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Sony Alpha A6500 Sample Photos

We post sample photos from the new Sony Alpha A6500, which has had a number of updates including 5-axis image stabilisation.

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Sony Alpha A6500 Hands On (1)

We take sample photos with the new Sony Alpha A6500, the camera updates the A6300 with an enhanced and larger grip. The A6500 also benefits from 5-axis image stabilisation, a new shutter unit rated for 200,000 shots, a 3inch touch-screen, and uses the same front-end LSI and BIONZ X processors as the Sony Alpha A99 Mark II. The Sony Alpha A6500 is available now.

Sony Alpha A6500 Key Features

  • 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • New front-end LSI and BIONZ X
  • 11fps continuous shooting with AF 
  • 425 Phase Detection AF points (with 84% sensor coverage)
  • 0.05sec AF
  • 200,000 cycle shutter unit rating
  • 4K video (30,25,24p) 100Mbps (from 20mp / 6K image)
  • ISO100 to ISO51200
  • Dust and moisture resistance
  • 3inch tilting touch-screen, 921k dots
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

Upgraded from the A6300:

  • 5-axis in body stabilisation (up to 5 steps)
  • New metering mode (highlight weighted mode, entire screen average mode)
  • Enhanced spot metering (linked to focus area, standard or large)
  • Finer exposure compensation adjustment (1/6-stop increments)
  • Location info via Bluetooth
  • Enhanced remote camera control (storage detestination, raw and jpeg)
  • 8mp stills can be extracted from 4K movies
  • Touch-panel AF system
  • Slow and quick motion 1-100fps, for up to 50x quick motion and 4x slow motion (FullHD)
  • Improved buffer for 269 shots at 11fps, and 307 shots at 8fps

The A6500 has a new shutter unit, which is needed to let Sony fit in the 5-axis image stabilisation system, and Sony has managed to make all of this fit in to the camera whilst maintaining the compact size, with just an increase in the handgrip. The 5-axis image stabilisation system will work with any lens attached to the camera. We've added a number of sample photos, click "High Res" to view the full-size originals.

Sony Alpha a6500 Sample Photos

Sony Alpha a6500 ISO

Sony Alpha a6500 General Article Images


The Sony Alpha A6500 has an updated menu system, which was recently introduced with the Sony Alpha A99-II. You can look at the menu options in the video below (if you need more time to read each option, simply pause the video). 


The Sony Alpha A6500 will shoot at 11fps in continuous shooting mode, and we've recorded a video of the camera in action here:



Sony Alpha a6500 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Sony Alpha a6500 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels24.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921,600 dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • AF Fine Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
  • Touch AF
  • Centre
  • Multi
  • AF Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Spot
  • Manual
  • Eye Detection
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 51200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder Resolution2,359,296 dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting11fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPSNo Data
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeW-Series Lithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)350shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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josa 8 25 Czech Republic
16 Dec 2016 8:06PM
The BeI don't drive Benz, I don't care about expensive cameras...Sad
josa 8 25 Czech Republic
16 Dec 2016 8:07PM
"I don't drive Benz" eh!!!

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