Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II.

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 Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II. While Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 has APS-C sensor, Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II has 35mm sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II has a 12.2 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Sony
Megapixels 24.2 12.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 102400
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100 - 102,400, expandable to 50 - 409,600
Startup Time 1.3 seconds 2.9 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 169-point contrast-detect AF: Wide (169 points), Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100 - 102,400, expandable to 50 - 409,600
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 231 63
AW Buffer Size 110 28
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
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: 0.51-inch 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (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 XAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, MP4 with stereo sound
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
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
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro HDMI (Type-D), Multi Micro USB connector, Stereo microphone jack (3.5mm), Stereo headphone jack (3.5mm)
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 310 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 16.0 oz (453 g) includes batteries 22.1 oz (627 g) includes batteries
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in. (120 x 67 x 53 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 in. (127 x 96 x 60 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,098.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,198.00
Release Date 2016-11-15 2015-10-15