425 Phase-Detection AF Points with High-density Lock-on & Eye Tracking 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.
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.
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.
Up to 11fps (Hi+) Continuous Shooting
Clearly capture moving subjects with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 11fps (Hi+). Live-view continuous shooting with very little lag on the EVF or LCD screen is practically as immediate as shooting with an optical viewfinder.
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. You can select either 120 (100fps) or 60fps (50fp) frame rate for use of this 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.
High-Durability Shutter Tested to Approx. 200,000 Release Cycles
Enjoy less blur from vibration and a very quiet, durable shutter tested to about 200,000 shutter releases. The reduced vibration also helps optimize image sensor resolution performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retractable Lens with Powered Zoom
The lens is compatible with APS-C-format mirrorless cameras. The built-in OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization system is an amazing feature that reduces the effect of camera shake.
E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS
Great for travel, this lightweight, retractable mid-range zoom collapses down to just 1.18 in. It also features a power zoom for smooth, silent, effortless zooming.
Powered zoom for effortless control
Shooting stills or video, a powered zoom gives you maximum creative control. For added convenience, operate it using a zoom rocker on selected NEX cameras.
Capture smooth, blur-free images
Built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization within the lens provides smooth, blur-free photos and videos when shooting handheld.
Instead of a standard polygon-shaped lens aperture, this lens features a 7-blade circular aperture for more natural, rounded defocusing, or bokeh.
Refined optical performance
Aspherical lens elements minimize distortion while ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements provide superior contrast, resolution, and color fidelity.