Yes the core specification of the Sony A6500 camera will give a tough competition to Fuji X-T2 without a doubt. The Sony A6500 will cost you less compared to the X-T2.  In the specification comparison review of Sony A6500 vs Fuji X-T2 we have outlined the major difference between, just take a look

Features/ Models

Sony A6500

Fuji X-T2

Megapixel 24 megapixels 24 megapixel
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Image processor Bionz X X Processor Pro
AF system Hybrid Hybrid
AF points Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
325 AF points
 ISO 100-51200 100-51200
Shutter speed Mechanical : 30 – 1/4000 second
Electronic: 30 – 1/32000 second
Mechanical: 30 – 1/8000 second
Electronic: 30 – 1/32000 second
Image Stabilization 5-axis image stabilization  (Still + Video) No
 Continuous shooting speed Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 301 frames in JPEG format
/ 107 frames in raw format
 Video 4K @ 30 fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.0-inch large, approx.1040K-dot high resolution
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 350 Shots 340 shots
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 53 mm 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm
Weight 453 g 426 g

Both camera features same resolution sensor and ISO range, but as we know that the Fuji film uses X-Trans technology that eliminates the need of a low-pass filter inside the camera and hence you get 100% details even when the image of the camera is viewed at 100% scale.  The Sony A6500 does have same sensor as of Sony A6300 sensor but Sony have integrated a new LSI chip that enables faster processing of the camera image by reducing noise and maintaining high dynamic range even in low light condition.

Auto-focus System of the Sony A6500 camera is much improved compared to the Fuji X-T2. with Sony A6500 camera you get 425 Phase AF points and 169 contrast based AF points, a total of 594 AF points whereas Fuji X-T2 offers a total of 325 AF points in total.

One of the biggest advantage Sony offering to A6500 users (after advance AF system) is 5-axis image stabilization system. The 5 axis IS system compensate camera shake upto 5-stops (tested by CIPA) and even work more effectively when paired with OSS lenses of E-Mount system. The Fuji X-T2 doesn’t have any in-camera based Image Stabilization system.

The Mechanical shutter speed of Sony A6500 remains limited to 1/4000 whereas the Fuji X-T2 offers mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. Electronic shutter speed of both the camera is same 1/32000.

Both camera features 4K video recording at 30fps. Sony does a 6K readout to make a 4K video (1.54x oversampling) will give you enormous amount of details in videos. Wheras Fuji X-T2 uses 5K resolution frames to create 4K video that also brings out max details from the sensor. But the biggest problem of Fuji X-T2 camera that it can recorded internally for up to about 10 minutes, If you want to record video of more than 10min video is possible though with the addition of the optional Vertical Power Booster Grip users will be able to record for up to 30 minutes.

Sony A6500 offers touch screen display unit that allow users to touch and shoot, the other biggest advantage you can use the display of the A6500 camera as touch pad for selecting AF points while capturing images via viewfinder.

Noticeable Price difference is also there, Fuji X-T2 cost you $1599 whereas the Sony A6500 will cost you $1399 (Body Only).

Conclusion: We highly recommend you to get Sony A3500 camera over Fuji X-T2 camera. The Sony A6500 features Advance AF system, Built-in 5-axis image stabilization system and big buffer that will grab 301 frames of JPEG in a single burst. The touch display of the camera will also help you to grab hassle free frames.