Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Fujifilm X-E3 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Fujifilm X-E3.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 and Fujifilm X-E3. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has a 24.2 MP and Fujifilm X-E3 has a 24.3 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Fujifilm X-E3
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Fujifilm X-E3 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Fujifilm
Megapixels 24.2 24.3
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter Fixed Not needed
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 200 - Max 12800
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 AUTO with selectable limit, ISO 200-12800, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 25600 and 51200
Startup Time 1.3 seconds 0.7 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type 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 Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF: 325 points total, 169 phase-detect points; Single point AF: EVF/LCD: 13x7 / 25x13 (changeable size of AF frame among 5 types), Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 91 areas on 13x7 grid, Wide/Tracking AF: Up to 18 area; Touch AF supported
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 AUTO with selectable limit, ISO 200-12800, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 25600 and 51200
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 900 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 48
AW Buffer Size 110 26
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 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 EVF: 0.39-inch 2.36M-dot OLED with 100% coverage, 0.62x magnification (35mm equivalent), 17.5mm eyepoint (from the rear end of the cameras eyepiece), -4 to +2 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p/23.98p)
Video File Format 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 MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM 48KHz stereo sound)
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/160 1/180
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro HDMI (Type D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 2.5mm stereo mic/remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots 350 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-W126S Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 11.9 oz (337 g) includes batteries
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 4.8 x 2.9 x 1.7 in. (121 x 74 x 43 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $799.00
Release Date 2016-11-15 2017-09-28