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Sony a6500 E-mount APS-C Camera with 16-70mm f4 ZA Lens

A Premium E-mount APS-C Camera & 16-70mm Lens Kit with Exceptional All-Around Performance

Sony a6500 E-mount APS-C Camera with 16-70mm f4 ZA Lens

Sony a6500 E-mount APS-C Camera with 16-70mm f4 ZA Lens

A Premium E-mount APS-C Camera & 16-70mm Lens Kit with Exceptional All-Around Performance

SKU: ILCE6500LBZDI.EU

Cat no: 24060

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 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
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
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Sony a6500 E-mount APS-C Camera with 16-70mm f4 ZA Lens

A Premium E-mount APS-C Camera & 16-70mm Lens Kit with Exceptional All-Around Performance

Stable, fast, and versatile, the Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both photo and video applications. Revolving around a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, clean image quality is provided with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K30 and Full HD 1080p120 video recording with full pixel readout.

The processor further benefits videographers with the inclusion of an S&Q (Slow & Quick) Motion setting that permits capturing Full HD video at a variety of frame rates ranging from 1-120 fps. Stills shooters also benefit from the apt processing speed, which enables continuous shooting at 11 fps for up to 301 JPEGs in a burst, as well as 14-bit raw file output. Complementing both stills and video, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake with all mounted lenses to support working with slower shutter speeds.

The sensor and processor combination also avails 4D FOCUS, which utilizes a wide-coverage 425-point phase-detection system with a 169-area contrast detection system for quick and precise focusing performance. This focusing system also enables High-density Tracking AF for more efficient and accurate tracking of moving subjects across the image frame. Increasingly versatile and fully featured in both photo and video realms, the a6500 is a fast and precise imaging tool for multimedia capture.

24.2 MP Exmor® CMOS image sensor
The α6500 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
With 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points helping to provide distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, the α6500 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 for stills and movies
The α6500 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
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 (over 35 seconds) in 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.

In-body 5-axis image stabilization
The α6500 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. 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
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 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 α6500 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 (AF-C compatible)
The α6500 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, so even if the subject moves, the wide coverage of the high-density 425-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor maintains very accurate focus on the eyes.

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
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 optimize image sensor resolution performance.

Further advanced image processing system
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.

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. 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
The α6500 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
You can use autofocus even while enlarging a selected image area on the viewfinder or LCD screen, for finer adjustment of focus, for example. Excellent for macro shooting, when accurate focusing is crucial.

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

S-Gamut/S-Log shooting
S-Gamut and S-Log shooting give you flexibility to perform color grading in post-production. The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimize whiteout and blackout. The α6500 even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Gamut, S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3. Cine color space from Sony.brNOTE: 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
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
With internal frames, rear cover, top cover and front cover constructed of magnesium alloy, α6500 is designed for solid reliability and steady handling, as its compact form readily withstands the rigors 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 mode releases the shutter without a sound, even in continuous shooting up to about 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 customizable button.

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

File Name setting
Each file name starts with "DSC" by default, but you can use the camera to change, register and thereby customize 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™
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
After the camera has been paired via Bluetooth® to the PlayMemories 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. The PlayMemories Home™ application can then be used on a personal computer to organize on a map any still images imported into the computer.

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 social network site (SNS) sharing. Just install a PlayMemories 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. New QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution.

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 behavior. 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
When white balance is set to Auto and incandescent lamps or similar illumination are the light sources, the color 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
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.

