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Fujifilm X-H1 vs Sony A6500 – Comparison

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Let’s compare the Fujifilm X-H1 vs Sony A6500. Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Fujifilm has unveiled the X-H1 mirrorless camera with 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine. Even the new X-H1 has the same sensor in resolution to the Sony A6500, it has a significantly larger and heavier body. In our opinion, the X-H1 is quite expensive. Do you think that the X-H1, with the price tag of only $1,900, offers enough features against the A6500?

The Fujifilm X-H1 is the company’s highest performance APS-C model with most video-capable features. It’s based on the X-T2 but adds in-body image stabilization as well as DCI 4K and more comprehensive set of video options.

If you’re trying to decide which one to buy as your first camera, check out the differences between the Fujifilm X-H1 vs Sony A6500  cameras. 

Specifications Comparison of Fujifilm X-H1 vs Sony A6500 Cameras

Fujifilm X-H1 vs Sony A6500 – Comparison

Below you can see the specs comparison table of Fujifilm X-H1 vs Sony A6500 cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Fujifilm X-H1 Sony A6500
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Image Stablization 5-axis, 5.5EV 5-axis
Burst speed 14 fps with e-shutter, 8 fps mechanical (11 with grip) 11 fps
AF Joystick? 8-way No
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Screen articulation Two-axis tilt Tilt
EVF 3.69M dots 2.36M dots
Viewfinder magnification 0.75x 0.70x
RAW buffer 40 231
JPEG buffer 27 110
Video Bit depth 8 8
Max bitrate 200 Mbps 100 Mbps
Mic / Headphone sockets? Yes / On VPB-XH1 accessory grip Yes / No
Log capture? Yes Yes
HDMI Micro Micro
USB 3.0 Micro Type B 2.0 Micro Type B
Battery life (CIPA) 310 310
Dimensions 5.5 x 3.8 x 3.4 in. (140 x 97 x 86 mm) 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in.
(120 x 67 x 53 mm)
Weight (with card and battery) 673g 453g
Price (body only) $1,900 $1,298

FUJIFILM X-H1 advantages over Fujifilm X-T2

  • In-body image stabilization – Yes : Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher Max Flash Sync : Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Dual Card Slots – Yes : Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top Deck Display – Yes : Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Faster burst rate  : 14fps vs 11 fps
  • Faster Shutter Speed : 1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec

Sony A6500 advantages over FUJIFILM X-H1

  • Less Expensive – Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in NFCYes
  • Internal Flash : Yes
  • Thinner and Lighter
  • Bigger JPEG and RAW Buffer