α6500 + Free Memory Card & Battery

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RM 5,049.00
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  • Overview

    Free Gift:
    64GB SD Card

    NP-FW50 Battery

    The α6500 professional-class APS-C interchangeable-lens camera features unbeatably fast autofocus; High-density Tracking AF Technology with comprehensive phase-detection AF point coverage; enhanced buffer for continuous shooting at up to 11fps (Hi+); 5-axis optical image stabilisation; and touchscreen focus control.

  • Highlight

    Fastest (0.05s) AF with 425 phase-detection AF points

    Built-in 5-axis image stabilisation

    24.2-megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor for outstanding light sensitivity

    BIONZ X™ image processing engine for superior detail reproduction

    4K movie recording with full pixel readout/no pixel binning

    Lens Compatibility

    Sony E-mount lenses

    Sensor Type

    APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

    Number Of Pixels (Effective)

    Approx. 24.2 megapixels

    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)

    Battery Life (Still Images)

    Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Viewfinder Type

    1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED

    Monitor Type

    7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT

  • Specifications

    Lens

    Lens Compatibility

    Sony E-mount lenses

    Lens Mount

    E-mount

    Image Sensor

    Aspect Ratio

    3:2

    Number Of Pixels (Effective)

    Approx. 24.2 megapixels

    Number of Pixels (total)

    Approx. 25.0 megapixels

    Sensor Type

    APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

    Anti-Dust System

    Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

    Recording (still images)

    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

    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))

    Colour Space

    sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

    14bit RAW

    14bit RAW

    Uncompressed RAW

    -

    Recording (movie)

    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

    Colour 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, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), 1280 x 720 (30p, 6M)

    Image Size (pixels), PAL

    XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16M), 1280 x 720 (25p, 6M)

    SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE) 

    1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps

    SLOW & QUICK MOTION (RECORDING FRAME RATE & IMAGE SIZE) 

    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

    Recording System

    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

    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

    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

    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 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

    Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

    selectable(phase-detection, contrast-detection)

    Exposure

    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

    +/- 5.0EV(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

    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 (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1

    Dioptre Adjustment

    -4.0-+3.0 m-1

    Eye Point

    Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4mm 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

    LCD Screen

    Monitor Type

    7.5cm (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 Selecter (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

    Other Features

    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/On (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

    Shutter

    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)

    Image Stabilization

    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 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

    Flash Control

    Type

    Built-in flash

    Guide No.

    6 (in meters at ISO 100)

    Flash coverage

    16mm (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 ? System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

    FE Level Lock

    Yes

    Wireless Control

    Yes

    Drive

    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

    Playback

    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

    Interface

    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(2.4GHz band), View on Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV, View on Smartphone, Send to Computer

    Bluetooth

    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

    Yes

    Mic Terminal

    Yes(3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

    DC IN Terminal

    -

    Sync Terminal

    -

    Headphone Terminal

    -

    Vertical Grip Connector

    -

    PC Remote

    Yes

    Audio

    Microphone

    Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)

    Speaker

    Built-in, monaural

    Print

    Compatible Standards

    Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

    Custom function

    Type

    Yes

    Memory Function

    Yes (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets)

    Lens Compensation

    Setting

    Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

    Power

    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 Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)

    Power consumption with Viewfinder

    Still images: approx. 2.8W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

    Power consumption with LCD screen

    Still images: approx. 2.6W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

    USB Power supply

    Yes

    Others

    Operating Temperature

    32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

    Size & Weight

    Weight (with battery and memory card included)

    Approx. 453 g, Approx. 1 lb

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 120.0mm x 66.9mm x 53.3mm, Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches

  • Features
    24.2MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor

    24.2MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor

    The ?6500 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 AF points with High-density Tracking AF Technology

    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 ?6500 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)

    Fast Hybrid AF for stills and movies

    Fast Hybrid AF for stills and movies

    The ?6500 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

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

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

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

    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. 

    In-body 5-axis image stabilisation

    In-body 5-axis image stabilisation

    The ?6500 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 stabilisation 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

    Intuitive Touch Focus even with your eye to the viewfinder

    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.

    4K movie recording

    4K movie recording

    4K movie recording in the Super 35mm 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™

    XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

    The ?6500 introduces a high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder. It reproduces darkness and colour 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. 

    Always keep the eye in focus

    Always keep the eye in focus

    Significantly accurate Eye AF (available with AF-C) provides consistently useful autofocusing on the eye of a subject, even if the subject is in motion. This reliable tool is extremely effective in assuring more successful focused portraiture with fewer photo fails.

