• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Fujifilm FinePix JZ250
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500
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Predecessor:   Sony A6300
A6300 vs A6500
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General
Model Number: JZ250 A6500
Alternate Model Number(s): JZ260 ILCE-6500
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $149.95 $1299.99
Street Price: $107.95 $1,098.00
Date Available: 2012-03-15 2016-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.8 oz (135 g)
includes batteries
16.0 oz (453 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.9 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(100 x 56 x 24 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: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 16.0 24.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type:   RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:   85
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   24.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,405
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3440 (15.9 MP, Other),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
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 JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/60i/50p/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format:   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: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Sony E
Lens: Fujinon, 9 elements in 8 groups n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 200mm  
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 36mm  
Zoom Ratio: 8.00x  
Aperture Range: F2.9 / F7.8 (wide); F5.9 / F16 (tele) with ND filter  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 60 cm
2.0 - 23.6 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 7.2x Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-Detection AF: Center / 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? No Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   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: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.07x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.7x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   25600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 , 3200* (* at 3MP or lower) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, 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: 1/2000 - 4 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation:   +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-zone multi 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Natural Light, Natural Light with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Party, Flower, Text 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: 2 or 10 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, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro; Red-eye removal can be turned off/on Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a Guide Number is 6m/19.7 ft at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync:   1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Multi Interface Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   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: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI
Connections (extended):   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):   0.62
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):   0.59
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):   11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   231
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   11.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   110
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   101
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   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):   0.127 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.29 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.019 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 3.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 180 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   310 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-45A/NP-45B Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-45A/NP-45B Lithium-ion recharge 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software:   Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony)
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD Video, Tracking AF, Natural Light & with Flash. Available in black.