Sony ILCE A6500

1,449.991,949.99

  • Unrivalled AF and buffer memory for continuous shooting of over 300 shots.
  • 5-axis image stabilisation equivalent to using 5-steps-faste shutter speed
  • Touchscreen for intuitive, convenient focus control

 

 

 

 

 

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Description

Expand your shooting range

Meet the Sony ILCE A6500 — the APS-C interchangeable lens compact camera that puts the power to shoot professional-looking stills and movies solidly in your hands. An enhanced buffer for continuous shooting of up to 307 shots, in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation, touchscreen control, super-speed AF and High-density Tracking AF Technology extend the range of your shooting capabilities.

The reasons to choose this model

Extended continuous shooting buffer

Approx. 36-sec./307-shot continuous shooting capacity

5-axis image stabilisation

Camera shake compensation effect of five-stops-faster shutter speed

Touch to focus immediately

Touch to focus or swipe to shift focus while looking at the viewfinder.

Focus at top speed

Capture every moment — the world’s fastest AF speed and highest number of AF points respond flawlessly to virtually any shooting situation.

Extended buffer for continuous shooting

With the Sony ILCE A6500 extending continuous shooting capacity to 307 shots without any drop in shooting speed (for around 36 sec. with AF/AE tracking), you won’t miss a decisive moment.

Live-view continuous shooting with minimal lag

Shoot moving subjects with optical viewfinder-like immediacy

In live-view continuous shooting at up to 8fps, display lag is kept to an absolute minimum, so you can capture moving subjects as they appear on the EVF or LCD, with optical viewfinder-like immediacy.

5-axis stabilisation
in palm-sized body

(1) Yaw (2) Pitch  (3) Roll

Counteracting five types of camera shake

5.0-stops-faster shutter speed effect

A new, very accurate gyro sensor is a key to image stabilisation with the effect of a five-stops-faster shutter speed. This camera shake compensation system is effective for shooting steadier, clearer movies and still images.

Minimise camera shake,
even using various lenses

5-axis stabilisation works with E-mount and other lenses

Gain unparalleled handheld shooting freedom using many of your favourite lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount Sony ILCE A6500 contributes to broad lens compatibility.

E-mount lenses

Learn about the great selection of lenses you can mount directly on the Sony ILCE A6500 at the following:

A-mount lenses

(1) LA-EA4, LA-EA3, LA-EA2* or LA-EA1* *Images are recorded in APS-C format.
With an A-mount lens adaptor, you have even more lenses to choose from the following:

Other lenses

(2) Thrid-party adaptors
For extra versatility, the camera’s image stabilisation system even functions when a lens with another type of mount is attached.

Focus evolves with a touch

Touch Pad Function

Swipe screen to shift focus point while watching viewfinder

With Touch Pad function, you can swipe the LCD touchscreen to shift focus point intuitively and easily from an area to another, even as you monitor the viewfinder.

Immediate focus point selection by touch

Use just your finger to focus as you like within the frame

Touch Focus makes it particularly easy to adjust focus quickly, so you don’t miss the chance to capture your chosen subject at the decisive moment.

For more dynamic image depiction

With new front-end LSI, BIONZ X processes data from the Exmor CMOS image sensor for outstanding texture, clarity, and image sharpness with low noise in stills and movies.

No.1 image sensor manufacturer for digital cameras and video recorders

Extra image sensor perception

This sensor has a thin wiring layer and large photodiode substrate that maximise light collection efficiency and copper wiring ensuring quick read-out. It also extends sensitivity to ISO 51200 with reduced noise.
(A) Conventional structure (B) Sony ILCE A6500 structure
(1) Photodiode substrate (2) Light receiving surface (3) Aluminum wiring layer (4) Copper wiring layer

Enhanced image processing system

The BIONZ X image processing engine enhances image texture and clarity as it minimises noise, with critical support from new front-end LSI and image processing algorithm optimised for the image sensor.

