Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony Alpha a6500

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha a6500

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,293 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6500

Size
Really small
Mid size (120×67×53 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,715 - $3,299 body only

$3,399 - $4,199 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$990 - $999 body only

$1,399 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,370 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$794 - $798 body only

$898 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,599 body only

$1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Touch screen No touch screen

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