• 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-T3

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    231 vs 64 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    110 vs 36 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T3 advantages over Sony A6500

  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    6 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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 JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 11.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 11.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Buy the Fujifilm X-T3

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
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A6500
Sony A6300
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A6300
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Sony A6500
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher max flash sync
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1099
  • APS-C

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Sony A6500
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Internal flash
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A6400

Sony A6500
Sony A6400
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A6400
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Dual card slots
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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