You’ve been taking photos and videos for a while now, and chances are you’ve already reached the limit of what your camera can do for you. If you’ve mastered the basics and looking for something to expand your shooting range, the Sony A6500 is a mirrorless APS-C sensor camera that offers professional level controls and features, yet still fits neatly into the palm of your hands.
At its core, the Sony A6500 houses a 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor, combined with Sony’s BIONZ X image processing engine for a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 with low noise. With enough under the hood to satisfy power-hungry users, it’s the A6500’s features that truly make it able to shoot pro-level stills and movies with ease. Here’s why the Sony A6500 is the ideal camera for photographers and videographers who want to step up their game.
Photographers: Why should you pick the Sony A6500 to shoot stills?
The Sony A6500 is more than simply just an intermediate mirrorless camera. Like its predecessor, it comes with an amazing 4D focus feature - a marriage of the world’s highest 425 phase-detection AF points, world’s fastest 0.05 sec fast AF speed and its high density tracking AF technology for consistently accurate and reliable tracking of your moving subjects. Never miss a beat, or your future award-winning photograph with the α6500’s super quick and accurate focusing.
Touch screen focus
When photographing fast paced action or shooting street photography, it’s hard to switch subjects that crop up on your viewfinder once you’ve already set up. Moving the little buttons to get the focus right means you’ll blink and miss a great photo. The added touch screen focus on the Sony A6500 has means you can simply tap the screen to get your preferred subject in focus. This can also be used in conjunction with the EVF so you can easily shift focus from one subject to the next without keeping your eye off the ball.
Continuous shooting up to 307 shots and 8fps with live view
Got a sports project or have an idea that involves moving subjects? The Sony A6500 makes sure you never miss your shot. Combined with its 4D focus, the camera packs in an extended continuous shooting capacity of up to 307 shots without any slowdown, with AF/AE tracking at around 36 seconds. If you need to keep your eyes peeled on the live view, the A6500 can shoot up to 8fps continuously with next to zero lag, practically as fast as using an optical viewfinder on a DSLR.
5-axis in-body stabilisation
Making sure each shot is crisp and clear is the Sony A6500’s 5-axis stabilisation system packed into its small handheld body. No matter how bumpy the action might get, the camera is able to compensate for yaw, pitch and roll movements at 5-stops faster shutter speed. So you can zoom in with a heavy telephoto lens, or shoot under low-light without getting blurry photos.
Works with your existing lenses
If you’ve already invested into a couple of lenses for your existing system, don’t fret. The in-camera 5-axis stabilisation on the A6500 will not only work on native Sony E-mount lenses, but also on Sony’s A-Mount library of lenses and other brands of lenses you already own. And if you’re using the Sony LA-EA3 A-Mount adapter, you’ll still be able to use the α6500’s focal plane phase-detection AF when mounting A-mount lenses.