    Lock-on AF

    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.

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

    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 optimise image sensor resolution performance.

    Further advanced image processing system

    Further advanced image processing system

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

    Slow and Quick Motion

    Slow and Quick Motion

    Up to 5x Slow Motion and up to 60x Quick Motion can be recorded at up to 50Mbps in high-quality Full HD in camera. You can choose among eight shooting frame rates ranging from 1 fps to 120 fps?(100fps) , 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.

    Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lenses 

    Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lenses 

    The ?6500 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

    AF in Focus Magnifier

    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.

    Gamma Display Assist and Zebra function

    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 0-109%, set a range between +10% and -10% of that value, and zebra pattern indicates areas with that level of exposure within that range.

    S-Gamut/S-Log shooting

    S-Gamut/S-Log shooting

    S-Gamut and S-Log shooting give you flexibility to perform colour grading in post-production. The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimise whiteout and blackout. The ?6500 even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3. Cine colour 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. 

    Dust and moisture resistance 

    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.

    Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

    Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

    With internal frames, rear cover, top cover and front cover constructed of magnesium alloy, ?6500 is designed for solid reliability and steady handling, as its compact form readily withstands the rigours 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.

    Silent Shooting

    Silent Shooting

    Silent Shooting mode releases the shutter without a sound, even in continuous shooting up to approx. 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 customisable button.

    New menu interface makes search easier 

    New menu interface makes search easier 

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

    File Name Setting

    File Name Setting

    Each file name starts with "DSC" by default, but you can use the camera to change, register, and thereby customise 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.

    PlayMemories Camera Apps™

    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.

    Location Information Link

    Location Information Link

    After the camera has been paired via Bluetooth® to the Imaging Edge 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.

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    One-touch remote/One-touch sharing

    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 SNS sharing. Just install an Imaging Edge 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, as new QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.

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    Capture One (for Sony)

    Capture One (for Sony)

    Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

    Free Download (Go to Phase One Website)

    Enhanced auto exposure functions

    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 behaviour. 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.

    Priority Set in AWB

    Priority Set in AWB

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

    Enhanced Remote Camera Control function

    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.

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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

    Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

    Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

    Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

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  • Overview
    • Overview

      Free Gift:
      64GB SD Card

      NP-FW50 Battery

      The α6500 professional-class APS-C interchangeable-lens camera features unbeatably fast autofocus; High-density Tracking AF Technology with comprehensive phase-detection AF point coverage; enhanced buffer for continuous shooting at up to 11fps (Hi+); 5-axis optical image stabilisation; and touchscreen focus control.

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    • Highlight

      Fastest (0.05s) AF with 425 phase-detection AF points

      Built-in 5-axis image stabilisation

      24.2-megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor for outstanding light sensitivity

      BIONZ X™ image processing engine for superior detail reproduction

      4K movie recording with full pixel readout/no pixel binning

      Lens Compatibility

      Sony E-mount lenses

      Sensor Type

      APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

      Number Of Pixels (Effective)

      Approx. 24.2 megapixels

      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)

      Battery Life (Still Images)

      Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Viewfinder Type

      1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED

      Monitor Type

      7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Lens

      Lens Compatibility

      Sony E-mount lenses

      Lens Mount

      E-mount

      Image Sensor

      Aspect Ratio

      3:2

      Number Of Pixels (Effective)

      Approx. 24.2 megapixels

      Number of Pixels (total)

      Approx. 25.0 megapixels

      Sensor Type

      APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

      Anti-Dust System

      Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

      Recording (still images)

      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

      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))

      Colour Space

      sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

      14bit RAW

      14bit RAW

      Uncompressed RAW

      -

      Recording (movie)

      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

      Colour 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, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), 1280 x 720 (30p, 6M)

      Image Size (pixels), PAL

      XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 17M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16M), 1280 x 720 (25p, 6M)

      SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE) 

      1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps

      SLOW & QUICK MOTION (RECORDING FRAME RATE & IMAGE SIZE) 

      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

      Recording System

      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

      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

      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

      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 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

      Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

      selectable(phase-detection, contrast-detection)

      Exposure

      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

      +/- 5.0EV(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

      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 (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1

      Dioptre Adjustment

      -4.0-+3.0 m-1

      Eye Point

      Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4mm 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

      LCD Screen

      Monitor Type

      7.5cm (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 Selecter (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

      Other Features

      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/On (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

      Shutter

      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)

      Image Stabilization

      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 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

      Flash Control

      Type

      Built-in flash

      Guide No.

