A6500 Body Only
Stable, fast, and versatile, the Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both photo and video applications. Revolving around a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, clean image quality is provided with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K30 and Full HD 1080p120 video recording with full pixel readout. The processor further benefits videographers with the inclusion of an S&Q (Slow & Quick) Motion setting that permits capturing Full HD video at a variety of frame rates ranging from 1-120 fps. Stills shooters also benefit from the apt processing speed, which enables continuous shooting at 11 fps for up to 301 JPEGs in a burst, as well as 14-bit raw file output. Complementing both stills and video, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake with all mounted lenses to support working with slower shutter speeds.
The sensor and processor combination also avails 4D FOCUS, which utilizes a wide-coverage 425-point phase-detection system with a 169-area contrast detection system for quick and precise focusing performance. This focusing system also enables High-density Tracking AF for more efficient and accurate tracking of moving subjects across the image frame. Increasingly versatile and fully featured in both photo and video realms, the a6500 is a fast and precise imaging tool for multimedia capture. Complementing the imaging assets, the a6500 also sports a robust magnesium alloy body that is dust- and moisture-resistant to permit working in harsh environments.
The compact profile incorporates a high-resolution XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for bright, clear, eye-level viewing, and this EVF features a 120 fps viewing mode for smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects. A rear 3.0" 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is also available and has a tilting design to benefit shooting from high and low working angles, and the touchscreen design allows for intuitive touch-to-focus control.
Additionally, for wireless remote control over the camera, or for just sharing imagery online, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC permits linking with a mobile device for intuitive wireless control.
Live view Yes Tilting / Rotating screen Tilting Viewfinder EVF VF coverage 100% Metering system Multi, Centre-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) AEB (Bracketing) ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) Flash type Built-in Flash guide number 0 Flash metering AUTO, Manual, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off Image processor Bionz X Image stabilisation Sensor-shift.
Megapixels 24 Sensor Format APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Max Resolution 6000 x 4000
Aspect ratio 3:2, 16:9
Autofocus points 425
Autofocus system Contrast detect, Phase detect, Multi-area, Centre, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Lens mount Sony E Mount
Frames per second 11
ISO min 100
ISO max 51200
Card format SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Shutter speed fast 1/4000 sec
Shutter speed slow 30 sec
HD Movie mode Yes
Screen size (inches) 3
Screen resolution 921,600
Connectivity Micro HDMI, USB 2.0
Size 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight (g) 453