Fuji X-E3 vs Sony A6500

Fuji X-E3 vs Sony A6500

Sony A6500 is recognized for its remarkable AF system that offers 425 AF points phase and 169 contrast AF system. The camera offers 5-axis I.S mechanism etc. On the other hand, Fuji X-E3 is also a rock solid camera that features very similar specs to Sony A6500. let’s go in detail to find the most basic difference.

Features/ Models Fuji X-E3
Sony A6500
Megapixel 24.2MP 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor X-Trans EXR Processor III
AF system Contrast detect (sensor)+ Phase detect Contrast detect (sensor)+ Phase detect
AF points 325 Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
 ISO 100-51200  100-51200
Shutter speed 30 -1/32000 30-1/32000 sec
Image Stabilization No 5-axis
 Continuous shooting speed 14 fps   11 fps
 Video 4K @ 30fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.0″1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD 3″ (1620 k Fixed LCD monitor)
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed No No
Battery life 350 shots  350 Shots
Dimensions 121 x 74 x 43 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 337 g 453 g

You can see from the table that both are using same APS-C sensor inside plus these two have the same number of effective pixels so we can expect that we could get almost similar quality of images from these cameras. But its AF system is staggering.

AF system

A6500 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. Furthermore,  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-E3 also utilizes fabulous AF system comprised of both contrast as well as phase, but camera is having only 91 AF points that can be divided into 325 AF points only that don’t cover much wider area as of Sony A6500.

Image stabilization

Thankfully, A6500 comes with vibration reduction mechanism inside that features the excellent 5-axis I.S that effectively controls the camera shakes and offers crisp, sharp and blur free images, which at a time very useful during shooting handheld. This innovative 5- axis system provides a shutter speed advantage of 5 steps, letting the users to realize the full resolving power of the sensor even in the challenging shooting situation, such as in lowlight. On the other hand, Fuji X-E3 doesn’t incorporate I.s mechanism.

Continuous shooting drive

To capture every action of the subject that moves much rapidly you need X-E3 that offers you 14 fps, when shooting at 24 MP, whereas A6500 allows you use only 11fps of continuous shooting speed.


Now look at the table again and you can see that both the two cameras: Fuji X-E3 as well as A6500 offers 4K that is the great advantages, but since looking at the AF system of Sony A6500 you can say you will get to see the lightning fast focusing performance. well, one of the big difference you can measure is its price factor. Yes! Sony A6500 costs you quite more dollars compared to X-E3. Now decision is yours.

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