Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.

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 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. While Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has APS-C sensor, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II has 4/3 sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II has a 16.1 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Olympus
Megapixels 24.2 16.1
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format APS-C 4/3
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 2.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time 1.3 seconds 0.8 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 High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 81-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (Normal/Small) / Eye Detection (Nearer, Left, Right) / Magnified (up to 14x, over 800 AF points)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 18
AW Buffer Size 110 13
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No Yes
Selfie Screen No Yes
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; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.30x - 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
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 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
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 1/250
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots 310 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 16.5 oz (469 g) includes batteries
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in. (124 x 85 x 45 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $799.00
Release Date 2016-11-15 2015-02-21