High-quality 4K recording

Shoot and internally record 4K movies generated from 6K equivalent (20MP) data in Super 35mm format. Intuitive Touch Focus and 5-axis image stabilisation extend shooting freedom.

  • 4K movie recording
  • Fast Hybrid AF

Slow & Quick motion

Up to 5x Slow Motion and up to 60x Quick Motion can be recorded in camera at up to 50Mbps in Full HD, then played back without post-production processing.

S-Gamut / S-Log shoot

S-Gamut/S-Log enable wide dynamic range (max. 1300%) shooting for more expressive moviemaking in post-production. The Sony ILCE A6500 even offers 14-stop latitude at S-Log3 setting.

Tough, reliable integrity for smart, smooth operation

A magnesium alloy body, a shutter tested to 200,000 release cycles and more highlight the camera’s all-around toughness, reliability and operability.

 

Additional information

Lens Mount

Body Only, + SEL 16 – 70mm, + SEL 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Specifications

  • Fastest 4 (0.05s 4 ) AF with 425 phase-detection AF points

  • Built-in 5-axis image stabilisation

  • 24.2-megapixel19 Exmor™ CMOS sensor for outstanding light sensitivity

  • BIONZ X™ image processing engine for superior detail reproduction

  • 4K movie recording9 with full pixel readout/no pixel binning

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)20
Viewfinder Type
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED
Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
  • AC Adaptor: AC-UUD12
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • Shoulder strap
  • Sony E-mount lenses
  • E-mount
  • 3:2
  • Approx. 24.2 megapixels
  • Approx. 25.0 megapixels
  • APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
  • Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
  • L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
  • L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
  • Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
  • 13 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High/Mid/ Low)
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), , (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
  • Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
  • sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
  • 14bit RAW
  • XAVC S , AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant , MP4
  • XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
  • Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), , (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
  • Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), 1280 x 720 (30p, 6M)
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16M), 1280 x 720 (25p, 6M)
  • 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
  • 1920×1080 (60p), 1920×1080 (30p), 1920×1080 (24p)
  • Audio Level Display , Audio Rec Level , PAL/NTSC Selector , Dual Video REC , TC/UB, (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec) , Auto Slow Shutter , REC Control , Gamma Disp. Assist
  • 3840 x 2160(30p), 3840 x 2160(25p), 3840 x 2160(24p), 1920 x 1080(60p), 1920 x 1080(60i), 1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
  • ON/OFF selectable
  • Yes
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro(M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
  • Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card
  • Long exposure NR: On/Off , available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
  • Auto/ ISO 100 to 51200
  • Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (, Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)) / Custom
  • Yes(G7 to M7, 57-step)(A7 to B7, 29-step)
  • Yes (Standard/ Ambience/ White)
  • 3 frames, H/L selectable
  • Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)2
  • Exmor CMOS sensor
  • 425 points (phase-detection AF) / 169 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
  • Wide (425 points (phase-detection AF), 169 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
  • Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, Predictive control, Focus lock
  • Yes(with Built-in LED type)
  • Approx. 0.3- approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
  • selectable(phase-detection, contrast-detection)
  • 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Exmor CMOS sensor
  • EV-2 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Spot (Standard/Large), Entire Screen Avg., Highlight)
  • +/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
  • Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
  • Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
  • AUTO (iAuto/Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie / Sl&Q Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) /Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
  • Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
  • Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
  • 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED
  • 2,359,296 dots
  • Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
  • Manual (5 steps)
  • 100%
  • Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
  • -4.0-+3.0 m-1
  • Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
  • Yes (1x, 2x)
  • Graphic Display, Display All Info. No Disp. Info. Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
  • 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
  • 921,600 dots
  • Yes
  • Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
  • Yes (Auto/Manual)
  • On/Off
  • Yes
  • Yes Focus Magnifier (5.9x, 11.7x)
  • Yes, (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
  • Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • WhiteMagic , Grid Line, (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off) , Movie Marker, (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
  • Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder
  • Yes
  • Still images:Approx. 2x, Movies:Approx. 2x
  • Smart zoom (Still images): M:Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): L: Approx. 4x, M:Approx. 5.7x, S:Approx. 8x, Digital zoom (Movie): Approx. 4x
  • Modes: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable: 8
  • Smile Shutter: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps) , Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Panel/ Touch Pad) , ISO AUTO Min. SS , Bright Monitoring , Set File Name , Help guide , Area Setting , Shop Front Mode , Zoom Ring Rotate , Still images
  • Yes3
  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
  • Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, , Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
  • 1/160 sec.
  • Yes (ON/OFF)
  • Yes(ON/OFF)
  • Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
  • 5.0 steps (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
  • Built-in flash
  • 6 (in meters at ISO 100)
  • 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
  • Pre-flash TTL
  • +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
  • Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless control, Hi-speed sync
  • Approx. 4 sec
  • Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
  • Continuous shooting: Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
  • JPEG Extra fine L: 233 frames, JPEG Fine L: 269 frames, JPEG Standard L: 301 frames, RAW: 107 frames, RAW&JPG: 100 frames
  • 10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer
  • Yes
  • Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
  • Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
  • Yes
  • Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
  • Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band), View on Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV, View on Smartphone, Send to Computer
  • Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))
  • HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB
  • Yes8
  • Yes(3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
  • Yes
  • Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)
  • Built-in, monaural
  • Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
  • Yes
  • Yes (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets)
  • Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
  • One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
  • Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)9
  • Movies (actual recording):Approx. 65 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 70 min (LCD monitor) , (CIPA standard)1011
  • Movies (continuous recording):Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 105 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard)1012
  • Yes
  • AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
  • Still images: approx. 2.8W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
  • Still images: approx. 2.6W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
  • Yes
  • 32 – 104 degrees F / 0 – 40 degrees C
  • Approx. 453 g, Approx. 1 lb
  • Approx. 120.0mm x 66.9mm x 53.3mm, Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches
  • Audio Rec Level
  • Auto Slow Shutter
  • Dual Video REC
  • Gamma Disp. Assist
  • PAL/NTSC Selector
  • REC Control
  • TC/UB, (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec)
  • Audio Level Display

