Sony a6500 Vs. a6300 Vs. Nikon D500 Specs Comparison

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Sony has just announced the new a6500 flagship APS-C mirrorless camera. Here is a detail specs comparison of Sony a6500, a6300, and Nikon D500.

Sony A6500 Sony A6300 Nikon D500
Megapixels 24 24 21
Sensor Type APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.6×15.6mm
Processor Bionz X Bionz X EXPEED 5
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 5568 x 3712
ISO Range 100 – 25,600 (max 51,200) 100 – 25,600 (max 51,200) 100-51200
Expandable: 50 – 1,640,000
AF Points 425 425 99
Buffer Size JPEG: 301
RAW: 107
JPEG: 44
RAW: 21
JPEG: –
RAW: 200
Burst Mode 11fps 11fps 10fps
Image Stabilization 5-Axis Image Stabilization None
Flash X Sync Speed 1/160 sec 1/160 sec 1/250 sec
LCD Size 3.0″ Tilting LCD 3.0″ Tilting LCD 3.2″ Tilting LCD
Touchscreen Yes No Yes
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots 921,600 dots 2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7x 0.7x 0.67x
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 to 30 sec. 1/4000 to 30 sec. 1/8000 to 30 sec.
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV ±5 EV ±5 EV
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC + XQD/CF
Wireless Built-in Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes Yes
Video Recording 3840 x 2160 (30/25/24fps)
1920 x 1080 (120/100/60fps)
1920 x 1080 (50/30/25/24fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
3840 x 2160 (30/24fps)
1920 x 1080 (120/60/30/24fps)
1280 x 720 (24fps)
4K 2160p 30/24fps
1080p 60/30/24fps
720p 60fps
Battery Life 350 Shots (CIPA) 400 Shots (CIPA) 1240 shots (CIPA)
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Weight 453g (1.00lb) 404g (0.89lb) 860 g (1.90 lb)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 53 mm 120 x 67 x 49 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Price Amazon/B&H/Adorama Amazon/B&H/Adorama Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Release Date 2016 2016 2016

See also: Sony Mirrorless Cameras Black Friday 2016

  • Mike

    I get that the green in the specs indicates “better”, but I’m not convinced smaller and lighter is necessarily “better” in this case since in this case it’s more of an apples and oranges comparison due to the shape of the cameras.