Fujifilm X-T20 vs Sony A6500 Comparison


Here is a quick review and comparison for the Fujifilm X-T20 vs Sony A6500 mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

The Fuji X-T20 is a budget-friendly and stripped-down version of the flagship X-T2. Both cameras have so much similarities including sensor, native ISO, AF system and 4K video recording. Sony improves the mid-range Alpha series A6500 camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology and touchscreen.

When it comes to video recording features, X-T20 supports 4K at 24, 25 and 30fps with a 100Mbps data rate and Full HD up to 60fps. Both cameras offer clean HDMI output with an 8-bit 4:2:2 colour space.  The microphone jack is 3.5mm on the a6500 and 2.5mm on the X-T20. So what maybe the other differences of these two models?

Specifications Comparison of Fujifilm X-T20 vs Sony A6500 Cameras

Fujifilm X-T20 vs Sony A6500 Comparison

Below you can see the specs comparison table of Fujifilm X-T20 vs Sony A6500 mirrorless cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Fuji X-T20 Sony a6500
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 24.2MP CMOS Sensor
Sensor Type APS-C APS-C
Sensor Size 23.6×15.6mm 23.5×15.6mm
AA Filter No Yes
Image Size 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Image Processor X-Processor Pro Bionz X
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Storage Media SD Card (-2G) / SDHC Card (-32G) / SDXC Card (-256G) UHS-I SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Continuous Shooting Speed 14 FPS 11 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec 30-1/4000 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 200-12,800 ISO 100-25600
Autofocus System Hybrid: 91 Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
Built-in Flash Yes (5m) Yes (6m)
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps (100 Mbps MOV via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps (36 Mbps MOV via H.264)
1280 x 720p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps (18 Mbps MOV via H.264)
2160 30/24p (4K / UHD)
1080 60/30/24/120p
1080  i60 Stereo XAVC S format for 4K and Full HD
LCD Size 3″ Rear Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3″ Rear Tilting Touchscreen LCD
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 921,600 dots
Exposure Compensation -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 350 shots 400 shots
USB Version 2.0 2.0
Dimensions 118.4 x 82.8 x 41.4 mm 120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3 mm
Weight 383g 453g
MSRP Price $899 $1,398