Features

24.2MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor

The α6500 features an APS-C image sensor with approx. 24.2 effective megapixels plus thin wiring layer and large photodiode substrate for light collection efficiency. Combined with BIONZ X™ image processing engine, the image sensor achieves a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 with low noise. The sensor’s quick-transmission copper wiring layer helps the camera to shoot movies in 4K and Full HD at 120fps (100fps).

425 phase-detection AF points with High-density Tracking AF Technology

With 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points helping to provide distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, the α6500 focuses accurately, efficiently and reliably on subjects throughout the frame. Also, High-density Tracking AF Technology seamlessly activates AF points to cover and track subjects moving within frame with unerring precision. (1) Phase-detection AF coverage (425 points)  (2) Contrast-detection AF coverage (169 points)

Fast Hybrid AF for stills and movies

The α6500 features the world’s fastest (0.05 sec.) AF speed. Such speed is achieved by integrating the Fast Hybrid AF’s autofocusing performance plus the BIONZ X image processing engine’s highly efficient, accurate handling of information. This makes for extraordinarily fast, accurate AF and tracking performance when shooting movies or stills. (1) Point of focus (2) Contrast-detection AF (3) Phase-detection AF

11fps (Hi+) continuous shooting and 8fps (Hi) live-view continuous shooting

Clearly capture moving subjects with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 11fps (Hi+). Or choose among three speeds up to 8fps (Hi), for live-view continuous shooting with very little lag on the EVF or LCD screen ― it’s practically as immediate as shooting with an optical viewfinder.

Huge buffer for up to 307 images (around 36 seconds) in continuous shooting

Faster internal processing and a higher-capacity buffer memory now allow up to 307 images (around 36 seconds) of high-speed continuous shooting.

In-body 5-axis image stabilisation

The α6500 compensates for five types of camera shake, extending opportunities to shoot steadier still images and movies. The new high-accuracy gyro sensor provides an image stabilisation effect equivalent to a 5-steps-faster shutter speed. The camera enables you to zoom in on faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more ― all with minimal camera shake blur. (1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll

Intuitive Touch Focus even with your eye to the viewfinder

Touch Focus makes focus point selection more intuitive ― simply use a finger to touch the LCD touchscreen at the point of the image that you want to focus on. The Touch Pad function lets you shift the focus point smoothly by swiping a finger on the touchscreen, even while viewing the viewfinder.

4K movie recording

4K movie recording in the Super 35mm format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows approx. 2.4 times as much information as is basically required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Data this rich is, in fact, equivalent to 6K data, so it clearly conveys exceptionally high resolution in 4K images.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

The α6500 introduces a high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder. It reproduces darkness and colour in very fine detail, for clear, smooth views of scenes and tracking of subjects.  You can select either 120 (100fps) or 60fps (50fps) frame rate for use of this viewfinder.

Eye AF (AF-C compatible)

The α6500 features the Eye AF function that detects an eye and focuses on it with pinpoint accuracy even when shooting with a fast lens with aperture fully open and therefore with shallow depth of field. Eye AF also works in AF-C mode, so even if the subject moves, the wide coverage of the high-density 425-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor maintains very accurate focus on the eyes.

Lock-on AF

This function maintains focus on a moving subject automatically. Simply align the target frame and the subject to be tracked. If you lose track of the subject, the camera can detect that subject and resume the Lock-on AF function when the subject reappears on the screen.

High-durability shutter tested to approx. 200,000 release cycles with low vibration

Enjoy less blur from vibration and a very quiet, durable shutter tested to about 200,000 shutter releases. Added braking mechanisms near the end of the rear shutter path plus elastic material as shock absorber produce these benefits. The reduced vibration also helps optimise image sensor resolution performance.

Further advanced image processing system

The BIONZ X image processing engine is supported by newly developed front-end LSI. The image processing algorithm optimised for the image sensor enhances texture reproduction and image clarity while minimising noise, particularly in the mid-to-high sensitivity range.

Slow and Quick Motion

Up to 5x Slow Motion and up to 60x Quick Motion can be recorded at up to 50Mbps in high-quality Full HD in camera. You can choose among eight shooting frame rates ranging from 1 fps to 120 fps (100fps) , as well as 24p, 30p (25p), or 60p (50p) recording format. Slow Motion and Quick Motion footage can be played back after it is shot, without PC-based post-production processing.

Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lenses

The α6500 offers focal plane phase-detection AF even when an A-mount lens is mounted using a mount adaptor (LA-EA3) from Sony. So you can take advantage of the autofocus system’s uniquely wide coverage provided by 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points, as well as fast, fluid tracking performance when shooting with other lenses as well as E-mount lenses. (1) A-mount lenses

AF in Focus Magnifier

You can use autofocus even while enlarging a selected image area on the viewfinder or LCD screen, for finer adjustment of focus, for example. This is excellent for macro shooting, when accurate focusing is crucial.

Gamma Display Assist and Zebra function

With Gamma Display Assist, you can view images with natural contrast while recording in S-Log gamma setting, converting S-Log2 and S-Log3 into ITU709 (800%) gamma for monitoring images, or checking focus while enlarging an image on the LCD screen or viewfinder. Moreover, Zebra function simplifies exposure monitoring, especially when shooting in S-Log gamma setting. Target a video signal brightness level from 0-109%, set a range between +10% and -10% of that value, and zebra pattern indicates areas with that level of exposure within that range.

