Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6500 Comparison


Take a look at our new Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6500 comparison article. You can check the details of these mid-range cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

Sony Alpha A6500 has become the company’s flagship APS-C mirrorless camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology and touchscreen.

Canon EOS M5 camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The new MILC has a DIGIC 7 processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF.

Specifications Comparison of Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6500 Cameras

Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6500 Comparison

You can see the Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6500 specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6500 Comparison Table

Features Canon EOS M5 Sony A6500
Sensor resolution 24.2MP APS-C CMOS 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS
Sensor Type / Size APS-C CMOS / 22.3 x 14.9 mm APS-C CMOS  (23.6×15.6mm)
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Image Processor DIGIC 7 Image Processor BIONZ X
ISO 100-25600 100 – 25600
(51200 with boost)
AF System Fast and smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 49 AF points Fast Hybrid AF425 points phase-detection AF
169 points contrast-detection AF0.05 sec. AF Precise movie AFHigh-density Tracking AF technology
LCD 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting  LCD 3″ Rear Screen Tilting Touchscreen LCD (921,600)
Viewfinder Electronic, 2,360,000 dots100% coverage 0.39″ (1.0cm) Electronic
2359.3K-dots OLED / (2359,296 dots)
1.07x magnification (0.70x equiv.)
100% coverage 120fps mode available
Shutter Speed 30 – 1/4000 sec 30 – 1/4000 sec
Built-in Flash Yes (5m) Yes (6m)
Flash X Sync Speed 1/200 sec 1/160 sec
Burst Speed 9 fps 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 233 frames in JPEG
11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 107 frames in raw format
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)
1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps 2160 30/24p (4K / UHD)
1080 60/30/24/120p
1080  i60 Stereo XAVC S format for 4K and Full HD
Mic Input Yes Yes
Headphone Jack
(audio jack)
No No
Wireless Connectivity Yes Yes
USB Charge Yes Yes
Battery Life 295 shots 400 shots
Dimensions 116.8 x 88.9 x 61.0 mm (4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4”) 120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3 mm (4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1″)
Weight 428 g (15.1 oz) 453 g (15.98 oz)
Price $979 $1,398