Cam1 vs Cam2

Sony a7R vs. Sony a6500

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Sony a7R

Resolution:
36 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
10/16/2013
LCD Movement:
Tilting
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Multi-area
Center
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View


Autofocus Light?:
Yes
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life:
340
Type:
SLR-style mirrorless
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
4.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
36 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, AVCHD
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
ISO:
100-25600
Aspect Ratio(s):
3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Extra fine, fine, standard
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
7360 x 4912
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
25
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Bionz X
Remote Control?:
Yes (wired)
Screen Dots:
1230
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Xtra Fine LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Photo Detectors:
37 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
No
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)
White Balance Presets:
10
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00V9LXKC4
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$2299.99 / ยฃ1699 (body only)
AE Bracketing:
+/-5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
Lens Mount:
Sony E

Sony a6500

Resolution:
24 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
10/6/2016
LCD Movement:
Tilting
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Yes
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
NP-FW50
Battery Life:
350
Type:
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Built-In Flash?:
Yes
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
11.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Dimensions:
120 x 67 x 53 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 2.09")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
24 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via hot shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Flash Range:
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI)
ISO:
Auto, 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
Aspect Ratio(s):
3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
Sensor-shift
JPG Quality Levels:
Extra fine, fine, standard
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
6000 x 4000
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
425
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Bionz X
Remote Control?:
Yes (via smartphone)
Screen Dots:
921600
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes
Photo Detectors:
25 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Subject / Scene Modes:
Timelapse Recording:
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames, H/L selectable)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
453 g (1.00 lb / 15.98 oz)
White Balance Presets:
8
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Highlight-weighted
ASIN(s):
B01M586Y9R B07GSVSZCC
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
51200
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$1400 (body only)
AE Bracketing:
+/-5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/160 sec
Wireless:
802.11b/g/n + NFC
Lens Mount:
Sony E