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Sony Alpha a6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Sony Alpha a6500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the shutter, and some have doubts about the connectivity and storage.

usability, performance, portability, size, image quality

battery, color, storage, connectivity

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 6500

 

The mirrorless Sony Alpha 6500 delivers excellent image quality and superb autofocus, but lacks some of the pro features of competing cameras in this price range.

Compact body. 11.1fps burst shooting. Large buffer. Tilting touch-screen LCD. Crisp 120fps EVF. In-body image stabilization. Excellent image quality. Integrated flash. Wi-Fi with NFC. 4K video and 120fps 1080p.

Dense menu system. Some add-on apps must be purchased. No external charger included. Battery life lags behind competing models. Only one memory card slot. No grip available. Requires FE lens to complete weather sealing.

The Sony Alpha 6500 maintains the excellent image quality and autofocus system delivered by less expensive models in the family—the Alpha 6000 and 6300. It adds in-body image stabilization and a touch screen, not included in either model, and maintains...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Bracaglia , Richard Butler , Rishi Sanyal (dpreview.com)

Action-packed: Sony a6500 review

 

The Sony a6500 is the company's premium APS-C offering and well-suited for fast action photography. In our in-depth review we look at its features, operation and its performance. Read on

Dec, 2016

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 : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A6500 Review

 

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

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Sony A6500 Review

 

What a camera! The Sony A6500 takes the best of the excellent A6300 which launched just eight months earlier, and adds several very important new features. Sports shooters in particular will love its much more generous buffer depth, and its new hybrid...

Comfortable, premium body with good controls; Touch-screen for subject selection; Hybrid image stabilization system; Excellent image quality; Better high ISO JPEGs than the A6300; Extremely fast 11.1 fps burst capture; Very deep buffers for raw and...

Pricey for an APS-C camera; JPEG colors aren't the most accurate; Very slow buffer clearing; Laggy touch-pad AF function; Poorly-placed movie button; No headphone jack; Mediocre battery life

What a camera! The Sony A6500 takes the best of the excellent A6300 which launched just eight months earlier, and adds several very important new features. Sports shooters in particular will love its much more generous buffer depth, and its new hybrid...

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (tomsguide.com)

Sony A6500 Digital Camera Review

 

There is a lot to like in the Sony a6500. It's a powerful, compact camera that takes excellent images and video at impressive speeds, with snappy autofocus. The image quality is excellent, although there is some noise in low light. The video-quality...

Excellent image and video quality ; Tough construction ; Can shoot 11 fps for more than 30 seconds

Awkward on-screen menus ; Some noise at higher ISO ; Expensive

Sports and serious shooters will find a lot to like in this mirrorless camera, but some of the features are overkill for casual photographers.

Feb, 2017

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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

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

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Timothy Coleman (pocket-lint.com)

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse

 

Yes it costs a fair chunk of change, but given its array of features, the A6500 is an outstanding all-rounder. Just make sure you buy a spare battery

A tough and tiny powerhouse of a camera ; 5-axis in-body image stabilisation means you don’t rely on Sony’s OSS lenses ; Autofocus is very fast in all shooting scenarios ; Video performance and image quality is second to none

Poor battery life ; Battery charger not included ; Touchscreen operation could be improved ; Relatively limited Sony E lens line up

The Sony A6500 might cost a fair whack more than its A6300 cousin, but it's a powerhouse of a camera that, for the right user, will be worth the cash.

Jul, 2017

Price comparison for Sony Alpha a6500

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Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95"...
24.2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
$890.00 TO SHOP
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Next Gen speed: experience the world’s fastest 0. 02 sec AF with real-time AF and object tracking
$1,126.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP...
24 MP APS C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range: EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens...
$434.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Bundle...
24.2MP APS-C Exmore sensor w/ advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
$950.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7 IIK E-mount interchangeable lens...
World’s first 5 axis in body image stabilization in a full frame camera
$899.00 TO SHOP
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Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a stable, fast, and versatile camera well-suited for both...
$1,199.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and...
BUNDLES INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens, 55-210mm f/4.5-6...
$848.00 TO SHOP
Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless...
Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back Illuminated 35 millimeter Full frame Image
$1,679.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP...
SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full SONY USA WARRANTY
$648.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Zoom...
World’s fastest AF at 0 02 sec W/ real-time AF & Object tracking
$848.00 TO SHOP

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