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Sony Alpha a6500 review: specs and price

Sony Alpha a6500
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Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    23.5 x 15.6mmvs251.16mm
  • Focus points
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    425vs65.02
  • Megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs17.54MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    51200 ISOvs22724.31 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    11fpsvs6.99fps
  • Noise
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    1405 ISOvs1216.06 ISO
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs42834.95fps
  • Image quality
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    85vs71.39

Price comparison

Sony Alpha a6500

Buy used:

$715.00

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$55.24

Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

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2.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 afterward to get them looking perfect.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

100%

100%

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

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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.weight
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Best

HTC Re

65.5g

453g

Optics

1.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

2.sensor size
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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

3.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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4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

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5.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. Show more

Best

Nikon D6

3280000 ISO

51200 ISO

6.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. Show more

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Videography

1.video recording (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. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

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3.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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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 slow-motion video recording
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6.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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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.

Sony Alpha a6500
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.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Fujifilm X-T4

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. Show more

For example

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

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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. Show more

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. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
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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.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

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3.battery power
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Best

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

4360mAh

1100mAh

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

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

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Features

1.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

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

100

85

2.noise
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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.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.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. Show more

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5.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

6.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

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Price comparison

Sony Alpha a6500

Buy used:

$715.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a6500 aliexpressSmallRig A6500 Cage with Wooden Hand Gri...SmallRig A6500 Cage with Wooden Hand Grip for Sony Alpha A6500/ILCE-6500 Camera Cage Quick Release Mounting Kit - 2097
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$55.24

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