Canon EOS M3 vs Sony Alpha A6500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M3 vs Sony Alpha A6500 Specs


  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110.9 x 68 x 44.4mm³ (4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.7″)
  • 366g (11.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M3

Alpha A6500

  • Introduced in October 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120 x 66.9 x 53.3mm³ (4.7″ x 2.6″ x 2.1″)
  • 453g (14.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A6500

EOS M3 vs Alpha A6500 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS M3 an Alpha A6500 sensor comparison

Canon EOS M3 VS Sony Alpha A6500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M3 a better choice


Alpha A6500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.40 24.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Weighs less (2)

(11.8 oz.)
(14.6 oz.)
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M3 are the higher resolution, that the display has a higher resolution and the lower weight than the Alpha A6500. Another advantage over the Alpha A6500: the more compact size.

The EOS M3 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6500


Alpha A6500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

4 11
Auto Focus points (4)

49 425
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 12800 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)

7 50
Image stabilizer (3)

Better Video (2)

1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)

250 350

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6500 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Alpha A6500 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 23 points for the Alpha A6500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A6500

Sensor format

Sensor cleaning

Built-in flash

Articulated screen

Touch screen

External microphone


Canon EOS M3 VS Sony Alpha A6500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M3 and Alpha A6500

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M3

Sony Alpha A6500


We recommend Sony Alpha A6500 as better choice.

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