Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a6500 vs Fujifilm X-T2


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Fujifilm
Origin
Thailand
Japan
About the Product
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.
In its compact, lightweight and robust body, the Fujifilm X-T2 delivers everything you need. A large, high definition EVF, easy to use dials, high-speed AF, compatibility with an extensive range of high-performance interchangeable lenses, Film Simulation modes that inherit the legacy of Fujifilm colors, unparalleled image quality and outstanding 4K movie recording, made possible by the latest sensor and processing engine, It is the X series perfected.
Model
Alpha a6500
X-T2
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.2 MP
24.3 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
APS-C, X-Trans CMOS III
Lens
Body
Body
Viewfinder
Electronic XGA OLED, 1.0 cm (0.39 type)
Electronic 0.5", 2.36 millions dots OLED Color

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

Size & Weight
Height
2.75 in.
3.6 in.
Width
4.75 in.
5.2 in.
Depth
2.125 in.
1.9 in.
Weight
16 oz.
16.1 oz.

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body - Graphite Silver
  • This is it, great quality, every thing you will want, great lenses, best camera made, light weight just the right size with the options you need!
  • For it's weight, size and price point, I don't believe there is a better camera out there.
  • The X-T2 hits the ideal sweet spot for my medium-sized hands.
  • The best thing about this is the size. It is so small that it is easy to take around.
  • It's a great size, Fuji lenses rock, and this thing has every feature I could ask for. The images look great and I'm very, very pleased.
Imaging
ISO Settings
100-25600, Extended Mode: 51200
200-12800, Extended Mode: 100-51200
Digital Zoom
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW, MPEG-4, RAW+JPEG
What customers say about "Imaging"
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.
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body - Graphite Silver
  • If you're looking for a rugged, well built camera with excellent image quality, advanced features and lens selection then you can't go wrong with the x-t2.
  • As a photographer with no bias of brand, this camera is Awesome! The images produced by it will have you patting yourself on the back!
  • The ability to easily adjust aperature, ISO, and/or shutter speed without delving into menus is very useful. Image quality is quite good. No complaints so far.
  • The best thing about the camera is the in-camera JPEG images. I always prefer to shoot and edit in RAW, but Fuji's JPEGs are so good. Being able to shoot multiple film emulation types at once is a nice feature as well.
  • The colors are amazing and low-light performance is great as well. Any noise that is present at higher ISOs is fine and monochromatic which allows the image to retain detail.
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Touch Screen
Yes
No
Screen Size
2.95 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
1040000 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

What customers say about "Display"
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.
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body - Graphite Silver
  • Using live view, I can look down at my camera's LCD screen that's flipped up and focus more on composing my shot rather than worrying about if people are noticing me. This means capturing more real-life moments and less time planning out *how* you're going to capture those moments.
  • The rear LCD is likewise big and bright. The multi-articulating screen is nice, but is the only part of the camera that doesn't feel indestructible.
  • The tilting screen helps me more than I ever thought it would. Fuji struck gold with this one.
  • Colors are stunning and being able to see what you're getting right there on the screen or in the viewfinder is incredible.
  • Tilt screen is not articulating the side way tilt is little awkward but I guess as many use it in the field its practical uses shall emerge
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Auto, iAUTO, Programmed AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Flash
Automatic Scene Recognition, Custom, Color Temperature, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Incandescent, Underwater
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/4000
30 - 1/32000
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body - Graphite Silver
  • Loving this camera so far. So many great features and a robust ecosystem. Doesn’t get the love of other brands but this is a great all around camera.
  • onsidering latest firmware update one can say I just downloaded brand new camera. The list of available features keeps growing and easily could be compared to latest DSLRs.
  • Being able to shoot multiple film emulation types at once is a nice feature as well.
  • It’s highly customizable, yet will turn out fantastic shots in full auto mode.
  • The fact that AF can be locked and override autofocus was also a draw for me. [edit Oct 18, 2016 in AF+MF you can use the manual focus ring to adjust focus which is useful in macro mode if the camera is focusing on the wrong part of the frame. ]
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
microHDMI (Type-D), Micro-USB
HDMI D (Micro), USB3.0, 1/8" Microphone, USB 2.0 Micro-B, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
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.
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body - Graphite Silver
  • Until they fix this, I can't recommend this camera. Wifi connectivity is basic in cameras a fraction this price.
  • I love the WiFi because you can get your pictures on you phone right away and post it on social media.
  • So far my only complaint is the WIFI has been a bit spotty. I have had some trouble connecting the camera to my iPhone 6.
  • The only downside to the camera is the app for the phone. It only connects about 1/2 the time, and when it does, it's a bit clunky. That'll take some refining, but nothing against the performance of the camera or lens.
  • There is no built in GPS so geotagging requires a connection to the fujifilm cam remote on your phone to utilize the phones GPS. Given that built in GPS is available on much cheaper and less feature ridden cameras this is a little disappointing.
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
NP-W126S Li-ion battery
Battery life
310
340

Sony Alpha a6500

Fujifilm X-T2

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