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Sony A6500 Camera Review

The Sony A6500 was announced on October 6, 2016 as a step above the A6300 camera. The main difference between the A6500 and the A6300 is the addition of in-body image stabilization and a touchscreen.

The A6500 also adds a few minor changes which includes a different processing chip that is more powerful to allow for faster and more complex processing and a highlight spot metering mode. The processing chip improves the image review time after shooting an image. This is one of my frustrations with  my A6000 and I am happy to see Sony address this issue.


  • Sony A6500 Body Only - $999.00
  • Sony A6500 with 16-50mm OSS Power Zoom lens - $1099.00
  • Sony A6500 with 18-135mm OSS lens - $1399.00

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Sensor Size APS-C (1.5x)
Megapixels 24.2
Body Construction Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.75 x 2.75 x 2125
Weight 1
Weather Sealed Yes
Memory Card Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Memory Stick Micro(M2) SD memory card SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant) SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant) microSD memory card microSDHC memory card microSDXC memory card
Dual Command Wheels Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100
ISO Range 100-25600 (51,200 extended)
Mirror Lock Up Not Applicable
Burst Rate 11
LCD Size 3
LCD Resolution 921,600
Articulated LCD Screen Tilt Only
Touchscreen Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Remote Shutter Release Wireless (InfraRed) only
WiFi Yes
AF Points 425 Phase / 169 Contrast
AF Sensitivity -1ev to 20ev
Minimum Shutter Speed 30
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000
Flash Sync Speed 1/160
Built In Flash Yes
Wireless TTL Flash No
Video Specs 3840 x 2160(30p, 100M) Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160(25p, 100M) Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160(24p, 100M) Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160(30p, 60M) Approx.60Mbps
3840 x 2160(25p, 60M) Approx.60Mbps
3840 x 2160(24p, 60M) Approx.60Mbps
Mic In Yes
Headphone Out No
Built In Mic Stereo

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