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Sony A6500 Body Only MPN: ILCE-6500

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  • - Sony E-mount
  • - 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor
  • - XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED EVF
  • - 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE stabilisation
  • - 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • - Internal UHD 4K video & S-Log3 gamma
  • - S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps
  • - 4D FOCUS with 425 phase detect points
  • - Up to 11 fps sshooting and ISO 51200
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Product Description

The Sony A6500 Body (ILCE-6500) is the latest incarnation of the A6000 series of compact system cameras. Houses a 24.2MP APS-C 'Exmor' CMOS sensor, Bionz X processor together with 4D Focus (425 phase-detect points) for ultra-fast speed and accuracy. The rich feature list includes a stunning 2.35million-dot XGA OLED Trufinder, a 1229K-dot 3.0" tilting "touch" LCD, and UHD 4K movie recording and S-Log3 Gamma. Relatively diminutive form factor of just 120.0mm (W) x 66.9mm (H) x 53.3mm (D) and weighing only 453g. Takes the SOny NP-FW50 battery.

Key Features: Sony Alpha A6500 Digital Camera Body

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Up to 11 fps shooting with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking
  • Up to 8 fps shooting in live-view shooting mode
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 4D FOCUS System which can lock focus in as little as 0.05 seconds
  • 425 phase detection AF points
  • 5-axis image stabilisation system
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Touch screen focusing capabilities
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log3 Gamma
  • XAVC S codec records up to 100Mbps in 4K / 50Mbps in Full HD
  • S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps
  • Built-in WiFi with NFC

Unmatched Autofocus Capability

The Sony A6500 utilises the same 4D FOCUS system a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines high-speed phase detection AF with extremely accurate contrast AF and allows it to capture and lock on to moving subjects in as little as 0.05 seconds as the A6300. It also features 425 phase detection AF points and High-density Tracking AF Technology, and, thanks to faster internal processing capabilities, has a maximum buffer for high-speed continuous shooting of 307 frames.

5-Axis Image Stabilisation

The A6500 is the first Sony APS-C sensor camera to feature 5-axis image stabilisation, which provides a shutter speed advantage of 5 steps, ensuring the full resolving power of the sensor can be realised, even in challenging lighting. It also works with a variety of lenses, including E-mount lenses without OSS and A-mount lenses when used with a compatible mount adapter. When an E-mount lens with OSS is mounted, pitch and yaw are compensated in the lens and horizontal, vertical and roll axes are compensated in the camera body, resulting in optimal 5-axis stabilisation.

New Touch Screen Focusing

The new A6500 comes equipped with touch screen functionality, allowing users to lock focus on a subject simply by touching it on the screen. Additionally, in a first for Sony cameras, the A6500 features touchpad functionality. When utilising the viewfinder for framing and shooting, the LCD screen can be used as a touch pad. Simply drag a finger across the screen to shift the focus point from one area to another.

Powerful 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor

The A6500’s APS-C sized 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor works together with a BIONZ X image processor to maximise processing power and achieve an impressive sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200. The BIONZ X image processor and newly developed front-end LSI ensure superior image and video quality with low noise even when using higher ISO settings, in particular those at high sensitivity values where other cameras typically struggle. The LSI is also responsible for the expanded buffer depth for continuous shooting.

Professional Video Capabilities

Able to shoot 4K (3840x2160p) video in the popular Super 35mm format on the full width of the image sensor, the A6500 uses full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information approximately 2.4x (20 MP equivalent) as many pixels as 4K UHD and then oversamples the information to produce high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Thanks to its Fast Hybrid AF system, the A6500 focuses exceptionally fast during move shooting, and offers touch focusing as well as adjustable AF transition speed and AF tracking sensitivity.

The camera supports the XAVC S codec during video shooting, which records at a high bit rate of up to 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during Full HD shooting, ensuring maximum detail and clarity in both video formats. It can also record Full HD at 100fps at up to 100 Mbps, which allows footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x slow motion video files in Full HD (25p) resolution with AF tracking.

The A6500 incorporates a ‘Slow and Quick’ (S&Q) mode that supports both slow motion and quick motion. In this mode, frame rates from 1 fps to 100fps can be selected in 8 steps for up to 50x quick motion and 4x slow motion recording. It also offers S-Log gamma recording for wide dynamic range shooting approximately 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting and supports S-Gamut for a wider colour space. Both options allow for greater creativity for processing video post-production.

Shooters also now have the ability to select, extract and save still images from movie footage directly on the camera. Approximately 8 MP images and 2 MP images can be pulled from 4K modes and Full HD modes, respectively.

Enhanced Operability

With its refined design, the A6500 maintains the mobility of the A6000 series whilst adapting much of the usability of the A7 II series. It features the same high contrast, high resolution 2.4 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF as the A6300. New features include a magnesium alloy body, a high-durability shutter with a tested life span of approximately 200,000 release cycles, a robust lens mount, a recessed grip to improve handling, a larger release button and ten total custom buttons including ‘C1’, ‘C2’ and ‘C3’. It also has an improved operation feel for its mode and control dials and rear face buttons, as well as a softer eyepiece cup for more comfortable usage.

It has WiFi, QR, and NFC functionality, is fully compatible with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile applications for Android and iOS platforms, and offers location data acquisition via a Bluetooth connection to a compatible mobile device.

Whats In the Box

Sony A6500 digital camera body, 1 x Lithium ion Battery (NP-FW50), AC adapter, USB cable, Body cap, Lens cap, Shoulder strap, English Manuals.


Camera ModelSony ILCE-A6500 Body Only
TypeCompact System Camera
Lens MountSony E-Mount
Image Sensor Effective Pixels24.2 megapixel
Image Sensor TypeExmor RS CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor SizeAPS-C
Image Stabilization SystemYes, Sensor Shift 5-Axis
Still Image Recording FormatJPEG, RAW
Still Image Quality4:3, 16:9; Maximum resolution: 6000 x 4000
Color SpacesRGB
Video Recording Format3UltraHD; XAVC S [3840 x 2160p / 30 fps (100 Mbps) / 30 fps (60 Mbps) / 25 fps (100 Mbps) / 25 fps (60 Mbps) / 24 fps (100 Mbps) / 24 fps (60 Mbps)]; High Definition XAVC S [1920 x 1080p / 120 fps (100 Mbps) / 120 fps (60 Mbps) / 100 fps (100 Mbps) / 100 fps (100 Mbps) / 60 fps (50 Mbps) / 50 fps (50 Mbps) / 30 fps (50 Mbps) / 25 fps (50 Mbps) / 24 fps (50 Mbps)]; High Definition AVCHD [1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps) / 50 fps (28 Mbps) / 25 fps (24 Mbps) / 25 fps (17 Mbps) / 24 fps (24 Mbps) / 24 fps (17 Mbps)]; High Definition AVCHD [1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24 Mbps) / 60 fps (17 Mbps) / 50 fps (24 Mbps) / 50 fps (17 Mbps)]; High Definition MP4 [1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps) / 50 fps (28 Mbps) / 30 fps (16 Mbps) / 25 fps (16 Mbps)]; High Definition MP4 [1280 x 720p / 30 fps (6 Mbps) / 25 fps (6 Mbps)]
Recording MediaSD Memory Card
WiFiYes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B
Mic Input1/8" Microphone
Audio Video Output-
MicrophoneBuilt-in Mic: With Video, Stereo; Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Type0.39" x 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
Field of ViewApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.07x
Diopter Adjustmentapprox - 4.0 to +3.0 (dpt)
Eye SensorYes
Size / Pixels3.0" 921k-Dot Tilting "Touch" LCD
AF ModeAutomatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
AF PointsPhase Detection: 425,Contrast Detection: 169
Light Metering System-
Light Metering ModeCenter-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure ModeModes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama, Metering Range: Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
TypeMechanical / Electronic
Shutter Speed30 - 1/4000 second, Bulb Mode
Burst Speed-
Number of Recordable Images-
AE Bracket-
Aperture Bracket-p
Focus Bracket-
White Balance Bracket-
Time Lapse ShotNo
Flash TypeTTL Built-in-Flash, Built-in Pop-up, Hot Shoe, Wireless
Flash ModeAuto, Fill-in, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
Flash Output RangeWide: 0.4 - 10.2 m; Telephoto: 0.4 - 6.5 m
PhotoAnti-motion Blur, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet Mode, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
OSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Battery1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh (included)
Battery life (CIPA standard)Approx. 400 images
Dimensions (W x H x D)120.0mm (W) x 66.9mm (H) x 53.3mm (D) Excluding protrusions
WeightApprox 453g (including battery and memory card)

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