Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A6500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs Alpha A6500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A6500 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 – 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2″ x 3.3″ x 2.8″)
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP

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 RP 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:

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs Alpha A6500: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

Alpha A6500 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS RP (0.70x)

Alpha A6500 (0.70x)

Better choice: Draw

Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A6500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice


Alpha A6500

Larger sensor (5)

Full frame APS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

26.20 24.20
Auto Focus points (4)

4779 425
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 40000 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution.

The EOS RP scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6500


Alpha A6500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

5 11
Larger lens selection (3)

4 50
Built-in flash (2)

Image stabilizer (3)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

250 350
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6500 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

Yields 17 points for the Alpha A6500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A6500

Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

Touch screen

Video resolution

3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
External microphone

Similar weight

485g 453g

Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A6500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and Alpha A6500

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Sony Alpha A6500


We advise to choose the newest model: Canon EOS RP.