77points

Sony A7 II

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony A7 II
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Sony A7 II vs Sony Alpha a6500

Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500
77
points
94
points

Why is Sony A7 II better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Sony A7 II?

  • 308 more focus points
    425vs117
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 2.2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs5fps
  • 21g lighter
    453gvs474g
  • Weather sealed
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Has a built-in HDR mode

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

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

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony A7 II
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.

4. more viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

100%

5.Has a hot shoe
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

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

6.Is a system camera
Sony A7 II
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.

Optics

1.focus points

117

425

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

2.sensor size

35.8 x 23.9mm

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

3.has AF tracking
Sony A7 II
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.

4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

51200 ISO

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

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony A7 II
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.

6.megapixels

24.3MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Sony A7 II
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
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony A7 II
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.

5.supports AVCHD format
Sony A7 II
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.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

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

2.has a microphone in
Sony A7 II
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
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

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

Battery

1. longer battery life

350shots

350shots

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

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

3.has a battery level indicator
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Sony A7 II
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.

2.Has WiFi
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony A7 II
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
Sony A7 II
Sony Alpha a6500

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

5.has an accelerometer
Sony A7 II
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.

6.Has dual card slots
Sony A7 II
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.

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