• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500
  • Pentax K-1 II
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Predecessor: Sony A6300
A6300 vs A6500
Pentax K-1
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Successor:    
General
Model Number: A6500 K-1 II
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-6500 K-1 Mark II
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1299.99 $1999.95
Street Price: $1,198.00 $1,796.95
Date Available: 2016-11-15 2018-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (453 g)
includes batteries
35.6 oz (1,010 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in.
(120 x 67 x 53 mm)
5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4 in.
(137 x 110 x 86 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 36.4
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns 4.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Optional
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
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)
7360 x 4912 (36.2 MP, 3:2),
5760 x 3840 (22.1 MP, 3:2),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.1 4.6
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 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
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 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
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 Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
Lens: n/a HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   28 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual):   28 - 105mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.75x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - 22(W) to f/5.6 - 32(T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 62.0mm
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 TTL Phase-detection AF: SAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center), Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33 AF points)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / 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 SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x mag., Eyepoint: 20.6mm (from the view window) / 21.7mm (from the center of lens), -3.5 to +1.2 diopter, Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.07x 0.70x
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) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.7x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 819200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100-819200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
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, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 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 open-aperture: Multi-segment with 86K-pixel RGB sensor, Center-weighted, Spot
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 Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority; Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome; HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3; Pixel Shift Resolution (On/Off); Multi-Exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream
Self Timer: 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 36.2 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off P-TTL; Modes available depends on external flash mounted
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 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket
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-I
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 (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
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 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI Optional wired, IR wireless or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 2.0 Micro B, DC input, wired remote jack, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.62 0.40
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 0.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 11.1 4.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 231 77
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1 4.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 110 17
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1 4.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 101 13
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18 seconds 0.10 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.328 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.127 seconds 0.087 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.019 seconds 0.086 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Live View Prefocused shutter lag with e-shutter = 0.670s
Startup Time: 1.3 seconds 1.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 0.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.0 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 310 shots 670 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FW50 Proprietary D-LI90
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony) Software CD-ROM includes Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: