Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Pentax K-S2 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Pentax K-S2.

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 Pentax K-S2. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has a 24.2 MP and Pentax K-S2 has a 20.1 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Pentax K-S2
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Pentax K-S2 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Ricoh
Megapixels 24.2 20.1
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter Fixed Optional
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Startup Time 1.3 seconds 1.0 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 SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching: 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/6000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 28
AW Buffer Size 110 9
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (230,400 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
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 Optical / 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 SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 1920x1080 (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 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
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 Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/160 1/180
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro (Type D) HMDI
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
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 410 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 30.3 oz (859 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.6 in. (122 x 91 x 65 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $521.80
Release Date 2016-11-15 2015-02-15