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Sony a6500 | Black 24.2MP Mirrorless Camera (ILCE–6500) (Open Box)

  • 24.2MP APS–C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 6000 x 4000 Resolution
  • 3:2 / 16:9 Aspect Ratio

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Product Highlights

    The Sony a6500 Premium E–mount APS–C interchangeable lens compact camera offers the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) speed and world’s highest number of phase–detection AF points – 425. A 5–axis stabilization system works with your E–mount lenses and other lenses for minimal camera shake and impressive handheld photos and video. High–resolution 4K video delivers stunning realism and detail, and the touch–pad screen lets you shift and adjust focus points so you don’t miss important details. Continuously shoot up to 307 images while maintaining shooting speed, and capture moving subjects with live–view continuous shooting up to 8 fps.

Details from Sony

    24.2MP Of Imaging Innovation

    The newly developed 24.2 MP (approx. effective) APS–C Exmor® CMOS sensor features copper wiring and enhanced circuit processing that reduces the depth of the wiring layer to boost light collection efficiency. In conjunction with the BIONZ X® image processor and new front–end LSI, it significantly minimizes noise throughout a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100–512005. Additionally, the front end LSI and highly conductive copper in the circuitry, accelerates readout speed to support high speed shooting with minimal lag, 4K movie recording3 with full pixel readout without pixel binning, Full HD 120fps shooting and 14–bit RAW output for still images.

    4D FOCUS™ w/ World’s Fastest Autofocus With World’s Most AF Points

    The α6500’s unrivaled 4D FOCUS™ system boasts the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) acquisition time1 that can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds. It also has the world’s highest number of focal plane phase detection AF points2 – an incredible 425 – that are densely positioned over 84% of the image area. Moreover, the α6500 can capture full resolution 24.2MP images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking. The α6500 takes full advantage of its enhanced fast hybrid AF for movies in both HD and 4K3.

    Up To 11fps At 24.2MP With AE/AF Tracking

    The α6500 has been designed to allow for high resolution, continuous shooting at high frame rates. The camera features a new front–end LSI that works with the image sensor, BIONZ X image processing engine and a newly designed shutter mechanism with braking feature to enable continuous shooting at impressive speeds up to 11fps with AF/AE tracking at full 24.2MP resolution. The α6500 can also shoot continuously for up to 269 frames6, thanks to a large buffer. These shots can be viewed immediately after shooting, even when in high–speed continuous shooting mode.

    Touch AF For Stills/Video With Touchpad Operation When Using EVF

    The new touchscreen operation vastly enhances focus capabilities for intuitive and immediate focus response. Simply select a focus point anywhere on the LCD for fast and accurate AF response. When using the electronic viewfinder, simply shift focus points by using the LCD as a touchpad and dragging your finger to the desired subject point. Touching the LCD screen during movie recording allows for smooth focus point shifts.

    Enhanced Focus Features

    The α6500 features a number of advanced autofocus functions for fast and accurate focus acquisition and subject tracking. Eye AF automatically detects and tracks an eye of even a moving subject (in AF–C mode), for more focusing accuracy, while Expand Flexible Spot automatically uses AF points surrounding the selected point to support precise focus if the selected AF point is not positioned on your subject directly. AF operation is available when using Focus Magnifier – a handy tool for enlarging your image on the LCD or viewfinder for manual and autofocus accuracy. The α6500 will focus exceptionally fast during movie shooting thanks to its Fast Hybrid AF system and offers touch focusing capabilities while also offering adjustable AF transition speed and AF tracking sensitivity. Additionally, the α6500 has the ability to take advantage of all of the camera’s 425 phase detection AF points, focusing tracking and accuracy when using A–mount lenses11 with a mount adaptor like the Sony LA–EA3.

    4K Movie Recording And Pro Video Features

    The α6500 offers internal 4K recording3 in Super 35mm format with full pixel readout, no pixel binning and 2.4x oversampling4 for the ultimate movie quality. By collecting 20 megapixels (6K equivalent) of information from the full width of the sensor, which is approximately 2.4x as many pixels as 4K, the α6300 then oversamples the information to produce high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Additional professional video features include; S–Gamut3/S–Log3 and Gamma Display Assist, the ability to record Full HD at 120 fps for 4x or 5x slow motion HD video7, both a mic jack and XLR compatibility via the MI shoe, enhanced Zebra functionality, focus peaking, picture profile settings, as well as Time Code / User Bit, clean HDMI output and much more.

    First 5–Axis In–Body Image Stabilization In An E–Mount Camera

    For the first time, the 5–axis SteadyShot™ INSIDE image stabilization system is used in an APS–C E–mount camera while maintaining a compact lightweight body. It accurately compensates for blur caused by camera shake – for up to 5–stops12 – from five different directions: vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw and roll. This means that any lens attached to the α6500 will benefit from images stabilization, whether the lens has its own image stabilization or not. The 5–axis image stabilizing system excels during video recording and even compensates for blur caused by the photographer walking or running. You can even monitor the stabilizing effects of camera shake compensation in the viewfinder or LCD screen while shooting by pressing the shutter button halfway or magnifying the image, and while shooting movies by entering movie mode.

    Ultra–Fast OLED w/ EVF Benefits And Optical Viewfinder Immediacy

    The 2.36 million–dot XGA OLED Tru–Finder electronic viewfinder has the ability to deliver continuous live shooting at up to 8 fps with AF/AE tracking – making it easy to track fast moving subjects – thanks to overall improvements in the EVF algorithm. This offers photographers a shooting experience with the immediacy of an optical viewfinder, while still offering all of the benefits of an electronic viewfinder including a live preview of exposure, white balance and several other camera settings. This continuous live view shooting can be set in 3 stages to match a variety of subjects: 8 fps, 6 fps and 4 fps.

    A Host Of Pro Video Features For 4K3 And Full HD

    The α6500 has the ability to record 4K video internally with full pixel readout and no pixel binning through usage of the professional and efficient XAVC S format3. The camera is capable of recording high quality footage at 100Mbps for 4K and up to 100Mbps at 120 fps for Full HD. It also offers a new ‘Slow and Quick’ mode (S&Q) that supports both slow motion and quick motion from 1 fps to 120 fps in 8 steps7 A host of other features for professional movie production workflow are also included, such as zebra for easier exposure adjustment, peaking for easy manual focusing, time code and clean 4:2:2 HDMI output as well as picture profiles, S–Log3/S–Log2, S–Gamut and gamma assist for real time S–Log monitoring.

    Fast Hybrid AF For Movies

    Simultaneous readout of live–view image and phase–detection AF information from the image sensor makes the extra–precise, smooth Fast Hybrid AF of the α6500 great for shooting movies — especially 4K movies3 which can otherwise reveal even a slight lack of sharpness in subject focus. AF drive speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity are also adjustable to support creative moviemaking.

    Wi–Fi®/NFC™/QR Code For Easy File Transfer And Remote Control

    Easily connect with NFC or QR code (for non–NFC devices) to smartphones or tablets with the built–in Wi–Fi® and Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile™ application available for free on the Android™ and iOS platforms8. Control your camera or transfer files to your device for fast and easy sharing without the need of a computer. It also supports Sony’s growing range of PlayMemories Camera Apps™, which add a variety of creative capabilities to the camera. Then when you’re done, you can use the free software to sort and manage your stills and video with PlayMemories Home™ or edit your RAW file with either Sony’s Image Data Converter or Capture One Express (for Sony).

    Professional Rugged Body And Durable Shutter Mechanism

    Designed for solid reliability and steady handling, the α6500's compact body is built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field, thanks to an internal structure of the strong and rigid magnesium alloy body. Sealing around the main buttons, dials, ports and doors are dust and moisture resistant9 with a double–layered structure that enhances sealing effectiveness at all camera body openings including the media compartment and terminal area. The highly durable and reliable shutter unit has been proven to endure approximately 200,000 shutter releases10 which ensure long–lasting shooting performance that takes into consideration the high–speed continuous shooting capabilities up to 11fps and the large number of photos shot by enthusiasts.

    Slow And Quick Motion

    Slow and quick motion offers an almost endless variety of creative ways to express the passage of time. Frame rates from 1 fps to 120fps (100fps) can be selected in eight steps for full HD up to 50 Mbps; 60x quick motion/5x slow in NTSC and 50x quick motion/4x slow in PAL.

    Photo Capture From Video

    High–quality 8–megapixels stills can be extracted from 4K video3 and 2–megapixels from Full HD video in camera during playback and stored as separate file son the media card.

    Designed For A Pro–Workflow With Picture Profiles, S–Log And Gamma Display Assist

    The α6500 is equipped with S–Log3 and S–log2 gamma, common to Sony’s range of professional video cameras. This expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows up to approximately 14–stop latitude. The included picture profiles allow users to adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color, which can be saved for use in a multi–camera shoot. It also has clean 4:2:2 8–bit Full HD and 4K output via HDMI®, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices. In addition, the α6500 features Gamma Display Assist which displays images with the brightness and contrast close to how the image will appear after grading. This allows users to capture a flat S–log image while making it easier to control focus, contrast and exposure using the LCD monitor.

    Compatibility With Wide–Ranging Mountable Lenses

    Hybrid AF and 5–axis image stabilization lets you enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favorite mountable lenses. The short flange–back distance in the E–mount α6500 extends compatibility with a range of Sony A–mount lenses11 and other lenses. Note: When using a third–party mount adaptor, performance, functionality and operation are not guaranteed and Sony will take no responsibility if a malfunction occurs.

    Compatible With Professional Microphone Systems

    In addition to the standard microphone jack, the α6500 has a MI (Multi interface) shoe that is compatible with Sony’s optional XLR Adaptor Microphone Kits (XLR–K1M and XLR–K2M), allowing you to use professional XLR microphone systems for balanced audio during recording. Furthermore, audio captured using the XAVC S codec or uncompressed HDMI output will be in uncompressed linear PCM for the highest audio quality.


