• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A6500 advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    231 vs 48 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    110 vs 26 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Sony A6500

  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Lighter weight
    337g vs 453g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Comfortable, premium body with good controls; Touch-screen for subject selection; Hybrid image stabilization system; Excellent image quality; Better high ISO JPEGs than the A6300; Extremely fast 11.1 fps burst capture; Very deep buffers for raw and JPEG alike; 4K video capture with no pixel binning

  • Pricey for an APS-C camera; JPEG colors aren't the most accurate; Very slow buffer clearing; Laggy touch-pad AF function; Poorly-placed movie button; No headphone jack; Mediocre battery life

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Sony A6500
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1331
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • Dual card slots

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A6500
Sony A6300
  • $1331
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $801
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E3
Sony A6300
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $801
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Sony A6500
Canon EOS M6
  • $1331
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $746
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M6
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $746
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica TL2

Sony A6500
Leica TL2
  • $1331
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
Fujifilm X-E3
Leica TL2
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Canon EOS M100

Sony A6500
Canon EOS M100
  • $1331
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $566
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M100
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $566
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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