Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85.

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-GX85. While Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has APS-C sensor, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 has 4/3 sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 has a 16.0 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 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 None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 4592 x 3448 (15.8 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, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Startup Time 1.3 seconds 0.9 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 detection, AF Tracking, 49-area-focusing, Custom Multi, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint; Quick AF, Continuous AF, AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 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 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 110 44
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots (347,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
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: 2,764,800 dots equivalent LCD, 100% coverage, 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm eq.) magnification, 17.5mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter range, eye sensor (high/low sensitivity)
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (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 1/160
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0
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 270 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1025mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 17.6 oz (498 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 in. (122 x 71 x 44 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $531.32
Release Date 2016-11-15 2016-05-30