Features & Specs

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Detailed Specifications
  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E–mount lenses
  • Lens Mount: Sony E–mount
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable lens digital camera with built–in flash
  • Imaging Sensor
  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor® CMOS sensor, APS–C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 25.0 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 24.2 megapixels
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color
  • Optics/Lens
  • S:Approx. 2x Digital zoom (Still images): L:Approx. 4x, M:Approx. 5.7x, S:Approx. 8x Digital zoom (Movie): Approx. 4x
  • Viewfinder
  • Type: 0.39 type (1.0 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
  • Diopter Adjustment: –4.0–+3.0 m–1
  • Field of View: 100%
  • Magnification: Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, –1m–1
  • Color temperature control: Manual (5 steps)
  • Display: Graphic Display
  • Display: Display All Info.
  • Display: No Disp. Info.
  • Display: Digital Level Gauge
  • Display: Histogram
  • Eye point: Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4mm from the eyepiece frame at –1m–1 (CIPA standard)
  • Number of dots: 2 359 296 dots
  • Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps between –2 and +2)
  • LCD Display
  • LCD Type: 3.0–type (7.5 cm) wide type TFT (921 600 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps between –2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Real–time image adjustment display: On/Off
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Yes (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
  • Customization: Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder
  • Touch Panel: Yes
  • Zebra: Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
  • Focus Control
  • Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase–detection AF/contrast–detection AF)
  • Focus Points: 425 points (phase–detection AF) / 169 points (contrast–detection AF)
  • AF Modes: AF–A (Automatic AF), AF–S (Single–shot AF), AF–C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Wide (425 points (phase–detection AF), 169 points(contrast–detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock–on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV–1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control, Focus lock
  • AF Illuminator: Yes (with Built–in LED type), Range: Approx. 0.3– approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16–50mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)
  • Exposure System
  • Picture Effect(s): 13 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High–key , Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low), Rich–tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High/Mid/ Low)
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
  • Color Temperature: G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1–6), (Contrast (–3 to +3 steps), Saturation (–3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (–3 to +3 steps))
  • D–Range Optimizer: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1–5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1–6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
  • Exposure Bracketing: Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
  • Exposure Compensation: +/– 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings: AUTO(iAuto/Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter–speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie / S&Q Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter–speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
  • ISO: Still images: ISO 100–25600 (ISO numbers up to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 100–25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
  • Metering: 1200–zone evaluative metering, Exmor CMOS sensor
  • Metering Modes: Multi–segment, Center–weighted, Spot (Standard/ Large), Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV–2 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off , available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand–held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
  • Drive System
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous shooting: Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps *Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used
  • Drive Mode: Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self–timer, Self–timer (Cont.), Bracket:, Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/160 sec.
  • Self–timer: 10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self–timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self–timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10sec. delay)
  • Shutter Speeds: Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
  • Shutter Type: Electronically–controlled, vertical–traverse, focal–plane type
  • Flash
  • Control: Pre–flash TTL
  • External flash: Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto–lock accessory shoe
  • Flash Bracketing: 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
  • Flash Compensation: +/– 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: 16mm (focal–length printed on the lens body)
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill–flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red–eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless control*, Hi–speed sync* *With compatible external flash
  • Flash Type: Built–in flash
  • Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO 100)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec
  • Interface
  • Microphone Input: Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
  • Remote Commander: Yes (RMT–DSLR2 (sold separately))
  • HD Output: HDMI micro connector (Type–D) BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI) PhotoTV HD 4K movie output/4K still image PB
  • NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One–touch remote, One–touch sharing)
  • Wi–Fi: Yes (Wi–Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)
  • Multi Interface Shoe: Yes
  • PC interface: Mass–storage, MTP, PC remote
  • Power
  • Battery Type: One rechargeable battery pack NP–FW50
  • Number of Still Images: Still: Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard) Movies: Actual recording: Approx. 65 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 70 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard) Continuous recording: Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 105 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
  • External Power: AC Adaptor AC–PW20 (sold separately)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): With Viewfinder; Still images: approx. 2.8W(with E PZ 16–50mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16–50mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached) With LCD screen; Still images: approx. 2.5W(with E PZ 16–50mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16–50mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens
  • Wi–Fi
  • Send to Computer: Yes
  • View on Smartphone: Yes
  • View on TV: Yes
  • Dimensions (Camera)
  • Width: 3.75"
  • Height: 2.75"
  • Depth: 2.1"
  • Weight: 1 lbs
  • Dimensions (Package)
  • Width: 6.2"
  • Height: 5.7"
  • Depth: 5.2"
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs
Product Bullets
  • 24.2MP APS–C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 6000 x 4000 Resolution
  • 3:2 / 16:9 Aspect Ratio


Included Coverage from Sony: 1 Year Parts / 1 Year Labor - Carry In Service

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