The Fujifilm X-T2 and the Sony A6500 are two of the best mirrorless cameras in the market right now. Both cameras allow you to capture great quality stills and videos. Both mirrorless cameras come with a similarly sized APS-C sensor. While the X-T2 has a 24.3-megapixel sensor, the a6500 features a 24.2-megapixel sensor. Both cameras can capture 4K videos and have great auto-focus systems. Let’s see which of these two, is a better mirrorless camera?
However, the Fujifilm X-T2 wins in terms of shutter speed. It comes with a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000, while the Sony A6500 comes with a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000. The X-T2 has a great advantage in a lot of situations. Also, the Fujifilm camera features a tillable screen, which can be tilted sideways too. The Sony a6500 features a two-way tilting screen, which can be a little limiting. The X-T2 also features an SLR-like design with the viewfinder placed at eye-level, which sets it apart from most mirrorless cameras, including A6500. It is even larger than most, which makes it perfect for bright scenarios.
Additionally, the lack of manual external controls on a6500, give X-T2 an even bigger advantage. The Fujifilm camera feels more intuitive and faster, thanks to its external dials that allow you to control almost all important settings. The X-T2 features a dual memory card slot, which makes it more safer [in case of memory card fails] along with doubled storage capacity.
The Sony’s a6500 [body only] is priced at around $1,399.99. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, while shipping starts on December 6, 2016. On the other hand, the Fujifilm X-T2 is priced on the slightly more expensive side at $1,699.99 [body only]. However, the $300 price difference is justified by all the advantages Fujifilm X-T2 offers over the Sony A6500. Still, the Sony A6500 is also a great choice for those in the budget.