Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha a6500 vs EOS 7D Mark II

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha a6500
11 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha a6500
350 photos
EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha a6500  vs EOS 7D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha a6500
51,200 ISO
EOS 7D Mark II
51,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Alpha a6500
15.3 microns
EOS 7D Mark II
16.8 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Alpha a6500  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Megapixels 24 MP 20 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5472 x 3648
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.4 x 15 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 16.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 425 65
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 53 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Thickness 53 mm 78 mm
Weight 453 g 910 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS No Yes
WiFi 802.11n None
Image stabilization
Sensor shift


Alpha a6500  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4)
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 1x
Viewfinder size 0.46x 0.62x


Max continuous shooting 11 fps 10 fps
Battery life 350 670
Continuous shooting
11 fps
10 fps
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