      6 (in meters at ISO 100)

      Flash coverage

      16mm (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 ? System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

      FE Level Lock

      Yes

      Wireless Control

      Yes

      Drive

      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

      Playback

      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

      Interface

      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(2.4GHz band), View on Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV, View on Smartphone, Send to Computer

      Bluetooth

      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

      Yes

      Mic Terminal

      Yes(3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

      DC IN Terminal

      -

      Sync Terminal

      -

      Headphone Terminal

      -

      Vertical Grip Connector

      -

      PC Remote

      Yes

      Audio

      Microphone

      Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)

      Speaker

      Built-in, monaural

      Print

      Compatible Standards

      Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

      Custom function

      Type

      Yes

      Memory Function

      Yes (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets)

      Lens Compensation

      Setting

      Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

      Power

      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 Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)

      Power consumption with Viewfinder

      Still images: approx. 2.8W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

      Power consumption with LCD screen

      Still images: approx. 2.6W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

      USB Power supply

      Yes

      Others

      Operating Temperature

      32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

      Size & Weight

      Weight (with battery and memory card included)

      Approx. 453 g, Approx. 1 lb

      Dimensions (W x H x D)

      Approx. 120.0mm x 66.9mm x 53.3mm, Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches

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  • features
    • Features
      24.2MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor

      24.2MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor

      The ?6500 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 AF points with High-density Tracking AF Technology

      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 ?6500 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)

      Fast Hybrid AF for stills and movies

      Fast Hybrid AF for stills and movies

      The ?6500 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

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

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

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

      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. 

      In-body 5-axis image stabilisation

      In-body 5-axis image stabilisation

      The ?6500 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 stabilisation 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

      Intuitive Touch Focus even with your eye to the viewfinder

      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.

      4K movie recording

      4K movie recording

      4K movie recording in the Super 35mm 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™

      XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

      The ?6500 introduces a high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder. It reproduces darkness and colour 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. 

      Always keep the eye in focus

      Always keep the eye in focus

      Significantly accurate Eye AF (available with AF-C) provides consistently useful autofocusing on the eye of a subject, even if the subject is in motion. This reliable tool is extremely effective in assuring more successful focused portraiture with fewer photo fails.

      Lock-on AF

      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.

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

      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 optimise image sensor resolution performance.

      Further advanced image processing system

      Further advanced image processing system

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

      Slow and Quick Motion

      Slow and Quick Motion

      Up to 5x Slow Motion and up to 60x Quick Motion can be recorded at up to 50Mbps in high-quality Full HD in camera. You can choose among eight shooting frame rates ranging from 1 fps to 120 fps?(100fps) , 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.

      Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lenses 

      Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lenses 

      The ?6500 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

      AF in Focus Magnifier

      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.

      Gamma Display Assist and Zebra function

      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 0-109%, set a range between +10% and -10% of that value, and zebra pattern indicates areas with that level of exposure within that range.

      S-Gamut/S-Log shooting

      S-Gamut/S-Log shooting

      S-Gamut and S-Log shooting give you flexibility to perform colour grading in post-production. The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimise whiteout and blackout. The ?6500 even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3. Cine colour 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. 

      Dust and moisture resistance 

      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.

      Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

      Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

      With internal frames, rear cover, top cover and front cover constructed of magnesium alloy, ?6500 is designed for solid reliability and steady handling, as its compact form readily withstands the rigours 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.

      Silent Shooting

      Silent Shooting

      Silent Shooting mode releases the shutter without a sound, even in continuous shooting up to approx. 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 customisable button.

      New menu interface makes search easier 

      New menu interface makes search easier 

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

      File Name Setting

      File Name Setting

      Each file name starts with "DSC" by default, but you can use the camera to change, register, and thereby customise 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.

      PlayMemories Camera Apps™

      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.

      Location Information Link

      Location Information Link

      After the camera has been paired via Bluetooth® to the Imaging Edge 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.

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      One-touch remote/One-touch sharing

      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 SNS sharing. Just install an Imaging Edge 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, as new QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.

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      Capture One (for Sony)

      Capture One (for Sony)

      Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

      Free Download (Go to Phase One Website)

      Enhanced auto exposure functions

      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 behaviour. 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.

      Priority Set in AWB

      Priority Set in AWB

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

      Enhanced Remote Camera Control function

      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.

      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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

      Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

      Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

      Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

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