Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A5100 vs D3400

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A5100
6 fps
D3400
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A5100
400 photos
D3400
1,200 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha A5100  vs D3400 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A5100
24.7 MP
D3400
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A5100
25,600 ISO
D3400
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Alpha A5100
14.8 microns
D3400
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A5100  vs
D3400 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24.7 MP 24 MP
Resolution 5736 x 4304 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 14.8 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 179 11
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Pentamirror
Coverage N/A 95%
Magnification N/A 0.85x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 5 fps
Battery life 400 1,200
Continuous shooting
6 fps
5 fps

video

Alpha A5100  vs
D3400 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None

display

Type TFT LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm 124 x 98 x 76 mm
Thickness 35.7 mm 76 mm
Weight 224 g 395 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n None
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