Product Specification

Image Sensor
Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Number of Pixels (Effective) Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 25.0 megapixels
TYPE APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Lens
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Mount E-mount
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 (20 M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10 M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M)
Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama] Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23 M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12 M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15 M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4 M)
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
RAW Output 14bit RAW
LCD Screen
Screen Type 2.95 in (3.0-type) wide type TFT
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 Selector (Finder/Lcd) Yes (Auto/Manual)
Real-Time Image Adjustment (LCD) On/Off
Number of Dots 921,600 dots
Touch Panel Yes
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
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type 0.39 type (1.0 cm) 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 (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Eye Point About 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at –1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(CIPA standard)
Diopter Adjustment -4.0-+3.0 mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Finder Frame Rate Selection Yes (1x, 2x)
Display Contents Graphic Display, Display All Info. No Disp. Info. Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
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
Color 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, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60 M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50 M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28 M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17 M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 17 M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16 M), 1280 x 720 (30p, 6 M)
Image Size (pixels), PAL XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50 M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28 M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17 M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 17 M, FH), AVC MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16 M), 1280 x 720 (25p, 6 M)
Image frame rate 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
Image Size (frame rate/bitrate) 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
Flash Control
TYPE Built-in flash
Guide No. 6 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash coverage 16 mm (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 α 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
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 reader 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)1
Focus Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Focus Point 425 points (phase-detection AF) / 169 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 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. 3.0 m (with E PZ 16–50 mm 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
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 (2.4 GHz band), View on Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV, View on Smartphone, Send to Computer
Bluetooth® Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz 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
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 Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Power consumption with Viewfinder Still images: approx. 2.8W(with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W (with E PZ 16-50 mm 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 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB Power Supply Yes
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 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
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: 3fps
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
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Custom function
Custom Function Type Yes
Memory Function Yes (Body 2 sets/memory card 4 sets)
Lens Compensation
Setting Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Others
Operating Temperature 32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Size & Weight
Weight (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo™ included) Approx. 1 lb, Approx. 453 g
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 120.0 mm x 66.9 mm x 53.3 mm, Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches
  • 1 x Sony a6500 Premium E-mount APS-C Camera
  • 1 x Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
  • 1 x Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • 1 x AC Adaptor AC-UUD12
  • 1 x Shoulder strap
  • 1 x Body cap
  • 1 x Accessory shoe cap
  • 1 x Eyepiece cup
  • 1 x Micro USB cable

PrimeSupport: all the help you need


PrimeSupportPro goes beyond your standard warranty, with privileged access to our helpdesk for advice on your Sony Professional product. Need even more peace of mind? Upgrade any time to the extra benefits of PrimeSupportElite, PrimeSupportBespoke or PrimeSupportOn-Demand.



We'll keep you up and running
Registering for PrimeSupportPro gives you easy access to expert help for any technical questions about your Sony Professional Product, by phone or by email.

Depending on your product, Helpdesk support is free for the first two or even three years after purchase – and extending your cover after this initial period is no problem.

That’s just the start. There’s a complete family of four PrimeSupport package options, giving you all the help you need to stay up and running.

 
PrimeSupport
Pro

PrimeSupport

Elite

PrimeSupport
Bespoke 

PrimeSupport
On-Demand 
 Helpdesk access with multilingual support  9:00-18:00 CET  Extended hours, access to product specialists  Dedicated helpdesk with extended hours, guaranteed 60 minute engineer call-back  ✓
 Repair Average 14 days turnaround time   Guaranteed fast-track repair  Guaranteed fast-track repair  On-site engineer repair available
3rd party product coverage 
Logistics covered   
 Other  Package can include loan units, advanced swap, initial setup.

Offer varies for each product. See below for more information. 
 Let our specialist team design a support solution that suits you. Contact us for more information. Package can include onsite engineer, health checks, training. Offer varies for each product. See below for more information. 

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It’s easy to upgrade from PrimeSupportPro to PrimeSupportElite at any time and extend your cover with valuable extra benefits like our priority repair service. Customise your cover in line with your business and operational needs with PrimeSupportBespoke. Or pay for as much help as you need – when you need it – with PrimeSupportOn-Demand.

