Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500

If you want a camera full of astounding Specs still not too expensive then Sony A6500 mirrorless camera is the answer. Its most innovative part is its AF system that features incredible 4D FOCUS system – a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines high-speed phase detection AF with extremely accurate contrast AF, and 425 phase detection AF points and High-density Tracking AF Technology. On the other side, Nikon D7500 is way advanced then most of the cameras come in its range. It comes with large APSC sized sensor and also allows you record 4K video as Sony A6500.

Now let’s go in details to describe the major specs in details of Sony A6500 and Nikon D7500.

Features/ Models Nikon D7500
Sony A6500
Megapixel 21 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Low pass filter No Yes
Image processor Expeed 5 Bionz X
Image Stabilization E-VR 3-axis I.S (Video) 5-axis
AF system Contrast + Phase detect sensor Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 51 Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
ISO 50-1640000 100-51200
Shutter Min/ mix 30sec-1/8000 30sec-1/32000
Continuous shooting speed 8 fps  11 fps
Video 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.2” 922K-dot tilting touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In  Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 950 350
Dimensions 136 x 104 x 73 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 640 g 453 g

Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500

Image quality

Quality of the image mainly depend on the type of sensor a camera uses. If it is big then clarity and rich detailed images are surely possible. Here, in this comparison, you can see that both the two cameras: Nikon D7500 and Sony A6500 utilize large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized. But due to maximum number of effective pixels in A6500 we would expect much clear and sharper images compared to Nikon D7500. Moreover, maximum resolution is also the answer for large prints of the subjects. And Nikon D7500 is getting the advantage of having no low pass filter inside the core that significantly helps the camera capture the detailed portion the target subjects which a camera having low pass filter mayn’t do.

Image stabilization

Thankfully, both the two cameras come with vibration reduction mechanism inside, but Nikon D7500 comes with E-VR 3-axis I.S that is only for full HD video recording. Actually, the I.S inside Nikon D7500 helps the camera to get crisp and sharper video when the camera shoots at 1080p. This I.S mechanism doesn’t help when you shoot 4K.

On the other side, Sony A6500 is class 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.

AF system

Nikon D7500 is not the only camera to be defied by the unprecedented AF system of Sony A6500 but there are plenty of cameras that are terrific in other sections but they are going down when are compared with the AF system of Sony A6500. 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, Nikon D7500 also utilizes fabulous AF system comprised of both contrast as well as phase, but camera is having only 51 AF points only that don’t cover much wider area as of Sony A6500.


Nikon D7500 offers a native ISO range of 100-51,200 that is quite sufficient, but still if you want to extend the range then Nikon D7500 can reach to the maximum ISO level of great 1.64 million and the camera is backed up by faster Expeed 4 processing engine to help you get clear images without sacrificing the details at lowlight conditions. On the other side, Sony A6500 keeps its range remain limited to 51,200 only.

Shutter speed

Sony offers you use the maximum shutter speed of 1/32000 sec, enabling unobtrusive shooting at bright light conditions. Also, the faster shutter speed blocks the way for distortion while capturing the fast moving subjects and keeps your image very clear and blur free. Nikon D7500 avails the faster shutter of 1/8000 sec that mayn’t be so effective while capturing fast moving subjects as of Sony A6500.

Continuous shooting speed

To capture every action of the subject that moves much rapidly you need Sony A6500 that offers you 11 fps, when shooting at 24 MP, whereas Nikon D7500 allows you use only 8fps of continuous shooting speed.


On the rear side, Nikon D7500 integrates a big tilting 3.2” 922K-dot touchscreen LCD , letting users easily control, compose and play back, even while mounted to a tripod.


Battery of Sony A6500 is weaker than Nikon D7500 because Nikon D7500 allows you take around 950 shots at a time, whereas Sony A6500 lets you take only 350 shots in single time charge.


Sony A6500 is the monster camera with massive specs that costs you a bit more than D7500 but gives you a full package of quality and features. Its AF system as I discussed above is much more than fantastic. Nikon D7500 also made a great improvement over its predecessor and borrows some of the major specs from Nikon D500

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