Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Fujifilm X-T30 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Fujifilm X-T30.

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-T30. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has a 24.2 MP and Fujifilm X-T30 has a 26.1 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Fujifilm X-T30
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Fujifilm X-T30 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Fujifilm
Megapixels 24.2 26.1
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) 6240 x 4160 (26.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 160 - Max 12800
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 AUTO (3) with selectable limits, ISO 160-12800, Extended output sensitivity equivalent to ISO 80, 100, 125, 25600 and 51200
Startup Time 1.3 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 with 100% frame coverage: Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13x9 / 25x17 (Changeable size of AF frame) Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 91 areas on 13x9 grid; Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 18 area)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 AUTO (3) with selectable limits, ISO 160-12800, Extended output sensitivity equivalent to ISO 80, 100, 125, 25600 and 51200
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 900 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 32
AW Buffer Size 110 17
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 Yes
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 format 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) 4096x2160 (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 / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
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 Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/160 1/180
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen1), Micro HDMI (Type-D), 2.5mm stereo mic/remote jack; headphone support via USB-C possible (3rd party)
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 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots 380 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 13.5 oz (383 g) includes batteries
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.8 in. (118 x 83 x 47 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $899.48
Release Date 2016-11-15 2019-08-15