Pentax K-3 II vs Sony Alpha a6500

Pentax K-3 II
Sony Alpha a6500

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3 II

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Many lenses available
Lens availability
113 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
720 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6500

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

competitors

Pentax K-3 II Competitors

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$797 body only

$914 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,114 - $2,397 with 16-80mm lens

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

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
Placeholder

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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Pentax K-3 II
K-3 II
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Sony Alpha a6500
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Sony

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