Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Nikon D3500 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Nikon D3500.

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 Nikon D3500. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has a 24.2 MP and Nikon D3500 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Nikon D3500
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Nikon D3500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Nikon
Megapixels 24.2 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter Fixed None
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 100 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100 - 25600
Startup Time 1.3 seconds 0.4 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 OVF: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 10 line-type; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100 - 25600
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 100
AW Buffer Size 110 13
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes No
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / 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 SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.85x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Focus Peaking Yes No
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
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 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes No
Headphone Jack No No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/160 1/200
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Type-C Mini HDMI with CEC, USB 2.0
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes No
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
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots 1550 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 21.7 oz (615 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in. (124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $396.95
Release Date 2016-11-15 2018-09-15