Nikon D5500 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D5500
Sony Alpha a6500

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
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

$781 - $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

$410 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$871 - $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 body only

$949 with 16-50mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Thickness Thinner
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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Nikon D5500
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