Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Here is a quick specifications comparison of the Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 mid-range cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

Sony A6300 mirrorless camera features a 24-megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system and 11fps continuous shooting (8fps continuous live view). It also has silent shooting feature with maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps.

Nikon D500 DSLR camera features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor that’s coupled with the new Expeed 5 image processor found in the D5. It also has the same 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensor and can able to shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images.

Comparison Table of Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Cameras

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 specifications comparison table can be found below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison Table

FeaturesSony A6300Nikon D500
Sensor resolution24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor20.9-MP APS-C CMOS
Sensor Type / SizeAPS-C CMOS / 23.5 x 15.6 mmAPS-C CMOS  (23.6×15.6mm)
Max Image Resolution6000 x 40005568 x 3712
Image ProcessorBIONZ XEXPEED 5
ISO100 – 25600
(51200 with boost)
Expandable: 50 – 1,640,000
AF SystemFast Hybrid AF425 points phase-detection AF
169 points contrast-detection AF0.05 sec. AF
7.5x density than the a6000Precise movie AF High-density Tracking AF technology
Multi-CAM 20K153 AF points
99 cross-type and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors.
LCD3.0″ / 921.6K-dots / Tilting (up 90 degrees, down 45 degrees) No touchscreen3.2-inch / 2359K-dots / 3-axis hinge tilting / Touchscreen / 170° wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder0.39″ (1.0cm) Electronic
2359.3K-dots OLED / (2359,296 dots)
1.07x magnification (0.70x equiv.)
100% coverage 120fps mode available
Optical (Pentaprism)
DX: 100% coverage
1.3x: 98% coverage
0.67x magnification (equiv,)
Shutter Speed30-1/4000 sec30 – 1/8000 sec
Built-in FlashYes (6m)No
Flash X Sync Speed1/160 sec1/250 sec
Burst Speed11 fps with full continuous AF
8 fps in Live View
10 fps with mirror up ([CH])
3 fps (quiet mode [Q])
Exposure Compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYesYes
Video Recording
(max. res)
 (4K / UHD) 2160 30/24p
1080 60/30/24/120p
1080  i60 Stereo XAVC S format for 4K and Full HD
4K 2160p 30/24fps
1080p 60/30/24fps
720p 60fps
Mic InputYesYes
Headphone Jack
(audio jack)
Wireless ConnectivityWi-Fi + NFCWi-Fi / NFC (Type 3 Tag) / Bluetooth 4.1
USB ChargeYesYes
Battery Life400 shots1240 shots
Dimensions120 x 67 x 49 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.93″)147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″)
Weight404 g (0.89 lb / 14.25 oz)860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)