Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8.

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 DMC-GF8. While Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has APS-C sensor, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 has 4/3 sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 has a 16.0 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Panasonic
Megapixels 24.2 16.0
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format APS-C 4/3
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 2.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
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, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
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: Face/eye detection, AF Tracking, 23-area, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231
AW Buffer Size 110
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD No / 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
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 1920x1080 (60p/60i/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 AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
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 1/50
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro HDMI (Type-D)
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
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 11.9 oz (336 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 in. (107 x 65 x 33 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2016-11-15 2018-02-15