Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera Body

Meet the α6500 — 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 stabilization, touchscreen control, super-speed AF and High-density Tracking AF Technology extend the range of your shooting capabilities.
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    24.2 MP 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 stabilization

    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 stabilization 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 35 mm 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 color 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 optimize 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 optimized for the image sensor enhances texture reproduction and image clarity while minimizing 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 50 Mbps in high-quality Full HD in camera. You can choose among eight shooting frame rates ranging from 1fps to 120fps (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. 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 to 109%, and set a range between +10 and –10% of that value; 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 color grading in post-production. The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimize 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 color 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 rigors 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 about 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 customizable button.

     

    New menu interface makes search easier 

    The redesigned menu has a new categorization scheme. Now, the group name being selected can be found at the screen top, and each tab is colored 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 customize 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 organize 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 social network site (SNS) sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile app via Wi-Fi® to your NFC-enabled Android device, then touch the device to the camera to connect them. No NFC? No problem. New QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.

     

    Capture One Express (for Sony)

    Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. NOTE: Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).

     

    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 behavior. 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 color 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.

     

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie

     

    • Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
    • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
    • Shoulder Strap
    • Body Cap
    • Accessory Shoe Cap
    • Eyepiece Cup
    • Micro-USB Cable
    • AC-UUD12 AC Adapter
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 25 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    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)
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S)
    3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080 at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (50 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 50, 60 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50, 60 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50, 60 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 50, 60 fps (28 Mbps MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 25, 30 fps (16 Mbps MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 25, 30 fps (6 Mbps MP4)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    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
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.39"
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,359,296
    Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07x
    Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting Touchscreen LCD (921,600)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode
    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
    Buffer/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
    Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-In
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Off
    Rear Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Wireless
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 19.69'; (6 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
    Performance
    Self Timer 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1 x 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)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1" / 120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3 mm excluding protrusions
    Weight 15.979 oz / 453 g with battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.7 x 5.2"
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