Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500 review: specs and price

Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
  • Sensor size
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs158.3mm
  • Focus points
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs39471.46fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
  • more viewfinder coverage

Top specs and features


1.Weather sealed
Sony Alpha a6500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Alpha a6500

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

3. more viewfinder coverage


With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.


Leica Q-P


4.Has a hot shoe
Sony Alpha a6500

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

5.Is a system camera
Sony Alpha a6500

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.







1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.


Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points


The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.


Canon EOS R


3.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha a6500

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.maximum light sensitivity

51200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.


Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO




Panono Camera


6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony Alpha a6500

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.


1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.


Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha a6500

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha a6500

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Sony Alpha a6500


1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha a6500

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Sony Alpha a6500

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones


More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.


Canon EOS 200D



1. longer battery life


CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.


Nikon D3x


2.battery power



Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6


3.has a removable battery
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.


1.Has WiFi
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Sony Alpha a6500

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony Alpha a6500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.Has dual card slots
Sony Alpha a6500

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

5.has an accelerometer
Sony Alpha a6500

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has a HDMI output
Sony Alpha a6500

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.


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