Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

  • Model #: ILCE6500/B
  • Web Code: 10509379
  • Release Date: 12-05-2016
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Sony a6500 Premium E-mounts APS-C Mirrorless Camera Overview

Sony a6500 Premium E-mounts APS-C Mirrorless Camera Overview

Shoot fast and capture it all with an ultra-portable body and incredibly responsive performance in the Sony a6500 Mirrorless camera with fast auto-focus and powerful processing.


With incredible 11fps continuous shooting, and a convenient touchscreen LCD display with Touch AF, the Sony a6500 mirrorless camera makes it easier than ever to capture spectacular photos. It features 5-axis in-body image stabilization, and a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor. It supports 4K video recording, and Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor with advanced processing reproduces images with accurate colour and captures a high number of frames during continuous shooting
  • Fast 0.05 second AF (autofocus) acquisition increases your chances of getting perfect shot
  • Wide 425 phase detection AF points ensure accurate focusing throughout the frame
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization helps achieve steady shots with every lens you use
  • 11fps continuous shooting with AE/AF tracking means those priceless split-second moments won't get away
  • 4K Ultra HD recording captures stunning video with incredible detail, with 2.4x oversampling, full pixel readout, and no pixel binning
  • OLED EVF (electronic viewfinder) offers the benefits of Live View and immediacy of an optical viewfinder
  • XAVC S video, S-log2/3, slow/quick frame rates7, 4:2:2 HDMI out
  • Touch AF lets you intuitively select image points to focus via the LCD touchscreen
  • 100 - 25600 ISO range for stills and movies is expandable up to ISO 51200 for stills, ensuring you can capture quality photos in a wide range of bright or dim lighting conditions
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, and QR code connectivity make it easy to transfer files and control the camera remotely
  • High quality magnesium alloy body is moisture- and dust-resistant for long-lasting use in a variety of environments
  • Shutter is tested to 200,000 cycles
  • Slow motion and quick motion recording
  • Compatible with a wide variety of mountable lenses and professional microphone systems
  • Additional features include GPS location data via Bluetooth, silent shooting, focus magnifier and peaking function, bright monitoring, clear image zoom, and photo capture from video

What's in the Box?

  • ILCE6300/B Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Micro USB Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • Jpeg
  • Raw
  • Raw+Jpeg
  • Other Formats
    JPEG Extra fine; JPEG Fine; JPEG Standard
  • Guided Shooting Mode
  • Languages Supported
    English; French; Italian; Spanish; Chinese
  • Compatible Operating Systems
    Not Applicable
  • Supplied Software
    Not Applicable
  • Included Lens
  • Lens Frame Colour
    Lens Not Included
  • Lens Range
    Lens Not Included
  • Stabilized
    Lens Not Included
  • Model Number
    Lens Not Included
  • Filter Size
    Lens Not Included
  • 35mm Equivalent
    Lens Not Included
  • Lens Weight
    Lens Not Included
  • Body Features
  • Stabilized Body
  • Body Colour
  • Intelligent Shoe
  • Cable Release
  • Weather Sealed
  • Power
  • Battery Type
    1 x NP-FW50 Info-LITHIUM Rechargeable Battery
  • Included Battery Model
  • Additional Compatible Batteries (not inc)
    Not Applicable
  • Back-up Battery
  • Power Saving Modes
  • Physical Features
  • Width
    12 cm
  • Height
    6.69 cm
  • Depth
    5.33 cm
  • Weight
    410 g
  • Camera Model
    Sony a6500
  • Lens Mount
    Sony E-Mount
  • Image Sensor
  • NFC Enabled
  • Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Sensor Size Format
  • Sensor Crop Factor
    Not Applicable
  • Effective Pixels
    24.2 MP
  • Bluetooth
  • Total Pixels
    25.0 MP
  • Colour Filter System
    RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Colour Space
    xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
  • Low Pass Filter
  • Dust Reduction
    Dust and moisture resistance; Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Processor
    BIONZ X image processing engine
  • Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Type
    XGA OLED; 1.0 cm (0.39 type) Colour Electronic Viewfinder
  • Percentage Coverage
  • Effective Magnification
    Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
  • Diopter Adjustment
  • Depth of Field Preview
  • LCD Features
  • LCD Size
    3 in
  • LCD Resolution
    921,600 dots
  • Swivel LCD
  • Live Preview
  • Auto Focus
  • AF Type
    Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) wth Fast 0.05 sec. AF speed and 425 phase detection AF points
  • Focusing Modes 1
    AF-A (Automatic AF); AF-S (Single-shot AF); AF-C ( Continuous AF); DMF (Direct Manual Focus); Manual Focus
  • Focusing Modes 2
    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)
  • AF Points
  • AF Point Selection
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Exposure
  • ISO
    ISO 100-25600 (Expandable to 51200)
  • White Balance Settings 1
    Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluorescent
  • White Balance Settings 2
    Warm White; Cool White; Day White; Daylight; Flash; Underwater; Colour Temperature; Colour Filter
  • Auto White Balance
  • White Balance Bracketing
  • Exposure Compensation
    +/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV Steps Selectable)
  • Shutter
  • Shutter Type
    Electronically-Controlled, Vertical-traverse, Focal-plane Type
  • Shutter Speeds
    Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec.; Bulb; Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step); NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
  • Shutter Lag
    Not Applicable
  • 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 (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10sec. delay)
  • Drive
  • Drive Modes
    Single Shooting; Continuous Shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable); Self-Timer; Self-Timer (Cont.); Bracketing (Cont.; Single; White Balance; DRO)
  • Drive Modes 2
    Single Shooting; Continuous Shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable); Self-Timer; Self-Timer (Cont.); Bracketing (Cont.; Single; White Balance; DRO)
  • Max Burst Jpeg
    11 fps
  • Max Burst Raw
    11 fps
  • Max Burst Raw+JPEG
    11 fps
  • Max Burst Other Format
    11 fps
  • Flash
  • Built-in Flash Type
  • Recycling Time
    Approx. 4 seconds
  • Flash Metering System
    Not Applicable
  • Flash Sync
  • Flash Guide Number
    6 (in meters at ISO 100)
  • Video
  • Video Output Format
  • Video Modes
    (NTSC): XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100Mbps, 30p/60Mbps, 24p/100Mbps, 24p/60Mbps); XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps, 120p/100Mbps, 120p/60Mbps); AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH); MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps, 30p/16Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6Mbps)
  • Movie File Formats
    XAVC S; AVCHD (Format Ver. 2.0 Compliant); MP4
  • Movie Video Compression
    Not Applicable
  • Movie Audio Compression
    Not Applicable
  • Max Video Resolution-24 fps Minimum
    3840 x 2160 (XAVC S 4K)
  • Playback
  • Image Playback Modes 1
    Single; Panorama Scrolling; Slideshow
  • Movie Playback Modes
  • Storage & Interface
  • Card Slot
  • Storage Media
    SD; SDHC; SDXC; microSD; microSDHC; microSDXC; Memory Stick PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo/Micro(M2)
  • Data Interface
    Multi / Micro USB Terminal
  • Video Interface
    HDMI Micro Connector (Type-D)
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



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