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Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500

Portability
83
Imaging
67
Features
82
Overall
73
Sony Alpha a6300 front
 
Sony Alpha a6500 front
Portability
81
Imaging
68
Features
85
Overall
74

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 Key Specs

Sony A6300
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 404g - 120 x 67 x 49mm
  • Released February 2016
  • Replaced the Sony A6000
  • Replacement is Sony A6500
Sony A6500
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Push to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 453g - 120 x 67 x 53mm
  • Released October 2016
  • Succeeded the Sony A6300
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Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 Overview

Below, we will be reviewing the Sony A6300 and Sony A6500, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras and they are both created by Sony. The image resolution of the A6300 (24MP) and the A6500 (24MP) is relatively comparable and they use the exact same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The A6300 was launched 8 months prior to the A6500 and they are of a similar age. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before going straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a short summation of how the A6300 grades against the A6500 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony A6300 over the Sony A6500

 A6300 A6500 

Reasons to pick Sony A6500 over the Sony A6300

 A6500 A6300 
ReleasedOctober 2016February 2016Newer by 8 months
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Sony A6300 and Sony A6500

 A6300 A6500 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements
Screen resolution922k922kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to factor in its weight and size. The Sony A6300 has external measurements of 120mm x 67mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9") and a weight of 404 grams (0.89 lbs) whilst the Sony A6500 has specifications of 120mm x 67mm x 53mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.1") and a weight of 453 grams (1.00 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the A6300 compared to the A6500.

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A6300 and A6500 is 83 and 81 respectively.

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 top view buttons comparison

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to envision the gap in sensor dimensions only by going through specs. The pic here will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the A6300 and A6500.

All in all, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical MP and you can expect comparable quality of photographs though you should consider the age of the cameras into account. The more aged A6300 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 sensor size comparison

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A6300 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A6500 as a Portrait photography camera
80
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection focus
exports RAW files
80
focusing manually
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Sony A6300 Street photography details
Sony A6500 Street photography details
79
screen tilts up and down
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
weather proof
above average ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
85
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
features touch focus
weather proof
good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A6300 Sports photography details
Sony A6500 Sports photography details
75
megapixel count decent (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
has phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
77
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
supports phase detect autofocus
not so great battery power (350 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A6300 Travel photography factors
Sony A6500 Travel photography factors
76
weather proof
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen isn't selfie friendly
74
weather proof
has bluetooth
features touch focus
good resolution (24MP)
flash built-in
not so great battery power (350 shots)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony A6300
Landscape photography with Sony A6500
79
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
weather proof
lack of image stabilization
80
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
not so great battery power (350 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony A6300
Vlogging with Sony A6500
35
comes with face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has external microphone socket
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
39
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with external mic jack
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Sony A6300 vs Sony A6500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A6300 and Sony A6500
 Sony Alpha a6300Sony Alpha a6500
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha a6300 Sony Alpha a6500
Type Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2016-02-03 2016-10-06
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by BIONZ X Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 25600
Max boosted ISO 51200 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 425 425
Lens
Lens support Sony E Sony E
Number of lenses 121 121
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of display Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 922 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,359 thousand dot 2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 11.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/160 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (24p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 404 grams (0.89 lbs) 453 grams (1.00 lbs)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9") 120 x 67 x 53mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 85 85
DXO Color Depth rating 24.4 24.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.7 13.7
DXO Low light rating 1437 1405
Other
Battery life 400 images 350 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse recording With downloadable app With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $889 $1,298