• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R
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Predecessor: Sony A6300
A6300 vs A6500
 
Successor:    
General
Model Number: A6500 GFX 50R
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-6500 50R
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1299.99 $4499.95
Street Price: $1,198.00 $3,999.00
Date Available: 2016-11-15 2018-10-25
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (453 g)
includes batteries
27.3 oz (775 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in.
(120 x 67 x 53 mm)
6.3 x 3.8 x 2.6 in.
(161 x 97 x 66 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 51.4
Sensor Format: APS-C Medium format
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 1441.02mm2 (43.80mm x 32.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns 5.31 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 0.8x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
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: 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)
8256 x 6192 (51.1 MP, 4:3),
8256 x 5504 (45.4 MP, 3:2),
8256 x 4640 (38.3 MP, 16:9),
6192 x 6192 (38.3 MP, 1:1),
8256 x 3048 (25.2 MP, Other),
7744 x 6192 (48.0 MP, 5:4),
7232 x 6192 (44.8 MP, Other),
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2663 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
4000 x 1480 (5.9 MP, Other),
3744 x 3000 (11.2 MP, 5:4),
3504 x 3000 (10.5 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG, 14-bit RAW (uncompressed or lossless compressed); RAW+JPEG; 24-bit TIFF (in-camera RAW conversion)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.1 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/60i/50p/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p/23.98p)
1280x720 (30p/25p/24p/23.98p)
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 MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM 48KHz stereo sound)
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: Sony E FUJINON G Mount
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No 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 Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (425 points phase-detection AF, 169 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large), Expanded Flexible Spot Contrast Detection: 425 points; Single Point AF: 13x9 / 25x17 (Changeable Size of AF Frame Among 6 Types); Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 117 Areas on 13x9 Grid; Wide/Tracking AF: (Up to 9 Area); Single AF / Continuous AF / MF; Touch AF supported
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / 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 0.5-inch 3.69M-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 0.77x magnification (35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots 3,690,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x 0.77x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.07x 0.61x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 2,360,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.7x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto (1/2/3), 100-12800, expandable to 50-102400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: 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 Auto, Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color Temperature (K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 3600 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot TTL 256-zone metering: Multi, Spot , Average, Center Weighted
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Sweep Panorama, Movie/High Frame Rate Film Simulation modes (PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, ASTIA / Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black&White, Black&White+Ye Filter, Black&White+R Filter, Black&White+Gfilter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter), Dynamic range setting: AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
Self Timer: 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off TTL (Flash Auto / Standard / Slow Sync.), Manual, Off; Sync: 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain; Auto FP (HSS)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Guide Number is 6m/19.7 ft at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/125
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (uncompressed or lossless compressed); RAW+JPEG; 24-bit TIFF (in-camera RAW conversion)
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 MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM 48KHz stereo sound)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
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 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI Via Wi-Fi or Remote Release RR-100
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro HDMI (Type-D), USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen1), 2.5mm external mic/remote jack, 3.5mm headphone jack, DC input (15v)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.62 1.10
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 1.10
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 11.1 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 231 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1 3.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 110 25
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1 3.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 101 11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18 seconds 0.44 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 0.119 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.019 seconds 0.102 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Default EFCS used.
Startup Time: 1.3 seconds 1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots 400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 310 shots 400 shots
Battery Life, Video:   70 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FW50 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-T125 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-T125 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony)  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: