The Sony A6500 is equipped with an excellent Exmor CMOS image sensor with 24.2MP and a BIONZ X image processor. Combined, these two impressive features work together to deliver beautiful images and video heralding outstanding clarity, texture and sharpness with low noise, while also enabling huge continuous shooting rates and 4K and Full HD video. In a unique design, the image process flaunts quick-transmission copper wiring, enhanced circuit processing and an enhanced front-end LSI to boost light-gathering power and help the sensor achieve a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200. You'll enjoy shooting with the Sony A6500 more and more with every click of the shutter.
Whether you’re in nature tracking wildlife in unpredictable conditions or you’re capturing a close-up one-on-one portrait or you're simply taking happy snaps at home, with 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points you’ll have all the AF points you need to efficiently and accurately focus your shot. High-density Tracking AF Technology also offers seamless tracking of subjects moving within a frame with impressive precision from edge-to-edge.
The Sony A6500 flaunts the world's fastest AF speed at 0.05 seconds, thanks to the Fast Hybrid AF’s autofocusing performance combined with the fast and efficient image processing abilities of the image sensor. Whether shooting stills or movies, this speedy Hybrid AF promises outstanding AF and tracking that means just about anything is possible.
With a new high-accuracy gyro sensor, the Sony A6500 is able to compensate for five different types of camera shake so you can snap beautifully clear and steady images and movies. Whether you’re zooming in on an animal in the distance, taking a close-up of a delicate flower or snapping a night scene in low light, in-built 5-axis SteadyShot inside image stabilisation can offset camera shake at all focal lengths, by up to 5 stops. Now you can say goodbye to blurry photos!
Enjoy quick and easy focus selection at the tip of your fingertips with Intuitive Touch Focus control using the rear LCD touchscreen. This Touch Pad function makes it so easy to choose and shift the focus point in your image to help you create exactly the picture you’re imagining, with the subject in crystal-clear detail.
The Sony A6500 enables professional-quality 4K video recording in Super 35mm format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning to ensure rich data that promises exceptional, high-resolution video – with the opportunity to take 8MP frame grabs for stills. This feature-packed camera is also capable of producing Full HD 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second, with 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording and up to 50x Quick motion video also possible.
A sturdy body, functional design and customiseable options on the Sony A6500 make it an intuitive and user-friendly option in the range of mirrorless cameras. Key selling points include its magnesium alloy body including dust and moisture seals, tilting three-inch 921.6k-dot LCD, XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. It also boasts a robust lens mount designed to support larger, heavier lenses, as well as a durable shutter design and nine customiseable buttons that can be set to control more than 64 functions.
|Camera Series||Sony Alpha|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Actual: 25 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||24 MP: 6000 x 4000|
|Other Resolutions||M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 425 Contrast Detection: 169|
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC Memory Stick Pro Duo Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 233 frames in JPEG format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 301 frames in JPEG format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 107 frames in raw format
Up to 8 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 min. 59 sec.|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen Tilting Touchscreen LCD (921,600)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 second, Bulb Mode
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 160 seconds|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, Wireless|
|Self Timer||10 seconds, 5 seconds, 2 seconds|
|Connectivity||1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0|
|Battery||1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||AC-PW20 (Optional)|
|Operating Storage Temperature||Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)|
No, these are two different cameras – the Sony A6300 is the flagship APS-C mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, while the Sony A6500 is a more premium version of this camera with a few added features. Some key similarities of the two camera models include 4K video recording, a 51200 maximum ISO and the world’s fastest (0.05 sec) AF with 425 phase-detection AF points. Some key differences that set the A6500 apart include 5-axis Image Stabilisation, LCD touch functionality, some extra video options and a new front-end LSI chip that allows increased buffer depth.
The Sony A6500 is an E-Mount camera, so the range of Sony E-Mount lenses will be the perfect match for this great mirrorless compact system. This camera can also be used with A-mount lens when used with an A-mount lens adaptor, allowing you even more lenses to choose from. Other third-party adaptors offers extra versatility.
Yes, the camera’s outstanding five-axis Image Stabilisation system will continue to function with any E-Mount lenses, A-Mount lenses and more so you can trust you’ll always get smooth, steady images and video.
The NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery is compatible with this Sony camera, which is rated for 350 shots per charge when using the viewfinder, or 400 shots per charge using the LCD. When it comes time to recharge, use the BC-TRW battery charger to power up. Alternatively, you can recharge via a USB connection (you can also use an external battery source such as a mobile battery to power the camera while in use).
You can share your images to mobile devices to upload to social media, email and cloud storage sites quickly and easily using the built-in Wi-Fi connection. NFC is also supported, for one-touch connection with no complex setup. Bluetooth allows location data acquisition. You can also use the camera remotely by using your mobile device to control the shutter – the perfect way to get a selfie or group shot.