Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha a6500 vs Lumix DMC-GX8

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha a6500
11 fps
Lumix DMC-GX8
12 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha a6500
350 photos
Lumix DMC-GX8
330 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha a6500  vs Lumix DMC-GX8 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha a6500
24 MP
Lumix DMC-GX8
20.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha a6500
51,200 ISO
Lumix DMC-GX8
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

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
Lumix DMC-GX8
11.2 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Alpha a6500  vs
Lumix DMC-GX8 
Megapixels 24 MP 20.2 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3888
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 11.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 425 49
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 53 mm 133 x 78 x 63 mm
Thickness 53 mm 63 mm
Weight 453 g 487 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS No No
WiFi 802.11n 802.11n
Image stabilization
Sensor shift


Alpha a6500  vs
Lumix DMC-GX8 
Video Unknown 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 1.54x
Viewfinder size 0.46x 0.74x


Max continuous shooting 11 fps 12 fps
Battery life 350 330
Continuous shooting
12 fps
11 fps
10 fps
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