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Nikon D3400 vs Sony SLT-A37

4.88 in
3.86 in
Nikon D3400 Digital Camera
Nikon D3400
4.9 in
3.62 in
Sony SLT-A37 Digital Camera
Sony SLT-A37
Available colors
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38
4.1 out of 5
38 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
39 %
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31 user ratings
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatDXAPS-C
Sensor size0.93 in0.92 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx17.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx16.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
Max resolution6000 x 4000 px4912 x 3264 px
Other resolutions
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
  • 4912x2760
  • 3568x2368
  • 3568x2000
  • 2448x1624
  • 2448x1376
ProcessorExpeed 4
N/A

Image

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
  • 100
  • 16000
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum2560016000
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px4912 x 3264 px
White balance presets126
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Direct sunlight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Vivid
Image stabilizeryesyes
Image stabilization typeNoSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
AEB/HDR supportnoyes
ISO Auto
N/A
yes
Boosted ISO maximum
N/A
25600
Supported aspect ratios
N/A
16:9
HDR
N/A
yes

Optics and focus

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Lens mountNikon FSony A
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.5 x
Minimum aperture1.8
N/A
Maximum aperture3.53.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampFlash
Focus adjustmentAutoAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyesno
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1.5x
AutofocusContrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Number of focus points1115
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)1115
Image stabiliserLens based onlyBuilt-in
Filter diameter2.17 in2.17 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)11
N/A
Digital zoom
N/A
2.0 x
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
N/A
yes

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Screen size3.0 in2.7 in
Articulated LCDnoyes
Screen technologyLCDLCD TFT
Screen dots921000230400
Touch screennono
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
Viewfinder
  • Electronic
  • Optical
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.85 x16.0 x
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-1.7 - 0.5
N/A
Separate info displaynono
Flip-out screenno
N/A
Viewfinder screen size
N/A
0.46 in
Viewfinder resolution
N/A
1440000.0 px
Dioptre correction
N/A
yes
Second display
N/A
no

Photography features

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Shutter priority
N/A
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Exposure compensation plus53
Exposure compensation minus-5-3
Expousure compensation steps1/31/3
Auto exposure lockyesyes
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 10
Histogramyesyes
WB BracketingNo
Yes
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/160s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1212
Flash modesAuto
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Pre-flash
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTL
TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps5.5 fps
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Panorama
  • Portrait
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 10
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps5.5 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps5.5 fps
Number of exposures
N/A
3
AE EV steps
N/A
  • 1/3
  • 2/3
AE frames
N/A
3
3D support
N/A
yes

Videography features

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1440 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formatsMOV
  • AVCHD
  • MP4
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Slide show
Single image
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60.0 fps25.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps50.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps25.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeMonoStereo
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Supported audio file formatsPCM
  • AAC
  • AC3

Design

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialPlasticPlastic
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Red
  • Red
Black
Anti-dust systemnoyes
Environmentally sealednono

Dimensions

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Weight15.7 oz14.64 oz
Width4.88 in4.9 in
Height3.86 in3.62 in
Depth2.97 in3.33 in

Storage

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • MS Pro Duo
  • MS Pro-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots1
N/A
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • MPF
  • RAW
Dual memory card slots
N/A
yes

Power

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Power source type
  • AC
  • Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)1200500
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium
Battery level indicator
N/A
yes
Battery voltage
N/A
7.2 V
Number of batteries supported
N/A
1

Connectivity

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
HDMIyesyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB connector typeMicro-USB
N/A
USB version2.02.0
Headphone portno
N/A
Microphone portno
N/A
WirelessBuilt-InEye-Fi Connected
DC-in jackyesyes
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesno
NFCyesno
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)nono
Bluetoothno
N/A
Bluetooth version4.1
N/A
Firewirenono
HDMI ports quantity
N/A
1

Other features

Nikon D3400Nikon D3400
Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A37
Timelapse recordingno
N/A
GPSnono
Orientation sensoryesyes
Languages supportMulti
N/A
Tripod mounting supportedyes
N/A
Tripod thread1.0 in
N/A
Energy Star certified
N/A
no
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
N/A
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • TUR
Image editing modes
N/A
Rotating

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