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Fuji X-T20 vs. Sony A6500

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Specification comparison X-T20 vs. Sony A6500

You can touch the height of Excellency by using Fuji X-T20 that gives you brilliant AF, 4K video and  more. its performance compared to Fuji X10 is way better and advanced, making it a solid option if any Fuji user want an update from their current APSC mirrorless camera. But if you are a complete Fuji user then this comparison might give you a bit disappointment. We picked Fuji X-T20 to compare it with one of the big challengers existing around the market, Sony A6500… A much popular APS-C sized mirrorless camera that is widely known for its AF system, which is vastly superior… Let’s go in details

Features / Models

Fuji X-T20

Sony A6500

Megapixel 24 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor
X-Processor Pro2 Bionz X
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization No 5-axis
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 325 points 425 AF points
ISO 100-51200 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/32000 sec Shutter 60 seconds-1/32000 secs
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 08fps 11fps
Video 4k @30fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot tilting TFT LCD Touchscreen 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 350 shots 350 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Wi-Fi,
Weather Sealed Yes Yes
Dimensions  118 x 83 x 41 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 383 g 453g
Price   $899.95   $1,398.00

Image stabilization

One of the excellent benefits one can earn from Sony A6500 is Image stabilization mechanism. Sony A6500 implements 5-axis I.S mechanism that is much necessary to acquire crisp and blur free images. Actually, this I.S mechanism doesn’t allow the uncontrolled camera shakes to disrupt the images by effectively suppressed them, which is very effective while shooting stills and recording 4K video at lowlight shooting. On the other hand, you can see Fuji X-T20 doesn’t have I.S system.

AF system

Sony A6500 is obviously a winner! Here it looks like the AF system of Sony A6500 is Jupiter that comes with 4D FOCUS system – a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines high-speed phase detection AF with extremely accurate contrast AF, which allows it to capture and lock on to moving subjects in as little as 0.05 seconds. Moreover, it also features 425 phase detection AF points and High-density Tracking AF Technology, which significantly improves subject detection and tracking performance. On the other side, Fuji X-T2 also has outstanding AF system, which is also blazing fast that offers 325 AF points too. But, the AF system of Sony A6500 is not short of any astounding, which is way better and super fast performer than that of Fuji XT20.

Continuous shooting speed

When you shoot at high resolution of 24MP the massive Sony A6500 allows you to use the highest frame rates of 11fps, which is great to capture the action of the fast moving subjects when you shoot at the highest resolution. On the other side, Fuji X-T20 is looking a bit down that offers 8fps when allows you shooting at its highest resolution of 24MP resolution.

 

Verdict

If you are in mind to buy Sony A6500, then it is fair choice since the camera gives you better AF system, Continuous shooting speed and the much needed 5-axis I.S. By the way, most of the specifications of these two mirrorless cameras are closely resembling to each other, such as these two have been built on APSC sized sensor plus using the similar number of effective pixels. Though both of these two cameras offer 4K @30fps etc. But still Sony A6500 might be am awesome choice to upscale you shooting skill.

 

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