Sony Alpha ILCE-A6600 vs Nikon D500 Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6600 vs Nikon D500.

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-A6600 and Nikon D500. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A6600 has a 24.2 MP and Nikon D500 has a 20.9 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6600 Nikon D500
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A6600 Front Nikon D500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Nikon
Megapixels 24.2 20.9
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 32000 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-32000, expandable to 50-102400 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Startup Time 0.3 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (425 points phase-detection AF, 425 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large), Expanded Flexible Spot; Real-time Eye AF, Animal Eye AF OVF: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection; ; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-32000, expandable to 50-102400 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 200
AW Buffer Size 200
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes No
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, 1.0x magnification (~0.67x 35mm eq.), 16mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes No
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 MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Dual slots, XQD+SD
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes 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, 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jack Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal, PC Sync
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
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) 720 shots 1240 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 29.2 oz (828 g) includes batteries, kit lens 30.2 oz (856 g) includes batteries
Size 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.7 in. (120 x 67 x 69 mm) 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 in. (147 x 115 x 81 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,398.00 Buy from Amazon for $1,796.95
Release Date 2019-11-15 2016-03-15