Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha A6500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha A6500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha A6500 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

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

OM-D E-M1X 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: OM-D E-M1X and Alpha A6500 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A6500

OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha A6500: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

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.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

Alpha A6500 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated 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. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha A6500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha A6500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1811
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)870350
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Alpha A6500: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video, the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6500

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha A6500

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4024.20
Auto Focus points (4)121425
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
453g
(14.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
428cm³
(27 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6500 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 20 points for the Alpha A6500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha A6500

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha A6500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and Alpha A6500

OM-D E-M1X und Alpha A6500, front viewOM-D E-M1X und Alpha A6500, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und Alpha A6500, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und Alpha A6500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Sony Alpha A6500

22
20

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