Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A6500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha A6500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A6500 Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

Alpha A6500

  • Introduced in October 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120 x 66.9 x 53.3mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.1")
  • 453g (14.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A6500

EOS R vs Alpha A6500 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS R and Alpha A6500 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs Alpha A6500: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

Alpha A6500 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS R (0.76x)

Alpha A6500 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A6500

Advantage: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A6500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

Alpha A6500

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3024.20
Auto Focus points (4)5955425
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.92
Longer battery life (3, photos)370350
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6500

EOS R

Alpha A6500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)511
Larger lens selection (3)450
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
453g
(14.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
428cm³
(27 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6500 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the Alpha A6500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

Alpha A6500

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A6500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha A6500

EOS R und Alpha A6500, front viewEOS R und Alpha A6500, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und Alpha A6500, view from aboveEOS R und Alpha A6500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha A6500

29
16

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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