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Sony Alpha a6500 Digital Camera with 2.95-Inch LCD (Body Only)

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  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
  • Wide 425 phase detection AF points, Fast 0.05 sec. AF acquisition
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization steadies every lens
  • 11fps continuous shooting to 269 frames at 24.2MP w/ AE/AF tracking
  • 4K movie w/ 2.4x oversampling4, full pixel readout, no pixel binning
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Screen Size 2.95 in 3 in 3 in 3 in 3 in 3 in
Image Stabilization Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Item Dimensions 2.8 x 15.7 x 2.13 in 5.7 x 6.2 x 5.2 in 6.1 x 9.61 x 5.67 in 1.77 x 4.72 x 2.64 in 6.1 x 9.61 x 5.67 in 2.36 x 5 x 3.78 in
Item Weight 0.91 lb 1.75 lbs 0.76 lb 2.98 lbs 1.32 lbs
Optical Sensor Resolution 24.2 megapixels 24.2 megapixels 0 megapixels 24 megapixels 12.2 megapixels 24.3 megapixels
Optical Zoom 1x 3x 1x 3x 1x 3x
Photo Sensor Size aps-c APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) Full Frame APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) Full Frame Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Video Capture Resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) 3840 x 2160 other 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) other 1080p_hd
Viewfinder electronic viewfinder LCD LCD LCD electronic viewfinder LCD

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DPReview Silver Award
December 2016
The a6500 is a lightweight, weather-sealed camera with excellent image and 4K video quality. In-body stabilization combined with a class-leading image sensor and JPEG engine yield pleasing images, even in challenging light. The real story is the sheer speed of the a6500: 11 fps with autofocus, an extensive buffer, and all-around camera responsiveness allow you to photograph high speed action with ease. Handling quirks remain, and the touchscreen isn't as responsive as it could be, but at its price point, it's pretty hard to beat what the a6500 offers.

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Rishi Sanyal Rishi Sanyal Camera Expert
The a6500's class-leading sensor and industry-leading ability to minimize noise and retain detail in low light just got a bit better, thanks to in-body image stabilization. While a powerhouse for sure, Sony's efforts to improve handling and usability remain the camera's biggest weak point. A laggy touchscreen and a general lack of direct access to commonly used functions encourage one to use the camera as a point-and-shoot as opposed to taking more direct control.
Carey Rose Carey Rose Camera Expert
The a6500 crams a truly impressive amount of technology and capability into a very small package, and the deep buffer and additional processor make long burst shooting a breeze. I'd still like to see a control dial added to the front of the camera, but it's good the revamped menu system allows me to find settings I'm looking for much more quickly.
Dan Bracaglia Dan Bracaglia Camera Expert
The buffer on this camera is seriously impressive. Plus, the combination of fast frame rates,with excellent continuous autofocus make this a great lightweight option for sports and action shooters.

Reasons to buy

  • In-body 5-axis image stabilization: The a6500's IBIS system offers an average of 2.5 stops of stabilization with any attached lens, allowing for slower shutter speeds in low light or with long lenses, and smoother video.
  • Deep buffer and responsive interface: A new processor enables a deep buffer of up to 300 JPEGs or 107 Raws at its 11 fps burst rate. That's up to 27 seconds of continuous shooting. The processor also enables instant image review, allowing you to check focus immediately after shooting a burst.
  • Class-leading detail: A combination of intelligent sharpening and class-leading noise reduction yields pleasing JPEGs, even in low light.
  • Advanced AF system: The a6500 has more focus points than any other camera in its class - 425 phase-detect points to be exact - with coverage reaching out to the edges of the frame. Photographers can expect fast focus times and generally good subject and eye tracking with moving subjects, even at the camera's top 11 fps burst rate. The a6500 can also focus 3rd-party lenses quickly, albeit with restrictions.
  • 4K video: The a6500 reads the full width of the sensor and downsizes it to 4K for excellent UHD 24p quality. Its use of the XAVC S codec with a bitrate of 100MBps ensures few artifacts. Log gamma, peaking, and zebras round out an extensive video toolset, and its 1080/120p mode captures impressive slow motion video.

Things to consider

  • Laggy Touchscreen: The touchscreen is laggy and particularly imprecise when used as a touchpad with your eye to the finder.
  • Front dial would be nice: The secondary control dial for the a6500, which doubles as the four-way controller, isn't in the best location, nor is it ergonomically precise. We'd prefer a front dial for quicker adjustment of camera settings.
  • Lack of direct access: The large range of features combined with a limited number of custom buttons (that can't be configured per shooting mode) overwhelms the user interface and forces extensive use of the Fn and, sometimes, main menu. Despite a more organized main menu, the a6500 continues to lack a fully customizable 'My Menu'.
  • Subject tracking can be unreliable: Lock-on AF and eye tracking can often jump off your intended subject, forcing you to re-engage. This would be less of an issue if initial subject acquisition in Lock-on mode were as quick as you'll experience in the completely auto 'Wide' AF mode.
  • Rolling shutter in 4K, lackluster 1080p: While the 4K video is incredibly detailed with low levels of noise thanks to oversampling, there's significant distortion and artifacts at 24p. This is diminished at 4K/30p and in 1080p video, but the latter is comparatively softer than expected.
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24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor with world’s fastest AF speed (0.05 sec.) and highest number of phase detection AF points (425). In-camera 5-axis optical image stabilization for every lens and enhanced AF features including intuitive and immediate touchscreen AF operation. 4K movie recording and pro video features including 2.4x oversampling with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, S-Log3/S-Log2, S-Gamut and gamma assist and more.


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