S-Gamut/S-Log shooting

S-Gamut and S-Log shooting give you flexibility to perform colour grading in post-production. The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimise whiteout and blackout. The α6500 even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3. Cine colour space from Sony. NOTE: S-Log2 and S-Log3 are premised on processing pictures.

Terminals expand connectivity

The camera supports line input from professional-standard audio devices with XLR terminal, with use of a separately sold XLR adaptor kit (XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M) that enables connection with various high-end microphones. This camera also supports clean HDMI output that allows uncompressed 4K and Full HD movies to be output to an external recorder or monitor.

Dust and moisture resistance

Comprehensive dust and moisture resistance measures that help prevent water and dust from entering the body include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.

Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

With internal frames, rear cover, top cover and front cover constructed of magnesium alloy, α6500 is designed for solid reliability and steady handling, as its compact form readily withstands the rigours of shooting in the field. Also, the strength and rigidity of the lens mount provide an especially solid foundation for mounting and withstanding rugged use with even large, heavy lenses such as telephoto lenses.

Silent Shooting

Silent Shooting mode releases the shutter without a sound, even in continuous shooting up to approx. 3fps with AF/AE tracking, so it’s very convenient for shooting indoor performances, outdoor wildlife, and in other situations where silence is essential. To turn this mode on/off more intuitively and less intrusively, assign it to a customisable button.

New menu interface makes search easier

The redesigned menu has a new categorisation scheme. Now, the group name being selected can be found at the screen top, and each tab is coloured differently. This allows quick access to desired menu items, which enables you to change settings smoothly even during shooting.

File Name Setting

Each file name starts with “DSC” by default, but you can use the camera to change, register, and thereby customise the file name to include the first three characters of your choice. This facilitates management of files, especially when working on assignments with multiple cameras.

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

Express photographs more creatively with PlayMemories Camera Apps, the application download service that lets you add new functions to your camera’s feature set. Choose among Time-lapse for recording images at intervals and combining them, Smart Remote Control for control of settings from a smartphone or tablet, Sky HDR (high-dynamic-range-imaging), Star Trail, Liveview Grading, Smooth Reflection and other apps. Note: Services availability depends on region.

Location Information Link

After the camera has been paired via Bluetooth® to the PlayMemories Mobile app installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device, it can acquire and record location data from the mobile device. The acquired location data can also be used to correct the camera’s date/time and location settings. The PlayMemories Home application can then be used on a personal computer to organise on a map any still images imported into the computer.

One-touch remote/One-touch sharing

One-touch remote makes your smartphone or tablet a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile™31 app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, then touch the device to the camera to connect them. No NFC? No problem, as new QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.

Supported in Capture One Express(for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customisable and integrated solution. NOTE:Please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support on Capture One solutions to Phase One.

Enhanced auto exposure functions

Along with Multi, Center, and Spot metering modes, the camera features new ones including Highlight, which automatically detects the brightest area in the frame and concentrates exposure metering on that area to avoid blown highlights; and Average, which determines average metering for the entire image in order to maintain stable AE tracking performance as shooting angles change as well as predictable AE behaviour. Also, when [Focus Area] parameter is set to [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot] the metering spot location can be linked to the focus area (selectable from Center/Focus Point Link). Moreover, standard exposure value can be adjusted from -1 to +1 stop in 1/6-stop increments, and set separately for each metering mode.

Priority Set in AWB

When white balance is set to Auto and incandescent lamps or similar illumination are the light sources, the colour tone priority can be set to [Standard], [Ambience], or [White]. [Ambience] produces a warm tone; [White] reproduces white tones faithfully.

Enhanced Remote Camera Control function

When the camera is connected to a computer, you can use Remote Camera Control to take pictures or change camera settings from the computer. This computer-to-camera connection now makes it possible for you to store still images in camera as well as on the computer, so you can visually check images without leaving the camera position. It is now also possible to transfer only JPEG (rather than both JPEG and RAW) files to the computer, reducing the file data volume and allowing transferred images to be checked almost immediately.

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