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Nikon B500 vs Sony A6600

The Nikon Coolpix B500 and the Sony Alpha A6600 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in January 2016 and August 2019. The B500 is a fixed lens compact, while the A6600 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a 1/2.3-inch (B500) and an APS-C (A6600) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 24 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon B500
versus
Sony A6600
Nikon B500 Sony A6600
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
22.5-900mm f/3.0-6.5 Sony E mount lenses
15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 80-6,400 ISO 100-32,000 (100 - 102,400)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Tilting screen (no touchscreen) Tilting touchscreen
7.4 shutter flaps per second 11 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
600 shots per battery charge810 shots per battery charge
114 x 78 x 95 mm, 541 g 120 x 67 x 69 mm, 503 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Coolpix B500 and the Sony Alpha A6600? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon B500 and the Sony A6600 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The B500 can be obtained in two different colors (black, red), while the A6600 is only available in black.

Size Nikon B500 vs Sony A6600
Compare B500 versus A6600 top
Comparison B500 or A6600 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A6600 is notably smaller (10 percent) than the Nikon B500. It is noteworthy in this context that the A6600 is splash and dust-proof, while the B500 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the B500 has a lens built in, whereas the A6600 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the A6600 and their specifications in the Sony E-Mount Lens Catalog.

The power pack in the A6600 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon B500 114 mm 78 mm 95 mm 541 g 600 n Jan 2016 299 i
2.
 
Sony A6600 120 mm 67 mm 69 mm 503 g 810 Y Aug 2019 1,399 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 135 mm 93 mm 64 mm 607 g 500 Y Feb 2020 1,699 i
4.
 
Nikon B600 122 mm 82 mm 99 mm 500 g 280 n Jan 2019 349 i
5.
 
Nikon A1000 114 mm 72 mm 41 mm 330 g 250 n Jan 2019 429 i
6.
 
Nikon P1000 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 i
7.
 
Nikon W300 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 i
8.
 
Nikon B700 125 mm 85 mm 107 mm 565 g 350 n Feb 2016 499 i
9.
 
Nikon P900 140 mm 103 mm 137 mm 899 g 360 n Mar 2015 599 i
10.
 
Nikon L840 113 mm 78 mm 96 mm 538 g 590 n Feb 2015 299 i
11.
 
Panasonic FZ80 130 mm 94 mm 119 mm 616 g 330 n Jan 2017 399 i
12.
 
Sony A7C 124 mm 71 mm 60 mm 509 g 740 Y Sep 2020 1,799 i
13.
 
Sony A6500 120 mm 67 mm 53 mm 453 g 350 Y Oct 2016 1,399 i
14.
 
Sony HX80 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 390 n Mar 2016 349 i
15.
 
Sony A77 II 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 647 g 480 Y May 2014 1,199 i
16.
 
Sony H200 123 mm 83 mm 87 mm 530 g 240 n Jan 2013 249 i
17.
 
Sony A77 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 732 g 470 Y Aug 2011 1,399 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The B500 was launched at a lower price than the A6600, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon B500 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Sony A6600 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A6600 is 1211 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 1.5. The sensor in the B500 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the A6600 offers a 3:2 aspect.

Nikon B500 and Sony A6600 sensor measures

With 24MP, the A6600 offers a higher resolution than the B500 (15.9MP), but the A6600 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.91μm versus 1.33μm for the B500) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A6600 is a much more recent model (by 3 years and 7 months) than the B500, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the B500 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A6600 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A6600 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon B500 are 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A6600 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A6600 are ISO 100 to ISO 32000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-102400.

B500 versus A6600 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon B500 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60i...... ..
2.
 
Sony A6600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p23.813.41497 82
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p...... ..
4.
 
Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Nikon B700 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Nikon P900 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p...... ..
10.
 
Nikon L840 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60i...... ..
11.
 
Panasonic FZ80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
12.
 
Sony A7C Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73407 95
13.
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.71405 85
14.
 
Sony HX80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p...... ..
15.
 
Sony A77 II APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
16.
 
Sony H200 1/2.3 15.2 5184 2930720/30p...... ..
17.
 
