Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R.

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-S1R. While Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has APS-C sensor, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has 35mm sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has a 47.3 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Panasonic
Megapixels 24.2 47.3
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
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, expandable to 50-51200
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 Contrast Detection with DFD and AI subject recognition: Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area / Zone (Vertical/Horizontal) / Zone (Square) / Zone (Oval) / 1-Area+ / 1-Area / Pinpoint / Custom 1, 2, 3 (Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100-25600, expandable to 50-51200
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 50
AW Buffer Size 110 40
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 2,100,000 dots (525,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display No Yes
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 5,760k-dot 3:2 OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +2.0 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (60p/30p/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 MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch)); AVCHD Progressive (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch)); AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch))
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support
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? (up to 1/320 at reduced power with DMW-FL580L)
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB USB-C, HDMI (Type A), 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm 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 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots 340 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 36.0 oz (1,020 g) includes batteries
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in. (149 x 110 x 97 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2016-11-15 2019-04-01