PrimeSupportPro


Get assistance for setting up and using your Sony Professional product through our email and telephone helpdesk. If there is a technical problem with your product that requires fixing, we’ll take care of it with our 14-day repair service* – and we’ll pay shipping costs. Activate now

Is your current PrimeSupport cover finishing soon? Renew now

PrimeSupportElite


Experience all the benefits of PrimeSupportPro, plus extended helpdesk access to our product specialists beyond normal business hours. In the event of a technical issue we’ll keep you up and running with our guaranteed fast-track repair service that includes all shipping costs. And depending on your product, we may also offer you a loan replacement unit and/or other additional services while your product is being repaired. Upgrade now

PrimeSupportBespoke


Let us design a support solution that’s perfectly tailored to your business and operational needs. In addition, you’ll enjoy enhanced helpdesk support with dedicated 60-minute engineer call-back, plus our guaranteed fast-track repair service with no-cost shipping. Upgrade now

PrimeSupportOn-Demand


Get as much support as you need, when you need it. A la carte options include initial product set-up, on-site engineering support, product health-checks and training. Upgrade now

*14-day repair service is indicative only: actual turnaround time not guaranteed. 


* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £41.25 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £91.25 £41.25 £50.00 £2,525.05
48 £98.81 £48.81 £50.00 £2,392.93
36 £111.62 £61.62 £50.00 £2,268.29
24 £137.13 £87.13 £50.00 £2,141.02
12 £213.55 £163.55 £50.00 £2,012.64

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit photolease.co.uk for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

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Quick View Sachtler Bags SC003 Dr. Bag - 3

Sachtler Bags SC003 Dr. Bag - 3

£125.00 (ex vat) £150.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sony Soft Carrying System Case

Sony Soft Carrying System Case

£97.00 (ex vat) £116.40 (incl vat)
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Sony Sling Bag Carrying Case

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Sony LCS-BBM Lens-Style Camera Case

£21.00 (ex vat) £25.20 (incl vat)
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Sony LCS-BBL Lens-Style Camera Case

£29.00 (ex vat) £34.80 (incl vat)
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Sony LCS-EMJ Alpha NEX Soft Carry Case

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
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Sony Leather Body Case for a6500 Camera

£65.00 (ex vat) £78.00 (incl vat)
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PortaBrace BK-DSLRP Camera Backpack Gray

£265.00 (ex vat) £318.00 (incl vat)
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Sony LCS-U21 Soft Carrying Case

£32.50 (ex vat) £39.00 (incl vat)
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Sony System Carrying Case - Black

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Sony System Carrying Case - Black

£42.00 (ex vat) £50.40 (incl vat)

Batteries & Power Click to expand

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Sony AC Adapter for Select Sony Cameras

£69.00 (ex vat) £82.80 (incl vat)
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iFootage Electric Ray E1 USB Power Converter

Price From: £50.00 (ex vat) £60.00 (incl vat)

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Sony BC-QM1 InfoLithium Battery Charger

£56.00 (ex vat) £67.20 (incl vat)
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Sony BC-TRW W Series Battery Charger

£42.00 (ex vat) £50.40 (incl vat)

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Sony High Speed HDMI to Micro 1.4 Cable - 1.5m

£35.00 (ex vat) £42.00 (incl vat)
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Sony High Speed HDMI to Micro 1.4 Cable - 3m

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Sony HVL-LE1 Handycam Camcorder Light

£132.50 (ex vat) £159.00 (incl vat)
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Sony HVL-RL1 Macro Ring Light

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Camera Care Click to expand

Quick View Sony ALC-B1EM Body Cap for NEX Cameras

Sony ALC-B1EM Body Cap for NEX Cameras

£5.00 (ex vat) £6.00 (incl vat)

Camera Microphones Click to expand

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Quick View Sony HVL-F60M External Flash

Sony HVL-F60M External Flash

£357.00 (ex vat) £428.40 (incl vat)
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Sony HVL-F32M External Flash

£243.00 (ex vat) £291.60 (incl vat)
Quick View Sony HVL-F20M External Flash

Sony HVL-F20M External Flash

£124.00 (ex vat) £148.80 (incl vat)

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Lenses - Cinematic Primes Click to expand

Quick View Sony SELP28135G 28-135mm F4.0 OSS Zoom Lens

Sony SELP28135G 28-135mm F4.0 OSS Zoom Lens

£1,675.00 (ex vat) £2,010.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sony E PZ 18-110 mm f/4 G OSS Lens (SELP18110G.SYX)

