Nikon D500 vs Sony α6000

Compare Nikon D500 and Sony α6000 specifications like camera pixel, image sensor, focus, exposure, dimension, weight, monitor size, iso sensitivity, sensor size, shutter speed, supported video, image formats and white balace.
By: ProductPlus Team · Published On: Apr 21, 2016

Nikon D500

Sony α6000

Nikon D500 specification
Sony α6000 specification
Experience level: Intermediate
Wifi: Wifi
Experience level: Intermediate
Wifi: Wifi
Dimension and Weight
Dimension: 147 mm x 115 mm x 81 mm
Weight: 760 gm
Dimension: 119.88 mm x 66.80 mm x 45.21 mm
Weight: 284.91 gm (Body Only) / 343.87 gm (With battery and media)Lighter
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel: 20.9 million
Total Pixel: 21.56 million
Sensor Size: 23.5 mm x 15.7 mmBigger Sensor
Sensor Format: DX
Dust Reduction: Dust Off reference Image
Effective Pixel: 24.3 MPMore MP
Total Pixel: 24.7 megapixels
Sensor Size: 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Sensor Format: CMOS
Dust Reduction: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Supported File Types
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
  • RAW
View Finder
Type: Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Coverage:
  • DX (24x16): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
  • 1.3x (18x12): 98% Horizontal and 98% Vertical (Approx.)
Magnification:
  • 1.0x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1) (Approx.)
Eye Point:
  • 16mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Diopter Adjustment:
  • -2.0 to +1.0m¯¹
Mirror: Quick-return type
Type: 0.39 in-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Coverage:
  • 100 %
Magnification:
  • 0.7
Eye Point:
  • Not Available
Diopter Adjustment:
  • -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Mirror: High-resolution OLED Tru-Finder™
Shutter
Type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter
Speed:
  • 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
Faster Shutter Speed
Release:
  • Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
  • Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
  • Mirror-up [Mup] mode
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Quiet Continuous Release
  • Self-timer Mode
  • Single-frame [S] mode
Type: ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER
Speed:
  • 1/4000 to 30 sec
Release:
  • Not Available
Exposure
Metering System: TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
Metering Range:
  • -3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
  • 0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
Metering System: 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Range:
  • EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
ISO Sensitivity
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
Higher ISO
  • ISO 100-25600
Focus
Auto Focus System: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points
Focusing Modes:
  • Continuous-servo (AF-C)
  • Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
  • Full-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View only
  • Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
  • Normal area
  • Single-servo AF (AF-S)
  • Wide area
Focus Points:
  • Number of AF points: 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking)
Auto Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focusing Modes:
  • AF-A
Focus Points:
  • 179 AF point
White Balance
  • Auto (3 types)
  • Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
  • Cloudy
  • Direct Sunlight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent (7 types)
  • Incandescent
  • Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
  • Not Available
Live View
  • Photography Live View Mode
  • Movie Live View Mode
  • still Image and Video Recording
Video
Supported Formats:
  • MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding)
Frame Rates:
  • 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
  • 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
  • Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
  • Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
  • Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
  • Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
  • Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
  • HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
  • HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
4K Video
Supported Formats:
  • AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Frame Rates:
  • Not Available
Monitor
Size: 3.2 in. diagonalBigger Monitor
Resolution 2,359,000 Dots
Size: 3.0 in wide type TFT LCD
Resolution 921,600 dots