Nikon D3300 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D3300
Sony Alpha a6500

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6500

Size
Really small
Mid size (120×67×53 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

galleries

Explore our gallery of 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3300.

competitors

Nikon D3300 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$325 - $749 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$496 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$970 - $998 body only

$1,057 - $1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$979 body only

$1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$598 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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