Individuals who are looking for devices to capture breathe-taking pictures may find it difficult to choose between Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom and Sony A6500.
While it is true that the Sony A6500 is a camera and ZenFone 3 Zoom is a smartphone. In this article we would review and compare the ASUS Zenfone 3 zoom and Sony A6500 and finally try to draw conclusion.
Sony A6500 camera has two variations: The Sony A6500 Flagship Mirrorless Camera with 5-Axis OIS and Sony A6500, Cyber-shot RX100 V Premium Cameras. It is the updated version of the Sony A6300 camera and the newest release from Sony.
This camera has an in-body 5-axis optical image stabilisation which its predecessor lacks while retaining the erstwhile 4D Focus autofocus system. It also comes with a faster image processing speed and touchscreen facility.
Moreover, Sony A6500 camera has a front-end LSI chip and an extended buffer, equipping it with continuous shooting capabilities. These features were not enjoyed by users with its predecessor.
Its retains many other features that could be found on the Sony A6300 such as: 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, 11fps burst shooting, 4K video, silent shooting and 425 PDAF points among others.
ASUS ZENFONE 3 ZOOM
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was launched by ASUSTek Computer Inc. in 2017. It is a smartphone that has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
Packaged in a sleek chassis, Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a 5.5-inch touchscreen display and a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, making it slightly different from its sister product (Asus ZenFone AR).
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom also has an edge over its sister product by having a 5000mAh nonremovable. This makes it serve the users more by guaranteeing users more battery time (up to 48 hours on talk and 42 days on standby). It weighs 170g.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom and Sony A6500: Comparison
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a 16-megapixel ZenFone Zoom camera while Sony A6500 has 24.2 MP. Hence, Sony A6500 can take pictures with better quality.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom comes with 5000mAh while Sony A6500 has a 1100mAh. There, Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom can serve users more, based on longer battery time.
· Removable Battery
While Sony A6500 has a removable battery that may be changed or replaced when broken, Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a no removable battery.
· External Memory
Both devices come with memory slots for extending their internal storage and collecting files (such as photographs and videos) from their memory.
While the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom comes with a damage resistance glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) and may withstand some force or shock, Sony A6500 does not. However, Sony A6500 comes with a weather protection seal for preventing it from getting damaged by the weather (during rain).
· Dedicated Camera Button
While Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has no dedicated camera button for easy snapshots, Sony A6500 has a dedicated camera button.
· Optical Image Stabilization
Optical image stabilization for correcting motion blur before capturing images in enhanced in Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom. It is not enhanced in Sony A6500.
· Continuous Autofocus
Movies recorded with Sony A6500 are sharper than those taken with Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom because it has continuous autofocus.
· WiFi Connection
- Sony A6500 has none.
- Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom can browse the internet and stream HD video with WiFi connection.
· Two-stage Shutter for taking quality pictures
- Present in Sony A6500.
- Absent in Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
- Sony A6500: version 4.1
- Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom: version 4.2
- Sony A6500 (body alone) may be bought from $1400 depending on region.
- Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom may be cost $399 depending on the region.
Aside from the additional perks of gaming, chatting and browsing the internet that comes with getting the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, Sony A6500 is a preferable option for leading the life of a professional photographer.