Sony A6500 hired most of the specifications from its elder sister Sony A6300, for instance, its resolution and sensor sizes are just the carbon copy to each other, means that Sony A6500 will also be able to produce sharp and crystal-clear images as Sony A6300.
Before we go into the detail comparison one amazing thing you should know about Sony A6500 is that it integrates faster internal processing and a higher-capacity buffer memory, which allow up to 307 images (over 36 seconds) of high-speed continuous shooting.
|Features/ Models||Sony A6500||Sony A6300|
|Megapixel||24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor||24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APSC -23.5 x 15.6 mm|
|Low pass filter||Yes||Yes|
|Image processor||Bionz X||Bionz X|
|AF system||Contrast detect (sensor)+ Phase detect||Contrast detect (sensor)+Phase detect|
|AF points||425 Phase- detect points||425 Phase-detect points|
|Shutter Min/ mix||30 -1/32000||30 – 1/4000|
|Continuous shooting speed||11fps||11fps|
|Video||Internal UHD 4K Video||UHD 4K @30fps|
|Display||3.0″1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD||3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi, Remote shooting||Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting|
|Dimensions||120 x 67 x 53 mm||120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm|
|Weight||453 g||404 g|
Sony A6500 vs Sony A6300
Image stabilization– As we move further the table, the first big difference we could see is that Sony A6500 incorporates in-body 5-axis image stabilization that compensates for 5 types of camera shake. The 5-axis I.S in A6500 enhances the users to shoot steadier, crisp and blur-free still images and movies. The other precious advantage of 5-axis Image stabilization is that your A6500 can capture images with minimal blur whether you take shots at night, Zoom in on subjects staying away from you and more. Probably, it is one of the biggest plus point over its predecessor Sony A6300— a camera without vibration reduction mechanism or Image Stabilization.
Shutter speed- However, we can’t say it is a big jump in core specs by Sony A6500 over its predecessor, but look at the shutter speed Sony A6500. Offers their users fastest shutter speed of 1/32000 sec means even the wildly running leopard or deer can be captured by the camera effortlessly and their images will be sharp and free of blur. Sony A6300 offers their users a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec only.
Battery– The users of Sony A6300 will be happy to know that they can take around 400 shots at a time single time charge to their camera. On the other hand, Sony A5500 lets their users to take around 350 shots at a time.
Talking about the AF system of both cameras, then two of these integrate 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points that provide wide AF point coverage, as well as these two camera track the subjects, efficiently and accurately throughout the frame.
And when we talk about video section—we see Sony A6300 also offers the advantages of 4k video recording as Sony A6500.
Verdict- Both the camera feature same sensor as well as AF points, but due to the introduction of LSI chip inside the A6500 camera will give better lowlight images with less noise compared to Sony A6300 camera. The other added advantages are 5-axis I.S, touch screen, shutter speed and more. So, we will recommend you to get Sony A6500.