Sony Alpha A6500

Market Status: Available in India | Launch: December, 2016 |
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Sony Alpha A6500
Mega Pixel
24.2 Mega Pixel
NP-FW50 Battery
Touch Screen
ISO 100 - 25600
Shutter Speed
1/4000 Shutter Speed
Crop Frame Sensor
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Built in Flash
  • Tiltable LCD Screen

Sony Alpha A6500 Unique Features

Sony has equipped its new camera with a greatly enhanced buffer to make it a tempting proposition for shooting action, while there's also the welcome addition of a touchscreen interface. The inclusion of these new features makes the A6500 one of the most fully featured crop-sensor cameras on the market right now. It’s also notably the first Sony APS-C camera to come with 5-axis in-body image stabilization.

Pros / Cons


Lightning-quick AF system
Respectable buffer capacity
Expansive video options


Dim rear LCD
Noticeable rolling shutter
Still lacks a headphone port

Sony Alpha A6500 Specifications

Brand Sony
Camera Model α6500 / Alpha 6500 / Alpha A6500 / A6500 (ILCE-6500)
Camera Type Mirrorless
Launch Year December, 2016
Market Status Available in India
Image Sensor Type Exmor CMOS
Image Sensor Size (W x H) APS-C (23.5×15.6 mm), Crop Frame
Effective Pixels 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels 25.0 Megapixels
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
ISO Rating ISO 100 - 25600
Autofocus Point 425
Processor Bionz X
Minimum Shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum Shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, Focal-plane Shutter
Continuous Shooting (Frame rate) 11 fps
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Compatible lenses Sony E-mount Lenses
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder (XGA OLED)
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx 1.07x (-1m-1, with 50 mm Lens at Infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame
Viewfinder Diopric adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Display Size 3.0 inch
Display Type TFT Color, Tilting LCD Monitor
Touchscreen No
Screen Dots 921,600 dots
Built in Flash Yes
External Flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash Type Auto Pop-Up
Flash Coverage 6 m (ISO 100)
Battery Model NP-FW50 Li-ion Battery
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Life Approx. 350 shots
Battery Life for Video Approx. 70 min
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth v4.1
HDMI Yes (Micro-HDMI Type-D)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote control Yes (wired)
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compliant), Memory Stick Pro Duo/XC-HG Duo
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Video File Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264 / 4K video
Dimension (W x H x D) 120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3 mm
Weight 453 g (with batteries)
Body Construction Magnesium Alloy
Durability Moisture resistance
Colours Black

Sony Alpha A6500 Details

The Sony Alpha a6500 is launched in India. It is the company's top-tier APS-C(Crop frame) mirrorless model, a 24MP stills and video camera with image stabilization. It sits above the similar-looking a6300 in Sony's lineup, adding touchscreen capability and stabilization for enthusiasts willing to dig a little deeper into their pockets. The camera comes with dimension 15.7 x 2.8 x 2.1 inches(W x H x D), and weighs 414g. It sports a 2.95-inch LCD screen, that features Touch Pad function. With which you can swipe the LCD touchscreen to shift focus point intuitively and easily from an area to another, even as you monitor the viewfinder.

    The α6500’s unrivaled 4D FOCUS system boasts the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) acquisition time that can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds. It also has the world’s highest number of focal plane phase detection AF points - an incredible 425 - that are densely positioned over 84% of the image area. It features electronic viewfinder, with 100% coverage. With new front-end LSI, BIONZ X processes data from the Exmor CMOS image sensor for outstanding texture, clarity and image sharpness with low noise in stills and movies.

    With advanced BIONZ X processor, the ISO can be expanded up to 25600. That helps keep results sharp and detailed in virtually any lighting situation, with noise more effectively reduced. The mid-range Sony Alpha a6500 is priced at Rs. 91.990(Only body) in Indian market.

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