• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Sony A6500 advantages over Leica TL2

  • Less expensive
    $1198 vs $1900
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    231 vs 29 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Leica TL2 advantages over Sony A6500

  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 53 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • 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
    1/40000 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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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 Samsung NX500

Sony A6500
Samsung NX500
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Leica TL2
Samsung NX500
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Sony A6500
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
Leica TL2
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A6500
Sony A6300
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Leica TL2
Sony A6300
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-E3

Sony A6500
Fujifilm X-E3
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
Leica TL2
Fujifilm X-E3
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica CL

Sony A6500
Leica CL
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
Leica TL2
Leica CL
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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