• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A6500 advantages over Fujifilm X-S10

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-S10 advantages over Sony A6500

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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

User reviews

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Buy the Fujifilm X-S10

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
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-S10
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A6500
Sony A6300
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-S10
Sony A6300
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A6400

Sony A6500
Sony A6400
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-S10
Sony A6400
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon Z50

Sony A6500
Nikon Z50
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $848
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-S10
Nikon Z50
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $848
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro3

Sony A6500
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm X-S10
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Thinner
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