Canon EOS M6 vs. Sony Alpha a6500 - Camera Comparison

Canon EOS M6 vs. Sony Alpha a6500:

Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS M6 ✭ Camspex.com
Canon EOS M6 ✭ Camspex.com
BODY
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a6500 ✭ Camspex.com
Sony Alpha a6500 ✭ Camspex.com
2017
YEARYear of announcement
2016
Plastic
BODY MATERIAL
Magnesium alloy
Not
weather
sealed
WEATHER SEALING
Weather
sealed
Canon EF-M
LENS MOUNT
Sony E
n/a
SHUTTER LIFEThe shutter durability as rated by the manufacturer.
200000 cycles
390 g
112 x 68 x 45 mm
DIMENSIONS
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
DIMENS.
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
120 x 67 x 53 mm
453 g
Canon EOS M6
Sony Alpha a6500
24.2 MP
Canon CMOS APS-C sensor
APS-C
SENSORThe number of effective megapixels (MP). Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
24.2 MP
Sony Exmor CMOS APS-C sensor
APS-C
22.3 x 14.9 mm
SENSOR SIZE
23.5 x 15.6 mm
6000 x 4000 pixels
MAX. RESOLUTIONMaximum still image resolution
MAX. RES.Maximum still image resolution
6000 x 4000 pixels
1.6x
CROP FACTORA 50mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5x would behave like a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera with a crop factor of 1x (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm)
1.5x
Bayer array
COLOR FILTER
Bayer array
3.7 μm
PIXEL PITCHThe center-to-center distance between two pixels (photosites) on a sensor. The larger the photosites, the more light they can capture and the lower is the level of visible "noise" in captured images.
3.9 μm
Fixed
LOW-PASS FILTERA low-pass filter blurs fine details of an image to eliminate the moiré and the color artifacts of finely patterned structures. Without a low-pass filter images will appear sharper, but there is also a risk of moiré occurring in certain scenes.
Fixed
3:2
NATIVE
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
3:2
14 bit RAW, JPEG
OUTPUT FORMATS
14 bit RAW, JPEG
Auto, 100 - 25600
ISO SEN­SITIVITY
Auto, 100 - 25600
(can be extended to 51200)
Canon EOS M6
DXOMARK
SENSOR
SCOREAnalysis of the camera image quality by dxomark.com
Sony Alpha a6500
78
OVERALL SCOREDXOMARK Sensor Overall Score shows a camera's sensor quality in terms of noise, ability to render high contrast, formation of colored noise, ability to shoot in low light.
85
23.4
COLOR DEPTHThe color depth performance (DXOMARK Portrait Score) in bits
24.5
12.6
DYNAMIC RANGEThe maximum dynamic range performance (DXOMARK Landscape Score) in exposure value (EV)
13.7
1317
LOW-LIGHT ISOThe low-light sensitivity performance (DXOMARK Sports Score) in ISO sensitivity value
1405
Canon EOS M6
Sony Alpha a6500
COVERAGE:
n/a
SIZE:
n/a
camspex.com — No Viewfinder — Canon EOS M6
VIEW­FINDERThe viewfinder frame COVERAGE in percent and the real viewfinder SIZE (VF magnification corrected by the crop factor of a camera — this way cameras with different sensor sizes can be compared).
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Sony Alpha a6500
COVERAGE:
100 %
SIZE:
0.70
No built-in viewfinder (optional VF available)
VF TYPE
Electronic (2 359 296 dot OLED)
Articulated LCD
REAR SCREEN
Articulated LCD
3 inch
SCREEN SIZE
3 inch
LIVE VIEW & TOUCH SCREEN
LV & TS
No top LCD panel
TOP LCD PANELLCD panel on top of the camera which provides information about the current camera settings.
No top LCD panel
Canon EOS M6
Sony Alpha a6500
On-chip phase detection using the dual pixel imaging sensor
AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AF SYSTEM
Hybrid detection
49
49
FOCUS POINTSAutofocus points
as shown in the figures below:

linear sensors
cross-type sensors
dual cross-type sensors
contrast autofocus areas
425 (phase)  
169 (contrast)
425
 (phase)  
169
 (contrast)
0
CROSS-TYPE FOCUS POINTS
CROSS-TYPE FP
0
-1
EV

100

The minimum exposure value of the AF working range (at 23°C and ISO 100). The smaller this value, the less light is needed for normal autofocus operation.
-1
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Sony Alpha a6500
None
IN-BODY
AF MOTORAn in-body AF motor gives the ability to auto-focus with older lenses which don't have their own motors.
None
Digital IS only in video mode
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
IMAGE STABI
Sensor shift
9
fps
CONTINUOUS DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
CONT. DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
11
fps
26 JPEG shots
17 RAW shots
MAX. BURSTMaximum number of shots in high-speed continuous drive mode until the buffer is full.
233 JPEG shots
107 RAW shots
-3/+3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
EXP. COMP.
-5/+5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Bulb, 30 sec → 1/4000 sec
SHUTTER SPEED
Bulb, 30 sec → 1/4000 sec
Canon EOS M6
Sony Alpha a6500

X-SYNC:
1/200
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
5
BUILT-IN FLASH
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
6

X-SYNC:
1/160
Yes
HOT SHOE
Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed
USB
USB 2.0 High Speed
1080p @ 60 fps (Full HD)
MAX. VIDEO RESOLUTION
VIDEO
2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
Microphone port, HDMI
CONNECTIONS
CONNECT.
Microphone port, HDMI
BUILT-IN
DEVICES
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
STORAGE TYPES
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible), microSD cards, Sony Memory Sticks
1
CARD SLOTS
1
295
shots
BATTERY LIFEMaximum number of images that can be shot per single battery charge (according to CIPA).
310
shots
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