Sony A77 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.2801 78

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the A6600 provides a better video resolution than the B500. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the A6600 has an electronic viewfinder (2359k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the B500 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon B500 and Sony A6600 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon B500none n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
2.
 
Sony A66002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T43690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0 n Y
4.
 
Nikon B600none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon A10001166 n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
6.
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
7.
 
Nikon W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
8.
 
Nikon B700921 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y Y
9.
 
Nikon P900921 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
10.
 
Nikon L840none n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
11.
 
Panasonic FZ801166 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
12.
 
Sony A7C2360 n 3.0 922 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony A65002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony HX80638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony A77 II2359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony H200none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/1500s 0.8 Y Y
17.
 
Sony A772359 Y 3.0 921 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The B500 has one, while the A6600 does not. While the built-in flash of the B500 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The A6600 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the B500 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the A6600 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Sony A6600 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The B500 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A6600 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The A6600 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the B500 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Coolpix B500 and Sony Alpha A6600 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon B500-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
2.
 
Sony A6600YstereomonoYYYES2.0YYY
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T4YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Nikon B600-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon A1000-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Nikon W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Nikon B700-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
9.
 
Nikon P900-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Nikon L840-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Panasonic FZ80Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
12.
 
Sony A7CYstereomonoYYmicro3.2YYY
13.
 
Sony A6500YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony HX80-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A77 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony H200-monomono---2.0---
17.
 
Sony A77YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the A6600 has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The B500 does not feature such a mic input.

The A6600 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the B500 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the B500 was succeeded by the Nikon B600. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon B500 or the Sony A6600 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Coolpix B500:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the A6600 requires a separate lens.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in January 2016).

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Advantages of the Sony Alpha A6600:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 15.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 25%.
  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (11 vs 7.4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (810 versus 600) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years and 7 months of technical progress since the B500 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A6600 is the clear winner of the contest (23 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

B500 05:23 A6600

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon B500 and the Sony A6600 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the B500 and the A6600 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon B500..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2016 299 i
2.
 
Sony A66004/5+83/1004.5/54/5 Aug 2019 1,399 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T45/5+ +..5/55/5 Feb 2020 1,699 i
4.
 
Nikon B600..+..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 349 i
5.
 
Nikon A1000..+ +..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 429 i
6.
 
Nikon P1000..+73/1003.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 i
7.
 
Nikon W300..+..4/54/5 May 2017 389 i
8.
 
Nikon B700..+..4/54/5 Feb 2016 499 i
9.
 
Nikon P900....77/1004/54/5 Mar 2015 599 i
10.
 
Nikon L840..+ +..3.5/54/5 Feb 2015 299 i
11.
 
Panasonic FZ80..+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 399 i
12.
 
Sony A7C3.5/5..86/1004/54/5 Sep 2020 1,799 i
13.
 
Sony A65005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2016 1,399 i
14.
 
Sony HX80.......... Mar 2016 349 i
15.
 
Sony A77 II4/5..80/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 1,199 i
16.
 
Sony H200......3.5/53.5/5 Jan 2013 249 i
17.
 
Sony A775/591/10081/100..5/5 Aug 2011 1,399 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Nikon B500 vs Sony A6600

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon B500 Sony A6600
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 22.5-900mm f/3.0-6.5 Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date January 2016 August 2019
    Launch Price USD 299 USD 1,399
    Sensor Specs Nikon B500 Sony A6600
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.33 μm 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 56.73 MP/cm2 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 80 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 32,000 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 102,400 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 82
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 13.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 1497
    Screen Specs Nikon B500 Sony A6600
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2359k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon B500 Sony A6600
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 7.4 shutter flaps/s 11 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-ShutterYES
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon B500 Sony A6600
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI YES HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon B500 Sony A6600
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type 4xAA NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)600 shots per charge810 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 114 x 78 x 95 mm
    (4.5 x 3.1 x 3.7 in)
    120 x 67 x 69 mm
    (4.7 x 2.6 x 2.7 in)
    Camera Weight 541 g (19.1 oz) 503 g (17.7 oz)

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