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Α6500 PREMIUM E-MOUNT APS-C CAMERA

Full Specifications and Features

ILCE-6500

P 81,999.00

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Mount
E-mount
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 25.0 megapixels
Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels) [3:2]
L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
Image Size (pixels) [16:9]
L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M)
Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effect
13 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High/Mid/ Low)
Creative Style
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))
Picture Profile
Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Color Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
14bit RAW
14bit RAW
Uncompressed RAW
-
Recording Format
XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
Video Compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Color Space
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Picture Effect
Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
Creative Style
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))
Picture Profile
Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Image Size (pixels), NTSC
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60 M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50 M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28 M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17 M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 17 M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16 M), 1280 x 720 (30p, 6 M)
Image Size (pixels), PAL
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50 M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28 M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17 M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 17 M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16 M), 1280 x 720 (25p, 6 M)
Image frame rate
1 fps, 2 fps, 4 fps, 8 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps, 120 fps
Image size (frame rate)
1920x1080 (60p), 1920x1080 (30p), 1920x1080 (24p)
Movie Functions
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Dual Video REC, TC/UB, (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), Auto Slow Shutter, REC Control, Gamma Disp. Assist
HDMI Output
3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (25p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
Clean HDMI output
ON/OFF selectable
Location information Link from smartphone
Yes
Media
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 Slot
Multi-slot for Memory Stick Duo™/SD memory card
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off , available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Multi Frame NR
Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
White Balance Modes
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)) / Custom
AWB Micro Adjustment
Yes (G7 to M7, 57-step) (A7 to B7, 29-step)
Priority Set in AWB
Yes (Standard/ Ambience/ White)
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Focus Point
425 points (phase-detection AF)/169 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Focus Mode
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (425 points (phase-detection AF), 169 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other Features
Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (Sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, Predictive control, Focus lock
AF Illuminator
Yes (with Built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.3–approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)
Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)
selectable(phase-detection, contrast-detection)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity
EV-2 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Spot (Standard/Large), Entire Screen Avg., Highlight)
Exposure Compensation
+/-5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
Exposure Bracketing
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
AE Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
Exposure Modes
AUTO (iAuto/Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie / Sl&Q Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) /Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-Flicker Shoot.
-
Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Viewfinder Type
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED
Number of Dots
2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 1.07x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0-+3.0 m-1
Eye Point
Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Finder Frame Rate Selection
Yes (1x, 2x)
Display Contents
Graphic Display, Display All Info. No Disp. Info. Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of Dots
921,600 dots
Touch Panel
Yes
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/LCD)
Yes (Auto/Manual)
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
On/Off
Quick Navi
Yes
Focus Magnifier
Yes Focus Magnifier (5.9x, 11.7x)
Zebra
Yes, (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Others
WhiteMagic, Grid Line, (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker, (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Display Content
Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
Yes
Clear Image Zoom
Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 2x
Digital Zoom
Smart zoom (Still images): M: approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x, Digital zoom (Movie): Approx. 4x
Face Detection
Modes: On/Off (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable: 8
Self-Portrait Self-Timer
-
Others
Smile Shutter: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps), Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Panel/ Touch Pad), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate, Still images
Eye-Fi ready
Yes
Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
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)
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
Yes (ON/OFF)
Silent Shooting
Yes (ON/OFF)
Type
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation Effect
5.0 steps (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
Type
Built-in flash
Guide No.
6 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash coverage
16 mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Control
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Bracketing
3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
Flash Modes
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless control, Hi-speed sync
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 sec
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock
Yes
Wireless Control
Yes
Drive Modes
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
No. of recordable frames (approx.)
JPEG Extra fine L: 233 frames, JPEG Fine L: 269 frames, JPEG Standard L: 301 frames, RAW: 107 frames, RAW&JPG: 100 frames
Self-Timer
10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer
Photo Capture
Yes
Modes
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi/micro USB terminal
Yes
NFC
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible) One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wireless LAN (Built-In)
Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4 GHz band), View on Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV, View on Smartphone, Send to Computer
Bluetooth®
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes
Mic Terminal
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
DC IN Terminal
-
Sync Terminal
-
Headphone Terminal
-
Vertical Grip Connector
-
PC Remote
Yes
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Type
Yes
Memory Function
Yes (Body 2 sets / memory card 4 sets)
Setting
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Supplied Battery
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)
Movies (actual recording): Approx. 65 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 70 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)
Movies (continuous recording):Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 105 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge
Yes
External Power
AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Power consumption with Viewfinder
Still images: approx. 2.8W (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Power consumption with LCD screen
Still images: approx. 2.6W (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB Power Supply
Yes
Operating Temperature
32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
Approx. 453 g, Approx. 1 lb
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 120.0 mm x 66.9 mm x 53.3 mm, Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor: AC-UUD12
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable

Features

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24.2 MP Exmor® CMOS image sensor

The α6500 features an APS-C image sensor with approx. 24.2 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 120 fps (100fps).

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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 α6500 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. (1) Phase-detection AF coverage (425 points) (2) Contrast-detection AF coverage (169 points)

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Fast Hybrid AF for stills and movies

The α6500 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

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11 fps (Hi+) continuous shooting and 8 fps (Hi) live-view continuous shooting

Clearly capture moving subjects with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 11 fps (Hi+). Or choose among three speeds up to 8 fps (Hi), for live-view continuous shooting with very little lag on the EVF or LCD screen ― it’s practically as immediate as shooting with an optical viewfinder. 

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Huge buffer for up to 307 images (around 36 seconds) in continuous shooting

Faster internal processing and a higher-capacity buffer memory now allow up to 307 images (around 36 seconds) of high-speed continuous shooting. 

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In-body 5-axis image stabilization

The α6500 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

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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.

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4K movie recording

4K movie recording in the Super 35 mm format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows about 2.4 times as much information as is basically required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Data this rich is, in fact, equivalent to 6K data, so it clearly conveys exceptionally high resolution in 4K images.

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XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

The α6500 introduces a high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder™. It reproduces darkness and color in very fine detail, for clear, smooth views of scenes and tracking of subjects. You can select either 120 (100fps) or 60fps (50fps) frame rate for use of this viewfinder. 

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Eye AF (AF-C compatible)

The α6500 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.

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Lock-on AF

This function maintains focus on a moving subject automatically. Simply align the target frame and the subject to be tracked. If you lose track of the subject, the camera can detect that subject and resume the Lock-on AF function when the subject reappears on the screen.

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High-durability shutter tested to approx. 200,000 release cycles with low vibration

Enjoy less blur from vibration and a very quiet, durable shutter tested to about 200,000 shutter releases. Added braking mechanisms near the end of the rear shutter path plus elastic material as shock absorber produce these benefits. The reduced vibration also helps optimize image sensor resolution performance.

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Further advanced image processing system

The BIONZ X™ image processing engine is supported by newly developed front-end LSI. The image processing algorithm optimized for the image sensor enhances texture reproduction and image clarity while minimizing noise, particularly in the mid-to-high sensitivity range.

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Slow and Quick Motion

Up to 5x Slow Motion and up to 60x Quick Motion can be recorded at up to 50 Mbps in high-quality Full HD in camera. You can choose among eight shooting frame rates ranging from 1 fps to 120 fps (100 fps), as well as 24p, 30p (25p), or 60p (50p) recording format. Slow Motion and Quick Motion footage can be played back after it is shot, without PC-based post-production processing.

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Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lenses 

The α6500 offers focal plane phase-detection AF even when an A-mount lens is mounted using a mount adaptor (LA-EA3) from Sony. So you can take advantage of the autofocus system’s uniquely wide coverage provided by 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points, as well as fast, fluid tracking performance when shooting with other lenses as well as E-mount lenses. (1) A-mount lenses

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AF in Focus Magnifier

You can use autofocus even while enlarging a selected image area on the viewfinder or LCD screen, for finer adjustment of focus, for example. This is excellent for macro shooting, when accurate focusing is crucial.

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Gamma Display Assist and Zebra function

With Gamma Display Assist, you can view images with natural contrast while recording in S-Log gamma setting, converting S-Log2 and S-Log3 into ITU709 (800%) gamma for monitoring images, or checking focus while enlarging an image on the LCD screen or viewfinder. Moreover, Zebra function simplifies exposure monitoring, especially when shooting in S-Log gamma setting. Target a video signal brightness level from 0 to 109%, and set a range between +10 and –10% of that value; zebra pattern indicates areas with that level of exposure within that range.

