Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500

Portability
70
Imaging
51
Features
33
Overall
43
Canon EOS 1000D front
 
Sony Alpha a3500 front
Portability
69
Imaging
66
Features
54
Overall
61
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Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Canon 1000D versus Sony a3500, one is a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by companies Canon and Sony. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the 1000D (10MP) and a3500 (20MP) but they use the exact same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The 1000D was announced 6 years prior to the a3500 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Canon 1000D being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony a3500 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving in to a complete comparison, below is a concise view of how the 1000D scores versus the a3500 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 Key Specs

Canon 1000D
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 502g - 126 x 98 x 65mm
  • Introduced July 2008
  • Additionally referred to as EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital
  • Replacement is Canon 1100D
Sony a3500
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 411g - 128 x 91 x 85mm
  • Launched March 2014
  • Succeeded the Sony A3000
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Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to travel with your camera often, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon 1000D enjoys outer dimensions of 126mm x 98mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.9" x 2.6") accompanied by a weight of 502 grams (1.11 lbs) and the Sony a3500 has proportions of 128mm x 91mm x 85mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 3.3") along with a weight of 411 grams (0.91 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you use at that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the 1000D vs the a3500.

Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 1000D and a3500 is 70 and 69 respectively.

Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 top view buttons comparison

Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's tough to picture the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by looking through specifications. The picture underneath might give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the 1000D and a3500.

Plainly, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Sony a3500 to result in greater detail utilizing its extra 10MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The more aged 1000D will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 sensor size comparison

Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 1000D as a Portrait photography camera
Sony a3500 as a Portrait photography camera
60
focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
megapixel count low (10MP)
79
manual focus
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers face detection focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 1000D as a Street photography camera
Sony a3500 as a Street photography camera
58
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
57
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than competitors in class (411 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon 1000D as a Sports photography camera
Sony a3500 as a Sports photography camera
42
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with phase detect autofocus
low fps (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
bad battery power (500 per charge)
61
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (470 per charge)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 1000D Travel photography features
Sony a3500 Travel photography features
46
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
bad battery power (500 CIPA)
megapixel count low (10MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
60
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (411g)
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 1000D as a Landscape photography camera
Sony a3500 as a Landscape photography camera
49
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
screen is small (2.5 inch)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
bad battery power (500 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse mode
72
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
does not have image stabilization
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 1000D
Vlogging with Sony a3500
9
no video shooting
27
offers face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
does not have external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (411g)
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Canon 1000D vs Sony a3500 Specifications

General Information
Brand
Canon
Sony
Model
Canon EOS 1000D
Sony Alpha a3500
Also Known as
EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital
-
Category
Entry-Level DSLR
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced
2008-07-22
2014-03-21
Physical type
Compact SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip
-
BIONZ image
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
APS-C
Sensor measurements
22.2 x 14.8mm
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
328.6mm²
366.6mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
3888 x 2592
5456 x 3632
Max native ISO
1600
16000
Lowest native ISO
100
100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
7
25
Lens
Lens mounting type
Canon EF/EF-S
Sony E
Amount of lenses
326
121
Focal length multiplier
1.6
1.5
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.5 inch
3 inch
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech
-
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage
95%
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.51x
0.47x
Features
Min shutter speed
30 seconds
30 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
3.0 frames per sec
4.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
13.00 m (ISO 100)
6.00 m (at ISO200 / 4m at ISO100)
Flash options
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/200 seconds
1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
-
1920 x 1080
Max video resolution
None
1920x1080
Video data format
-
AVCHD, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
502 grams (1.11 lbs)
411 grams (0.91 lbs)
Physical dimensions
126 x 98 x 65mm (5.0" x 3.9" x 2.6")
128 x 91 x 85mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 3.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
62
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
22.0
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
10.9
not tested
DXO Low light score
719
not tested
Other
Battery life
500 pictures
470 pictures
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery model
-
NP-FW50
Self timer
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Yes (2-sec. or 10-sec. delay)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC/MMC card
-
Card slots
1
1
Retail cost
$160
$398