• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX300
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500
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Predecessor: Samsung NX200
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Sony A6300
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Successor: Samsung NX500
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Sony A6600
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General
Model Number: NX300 A6500
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCE-6500
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $1299.99
Street Price: $990.00 $998.00
Date Available: 2013-03-05 2016-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.4 oz (549 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
16.0 oz (453 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(122 x 64 x 41 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: Samsung Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 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: 76 85
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.6 24.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.7 13.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 942 1,405
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 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 2.21), .SRW 12-bit RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.1 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​15p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) 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: Samsung NX Sony E
Lens: Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS III NX i-Function n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 85mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection); 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast 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: No / OLED 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: Yes 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): 3.3 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 768,000 dots (384,000 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.7x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust 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: 1/6000 - 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: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, 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: Scene: Panorama (Live, 3D), Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo; Smart Filter: Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative, Selective Color (4 Color Modes); Magic Frame: Old Album, Old Film, Wave, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Sunny Day, Classic TV, Wall Art, Holiday, Billboard 1, Billboard 2, Newspaper 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: 2-30 sec in 1 sec steps seconds 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 8.0 m / 26.2 ft. 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100 Guide Number is 6m/19.7 ft at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe 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 UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) 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: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,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 (SR2NX02) via USB Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5G/5G) 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): 1.12 0.62
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.72  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 2  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 2.56 0.59
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.1 11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 14 231
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 11.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 110
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.7 11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 101
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 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): 0.088 seconds 0.127 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.41 seconds 0.29 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.071 seconds 0.019 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.299s  
Startup Time: 1.2 seconds 1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.8 seconds 3.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   310 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP1130 Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP1130 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: No No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: NEW 3D Still and movie capture, NEW Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection), NEW 3.3-inch AMOLED Touchscreen and Tilt Display, NEW SMART Camera 2.0 functionality, NEW Premium retro modern design, 20.3 MP CMOS sensor (APS-C), Full HD video recording, Dual-band Wi-Fi Connectivity (2.4G/5G). Available in black/silver or white/silver.