Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S.

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 Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S. While Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has APS-C sensor, Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S has 4/3 sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S has a 10.2 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Panasonic
Megapixels 24.2 10.2
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) 3680 x 2760 (10.2 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 160 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, iISO, 160 - 51200 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, extendable to 80 - 204800
Startup Time 1.3 seconds 1.1 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 Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 225-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, iISO, 160 - 51200 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, extendable to 80 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 600
AW Buffer Size 110 120
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,620,000 dots (405,000 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 3680K-dot OLED, 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 4096x2160 (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, MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Both Slots UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
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 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, TC In/Out via Flash Sync Terminal
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,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots 410 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1860mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 23.3 oz (660 g) includes batteries
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,215.00
Release Date 2016-11-15 2018-02-22