94points

Sony Alpha a6500

83points

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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Sony Alpha a6500 vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
94
points
83
points

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • 39g lighter
    453gvs492g
  • Has AF tracking
  • Weather sealed
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has touch autofocus

Why is Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has GPS
  • 28mm narrower
    92mmvs120mm
  • 76 more lenses available
    92vs16
  • Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
  • Has focus motor
  • Has rounded aperture blades

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

Sony A6400 + Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

100%

5.Has a hot shoe
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

2.focus points

425

15

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

3.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

51200 ISO

12800 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.megapixels

24.2MP

16.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

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

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

2.has a microphone in
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Battery

1. longer battery life

350shots

330shots

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1100mAh

1080mAh

Best

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

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

5.Has dual card slots
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.has an accelerometer
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

2.Has focus motor
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

4.Is a normal lens
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

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