39points

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

94points

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
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500
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94
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Why is Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • 98g lighter
    355gvs453g
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • 24.98% less body volume
    321.02cm³vs427.8924cm³
  • 0.9mm shorter
    66mmvs66.9mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 15.3mm thinner
    38mmvs53.3mm

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

  • 11.63x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs2.08MP
  • 4.18x larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs12.48 x 7.02mm
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Weather sealed

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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

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.

3.weight

355g

453g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

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

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

5.Is a system camera
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

6.has a touch screen
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Optics

1.sensor size

12.48 x 7.02mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.has AF tracking
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

3.megapixels

2.08MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

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

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.

5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

6.has sensor shift stabilization
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

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.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

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

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

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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

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

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

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

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

4.can be controlled remotely
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

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

5.Has dual card slots
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a6500

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

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

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.

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