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Panasonic S1H vs Sony A6500

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H and the Sony Alpha A6500 are two enthusiast cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in May 2019 and October 2016. Both the S1H and the A6500 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a full frame (S1H) and an APS-C (A6500) sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels.

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

Headline Specifications
Panasonic S1H versus Sony A6500
Panasonic S1H Sony A6500
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Leica L mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
24 MP, Full Frame Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
6K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 204,800) ISO 100-25,600 (100 - 51,200)
Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.2 LCD, 2330k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Swivel touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
9 shutter flaps per second 11 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
400 shots per battery charge350 shots per battery charge
151 x 114 x 110 mm, 1052 g 120 x 67 x 53 mm, 453 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H and the Sony Alpha A6500? 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

The physical size and weight of the Panasonic S1H and the Sony A6500 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Panasonic S1H vs Sony A6500
Compare S1H versus A6500 top
Comparison S1H or A6500 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A6500 is considerably smaller (53 percent) than the Panasonic S1H. Moreover, the A6500 is substantially lighter (57 percent) than the S1H. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the S1H gets 400 shots out of its DMW-BLJ31 battery, while the A6500 can take 350 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, just select a new right or left comparator from among the camera models in the table. Alternatively, you can also move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life 1
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch 2
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
 
Panasonic S1H 151 mm 114 mm 110 mm 1052 g 400 Y May 2019 3,999 i
 
Sony A6500 120 mm 67 mm 53 mm 453 g 350 Y Oct 2016 1,399i
 
Leica SL2 146 mm 107 mm 42 mm 953 g 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 i
 
Olympus E-M1X 144 mm 147 mm 75 mm 997 g 870 Y Jan 2019 2,999 i
 
Olympus PEN-F 125 mm 72 mm 37 mm 427 g 330 n Jan 2016 1,199i
 
Panasonic S5 133 mm 98 mm 82 mm 714 g 440 Y Sep 2020 1,999 i
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
 
Panasonic G90 130 mm 94 mm 77 mm 536 g 290 Y Apr 2019 999 i
 
Panasonic FT7 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 i
 
Panasonic GX9 124 mm 72 mm 47 mm 407 g 260 n Feb 2018 849 i
 
Panasonic GX8 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199i
 
Sigma fp 113 mm 70 mm 45 mm 422 g 280 Y Jul 2019 1,899 i
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
 
Sony A6600 120 mm 67 mm 69 mm 503 g 810 Y Aug 2019 1,399 i
 
Sony A6300 120 mm 67 mm 49 mm 404 g 400 Y Feb 2016 999i
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.
(1) Number of images that can be taken on a full battery charge according to the CIPA-standard; (2) Official announcement.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The A6500 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 65 percent) than the S1H, which puts it into a different market segment. 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.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Panasonic S1H features a full frame sensor and the Sony A6500 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A6500 is 57 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Panasonic S1H and Sony A6500 sensor measures

Even though the S1H has a larger sensor, both cameras offer the same resolution of 24 megapixels. This implies that the S1H has a lower pixel density and larger individual pixels (with a pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 3.91μm for the A6500), which gives it a potential advantage in terms of light gathering capacity. In addition, the S1H is much more recent (by 2 years and 7 months) than the A6500, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time.

The A6500 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the A6500, the S1H has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (96MP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A6500 are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-51200.

S1H versus A6500 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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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
 
Panasonic S1H Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/30p........
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.7140585
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p........
 
Olympus E-M1X Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
 
Olympus PEN-F Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38881080/60p23.112.489474
 
Panasonic S5 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p........
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.5333395
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525100
 
Panasonic G90 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
 
Panasonic FT7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
 
Panasonic GX9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.680675
 
Sigma fp Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.0343493
 
Sony A6600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p23.813.4149782
 
Sony A6300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.413.7143785
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.2224890

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the S1H provides a higher video resolution than the A6500. It can shoot video footage at 6K/30p, while the Sony is limited to 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the S1H offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the A6500 (5760k vs 2359k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Panasonic S1H and Sony A6500 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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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
 
Panasonic S1H5760 Y 3.2 2330 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
 
Sony A65002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y
 
Leica SL25760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
 
Olympus E-M1X2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
 
Olympus PEN-F2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
 
Panasonic S52360 n 3.0 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 7.0 n Y
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
 
