Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a6300 vs Sony Alpha a6500


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Bring your photography to a new level with the Sony Alpha a6300 mirrorless camera kit. With a 16-50mm lens along with the A6300 body, this kit gives you sharp photos whether you are shooting landscapes or portraits. The 4K video, ISO of up to 51,200 and 350-shot battery life ensures this Sony Alpha A6300 mirrorless camera delivers great images.
Get a perfect shot with every shutter click on this Sony a6500 camera body with in-body image stabilization for clearer pictures. Touch focus lets you pinpoint your subject with a fingertip, and lock-on autofocus easily tracks movement without blurring. This Sony a6500 camera body takes 4K video, making it an ideal option for vlogging.
Model
Alpha a6300
Alpha a6500
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.2 MP
24.2 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
Lens
16-50 mm Power Zoom Lens
Body
Viewfinder
Electronic XGA OLED, 1.0 cm (0.39 type)
Electronic XGA OLED, 1.0 cm (0.39 type)

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

Size & Weight
Height
2.63 in.
2.75 in.
Width
4.72 in.
4.75 in.
Depth
1.92 in.
2.125 in.
Weight
14.25 oz.
16 oz.

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens – Black
  • In general, it is a nice compact size, but feels well built in the hand.
  • Designed well, compact, with today's best tech.
  • This camera takes great photos and is really compact.
  • I really love the compact, yet well-made camera body!
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • I really like how small and light weight this camera is compared to a dslr.
  • The weight is manageable for long periods of shooting and it is nicely balances with the Sony Zeiss SEL1670Z lens.
  • The a6500 fits perfectly in the hand, has the right weight and balance.
  • It's compact size makes carrying it about a joy, not a chore.
  • While still small and compact, the a6500 feels more durable.
Imaging
ISO Settings
100 - 25600, Extended Mode: 51200
100-25600, Extended Mode: 51200
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens – Black
  • For casual shooters, the jpegs will be very good. The great AF system will insure a high number of keeper pics.
  • For more serious shooters, use RAW. The files have very good dynamic range. The noise quality is very good for APS-C files. I suspect I can print 8x10's from ISO 6400 and 12,800 in most cases. And I can get web quality images even at ISO 25,600.
  • Very good image quality and flexibility of using the LCD makes it great for landscapes.
  • Fast AF and 8/11 fps is very good for sports/wildlife, but not at extreme distances due to lack of telephoto lenses.
  • Poor jpeg compression. I'm not sure if it's the noise reduction (which I reduced to low), the default sharpening, or the jpeg compression scheme, but even at moderate level ISO, my jpegs were looking pretty ugly when examined closely.
  • Inconsistent indoor artificial light AWB. Often in artificial light, my portraits take on very unnatural yellow colors. Be ready to fix white balance in post processing.
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • Low Light. Next to the full frame a7Sii, I can't think of a camera that delivers better low light, low noise video and stills like the a6500 does. I would place this at the top of the list of features.
  • IBIS - The in-body stabilization is very good, and much needed update from the a6300. This makes for smoother video and more opportunity for hand-holding, run-and-gun style shooting without jarring movement.
  • Focus Tracking. Again, another area that Sony, and this camera does really well. The focus tracking in video is terrific, and a close second to canon's dual pixel tech.
  • Burst shooting on hi+ is outstanding. On the A6000, it would start to stutter and choke after 3-4 seconds of continuous shooting while it tried to write to the memory card.
  • Rolling shutter distortion is still an issue. This was supposed to be improved from the a6300, but I do not see it. It is very easy to get the rolling shutter 'jello' effect with all but the smoothest panning.
  • 1080p video quality is not very great.. a bit soft compared to other 4K cameras.
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Touch Screen
No
Yes
Screen Size
2.95 in.
2.95 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
921600 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens – Black
  • The screen is a decent size but could be bigger.
  • The tilt screen is totally fine.
  • The rear screen is nearly invisible during sunlight so make sure you get a sunshade adapter.
  • Screen tilts up but cannot flip out.
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • Touch focusing via the display panel is also a neat feature that works quite well.
  • Touchscreen. Finally. Being able to quickly set focus point via touch is a welcome improvement.
  • The touch screen is a plus saves me the time of changing my focus point.
  • The display (not flip out, but that's a given) gets VERY dim while shooting 4K video. While shooting outside it is virtually unusable in this mode.
  • Touch screen is only available for AF point selection. I am not sure why they didn't expand to using the menu.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Auto, iAUTO, Programmed AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action
Auto, iAUTO, Programmed AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Custom, Underwater
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Flash
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/4000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens – Black
  • The camera is amazing with regards to videography. 24, 30, 60, 120 FPS makes it a versatile little friend on-the-go.
  • Although not the most popular you can still get wide(sort of) range of lenses
  • EVF very very nice, and shoot high speed is good now, no more black out, good like Nikon & Canon 7DmII
  • Manual Focus Lens become Auto Focus with Techart Pro Adapter
  • No stabilization. You pretty much have to use a gimbal to get good, stable shots for cinematography or film in 120fps and slow it down.
  • RAW AND JPG files are not supported in Adobe Lightroom?? I couldn't get anything to import- can someone explain this?
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • IQ. The sensor is a beast with image quality superior to any other APS-C camera I have seen. (I have other APS-C and full frames from Canon and Nikon, as well as Panasonic m43).
  • They've managed to stuff in-body 5-axis image stabilization into the a6x00 body without adding much more bulk. Awesome. Now any lens is stabilized, even those old Canon FD film lenses.
  • The grip is slightly larger, and feels better in the hand than the A6000. They've managed to make it feel substantial without adding excessive bulk.
  • The level is back! It was puzzling that it was missing from the A6000.
  • Battery life is poor. This camera burns through batteries extremely quickly. Even the kit battery and two spares is barely enough for several hours of shooting video.
  • I found the EVF a bit unpleasant looking at times; somewhat less contrasty than others, and also a bit laggy when zooming in/out.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
microHDMI (Type-D), Micro-USB
microHDMI (Type-D), Micro-USB
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens – Black
  • Wifi is well implemented, including the ability to add apps to the camera functions.
  • The built-in wifi is really great, especially with community event season approaching!
  • Wifi feature is awesome- I send to my phone and share with friends immediately!
  • HDMI allows external recording to various devices, including TV and computers. AVCHD as found in Panasonic cameras is very clean although does not support 4K resolution yet.
  • The WiFi feature simply sucks. For some reason, it will transfer photos from itself to a smartphone in short order, but transferring to a computer via WiFi is so slow as to be useless.
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • It has connectivity via wifi and bluetooth, and if you use the sony play memories app, it can tag your photos with GPS if you are on travel and want to save location information.
  • The WiFi como ability to send the pictures to my smart phone let’s me show the clients there pictures on the go !
  • Headphone jack would have been very useful for a feature-packed camera like this one.
  • The micro-USB cable that came with the camera as well as other USB cables only plug in about half way. None of my other micro USB devices operate like this.
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery life
350
310

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6500

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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