Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha a6500 vs A7S

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha a6500
11 fps
Sony A7S
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha a6500
350 photos
Sony A7S
320 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha a6500  vs A7S 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha a6500
24 MP
Sony A7S
12.4 MP

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
0.46x
Sony A7S
0.71x

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

Alpha a6500
15.3 microns
Sony A7S
69.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha a6500  vs
A7S 
Type CMOS Exmor R CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 12.4 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4064 x 3048
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 69.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 409,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 425 25
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 53 mm 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm
Thickness 53 mm 48.2 mm
Weight 453 g 489 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

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

video

Alpha a6500  vs
A7S 
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.46x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 5 fps
Battery life 350 320
Continuous shooting
11 fps
5 fps
Sony Alpha a6500
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