Panasonic G902360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
 
Panasonic FT71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y
 
Panasonic GX92760 n 3.0 1240 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
 
Sigma fpnone n 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
 
Sony A66002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
 
Sony A63002359 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n

One feature that is present on the S1H, but is missing on the A6500 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The S1H has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the A6500 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, both cameras under consideration feature an 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 Panasonic S1H 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 S1H writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A6500 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The S1H features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A6500 only has one slot. The S1H supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the A6500 can use UHS-I 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 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H and Sony Alpha A6500 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
 
Panasonic S1HYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
 
Sony A6500YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
 
Leica SL2YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
 
Olympus E-M1XYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
 
Olympus PEN-FYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
 
Panasonic S5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
 
Panasonic G90YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
 
Panasonic FT7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
 
Panasonic GX9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
 
Sigma fpYstereomonoY-micro3.1---
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
 
Sony A6600YstereomonoYYYES2.0YYY
 
Sony A6300YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the S1H has a headphone jack, which is not present on the A6500 This port makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Panasonic S1H (unlike the A6500) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The S1H is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the A6500 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the A6500 was succeeded by the Sony A6600. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Panasonic and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Panasonic S1H and the Sony A6500? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H:

  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging 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 (6K/30p vs 4K/30p).
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (5760k vs 2359k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.78x vs 0.70x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2330k vs 922k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (400 versus 350) on a single battery charge.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • More solid recording: Has a full-sized HDMI port for a sturdy connection to an external recorder.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 7 months of technical progress since the A6500 launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha A6500:

  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (11 vs 9 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (120x67mm vs 151x114mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 599g or 57 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (65 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in October 2016).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the S1H is the clear winner of the match-up (24 : 8 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. 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.

S1H 24:08 A6500

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic S1H and the Sony A6500 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing 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 S1H and the A6500 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 (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). 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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Review Scores
  Camera
Model
camera
  labs  
dp
review  
ephoto
  zine  
imaging
resource
photography
  blog  
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
 
Panasonic S1H..90/100...... May 2019 3,999 i
 
Sony A6500+ +85/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Oct 2016 1,399i
 
Leica SL2....4.5/5..4/5 Nov 2019 5,999 i
 
Olympus E-M1Xo..4.5/55/5.. Jan 2019 2,999 i
 
Olympus PEN-F..82/1004.5/54.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,199i
 
Panasonic S5+ +..4.5/5..4.5/5 Sep 2020 1,999 i
 
Panasonic S1+ +88/1004.5/5..4/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
 
Panasonic S1R..89/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
 
Panasonic G90+83/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Apr 2019 999 i
 
Panasonic FT7+..3.5/5..3.5/5 May 2018 449 i
 
Panasonic GX9+84/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 849 i
 
Panasonic GX8+82/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199i
 
Sigma fp....4/5..4.5/5 Jul 2019 1,899 i
 
Sony A9 II..90/1005/5..5/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
 
Sony A6600+83/1004.5/5..4/5 Aug 2019 1,399 i
 
Sony A6300+85/1005/55/55/5 Feb 2016 999i
 
Sony A7+ +80/1005/54.5/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699i
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: Panasonic S1H vs Sony A6500

    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 Panasonic S1H Sony A6500
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Leica L mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date May 2019 October 2016
    Launch Price USD 3,999 USD 1,399
    Sensor Specs Panasonic S1H Sony A6500
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.6 x 23.8 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 847.28 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 42.8 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.94 μm 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 2.83 MP/cm2 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 6K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 204,800 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor Venus BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 85
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 24.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 13.7
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 1405
    Screen Specs Panasonic S1H Sony A6500
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots 2359k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2330k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic S1H Sony A6500
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 11 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy400 000 actuations200 000 actuations
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sYES
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic S1H Sony A6500
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port full HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Panasonic S1H Sony A6500
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type DMW-BLJ31 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)400 shots per charge350 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 151 x 114 x 110 mm
    (5.9 x 4.5 x 4.3 in)
    120 x 67 x 53 mm
    (4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in)
    Camera Weight 1052 g (37.1 oz) 453 g (16.0 oz)

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