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Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500 – Comparison

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Looking for the Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500 comparison? Both cameras cost under $1500, but let’s see which one is better for the money.

The first difference between these two cameras is the sensor size. The Nikon D7500 has a smaller sensor in resolution than the Sony A6500, but a significantly larger body. The a6500 has a larger 24MP APS-C sensor while the D7500 is a 20.9 MP DSLR with the same high ISO, fast image proccessing and energy efficiency of the D500 in an enthusiast-level camera. Both cameras can shoot 4K footage at 30 frames per second.

Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list?

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Differences between Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500 DSLR Cameras

If you’re trying to decide which one to buy as your first camera, here are the differences of Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500 cameras. Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500 – Comparison

Nikon D7500 vs Sony A6500 Comparison Table

Features Nikon D7500 Sony A6500
Sensor resolution 20.9MP APS-C CMOS 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS
AA Filter No Yes
Max Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 6000 x 4000
Image Processor EXPEED 5 Bionz X
ISO ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100 – ISO 51200/ISO 1,640,000 (exp) 100 – 25,600
Boost: 51,200
AF System Multi-CAM 3500FX II
51 point AF
(15 cross-type)
Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
LCD 3.2″ / 8 cm Titling touchscreen 921,600 dots 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder Optical
100% coverage
0.94x/0.63 x
1.07x magnification
100% coverage
Shutter Speed 30-1/8000 sec 30-1/4000 sec
Flash X Sync Speed 1/250 sec 1/250 sec
Burst Speed 8fps 11fps
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Video Recording
(max. res)
H.264 QuickTime MOV 4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p 4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Jpeg Buffer Size 100 231
RAW Buffer Size 50 110
Mic Input Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi + NFC with Snapbridge Wi-Fi + NFC
USB Charge Yes Yes
Environmentally Sealed Yes Yes
Battery Life 950 shots 350 shots
Dimensions 136 x 104 x 73 mm 120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3 mm
Weight 640 g 453 g
Price $1,250 $1,398