Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, Black

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Main Features
  • Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount
  • New menu interface
  • File Name setting
  • One-touch remote/One-touch sharing
  • Enhanced Remote Camera Control function
  • Dust and moisture resistance
  • Silent shooting
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps
  • Location Information Link
  • Priority Set in AWB

The new Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, Black shares the same unrivalled 4D FOCUS system as the α6300 camera, which can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, the world’s fastest AF acquisition time. The new α6500 features the world’s highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera with 425 phase detection AF points that are densely positioned over nearly the entire image area. The new model can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking, and up to 8 frames per second in a live-view shooting mode that makes it easy to track fast moving subjects. It combines all of the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy of an optical viewfinder.

The camera can shoot at these high speeds for up to 307 frames thanks to its expanded buffer which, along with the fast response speeds described above, are all achieved with the support of a new front-end LSI chip that has been added to the camera. This new front-end LSI also serves to enhance both still and video image quality.

Additionally, the new α6500 features Sony’s acclaimed in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation, making it the first Sony APS-C sensor camera to offer all of the benefits of advanced in-body stabilisation, which include a shutter speed advantage of approximately 5 steps. It also offers touchscreen AF capabilities for focus point selection and adjustment.

Unmatched AF Capability

The maximum buffer for high-speed continuous shooting on the α6500 is an impressive 307 frames, thanks to faster internal processing capabilities enabled by the front-end LSI, greatly increasing the chances to catch that decisive moment.

The camera’s 425 phase detection AF points, focusing tracking and accuracy are also available when using non-native A-mount lenses with Sony’s LA-EA3 mount adaptor. Additionally, it includes silent shooting, Eye AF in AF-C mode, AF in focus magnifier modes, Expand Flexible Spot AF and more. 5-axis Image Stabilisation Provides 5 Steps Shutter Speed Advantage

One of the most exciting developments in the new α6500 is the implementation of 5-axis image

stabilisation for the first time in a Sony APS-C sensor camera. Through a total revision of the internal design of the camera, this newly developed stabilisation system fits entirely within a body that is nearly the same size as the α6300 model.vi This innovative 5- axis system provides a shutter speed advantage of 5 steps,iv ensuring the full resolving power of the sensor can be realised, even in challenging lighting.

The shake compensation provided by the system works with a variety of lenses, including E-mount lenses without OSS (Optical SteadyShot) stabilisation and A-mount lenses when used with a compatible mount adapter. When an E-mount lens with OSS is mounted, pitch and yaw are compensated in the lens, and horizontal, vertical and roll axes are compensated in the camera body, resulting in optimal 5-axis stabilisation.

With a simple half press of the shutter button, the effect of the image stabilisation can be monitored in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen, allowing framing and focus to be accurately checked and continually monitored. This is available even if the attached lens does not have built-in shake compensation.

New Touch Screen Focusing

The new α6500 comes equipped with touch screen functionality, allowing users to lock focus on a subject simply by touching it on the screen. This is a powerful compliment to its advanced AF system and video shooting capabilities.

Additionally, in a first for Sony cameras, the α6500 features touchpad functionality. When utilising the viewfinder for framing and shooting, the LCD screen can be used as a touch pad. Simply drag a finger across the screen to shift the focus point from one area to another.

Powerful 24.2 MPviii Exmor CMOS Sensor, BIONZ X Processor and New Front-End LSI

The new α6500 features an APS-C sized 24.2 MPviii Exmor CMOS sensor that works together with a BIONZ X image processor and the newly developed front-end LSI to maximise processing power and achieve an impressive sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200.ix

The image sensor employs a thin wiring layer and large photodiode substrate that maximises light collection efficiency, plus copper wiring in its structure for outstanding read-out speed. The BIONZ X image processor and newly developed front-end LSI ensure superior image and video quality with low noise even when using higher ISO settings, in particular those at high sensitivity values where other cameras typically struggle. The LSI is also responsible for the expanded buffer depth for continuous shooting.

Professional Video Capabilities

The new α6500 becomes the latest Sony interchangeable lens camera to offer internal 4K movie recording, as it can shoot 4K (3840x2160p) video in the popular Super 35mm format on the full width of the image sensor. When shooting in this format, the camera uses full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information – approximately 2.4xx

(20 MP equivalent) as many pixels as 4K UHD and then oversamples the information to produce high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth.

The α6500 will focus exceptionally fast during movie shooting thanks to its Fast Hybrid AF system. It offers touch focusing for professionally smooth focus shifts, whilst also offering adjustable AF transition speed and AF tracking sensitivity. The camera supports the XAVC S codec during video shooting, which records at a high bit rate of up to 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during Full HD shooting, ensuring maximum detail and clarity in both video formats.

Other professional calibre video features include the ability to record Full HD at 100fps at up to 100 Mbps, which allows footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x slow motion video files in Full HD (25p) resolution with AF tracking.

