Nikon D3500 vs Canon EOS Ra
|Canon EOS Ra||Canon||2018|
Type of camera
Nikon D3500 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS Ra is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3500 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Ra has a "FF"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D3500||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
|Canon EOS Ra||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D3500||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
|Canon EOS Ra||30 MP||30105600||6720||4480|
Canon EOS Ra has a 25 % larger resolution than Nikon D3500. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS Ra||100-40000|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Ra has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3500 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Ra belong to the Canon EOS R-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Ra can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Ra||8|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D3500||365 gr||0,8 lb|
|Canon EOS Ra||660 gr||1,46 lb|