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GENERAL
Model Sony Alpha a6500 Sony Alpha a6300 Sony Alpha a6000
Release Date 2016-10-06 2016-02-03 2014-04-23
Camera Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Current Price $1,099.00 $748.00 $448.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
24

Megapixel

24

Megapixel

24

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area
366mm2
366mm2
366mm2
Max ISO

25600

25600

25600

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha a6500 Sony Alpha a6300 Sony Alpha a6000
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps 11.0 fps 11 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) 5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) 5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync n/a n/a 1/160s
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2,359k dots 2,359k dots 1,440k dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.7 0.7
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Tilting Tilting
Technology n/a n/a TFT LCD
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
Resolution 922k dots 922k dots 922k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha a6500 Sony Alpha a6300 Sony Alpha a6000
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (24p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
Microphone Type Yes Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 453 g 404 g 344 g
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 53 mm 120 x 67 x 49 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Body Sealing Yes Yes No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

350 Shots

400 Shots

360 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Yes Built-In Built-In
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha a6500 Sony Alpha a6300 Sony Alpha a6000
Lens Mount Sony E Sony E (NEX) Sony E
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 425 425 179
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $1,099.00 $748.00 $448.00