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

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
120 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
165 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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

$2,629 - $3,099 body only

$3,239 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
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Sony Alpha a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 - $2,742 body only

$2,198 - $3,068 with 28-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

Travel zoom

$1,198

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$733 - $798 body only

$841 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

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