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Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D3500

5.19 in
3.96 in
Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4.88 in
3.82 in
Nikon D3500 Digital Camera
Nikon D3500
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Full Comparison

Sensor

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Sensor type
CMOS
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CMOS
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Image sensor format
APS-C
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DX
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Sensor size
0.88 in
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N/A
Sensor photo detectors
25.0 Mpx
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N/A
Effective pixels
24.0 Mpx
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N/A
Image ratio w:h
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
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N/A
Max resolution
  • 6000
  • 4000
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N/A
Processor
DIGIC 6
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EXPEED 4
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Image

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ISO
  • 100
  • 6400
  • 12800
  • Auto
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  • 100
  • 25600
  • Auto
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ISO minimum
100
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100
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ISO maximum
25600
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25600
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Boosted ISO maximum
25600
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N/A
Maximum image resolution
  • 6000
  • 4000
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  • 6000
  • 4000
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White balance presets
8
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N/A
White balance modes
  • ATW
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent L
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
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  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Direct sunlight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
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Custom white balance
yes
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N/A
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
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  • EXIF
  • JPEG
  • RAW
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Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
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  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
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Image stabilizer
yes
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N/A
Image stabilization type
No
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N/A
Supported aspect ratios
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
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N/A
Uncompressed format
RAW
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N/A
HDR
yes
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N/A
AEB/HDR support
yes
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N/A

Optics and focus

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Lens mount
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
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  • Nikon AF-S
  • Nikon F
  • Nikon-AF
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Magnification (Crop factor)
1.6 x
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N/A
Maximum aperture
4
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5.6
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AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Lamp
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N/A
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
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Auto/Manual
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Contrast autofocus
yes
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N/A
Brightness adjustment
yes
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yes
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Focal length multiplier
1.6x
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N/A
Autofocus
  • AI Focus
  • One Shot Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
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  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
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Auto Focus (AF) lock
yes
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yes
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Manual focus
yes
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N/A
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
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  • Auto
  • Manual
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Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yes
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yes
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Number of focus points
19
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11
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Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
19
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N/A
Image stabiliser
Lens based only
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N/A
Filter diameter
2.64 in
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2.17 in
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Phase detection autofocus
yes
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N/A
Number of AF points (contrast)
19
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N/A

Screen and viewfinder

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Screen size
3.0 in
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2.95 in
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Articulated LCD
yes
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N/A
Screen technology
LCD
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LCD
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Display aspect ratio
3:2
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N/A
Screen dots
1040000
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N/A
Touch screen
yes
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no
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Field of view
100.0 %
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100.0 %
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Live view
yes
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yes
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Viewfinder
Electronic
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Optical
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Viewfinder coverage
95.0 %
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N/A
Viewfinder magnification
0.82 x
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0.85 x
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Dioptre correction
yes
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yes
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Diopter adjustment (D-D)
3 - 1
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1.7 - 0.5
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Eye relief
0.75 in
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0.71 in
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Separate info display
no
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N/A
Flip-out screen
yes
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no
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Second display
no
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N/A

Photography features

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Shooting modes
  • Movie
  • Scene
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Auto
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Camera shutter type
Electronic
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Electronic
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Minimum shutter speed
30.0 s
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N/A
Maximum shutter speed
1.0 s
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N/A
Shutter priority
yes
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N/A
Aperture priority
yes
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N/A
Manual exposure mode
yes
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N/A
Number of exposures
3
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N/A
Exposure compensation plus
5
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N/A
Exposure compensation minus
-5
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N/A
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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N/A
Auto exposure lock
yes
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yes
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AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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N/A
Continuous shooting
yes
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yes
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Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 10
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  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
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Histogram
yes
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yes
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AE frames
3
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N/A
WB Bracketing
Yes
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N/A
Subject / scene modes
yes
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N/A
Flash sync speed
1/200s
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N/A
Built-in flash
yes
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N/A
Flash range
12
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N/A
Flash modes
  • High-speed Sync
  • Redeye Reduction
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  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Manual
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
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External flash connection
Hot shoe
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Hot shoe
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Flash metering system
  • E-TTL
  • E-TTL II
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N/A
External flash
yes
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N/A
Continuous drive
5.0 fps
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N/A
Scene modes
  • Food
  • Sports
  • Landscape
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  • Landscape
  • Portrait
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Self-timer
yes
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N/A
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
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N/A
Manual settings
yes
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N/A
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 10
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N/A
Speed (JPEG)
5.0 fps
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N/A
Speed (RAW)
5.0 fps
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N/A
Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 2.0±EV
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N/A

Videography features

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Maximum resolution
  • 1920
  • 1080
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Video recording
yes
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yes
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Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
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  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
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HD type
Full HD
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Full HD
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Supported video file formats
MP4
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  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
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Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
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N/A
Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
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  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
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Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1280
  • 720
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N/A
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
30.0 fps
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N/A
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
60.0 fps
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N/A
Motion JPEG frame rate
30.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Audio features

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Built-in microphone
yes
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yes
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Microphone type
Stereo
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N/A
Speaker type
Mono
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N/A
Voice recording
yes
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yes
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Audio system
Stereo
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Mono
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Supported audio file formats
AAC
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PCM
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Noise reduction
yes
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N/A
Built-in speakers
N/A
yes
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Design

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Body type
SLR
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SLR
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Body material
  • Aluminium
  • Polycarbonate
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N/A
Colour of product
Black
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Black
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Anti-dust system
yes
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yes
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Environmentally sealed
no
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N/A

Dimensions

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Weight
17.99 oz
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12.87 oz
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Width
5.19 in
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4.88 in
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Height
3.96 in
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3.82 in
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Depth
3.06 in
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2.74 in
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Storage

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Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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Memory slots
1
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1
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Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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N/A
Camera file system
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW
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  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3
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Power

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Power source type
Battery
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  • AC
  • Battery
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Battery life (CIPA)
440
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1550
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Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
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Lithium-Ion
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Battery capacity
1040.0 mAh
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N/A
Battery recharge time
2.0 h
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N/A
Battery level indicator
yes
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N/A
Battery voltage
7.2 V
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N/A
Number of batteries supported
1
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1
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AC adapter included
yes
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yes
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Start-up time
18.0 ms
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N/A

Connectivity

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HDMI
yes
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yes
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HDMI connector type
Mini
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Mini
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USB port
yes
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N/A
USB connector type
Micro-USB B
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Micro-USB
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USB version
2.0
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2.0
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Headphone port
no
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N/A
Microphone port
yes
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N/A
Wireless
Built-In
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N/A
Supported WiFi types
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
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N/A
DC-in jack
yes
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N/A
Remote control
yes
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N/A
PictBridge
yes
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yes
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NFC
yes
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no
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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yes
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no
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Bluetooth
no
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yes
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Firewire
no
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N/A
Bluetooth version
N/A
4.1
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Other features

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GPS
yes
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no
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Orientation sensor
yes
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N/A
Energy Star certified
no
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N/A
Languages support
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
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N/A
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • UKR
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  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FRE
  • ITA
  • POR
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Calendar
N/A
yes
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Tripod mounting supported
N/A
yes
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Tripod thread
N/A
1.0 in
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Image editing modes
N/A
Crop
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