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Sony Alpha 7R II

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Sony Alpha 7R II vs Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Sony Alpha 7R II better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • 2.35x larger sensor
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    24 x 35.9mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 1.75x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    42.4MPvs24.2MP
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    102400 ISOvs51200 ISO
  • 13 better image quality
    ?

    98vs85
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has a remote control
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  • 306.4k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1228k dotsvs921.6k dots
  • 5 more lenses available
    ?

    21vs16

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Sony Alpha 7R II?

  • 26 more focus points
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    425vs399
  • 60shots longer battery life
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    350shotsvs290shots
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • 172g lighter
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    453gvs625g
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Has a touch screen
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  • Has touch autofocus
    ?

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7R II

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B), Base, Base
Amazon logo
$1,298.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha a7R II 42.4MP Mirrorless Digi...Sony Alpha a7R II 42.4MP Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Bundled with Corel Photo Software, Koah Power Kit, Carrying Case, 64GB SDXC Card, and Accessories (6 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,398.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
Amazon logo
$2,998.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens 42.4MP Camera Body Bundle with 8-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Full Frame E-Mount Lens, 32GB Memory Card, Dual Batteries and Acessories (13 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,998.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable ...Sony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with full frame sensor
Amazon logo
$1,398.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Camera Body ...Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Camera Body Bundle FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens, 49mm Lens Filter and Koah Battery Bundle (8 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,648.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
Amazon logo
$2,298.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorl...Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 3-Inch LCD, Black
Amazon logo
$1,698.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 2...Sony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), Clean Kit, SD Card Reader, Card Wallet
Amazon logo
$1,598.00
Sony Alpha 7R II walmartSony Alpha 7R II ILCE-7RM2 MB Charge Uni...Sony Alpha 7R II ILCE-7RM2 MB Charge Unit Motor Assembly Replacement Repair Part
walmart logo
$13.96

Sony Alpha a6500

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD (Body Only)
Amazon logo
$1,298.00
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha 6500 Body, ILCE6500B.CEC
Amazon logo
$2,632.00
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

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony Alpha 7R II
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 7R 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.weight

625g

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 7R 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.

Optics

1.sensor size

24 x 35.9mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

399

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)

42.4MP

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

102400 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.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha 7R 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.
6.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Sony Alpha 7R 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 Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha 7R 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 slow-motion video recording
Sony Alpha 7R II
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 7R 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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha 7R II
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 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Sony Alpha 7R II
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.
6.has stereo speakers
Sony Alpha 7R II
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)

290shots

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 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.image quality

98

85

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an external memory slot
Sony Alpha 7R II
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.
4.Has a remote control
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
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.
6.has an HDMI output
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha a6500
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7R II

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B), Base, Base
Amazon logo
$1,298.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha a7R II 42.4MP Mirrorless Digi...Sony Alpha a7R II 42.4MP Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Bundled with Corel Photo Software, Koah Power Kit, Carrying Case, 64GB SDXC Card, and Accessories (6 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,398.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
Amazon logo
$2,998.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens 42.4MP Camera Body Bundle with 8-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Full Frame E-Mount Lens, 32GB Memory Card, Dual Batteries and Acessories (13 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,998.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable ...Sony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with full frame sensor
Amazon logo
$1,398.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Camera Body ...Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Camera Body Bundle FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens, 49mm Lens Filter and Koah Battery Bundle (8 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,648.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
Amazon logo
$2,298.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorl...Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 3-Inch LCD, Black
Amazon logo
$1,698.00
Sony Alpha 7R II AmazonSony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 2...Sony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), Clean Kit, SD Card Reader, Card Wallet
Amazon logo
$1,598.00
Sony Alpha 7R II walmartSony Alpha 7R II ILCE-7RM2 MB Charge Uni...Sony Alpha 7R II ILCE-7RM2 MB Charge Unit Motor Assembly Replacement Repair Part
walmart logo
$13.96

Sony Alpha a6500

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD (Body Only)
Amazon logo
$1,298.00
Sony Alpha a6500 AmazonSony Alpha 6500 Body, ILCE6500B.CEC
Amazon logo
$2,632.00
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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