• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS M5
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500
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Predecessor:   Sony A6300
A6300 vs A6500
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General
Model Number: EOS M5 A6500
Alternate Model Number(s): M5 ILCE-6500
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1099.00 $1299.99
Street Price: $679.00 $1,198.00
Date Available: 2016-11-15 2016-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.6 oz (557 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
16.0 oz (453 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4 in.
(116 x 89 x 61 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in.
(120 x 67 x 53 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.72 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 77 85
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.4 24.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4 13.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,262 1,405
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 1824 (5.4 MP, Other),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.2 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/60i/50p/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)) XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF-M Sony E
Lens: Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 72mm  
Focal Length (actual): 15 - 45mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/6.3 - f/40 (T)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 49.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection; Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection; Face+Tracking AF Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (425 points phase-detection AF, 169 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large), Expanded Flexible Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, diopter correction, eye sensor EVF type; 1.0cm (0.39-inch) 2.3M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.07x mag. (0.70x 35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,360,000 dots (786,666 pixels) 2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.07x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.7x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Light Bulb, White Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature, Custom Auto WB (with new Ambience, Standard and White options), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, Underwater; AWB micro adjustment
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial, Spot 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Assist, Scene (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect (Stills and Movie), High Dynamic Range), 2 Custom User Settings Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Sweep Panorama, Movie/High Frame Rate
Self Timer: 10, 2 or custom seconds 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings); Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN= 5m (16.4 ft.) at ISO 100; range depends on lens aperture Guide Number is 6m/19.7 ft at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Multi Interface Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)) XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired (RS-60E3), IR (RC-6) or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI
Connections (extended): Micro USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm external mic jack, wired remote jack Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.53 0.62
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.58 0.59
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 9.2 11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 27 231
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.3 11.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 18 110
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.4 11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 17 101
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.14 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.132 seconds 0.127 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.43 seconds 0.29 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.056 seconds 0.019 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.2 seconds 1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.2 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.5 seconds 3.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 295 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 295 shots 310 shots
Battery Life, Video: 85 minutes  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: No disc is included; Canon software can be downloaded from their website. Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony)
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
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