Nikon D5500 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D5500
Sony Alpha a6500

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6500

Size
Really small
Mid size (120×67×53 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

competitors

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
GPS Has a GPS
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$475 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$379 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$868 - $948 body only

$978 - $1,048 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$849 - $899 body only

$999 with 16-50mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Thickness Thinner
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$2,598 - $2,600 with 12-60mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Significantly larger

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Nikon D5500
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