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Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison

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The Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 comparison is important because these are the mid-range cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

Sony A6300 mirrorless camera features a 24-megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system and 11fps continuous shooting (8fps continuous live view). It also has silent shooting feature with maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps.

Nikon D500 camera features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor that’s coupled with the new Expeed 5 image processor found in the D5. It also has the same 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensor and can able to shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images.

Specifications Comparison of Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Cameras

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison

We have put together Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 specifications comparison table to see the differences between these cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison Table

Features Sony A6300 Nikon D500
Sensor resolution 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor 20.9-MP APS-C CMOS
Sensor Type / Size APS-C CMOS / 23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C CMOS  (23.6×15.6mm)
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 5568 x 3712
Image Processor BIONZ X EXPEED 5
ISO 100 – 25600
(51200 with boost)
Expandable: 50 – 1,640,000
AF System Fast Hybrid AF

425 points phase-detection AF
169 points contrast-detection AF0.05 sec. AF
7.5x density than the a6000Precise movie AF High-density Tracking AF technology

Multi-CAM 20K

153 AF points
99 cross-type and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors.

LCD 3.0″ / 921.6K-dots / Tilting (up 90 degrees, down 45 degrees) No touchscreen 3.2-inch / 2359K-dots / 3-axis hinge tilting / Touchscreen / 170° wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder 0.39″ (1.0cm) Electronic
2359.3K-dots OLED / (2359,296 dots)
1.07x magnification (0.70x equiv.)
100% coverage 120fps mode available
Optical (Pentaprism)
DX: 100% coverage
1.3x: 98% coverage
0.67x magnification (equiv,)
Shutter Speed 30-1/4000 sec 30 – 1/8000 sec
Built-in Flash Yes (6m) No
Flash X Sync Speed 1/160 sec 1/250 sec
Burst Speed 11 fps with full continuous AF
8 fps in Live View
10 fps with mirror up ([CH])
3 fps (quiet mode [Q])
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes Yes
Video Recording
(max. res)
 (4K / UHD) 2160 30/24p
1080 60/30/24/120p
1080  i60 Stereo XAVC S format for 4K and Full HD
4K 2160p 30/24fps
1080p 60/30/24fps
720p 60fps
Mic Input Yes Yes
Headphone Jack
(audio jack)
No Yes
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi + NFC Wi-Fi / NFC (Type 3 Tag) / Bluetooth 4.1
USB Charge Yes Yes
Battery Life 400 shots 1240 shots
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 49 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.93″) 147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″)
Weight 404 g (0.89 lb / 14.25 oz) 860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
Price $1,000 $1,999