Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha a6500 vs A7

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha a6500
11 fps
Sony A7
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha a6500
350 photos
Sony A7
340 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha a6500  vs A7 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha a6500
24 MP
Sony A7
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha a6500
51,200 ISO
Sony A7
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

Alpha a6500
Sony A7

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

Alpha a6500
15.3 microns
Sony A7
35.7 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Alpha a6500  vs
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 35.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 425 117
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 127 x 94 x 48 mm
Thickness 53 mm 48 mm
Weight 453 g 417 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


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


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


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,229 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
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 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.46x 0.71x


Max continuous shooting 11 fps 5 fps
Battery life 350 340
Continuous shooting
11 fps
5 fps
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