Leica SL2 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Comparison



Let’s compare the Leica SL2 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Leica SL2 and Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500. While Leica SL2 has 35mm sensor, Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has APS-C sensor and 47.3 has a 47.3 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Leica SL2 Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500
  Leica SL2 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Leica Sony
Megapixels 47.3 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
AA Filter None Fixed
Image Resolution 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 50 - Max 50000 Min 100 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200
Startup Time 1.3 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast-detect AF with depth mapping "Leica Object Detection AF": 225 zones; Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object Tracking, optional Touch AF; Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing), AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (425 points phase-detection AF, 169 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large), Expanded Flexible Spot
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200
Shutter Speed Range 1/40000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100 231
AW Buffer Size 78 110
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 5.76M-dot "EyeRes" OLED, 0.78x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, 120 fps, eye sensor EVF type; 1.0cm (0.39-inch) 2.3M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.07x mag. (0.70x 35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AC-3) XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support Both slots support UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/160
Internal connections USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, HDMI 2.0b Type A; 3.5mm mic/remote and headphone/remote jacks; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 32.7 oz (928 g) includes batteries 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries
Size 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in. (146 x 107 x 42 mm) 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $5,995.00 Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00
Release Date 2019-11-21 2016-11-15