Sony E PZ 18-110 mm f/4 G OSS Lens (SELP18110G.SYX)

£2,695.00 (ex vat) £3,234.00 (incl vat)

Lenses - E-Mount Click to expand

Quick View Sony SELP18105G 18-105mm F4 G OSS Zoom Lens

Sony SELP18105G 18-105mm F4 G OSS Zoom Lens

£445.00 (ex vat) £534.00 (incl vat)

Lenses - Standard Prime Click to expand

Quick View Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Portrait Lens

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Portrait Lens

£1,290.83 (ex vat) £1,549.00 (incl vat)

Lenses - Standard Zoom Click to expand

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Quick View Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

£475.00 (ex vat) £570.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

£1,333.33 (ex vat) £1,600.00 (incl vat)

Lenses - Telephoto Zoom Click to expand

Quick View Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

£2,175.00 (ex vat) £2,610.00 (incl vat)

Location Recorders Click to expand

Quick View Tascam DR-40V2 Handheld Recorder

Tascam DR-40V2 Handheld Recorder

£145.00 (ex vat) £174.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Tascam DR-60DMKII 4-Channel Portable Recorder

Tascam DR-60DMKII 4-Channel Portable Recorder

£145.00 (ex vat) £174.00 (incl vat)

Matte Boxes & Hoods Click to expand

Quick View Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood

Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood

£13.00 (ex vat) £15.60 (incl vat)

Media Click to expand

Quick View Lexar 128GB 2000x Professional SDXC RDR UII

Lexar 128GB 2000x Professional SDXC RDR UII

£140.00 (ex vat) £168.00 (incl vat)

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Quick View Sony RM-SPR1 Remote Commander

Sony RM-SPR1 Remote Commander

£15.00 (ex vat) £18.00 (incl vat)
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Sony Wireless Remote Commander

£19.00 (ex vat) £22.80 (incl vat)

Shotgun Microphones Click to expand

Quick View Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone

Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone

£82.00 (ex vat) £98.40 (incl vat)
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Sony ECM-CG60 Shotgun Microphone

£150.00 (ex vat) £180.00 (incl vat)

Soft Bags Click to expand

Quick View PortaBrace CAR-2CAM Cargo Case

PortaBrace CAR-2CAM Cargo Case

£115.00 (ex vat) £138.00 (incl vat)

Spares & Accessories Click to expand

Quick View Sony Multi Interface Shoe Cap

Sony Multi Interface Shoe Cap

£12.00 (ex vat) £14.40 (incl vat)

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Straps & Accessories Click to expand

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Sony Premium Leather Shoulder Strap

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Sony STP-SB2AM Shoulder Strap

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Sony STP-WS2 Wrist Strap - White

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Sony STP-WS2 Wrist Strap - Pink

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Tripod Kits & Systems Click to expand

Quick View E-image EG03A2 Tripod Kit

E-image EG03A2 Tripod Kit

£185.00 (ex vat) £222.00 (incl vat)
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Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod - Red

£15.00 (ex vat) £18.00 (incl vat)
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Manfrotto Befree Compact Travel Aluminium Alloy Tripod - Black

£98.00 (ex vat) £117.60 (incl vat)

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E-Image 7050AA Aluminium Tripod Kit

£125.00 (ex vat) £150.00 (incl vat)

Tripod Legs Click to expand

Quick View Sony VCT-P300 Compact Folding Tripod

Sony VCT-P300 Compact Folding Tripod

£205.00 (ex vat) £246.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sony VCT-VPR10 Remote Control Carbon Fibre Tripod

Sony VCT-VPR10 Remote Control Carbon Fibre Tripod

£399.00 (ex vat) £478.80 (incl vat)
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Sony VCT-VPR1 Compact Remote Control Tripod

£95.00 (ex vat) £114.00 (incl vat)

Wireless Transmission Click to expand

Quick View Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver

Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver

£166.00 (ex vat) £199.20 (incl vat)
Quick View Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander

Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander

£291.00 (ex vat) £349.20 (incl vat)

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