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Sony Alpha a6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Sony Alpha a6500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and screen also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the reliability and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A6500 Review

 

The Sony A6500 replaces the 8-month-old A6300 as Sony's premium APS-C Alpha offering. The A6500 retains a similar outward appearance to its predecessor, featuring full weather sealing against dust and moisture ingress, but now has in-body 5-axis...

The Sony A6500 is the best APS-C Sony camera yet, principally adding built-in 5-axis stabilization, a touch-enabled LCD screen and a redesigned menu interface to an already excellent camera, but we can't help feeling that the 8-month-old A6300 should...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A6500 Review

 

Sony's APS-C lineup has a new flagship camera, the Sony A6500. While it shares the same 4D Focus autofocus system as the A6300, the A6500 features vastly improved continuous shooting capabilities thanks to an expanded buffer and a new front-end LSI...

As is typical on a press experiential, Sony had plenty of great shooting subjects lined up to give all three cameras a good workout. After my first week with the A6500, I have to say that it acquitted itself might well, turning out a whole bunch of...

Oct, 2016

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Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Sony A6500 review

 

The Sony Alpha A6500 is an upper mid-range mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in stabilisation, touchscreen, 4k video and a powerful AF system that's perfect for action shooters. Announced in October 2016, it comes only eight...

Detailed 24 Megapixel stills ; High quality uncropped 4k video, 1080 up to 120p, S-Log profiles ; Built-in 5-axis stabilisation works with any lens. 4 stops in my tests ; Fantastic AF system, fast 11fps bursts and leading buffer depth ; Touchscreen...

Touchscreen under-used. Can't tilt to face subject either ; Screen is dim and can't be brightened in 4k or 1080 / 100p / 120p ; Often confusing or inconsistent menus and user interface ; Maximum shutter of 1/4000 (electronic or mechanical) ; No RAW...

The Alpha A6500 is Sony's most powerful mirrorless camera with an APSC sensor to date. Arriving just eight months after the previous Alpha A6300, the new A6500 unsurprisingly inherits much of that model's style and capabilities: the same flat-topped...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Sony A6500 24MP and 4K Camera Unveiled

 

Sony has unveiled the new A6500 mirrorless camera, which features 24.2MP APS-C sensor with 5-axis image stabilization and 4K video capture.

The Sony A6500 retails for $1399 and should ship in November. Check it out at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A6500 review

 

Sony's best crop-sensor camera stands on the shoulders of legends

Lightning-quick AF system ; Respectable buffer capacity ; Expansive video options

Dim rear LCD ; Noticeable rolling shutter ; Still lacks a headphone port

In-body image stabilization finally comes to the Sony APS-C flagship. Add bucketloads of buffer and a touchscreen, and the A6500 arguably surpasses Sony’s A7 Mark II.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony A6500 preview: Compact, powerful and now with touch

 

Sony has made a quickstep through some of its Alpha models, with the A6500 following the A6300 that was announced at the beginning of 2016.

Oct, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A6500

 

Not too long after the A6300 was announced, Sony sprung the A6500 on the world. Sporting many of the same specifications of the A6300, the new camera is designed to be a premium version of the model, intending to appeal to high-end enthusiasts and...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A6500 test photo gallery

 

Sony Alpha 6500 system camera : Last week Sony launched the new top model in the APS-C system camera lineup. The Sony α6500 (ILCE-6500) is the successor of the only eight month old α6300 and has been designed for the advanced amateur photographer. The...

The Sony Alpha 6500 will be available before the Holiday season starts. The camera with E-mount is available in black for a recommended retail price of € 1.700 EUR / £ 1,500 GBP / $ 1.400 USD. In addition, the A6500 will be on sale in combination with...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A6500 compact system camera

 

Sony Alpha 6500 APS-C Sensor camera : Sony Consumer Electronics proudly introduced its new flagship APS-C sensor camera, the Alpha A6500 (model: Sony ILCE-6500). As the latest addition to Sony's line-up of award winning mirrorless cameras, the new...

Also, with a simple half press of the shutter button, the effect of the image stabilisation can be monitored in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen, allowing framing and focus to be accurately checked and continually monitored. This is available even...

Oct, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A6500 Full Review

 

We review the Sony Alpha A6500 - Sony's latest APS-C mirrorless camera with 5-axis image stabilisation built-in to the camera.....

As an updated version of the A6300 , the Sony Alpha A6500 adds a number of new features, including 5-axis sensor based image stabilisation, as well as a much larger buffer so you can shoot hundreds more continuous shots at 11fps.

Feb, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Video recording time:105

Flash

Shoe mounting point: Yes

Picture Quality

Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:MICRO-USB

Technical Details

Lens cap included: Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD

Weight & Dimensions

Lens length:2.95
Lens weight:10.9