Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black)

Product Code: SYILCE6500B

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Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black)

Product Code: SYILCE6500B

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  • APS-C image sensor with approx. 24.21 MP
  • Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-512002 with low noise
  • Shoot movies in 4K and Full HD at 120 fps
  • 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points
  • Extremely fast AF speed
  • Silent shooting

24.2 MP1 Exmor® CMOS image sensor

The a6500 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 120fps (100fps)

425 phase-detection
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
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.

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.

Clearly capture moving subjects with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 11fps (Hi+). Or choose among three speeds up to 8fps (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.

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.

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.

K 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: 3840 x 2160). Data this rich is, in fact, equivalent to 6K data, so it clearly conveys exceptionally high resolution in 4K images.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder
The a6500 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 (50fp) frame rate for use of this viewfinder.

Eye AF
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.

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.

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 1fps to 120fps (100fps), as well as 24p, 30p (25p), or 60p (50p) recording format.

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.

Gamma Display & Zebra Function
With Gamma Display Assist, you can view images with natural contrast. Zebra function simplifies exposure monitoring, especially when shooting in S-Log gamma setting.

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.

Camera Type
Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens Mount
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Image Sensor
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm)
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (Total)
Approx. 25.0 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
Color Filter
R, G, B primary color
Anti-Dust Function
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Anti-Dust Operation (Auto)
Cleaning Mode
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(20M),
M: 4240 x 2400(10M),
S: 3008 x 1688(5.1M)
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
JPEG Extra fine
JPEG Standard
14bit RAW
Still 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)
Still Picture - 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))
Still 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
Video Recording Format
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
Video Compression
Audio recording Format
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Video 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
Video 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))
Video 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
Video Color Space
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Movie Recording System (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160(30p, 100M) Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160(25p, 100M) Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160(24p, 100M) Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160(30p, 60M) Approx.60Mbps
3840 x 2160(25p, 60M) Approx.60Mbps
3840 x 2160(24p, 60M) Approx.60Mbps
Audio Level Display
Audio Rec Level
PAL/NTSC Selector
Dual Video REC
AF Tracking Duration
AF Drive Speed
Auto Slow Shutter
REC Control
Clean HDMI Info.
ON/OFF selectable
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
Gamma Disp. Assist
Location Info. Link from Smartphone
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
File System
FAT12, 16, 32, exFAT
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
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight> / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature <2500 to 9900K> color filter / Custom
AWB Micro Adjustment
Priority Set in AWB
Yes (Standard/ Ambience/ White)
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus System
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)
Sensitivity Range
EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF 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)
Eye-Start AF
Yes (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
Lock-On AF
Eye AF
Other Features
Predictive control, Focus lock
AF Illuminator
Yes(with Built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator Range
Approx. 0.3- approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
AF Micro Adjustment
Yes, (Sold separately)
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 Modes
Spot (Standard/ Large)
Entire Screen Avg.
Exposure Modes
AUTO(iAuto/Superior Auto)
Programmed AE (P)
Aperture priority (A)
Shutter-speed priority (S)
Manual (M)
Movie / SQ Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
Sweep Panorama
Scene Selection
Scene Selection
Sports Action
Night Scene
Hand-held Twilight

Night Portrait
Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
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)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exp. 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 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Viewfinder - Number of Dots
2 359 296 dots
Viewfinder Brightness Control
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Viewfinder Color Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Viewfinder Field Coverage
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0-+3.0 m-1
Viewfinder Eye Point
Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display Contents
Graphic Display
Display All Info.
No Disp. Info.
Digital Level Gauge
Finder Frame Rate Selection
Yes (1x, 2x)
LCD Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
LCD Touch Panel
LCD Number of Dots (Total)
921 600 dots
LCD Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
LCD Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
LCD WhiteMagic
LCD Display Contents
Graphic Display
Display All Info
No Disp. Info
Digital Level Gauge
For viewfinder
LCD Real-Time Image-Adjustment Display
LCD Quick Navi
LCD Focus Check
Yes Focus Magnifier (5.9x, 11.7x)
LCD Zebra
(selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
LCD Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
LCD Movie Marker
LCD Grid Line
Face Detection Modes
On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Face Registration
Face Selection
Max. Number of Detectable Faces
Auto Object Framing Still Images
Smile Shutter
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Touch Focus
Yes (Available with LCD monitor/ Viewfinder operation)
Bright Monitoring
Copyright Info
Set File Name
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Help Guide
Clock Function, Setting
Area Setting
Shop Front Mode
Zoom Ring Rotate
Eye-Fi Ready
Clear Image Zoom - Still Images
Approx. 2x
Clear Image Zoom - Movies
Approx. 2x
Smart Zoom (Still Images)
M:Approx. 1.4x
S:Approx. 2x
Digital Xoom (Still Images)
L:Approx. 4x
M:Approx. 5.7x
S:Approx. 8x
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Approx. 4x
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 Shutter Curtain
Silent Shooting
Yes (ON/OFF)
SteadyShot INSIDE (Image Stabilization)
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
SteadyShot Compensation Effect
5.0 steps (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
Built-in flash
Flash Guide No.
6 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash Coverage
16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Flash 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
Slow Sync.
Rear Sync.
Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Wireless control
Hi-speed sync
Flash Recycling Time
Approx. 4 sec
External Flash
Sony a System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock
Drive Modes
Single Shooting
Single Shooting
Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable)
Self-timer (Cont.)
Bracket: Single
Bracket: Cont.
White Balance bracket
DRO bracket
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 (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10sec. delay)
Drive Speed (Approx., Max.)
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
No. of Frame Recordable (Approx.)
JPEG Extra fine L: 233 frames, JPEG Fine L: 269 frames, JPEG Standard L: 301 frames, RAW: 107 frames, RAWJPG: 100 frames
Playback 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)
Panorama scrolling
Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K)
Photo Capture
View on Smartphone - Yes
Send to Computer -Yes
View on TV- Yes
NFC One-Touch Remote
NFC One-Touch Sharing
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
NFC Interface
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Wireless LAN (Built-In) Interface
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz 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
Mic Terminal
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Remote Control
Yes (RMT-DSLR2 (sold separately))
PC Remote
Audio - Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
Audio - Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Print - Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom Key Settings
Programmable Setting
Yes (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets)
Lens Compensation
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Still images Battery Capacity
Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Movies - Battery Capacity
Actual Recording - Approx. 65 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 70 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Movies - Battery Capacity - 2
Continuous Recording -0 Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 105 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge
USB Power Supply
External Power
AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Operating Temperature
32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8" (120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3mm)
Approx. 1 lb (453g) with battery and Memory Stick Pro Duo included

  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UUD12)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • Accessory shoe cap

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