31points
25points

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

87points
100points

Sony Alpha a6500

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera vs Sony Alpha a6500

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
31
points
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
87
points
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • 98g lighter
    355gvs453g
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.5"vs3"
  • 24.98% less body volume
    321.02cm³vs427.8924cm³
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 15.3mm thinner
    38mmvs53.3mm
  • 0.9mm shorter
    66mmvs66.9mm

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

  • 4.18x larger sensor
    ?

    23.5 x 15.6mmvs12.48 x 7.02mm
  • 11.63x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs2.08MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has AF tracking
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
    ?

Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

ProductStorePrice
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera AmazonBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Mic...Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Amazon logo
$569.00

Sony Alpha a6500

Buy used:

$675.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/2.95in LCD (Body Only) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$899.00
Sony Alpha a6500 walmartSony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera with 18-105mm Lens Bundle
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$1,796.00
Sony Alpha a6500 aliexpressSmallRig A6400 Camera Cage for Sony Alph...SmallRig A6400 Camera Cage for Sony Alpha A6300 / A6400 / A6500 / A6100 Camera w/ 1/4 3/8 Thread Holes for Vlog DIY Option 2310
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$39.60

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
2.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
3.Has a built-in focus motor
?

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
4.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
6.weight
?

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

355g

453g

Optics

1.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

12.48 x 7.02mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

2.has AF tracking
?

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
?

Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
5.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

2.08MP

24.2MP

6.has a BSI sensor
?

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
4.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
5.Supports slow-motion video recording
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
6.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
4.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
5.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
2.dynamic range
?

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

13Evs

13.7Evs

3.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
4.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
?

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
6.has an accelerometer
?

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

ProductStorePrice
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera AmazonBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Mic...Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Amazon logo
$569.00

Sony Alpha a6500

Buy used:

$675.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/2.95in LCD (Body Only) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$899.00
Sony Alpha a6500 walmartSony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera with 18-105mm Lens Bundle
walmart logo
$1,796.00
Sony Alpha a6500 aliexpressSmallRig A6400 Camera Cage for Sony Alph...SmallRig A6400 Camera Cage for Sony Alpha A6300 / A6400 / A6500 / A6100 Camera w/ 1/4 3/8 Thread Holes for Vlog DIY Option 2310
aliexpress logo
$39.60

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