- 24.2MP APS-C Exmor® sensor with advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
- Wide 425 phase detection AF points, Fast 0.05 sec. AF acquisition
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization steadies every lens
- 11fps continuous shooting to 269 frames at 24.2MP with AE/AF tracking
- 4K movie with 2.4x oversampling, full pixel readout, no pixel binning
- OLED EVF with Live View benefits and optical viewfinder immediacy
- XAVC S video, S-log2/3, slow/quick frame rates, 4:2:2 HDMI out
- Touch AF for stills/video with touchpad operation when using EVF
- Wi-Fi®/NFC™/QR code for easy file transfer and remote control
- Dust/moisture resistant magnesium alloy body with 200k+ cycle shutter
24.2 MP Exmor® CMOS image sensor
The a6500 features an APS-C image sensor with approx. 24.21 effective megapixels plus thin wiring layer and large photodiode substrate for light collection efficiency. Combined with BIONZ X™ image processing engine, the image sensor achieves a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 with low noise. The sensor's quick-transmission copper wiring layer helps the camera to shoot movies in 4K and Full HD at 120fps (100fps).
425 phase-detection AF points with High-density Tracking AF Technology
With 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points helping to provide distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, the a6500 focuses accurately, efficiently and reliably on subjects throughout the frame. Also, High-density Tracking AF Technology seamlessly activates AF points to cover and track subjects moving within frame with unerring precision.
Fast Hybrid AF for stills and movies
The a6500 features the world's fastest (0.05 sec) AF speed. Such speed is achieved by integrating the Fast Hybrid AF's autofocusing performance plus the BIONZ X image processing engine's highly efficient, accurate handling of information. This makes for extraordinarily fast, accurate AF and tracking performance when shooting movies or stills. (1) Point of focus (2) Contrast-detection AF (3) Phase-detection AF
Huge buffer for up to 307 images (over 35 seconds) in continuous shooting
Faster internal processing and a higher-capacity buffer memory now allow up to 307 images (over 36 seconds) of high-speed continuous shooting.
In-body 5-axis image stabilization
The a6500 compensates for five types of camera shake, extending opportunities to shoot steadier still images and movies. The new high-accuracy gyro sensor provides an image stabilization effect equivalent to a 5-steps-faster shutter speed. The camera enables you to zoom in on faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more — all with minimal camera shake blur. (1) Yaw (2) Pitch (3) Roll
Intuitive Touch Focus even with your eye to the viewfinder
Touch Focus makes focus point selection more intuitive — simply use a finger to touch the LCD touchscreen at the point of the image that you want to focus on. The Touch Pad function lets you shift the focus point smoothly by swiping a finger on the touchscreen, even while viewing the viewfinder.
4K movie recording
4K movie recording in the Super 35 mm format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows approx. 2.4 times as much information as is basically required for 4K (QFHD: 3,840 x 2,160). Data this rich is, in fact, equivalent to 6K data, so it clearly conveys exceptionally high resolution in 4K images.
Eye AF (AF-C compatible)
The a6500 features the Eye AF function that detects an eye and focuses on it with pinpoint accuracy even when shooting with a fast lens with aperture fully open and therefore with shallow depth of field. Eye AF also works in AF-C mode, so even if the subject moves, the wide coverage of the high-density 425-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor maintains very accurate focus on the eyes.
One-touch remote/One-touch sharing
One-touch remote makes your smartphone or tablet a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile™ app via Wi-Fi® to your NFC-enabled Android device, then touch the device to the camera to connect them. No NFC? No problem, as new QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
- Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
- AC Adaptor: AC-UUD12
- Shoulder strap
- Body cap
- Accessory shoe cap
- Eyepiece cup
- Micro USB cable
Built In Hot Shoe
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1–6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Approx. 120.0 x 53.3 x 66.9 mm (4 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches)
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
In Camera Editing
LCD Screen Size
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick Micro™ (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
(Memory card not included.)
4K: 3840 x 2160
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), XGA OLED
Approx. 453g. (1 lb) with battery and memory card included.