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Sony Alpha a6500

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Sony Alpha a6500 review: specs and price

Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a6500
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Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than the average?

  • Larger sensor
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    23.5 x 15.6mmvs163.9mm
  • More megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs16.63MP
  • More focus points
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    425vs53.31
  • Higher maximum light sensitivity
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    51200 ISOvs17054.99 ISO
  • Faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    11fpsvs6.67fps
  • Lower noise at high ISO
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    1405 ISOvs1134.03 ISO
  • Better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs40236.46fps
  • Better image quality
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    85vs69.7

Design

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

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2.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

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3.Has a built-in focus motor
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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.

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4. more viewfinder coverage
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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.

Best

Fujifilm X-T30 + Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

100%

100%

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

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

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Optics

1.has AF tracking
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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.

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2. more focus points
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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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

425

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

4.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.

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5. higher maximum light sensitivity
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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.

Best

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

1640000 ISO

51200 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1. better video recording quality (main camera)
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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.

Best

Leica Q2

1080 x 120fps

2160 x 30fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
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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.

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3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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

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5.supports AVCHD format
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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.

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6.Supports slow motion video recording
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Audio

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

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2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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3. more microphone(s)
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Fujifilm X-T30 + Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

2

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

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5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

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6.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Battery

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

350shots

2. more battery power
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Best

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

4360mAh

1100mAh

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

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4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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5.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1. better image quality
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A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

100

85

2. lower noise at high ISO
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The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

1405 ISO

3. better color depth
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The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

24.5bits

4. wider dynamic range
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The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

13.7Evs

5.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

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6.has an external memory slot
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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.

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