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
Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6500


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

FeaturesCanon EOS M5Sony A6500
Sensor resolution24.2MP APS-C CMOS24.2 MP APS-C CMOS
Sensor Type / SizeAPS-C CMOS / 22.3 x 14.9 mmAPS-C CMOS  (23.6×15.6mm)
Max Image Resolution6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Image ProcessorDIGIC 7 Image ProcessorBIONZ X
ISO100-25600100 – 25600
(51200 with boost)
AF SystemFast and smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 49 AF pointsFast Hybrid AF425 points phase-detection AF
169 points contrast-detection AF0.05 sec. AF Precise movie AFHigh-density Tracking AF technology
LCD3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting  LCD3″ Rear Screen Tilting Touchscreen LCD (921,600)
ViewfinderElectronic, 2,360,000 dots100% coverage0.39″ (1.0cm) Electronic
2359.3K-dots OLED / (2359,296 dots)
1.07x magnification (0.70x equiv.)
100% coverage 120fps mode available
Shutter Speed30 – 1/4000 sec30 – 1/4000 sec
Built-in FlashYes (5m)Yes (6m)
Flash X Sync Speed1/200 sec1/160 sec
Burst Speed9 fps11 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 YesYes
Video Recording
(max. res)
1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps2160 30/24p (4K / UHD)
1080 60/30/24/120p
1080  i60 Stereo XAVC S format for 4K and Full HD
Mic InputYesYes
Headphone Jack
(audio jack)
Wireless ConnectivityYesYes
USB ChargeYesYes
Battery Life295 shots400 shots
Dimensions116.8 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″)
Weight428 g (15.1 oz)453 g (15.98 oz)