Canon EOS M6 vs Sony Alpha A6500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M6 vs Alpha A6500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M6 vs Sony Alpha A6500 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 68 x 44.5mm³ (4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.8″)
  • 390g (12.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M6

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 M6 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 M6 an Alpha A6500 sensor comparison

Canon EOS M6 VS Sony Alpha A6500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M6 a better choice


Alpha A6500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.40 24.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Weighs less (2)

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


Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M6 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 M6 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6500


Alpha A6500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

7 11
Auto Focus points (4)

49 425
Larger lens selection (3)

7 50
Image stabilizer (3)

Better Video (2)

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

295 350

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

Yields 19 points for the Alpha A6500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A6500

Sensor format

Sensor cleaning


100 – 25600 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Built-in flash

Articulated screen

Touch screen

External microphone


Canon EOS M6 VS Sony Alpha A6500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M6 and Alpha A6500

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M6

Sony Alpha A6500


We recommend Sony Alpha A6500 as better choice.

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