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Sony A6500 vs Fujifilm X-T2 – Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony A6500 vs Fujifilm X-T2. Both cameras are mirrorless, fast and compact, and also offer 4K video recording so this is tough decision.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.

Sony A6500X-T2
Sensor FormatAPS-CAPS-C
Crop Factor1.5x1.5x
AA FilterYesNone
Image Resolution6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Body Image StabilizationYes - 5-AxisNo
Lens MountSony EFujifilm X
ISO100 - 25,600200 - 12,800
Expanded ISO51,200100 - 51,200
AF Points425325 AF Hybrid
Cross-type AF Points425 phase169 phase
Continuous Mode11fps8fps*
LCD3.0" - Articulating3.0" - Articulating
LCD Resolution921,600 dots1,040,000 dots
Focus PeakingYesYes
Top LCD DisplayNoNo
Viewfinder TypeEVFEVF (2.36M)
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification1.07x0.77x
Video Resolution3840x2160 (30/25/24p)3840x2160 (30/25/24p)
 1920x1080 (120/100/60/50p)1920x1080 (60/50p)
Microphone JackYesYes
Headphone JackNoNo
Memory Card TypeSD or MS ProSD + SD
Dual Card SlotsNoYes
Fastest Shutter Speed1/40001/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer Size23155
RAW Buffer Size11048
Time LapseYesYes
Built-in FlashYesNo
Max Flash Sync Speed1/1601/250
Startup Time1.3s1.0s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSNoNo
Built- in NFCYesNo
USB TypeUSB 2.0USB 3.0
Environmentally SealedYesYes
Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots340 shots
Battery IncludedYes (NP-FW50)Yes (NP-W126S)
Weight16.0 oz (453g)17.9 oz (507g)
Size4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1"5.2 x 3.6 x 1.9"
Release Date20162016

Sony A6500 Advantages:

  • Body Image Stabilization – The Sony A6500 has built-in body stabilization for photos and videos, which is an excellent feature for traveling and shooting in low light.
  • AF Points – 425 vs 325 AF points. The A6500 has all 425 points phase detection, while the X-T2 “only” has 169, which makes the Sony better for low light work.
  • Continuous mode – 11fps vs 8fps. It’s an advantage, but not something you will really notice that often.
  • Touchscreen Support
  • Viewfinder Magnification – Higher magnification.
  • JPEG Buffer Size – 231 vs 55. Useful for long bursts.
  • RAW Buffer Size – 110 vs 48.
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in NFC
  • Size – The Sony A6500 is noticeably smaller.
  • Less Expensive – The A6500 body costs around $300 less

For a lower price, the A6500 offers built-in image stabilization, better AF system, touchscreen LCD display, 2x+ bigger RAW and JPEG buffer and built-in NFC. It’s also smaller, but all mirrorless cameras are pretty small anyways so it depends on how much this matters to you at this point.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews.

Fujifilm X-T2 Advantages:

  • AA Filter – The Fujifilm X-T2 has no AA filter.
  • LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
  • Dual Card Slots – More room for extra photos, or simply for backup.
  • UHS-II – Faster writing speeds than UHS-I, but you need a memory card that can handle such speeds.
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/32000 vs 1/4000.
  • Max Flash Sync Speed – 1/250 vs /160.
  • USB 3.0 – Faster file transferring out the camera.

The X-T2 has 2 memory card slots with UHS-II support, USB 3.0, much faster maximum shutter speed and no AA filter. Both cameras are worth the money!

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews.

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