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83points

Sony A6400

91points

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony A6400
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Sony A6400 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
83
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Sony A6400
91
points
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Sony A6400 better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    102400 ISOvs51200 ISO
  • 60shots longer battery life
    ?

    410shotsvs350shots
  • 1.85% lower noise at high ISO
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    1431 ISOvs1405 ISO
  • 50g lighter
    403gvs453g
  • Has timelapse function
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  • 25 more lenses available
    ?

    41vs16

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Sony A6400?

  • 2 better image quality
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    85vs83
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 2.08% better color depth
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    24.5bitsvs24bits
  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • 0.74% wider dynamic range
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    13.7Evsvs13.6Evs
  • 7.84% more battery power
    1100mAhvs1020mAh
  • Has sensor shift stabilization
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  • 10.72% less body volume
    427.89cm³vs479.2716000000001cm³

Price comparison

Sony A6400

Sony Alpha a6500

Design

1.Weather-sealed
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Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
2.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
3.Has a built-in focus motor
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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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
4. more viewfinder coverage
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With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Fujifilm GFX100

100%

100%

100%

5.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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Dustproof/water-resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Olympus Tough TG-6

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6.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500

Optics

1.has AF tracking
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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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
2.focus points
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The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

425

425

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
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With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

102400 ISO

51200 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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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

Leica Q2

1080 x 120fps

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
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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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
4.Has timelapse function
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A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
5.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
6.supports AVCHD format
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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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500

Audio

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

2

2

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
6.Has a zoom microphone
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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.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Sony Alpha a6500

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
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CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

410shots

350shots

2.battery power
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Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

1020mAh

1100mAh

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
5.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
6.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500

Features

1.image quality
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A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

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

100

83

85

2.noise
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The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

1431 ISO

1405 ISO

3.color depth
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The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

24bits

24.5bits

4.dynamic range
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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

13.6Evs

13.7Evs

5.has an external memory slot
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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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha a6500
6.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

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Sony Alpha a6500

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