Sony a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens Kit

Model Number: ILCE6500KIT
Web Code: 11085274


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 supports 4K video recording. It includes a 16-50mm Power Zoom lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.
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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 recording1 captures stunning video with incredible detail, with 2.4x oversampling, full pixel readout, and no pixel binning
    • An included 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 Power Zoom lens features built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, ensuring not only are you able to start shooting immediately, but your images will be crisp and detailed
    • 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

    1This is a digital still camera and although it is capable of high quality video recording, it is limited to approximately 29 minutes of continuous recording and approximately 20 minutes of continuous recording for 4K movies, which may be further limited by temperature factors

    Other Formats
    JPEG Extra fine; JPEG Fine; JPEG Standard
    Guided Shooting Mode
    Languages Supported
    English; French; Italian; Spanish; Chinese

    Included Lens

    Lens Frame Colour
    Lens Range
    16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 Power Zoom
    Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
    Model Number
    Sony SELP1650
    Filter Size
    40.5 mm
    35mm Equivalent
    24-75 mm
    Lens Weight
    116 grams

    Body Features

    Stabilized Body
    Body Colour
    Intelligent Shoe
    Cable Release


    Battery Type
    Sony NP-FW50 Info-LITHIUM Rechargeable Battery
    Included Battery Model
    Sony NPFW50
    Back-up Battery
    Power Saving Modes

    Physical Features

    12 cm
    6.69 cm
    5.33 cm
    410 g
    Camera Model
    Sony a6500
    Lens Mount
    Sony E-Mount

    Image Sensor

    NFC Enabled
    Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS sensor
    Image Sensor Format
    Effective Megapixels
    24.2 MP
    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
    BIONZ X Image Processing Engine


    Viewfinder Type
    XGA OLED; 1.0cm (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
    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


    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/ Color Temperature <2500 to 9900K> & color filter / Custom
    Auto White Balance
    White Balance Bracketing
    Exposure Compensation
    +/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)


    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
    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 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


    Built-in Flash Type
    Recycling Time
    Approx. 4 seconds
    Flash Sync
    Flash Guide Number
    6 (in meters at ISO 100)


    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
    Max Video Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)


    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)
    • ILCE6500/B Camera Body
    • SELP1650 16-50mm Lens
    • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
    • AC Adaptor
    • Shoulder Strap
    • Body Cap
    • Accessory Shoe
    • Eyepiece Cup
    • Micro USB Cable

    • Great camera for beginners!

      from Best Buy US on 20 juin 2019

      I ended up getting this camera after I gave away my Canon T3i. I always heard good things about it and after doing a lot of research, I knew this was the best camera for me. It's fast, takes amazing pictures and it's user friendly. Great camera to start your journey into mirrorless cameras

    • Great camera for video

      from Best Buy US on 31 mai 2019

      I bought this primarily for video. This has been a great bang for the buck. It’s the beat I will do before going full frame.

    • such a great compact size mirrorless camera!

      from Best Buy US on 18 avril 2019

      I purchased this camera and kit lense before a trip to Washington, D.C. I’ve been a Sony shooter since before Sony’s camera division was known as Minolta. The quality to come from this small shooter is unreal. It’s very easy to handle and get the shot you want.

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