Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha a6500 vs D5600

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha a6500
11 fps
D5600
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha a6500
350 photos
D5600
970 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha a6500  vs D5600 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha a6500
24 MP
D5600
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha a6500
51,200 ISO
D5600
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

D5600
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Alpha a6500
0.46x
D5600
0.54x

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

Alpha a6500
15.3 microns
D5600
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha a6500  vs
D5600 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 425 39
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 53 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Thickness 53 mm 70 mm
Weight 453 g 465 g
Is weather sealed Yes No

features

Includes a GPS No Yes
WiFi 802.11n 802.11n

video

Alpha a6500  vs
D5600 
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 0.7x 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.46x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 5 fps
Battery life 350 970
Continuous shooting
11 fps
5 fps
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