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Sony A6500 vs Sony A6300

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Does the recently announced Sony A6500 camera really replaces its predecessor while proving itself a far better choice for photographers? Take a look at the specification comparison review between Sony A6500 vs Sony A6300 and decide yourself.

Features/ Models

Sony A6500

Sony A6300

Megapixel 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor Bionz X Bionz X
Image Stabilization Yes – 5 Axis Image Stabilization No
 AF points Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
AF system Hybrid Hybrid
ISO 100-51200 100-51200
Shutter Min/ max 30 – 1/4000 30 – 1/4000
Continuous shooting speed Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 301 frames in JPEG format
/ 107 frames in raw format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 21 frames in raw format
up to 44 frames in JPEG format
Video 4K @ 30 fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3″ 921k-Dot Tilting LCD
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 350 Shots 400 Shots
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 53 mm 120 x 67 x 49 mm
Weight 453 g 404 g

Sensor: The sensor of both the camera look same, the ISO range and the number of Phase AF points inside the camera is exactly same. Despite of same sensor we expect a better low-light performance from Sony A6500 since the camera features new LSI to boost light-gathering abilities to give clean and clear ouput while shooting at low-light condition, and increase readout speeds to benefit video recording.

Sony introduced 5-axis image stabilization in the Sony A6500 camera that combats with five types of Camera shake. The camera offers you 5-stop of image stabilization as rated by CIPA. And hence combine with OSS lenses you will get added benefit.

Sony increased the Buffer size of the Sony A6500 camera so that you can capture continuous burst of 304 JPEG frames or 107 frames in a single click. Whereas you can see the Sony A6300 camera despite of having same burst rate, it remains limited to 44 frames in JPEG and 21 frames in RAW mode.

While recording a 4K video both camera does a full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 20 megapixels of information – approximately 2.4×5 (6K equivalent) as many pixels as 4K UHD and then oversamples the information to produce high quality  footage with exceptional detail and depth.  But we have seen the overheating issue of the Sony A6300 camera so we do hope this time Sony A6500 won’t show-up any overheating signs.

Touch-Screen introduce in Sony A6500 camera and now users have to do a single touch to capture a snapshot. Its allows you to for immediate focus point selection.

Use Display as Touch Pad – While you have your eyes on viewfinder you can use the display as touch-pad to select your desired AF smoothly and intuitively.

Both camera offers XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.4 million dots that offers exceptional corner-to-corner visibility.

Conclusion: The Sony A6500  is a true flagship camera and it does have a lot of improvements compared to its predecessor Sony A6300. It will cost you more, but you get new camera with more Buffer, LSI integration for faster processing and noise reduction. You also get 5-axis image stabilization system and new multi-function touch display unit. We highly recommend you to get this camera for new users.

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2 comments to Sony A6500 vs Sony A6300

  • Marcus

    Well done, Sony.

    Forget the Canon M5.

  • What is the price of the 6500 vs the 6300? They still make the 6000, too; don’t they? Is the superior quality(?) of the 6500 that much superior? Whatever the price is, don’t forget to add 800 bucks for a fast 35mm lens. Sony should offer an f2 35mm kit lens. Of course that means a 23mm lens.

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