Nikon D7100 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D7100
Sony Alpha a6500

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Many lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
 

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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS Has a GPS
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

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Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$971 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly larger
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Nikon Z6

Boutique

$1,764 - $1,997

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Larger
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Sony a7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,698 with 24-70mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

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Nikon D7100
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