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S-Gamut/S-Log shooting

S-Gamut and S-Log shooting give you flexibility to perform color grading in post-production. The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimize whiteout and blackout. The α6500 even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3. Cine color space from Sony. NOTE: S-Log2 and S-Log3 are premised on processing pictures.

Terminals expand connectivity

The camera supports line input from professional-standard audio devices with XLR terminal, with use of a separately sold XLR adaptor kit (XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M) that enables connection with various high-end microphones. This camera also supports clean HDMI output that allows uncompressed 4K and Full HD movies to be output to an external recorder or monitor. 

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Dust and moisture resistance 

Comprehensive dust and moisture resistance measures that help prevent water and dust from entering the body include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.

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Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

With internal frames, rear cover, top cover and front cover constructed of magnesium alloy, α6500 is designed for solid reliability and steady handling, as its compact form readily withstands the rigors of shooting in the field. Also, the strength and rigidity of the lens mount provide an especially solid foundation for mounting and withstanding rugged use with even large, heavy lenses such as telephoto lenses.

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Silent Shooting

Silent Shooting mode releases the shutter without a sound, even in continuous shooting up to about 3fps with AF/AE tracking, so it's very convenient for shooting indoor performances, outdoor wildlife, and in other situations where silence is essential. To turn this mode on/off more intuitively and less intrusively, assign it to a customizable button.

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New menu interface makes search easier 

The redesigned menu has a new categorization scheme. Now, the group name being selected can be found at the screen top, and each tab is colored differently. This allows quick access to desired menu items, which enables you to change settings smoothly even during shooting. 

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File Name Setting

Each file name starts with "DSC" by default, but you can use the camera to change, register, and thereby customize the file name to include the first three characters of your choice. This facilitates management of files, especially when working on assignments with multiple cameras.

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PlayMemories Camera Apps™

Express photographs more creatively with PlayMemories Camera Apps™, the application download service that lets you add new functions to your camera’s feature set. Choose among Time-lapse for recording images at intervals and combining them, Smart Remote Control for control of settings from a smartphone or tablet, Sky HDR (high-dynamic-range-imaging), Star Trail, Liveview Grading, Smooth Reflection and other apps. Note: Services availability depends on region.

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Location Information Link

After the camera has been paired via Bluetooth® to the PlayMemories Mobile™ app installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device, it can acquire and record location data from the mobile device. The acquired location data can also be used to correct the camera’s date/time and location settings. The PlayMemories Home™ application can then be used on a personal computer to organize on a map any still images imported into the computer.

How to use Location Information Link

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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 social network site (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. New QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.

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Capture One Express (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. NOTE: Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).

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Enhanced auto exposure functions

Along with Multi, Center, and Spot metering modes, the camera features new ones including Highlight, which automatically detects the brightest area in the frame and concentrates exposure metering on that area to avoid blown highlights; and Average, which determines average metering for the entire image in order to maintain stable AE tracking performance as shooting angles change as well as predictable AE behavior. Also, when [Focus Area] parameter is set to [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot] the metering spot location can be linked to the focus area (selectable from Center/Focus Point Link). Moreover, standard exposure value can be adjusted from -1 to +1 stop in 1/6-stop increments, and set separately for each metering mode.

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Priority Set in AWB

When white balance is set to Auto and incandescent lamps or similar illumination are the light sources, the color tone priority can be set to [Standard], [Ambience], or [White]. [Ambience] produces a warm tone; [White] reproduces white tones faithfully.

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Enhanced Remote Camera Control function

When the camera is connected to a computer, you can use Remote Camera Control to take pictures or change camera settings from the computer. This computer-to-camera connection now makes it possible for you to store still images in camera as well as on the computer, so you can visually check images without leaving the camera position. It is now also possible to transfer only JPEG (rather than both JPEG and RAW) files to the computer, reducing the file data volume and allowing transferred images to be checked almost immediately.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.