a5000 camera is a compact camera. It could be easily used by photographers. Same as the Sony a5000.
Smartphone Remote Control The Sony a5000 can be smartphone remote controlled.  This helps one use the camera with ease.  Same as the Sony a5000.
RAW Support The Sony a5000 can shoot RAW. This ensures the production of   quality images. Same as the Sony a5000.
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Common Cons — Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

 

Sony a5000

Nikon D3400

Image Stabilization The Sony a5000 does not have in body image stabilization. As a result, this camera could produce blurry photos if the camera is jostled mid shot. Thankfully, though, this problem can be managed of by getting any of the optical stabilization lenses. They’ll help keep the lens stabilized and also eliminate (to a large extent) the threat of having blurs on the pictures. Same as the Sony a5000.
Weather Sealing The Sony a6000 camera does not have a weather sealed body. Weather sealing of cameras has to do with the protection of the parts of the camera against unfavorable environmental conditions like dust, rain and snow. The exposure of this camera to these conditions can lead to its actual damage. Same as the Sony a5000.
Microphone Port The Sony a5000 does not have an external port for microphone attached to it. This leaves the photographer with no option but to use the inbuilt microphone (which is less than effective) when recording videos. Same as the Sony a5000.
Touch screen The Sony a5000 camera lacks a touch screen feature. Same as the Sony a5000
Headphone Port The Sony a5000 camera also has no headphone port. This makes it difficult to evaluate quality of sound in videos when recording. Same as the Sony a5000.

What People Think About Both About The Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Sony a5000

Nikon D3400

The Sony a5000 actually has received good reviews by users. To start with, people like the fact that the Sony a5000 has an articulating screen. Secondly, many photographers are impressed by the number of file transfer media available on the camera. They seem to love the fact that the Sony a5000 has a good wireless connection and Near Field communication connection also.  Thirdly, users seem impressed with the auto focus ability of the camera. They love that the camera has enough focus points that enables them to easily obtain a clear picture of a targeted image. A good number of users also love that the camera can be used to record quality videos. In addition, users like the fact that the Sony a5000 has a good sensor resolution and a large sensor pixel area.  The Nikon D3400 has received good reviews by users alike. To start with, some users like the fact that the camera has an awesome battery life. This, they say, saves them money they would have used in getting extra batteries. They like that the fact that the camera is an upgrade on the Nikon D3300 in this aspect. Users also love the fact that the camera has a good lens which has vibration reduction feature. This vibration reduction feature is Nikon’s way of making sure that the lenses are optically stabilized.  Apparently, it comes in handy when the users are shooting at a larger zoom and at a slow shutter speed also. Many photographers also love the fact that the camera has a good sensor resolution as it helps them to achieve quality imaging. A good number of users are also impressed that the camera has the ability to do 1080-pixel video shooting.
A good number of users do not like the fact that the camera does not have external flash shoe. They are of the opinion that this limits them in terms of flash photography. They also seem not okay with the absence of a viewfinder on the camera. The major complain that photographers have concerning the Nikon D3400 is the fact that the camera does not have a built in wireless connection. They don’t like the fact that the snap bridge connection (only found in Nikon cameras) is limited in usage. This coupled with absence of Near Field Communication connection on this camera makes file transfer a bit hard.  
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Our Take On The Sony a5000 Vs Nikon D3400

Sony a5000

Nikon D3400

We consider the Sony a5000 a good semi-pro camera. The camera has a good number of quality features that we believe will be useful for users across the different levels of professionalism. One of such features is definitely the fact that the camera has a lightweight and compact body. This quality alone will make us go for this camera when we are looking for a camera for everyday use. We also love the fact that this camera has a good auto bracketing feature. This helps deal with the issue of in-balance exposure easily. Putting the price into perspective, the Sony a5000 is the more affordable of the two cameras. Lastly, this camera has a good auto focus system. This camera is our preferred choice for carrying out street and daily photography We also consider the Nikon D3400 a decent semi-pro camera. The camera also possesses a wide range of fascinating features. We love the fact that the camera has a very good battery life, allowing the user a good experience using this camera.   Secondly, we like the fact that the camera has a good sensor resolution. This contributes largely to the brightness of the pictures the Nikon D3400 can produce. Thirdly, we love the fact that the camera has an external flash port. This helps remove the limitation that the user of the Sony a5000 due to the fact that they use in-built flash for flash photography. This camera is our preferred choice when it comes to the aspect of video operations. The camera is also our preferred choice for portrait, sports and landscape photography.
A major shortcoming that we have noticed in the Sony a5000 is its lack of external flash. Another thing that we felt was a letdown is the absence of a viewfinder. However, if you still decide to go with this camera, click here to get this now! The shortcomings of the Nikon D3400 have been properly treated in the weakness section. However, if you still choose to purchase it, click here to get this now!
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