Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Sony Alpha A6500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs Alpha A6500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Sony Alpha A6500 Specs

GFX 50R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Medium format
  • 51 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount G-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 160.7 x 96.5 x 66.4mm³ (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6")
  • 775g (25.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GFX 50R

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

GFX 50R 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: GFX 50R and Alpha A6500 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

GFX 50R vs Alpha A6500: Viewfinder

GFX 50R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.69 megapixel with magnification of 0.77x.

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.

GFX 50R (0.77x)

Alpha A6500 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the GFX 50RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A6500

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Sony Alpha A6500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

Alpha A6500

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4024.20
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.692.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.360.92
Longer battery life (3, photos)400350
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GFX 50R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The GFX 50R scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6500

GFX 50R

Alpha A6500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)311
Auto Focus points (4)117425
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)550
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
453g
(14.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
428cm³
(27 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6500 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the superior video recording, the lower weight than the GFX 50R and the more compact size.

Yields 26 points for the Alpha A6500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

Alpha A6500

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Sony Alpha A6500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and Alpha A6500

GFX 50R und Alpha A6500, front viewGFX 50R und Alpha A6500, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und Alpha A6500, view from aboveGFX 50R und Alpha A6500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Sony Alpha A6500

21
26

We recommend Sony Alpha A6500 as better choice.

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