New on the α6500 is the incorporation of a ‘Slow and Quick’ (S&Q) mode that supports both slow motion and quick motion. In this mode, frame rates from 1 fps to 100fps can be selected in 8 steps for up to 50x quick motion and 4x slow motion recording. Footage shot in this mode can be previewed after shooting without the need for PC-based post processing.

The camera also offers S-Log gamma recording for wide dynamic range shooting – approximately 14- stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting – and supports S-Gamut for a wider colour space. Both options allow for greater creativity for processing video post-production.

Shooters also now have the ability to select, extract and save still images from movie footage directly on the camera. Approximately 8 MP images and 2 MP images can be pulled from 4K modes and Full HD modes, respectively.

Enhanced Operability and Reliability

The new α6500 has a refined design, maintaining the mobility of the α6000 series while adapting much of the usability of Sony’s acclaimed α7 II series. The new model features the same high contrast, high-resolution 2.4 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder as the α6300, which offers exceptional corner-to-corner visibility.

New hardware features on the α6500 include a magnesium alloy body and a high-durability shutter with a tested life span of approximately 200,000 release cycles.xiv It has several design features that are borrowed from the α7 II series of full-frame cameras, which include a robust lens mount, a recessed grip to improve handling, a larger release button and ten total custom buttons including ‘C1’, ‘C2’ and ‘C3’. It also has an improved operation feel for its mode and control dials and rear face buttons, as well as a softer eyepiece cup for more comfortable usage.

On the software front, there is a new overall user interface, which allows for a much smoother process for searching and adjusting menu settings, as well two new metering modes – Highlight, where exposure metering is focused on the brightest area of the frame, and Entire Screen Avg, which maintains an average metering for the entire image.

The camera is Wi-Fi, QR and NFC capable and fully compatible with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile applications available for Android and iOS platforms, as well as Sony’s growing range of

PlayMemories Camera Apps.
The α6500 also offers location data acquisition via a Bluetooth connection to a compatible mobile device and an updated menu structure to deliver a smoother navigational experience.

GENERAL

Camera Type: APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

Compatibility Sony E-Mount

SENSOR

Effective Pixels 24.2 Million Pixels

Image Processor BIONZ X

Anti-Dust System Yes

Image Stabilisation 5-Axis SteadyShot Inside (sensor shift)

RECORDING

Format JPEG / RAW

Image Quality Uncompressed RAW/ Standard RAW / Extra Fine JPEG / Fine JPEG / Standard JPEG

RAW Output 14-bit

Colour Space sRGB/AdobeRGB

Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene,

Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6)

RECORDINGSYSTEM (MOVIE)

Resolution

3840 x 2160 30p/25p/24p (XAVC-S @ 100/60Mbps)

1920 x 1080 120p/100p (XAVC-S @ 100/60Mbps)

1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p (XAVC-S @ 60/50Mbps)

1920 x 1080 60p/60i/50p/50i/25p/24p (AVCHD @ 28/24/17Mbps)

Picture Profile 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

AUDIO

Format LC 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch / MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Channels 2

Control Rec Level, Level Display

MEDIA

Slots Single SD Card Slot

WHITE BALANCE

Options Auto / Daylight/ Shade/ Cloudy/ Incandescent/ Fluorescent / Flash / Color

temperature , color filter/ Custom<1/2/3>/Custom Set / Underwater

FOCUS SYSTEM

Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)

Focus Point 425 points (phase-detection AF), 169 points (contrast-detection AF)

AF Modes Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A), Direct Manual Focus

Focus Area Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot/Expanded Flexible Spot/Lock-On

AF(Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot/Expanded Flexible Spot)

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Modes AUTO(iAuto, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed

priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie / Slow & Quick

Motion (Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual

(M) selectable)

ISO Range 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)

VIEWFINDER

Type 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder

Resolution 2 359 296 dots

Field Coverage 100%

LCD SCREEN

Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Resolution 921,600 dots

Touch Yes, Touch Focus

Adjustable Angle Tilt angle: 90 degrees upward and 45 degrees downward

SHUTTER

Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb

Flash Sync Speed 1/160

Electronic Front Curtain Yes, On/Off

Silent Shutter Yes, On/Off

DRIVE

Modes Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/5/2 sec

delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10/5/2 sec delay 3/5 frames selectable),

Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket

Speed Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps

INTERFACE

Video Output HDMI Micro connector

Hotshoe Multi-Interface Shoe

Wireless Yes (remote control, transfer)

NFC Yes

CONSTRUCTION

Materials Magnesium Alloy Chassis

Dust & Weather Seal Yes

Dimensions 120.0mm x 66.9mm x 53.3mm

Weight 453g (with card & battery)

BATTERY

Battery Model NP-FW50

Battery Life 350 shots (LCD), 310 shots (Viewfinder)

INCLUDED

Box Contents Power Cord, FW50 Battery, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap, Accessory Shoe Cap, Micro USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, Black
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