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96points

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

93points

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T* vs Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
93
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Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T* better than Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS?

  • 0.83% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs24MP
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 10% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    11fpsvs10fps
  • 197g lighter
    453gvs650g
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    ?

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS better than Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*?

  • 2.32x larger sensor
    ?

    35.8 x 23.8mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 268 more focus points
    ?

    693vs425
  • 260shots longer battery life
    ?

    610shotsvs350shots
  • 2.65x lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    3730 ISOvs1405 ISO
  • 11 better image quality
    ?

    96vs85
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • 2.04% better color depth
    ?

    25bitsvs24.5bits
  • 7.3% wider dynamic range
    ?

    14.7Evsvs13.7Evs

Price comparison

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Design

1.Weather-sealed
?

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

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
2.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
3.Has a built-in focus motor
?

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
4. more viewfinder coverage
?

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.has an optical viewfinder
?

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
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

693

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

35.8 x 23.8mm

4.widest aperture
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1

f/4 (Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*)

f/4 (Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS)

5.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

0.23x (Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*)

4x (Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS)

6.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

51200 ISO

25600 ISO

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
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.

For example

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
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.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
5.has stereo speakers
?

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
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

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

350shots

610shots

2.battery power
?

Best

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

4360mAh

1100mAh

2280mAh

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

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
5.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
6.has wireless charging
?

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

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

85

96

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

1405 ISO

3730 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

24.5bits

25bits

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

13.7Evs

14.7Evs

5.has an external memory slot
?

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 Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
6.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Price comparison

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

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