α6500 Premium E-mount APS-C Camera
ILCE-6500 / ILCE-6500KIT
The α6500 features an APS-C image sensor with approx. 24.213 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 100-5120014 with low noise. The sensors quick-transmission copper wiring layer helps the camera to shoot movies in 4K and Full HD at 120fps (100fps15).
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 ?6500 features the world’s fastest16 (0.05 sec.16) AF speed. Such speed is achieved by integrating the Fast Hybrid AFs autofocusing performance plus the BIONZ X image processing engines 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 – its practically as immediate as shooting with an optical viewfinder.
Huge buffer for up to 307 images (around 36 seconds)17 in continuous shooting
Faster internal processing and a higher-capacity buffer memory now allow up to 307 images (around 36 seconds)17 of high-speed continuous shooting.
In-body 5-axis image stabilization
The a6500 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-faster18 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.
4K19 movie recording20
4K movie recording in the Super 35 mm21 format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows approx. 2.4 times22 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 a6500 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 (100fps15) or 60fps (50fps15) frame rate for use of this viewfinder.
Eye AF (AF-C compatible)
The a6500 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.
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.
Dust and moisture resistance
Comprehensive dust and moisture resistance28 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, a6500 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.
Location Information Link30
After the camera has been paired via Bluetooth® to the PlayMemories Mobile29 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 cameras 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 Mobile31 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.