64points
72points

Sony Alpha 7

85points
91points

Sony Alpha a6500

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Sony Alpha 7 vs Sony Alpha a6500

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Sony Alpha a6500
64
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Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • 2.33x larger sensor
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    35.8 x 23.9mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 0.41% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.3MPvs24.2MP
  • 1.6x lower noise at high ISO
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    2248 ISOvs1405 ISO
  • 5 better image quality
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    90vs85
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • 1.22% better color depth
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    24.8bitsvs24.5bits
  • 3.65% wider dynamic range
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    14.2Evsvs13.7Evs
  • Has a remote control
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Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Sony Alpha 7?

  • 308 more focus points
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    425vs117
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 10shots longer battery life
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    350shotsvs340shots
  • 2.2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    11fpsvs5fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • 21g lighter
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    453gvs474g

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7 (Alpha 7) ILCE-7 - Digital camer...Sony a7 (Alpha 7) ILCE-7 - Digital camera - mirrorless system - 24.3 Mpix body only - Wi-Fi - black
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$379.99

Sony Alpha a6500

Buy used:

$799.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha 6500 Body, ILCE6500B.CEC
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$3,616.00

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Alpha 7
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.weight

474g

453g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.Has a hot shoe
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.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.
2.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.
3.megapixels (main camera)

24.3MP

24.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
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.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

5fps

11fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha 7
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.

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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Sony Alpha 7
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 Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha 7
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 slow-motion video recording
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
6.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha 7
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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Alpha 7
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 Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.Has a zoom microphone
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
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.
5.has stereo speakers
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

340shots

350shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

2248 ISO

1405 ISO

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

90

85

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

24.8bits

24.5bits

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

14.2Evs

13.7Evs

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.
6.has an external memory slot
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a6500
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7 (Alpha 7) ILCE-7 - Digital camer...Sony a7 (Alpha 7) ILCE-7 - Digital camera - mirrorless system - 24.3 Mpix body only - Wi-Fi - black
Amazon logo
$379.99

Sony Alpha a6500

Buy used:

$799.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha 6500 Body, ILCE6500B.CEC
Amazon logo
$3,616.00

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