- 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
M: 4240 x 2832(12M),
S: 3008 x 2000(6.0M)
M: 4240 x 2400(10M),
S: 3008 x 1688(5.1M)
JPEG Extra fine
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
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
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
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
High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Spot (Standard/ Large)
Entire Screen Avg.
Programmed AE (P)
Aperture priority (A)
Shutter-speed priority (S)
Movie / SQ Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
Anti Motion Blur
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)
Display All Info.
No Disp. Info.
Digital Level Gauge
Display All Info
No Disp. Info
Digital Level Gauge
(selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
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)
Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable)
White Balance bracket
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)
Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K)
Send to Computer -Yes
View on TV- Yes
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)
4K movie output/4K still image PB
- Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
- AC Adaptor (AC-UUD12)
- Shoulder strap
- Body cap
- Eyepiece cup
- Micro USB cable
- Accessory shoe cap