Sony A560 with Sony A500 Comparison

Sony A560 and Sony A500 Main Features

  • August, 2010
  • August, 2009
  • 14 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 137 x 104 x 84 mm, 599g.
  • 137 x 104 x 84 mm, 630g.
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Sony A560 Scores


Imaging score
53
Features score
73
Value for money score
83
Portability score
75
Overall score
69

Sony A500 Scores


Imaging score
51
Features score
62
Value for money score
74
Portability score
75
Overall score
60

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 with Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Overview


Let's compare Alpha DSLR-A560 with Alpha DSLR-A500. Both cameras produced Sony. These models are included in the Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Sony A560 was released in 2010, and Sony A500 in 2009. Alpha DSLR-A560 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha DSLR-A500 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha DSLR-A560 is greater than that of Alpha DSLR-A500. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Alpha DSLR-A500), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 has 5.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 has 5.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha DSLR-A560 Alpha DSLR-A500
Brand Sony Sony
Model Alpha DSLR-A560 Alpha DSLR-A500
Announced August, 2010 August, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 143 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 922k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53 0.53
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 15 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 3 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm² 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3056 4272 x 2848
Max Native ISO 12800 12800
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 25600 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 None
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1050 shots 520 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 599 g 630 g
Physical Dimensions 137 x 104 x 84 mm 137 x 104 x 84 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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