α6500

  • The α6500 features an APS-C image sensor with approx. 24.213
  • 4K movie recording
  • BIONZ X image processing engine delivers more detail with less noise
  • In-body 5-axis image stabilization
  • The α6500 introduces a high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder
  • Intuitive Touch Focus even with your eye to the viewfinder
  • S-Gamut and S-Log shooting give you flexibility to perform color grading in post-production
  • Silent Shooting mode releases the shutter without a sound

Develop for Sony cameras

The Sony Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs

Lens

  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount lenses.
  • Lens Mount: E-mount

Imaging 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 15.6mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
  • Anti-dust system: Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Recording

  • 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 Size (pixels): MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • 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 Function: 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))
  • Color Space: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
  • 14Bit RAW:14bit RAW

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 (pixel, 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 (pixel, 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): 1920×1080 (60p), 1920×1080 (30p), 1920×1080 (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

Recording System

  • Location Information Link From Smartphone Modes: 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 Mode: 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.
  • AF 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)
  • Scene Selection: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur

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, -1m-1
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4.0-+3.0 m-1
  • Eye Point: Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
  • Finder Frame Rate Selection: Yes (1x, 2x)
  • Display Contents: Graphic Display, Display All Info. No Disp. Info. Digital Level Gauge, Histogram

LCD Screen

  • Type: 2.95 in (3.0-type) wide type TFT
  • Number of Dots: 921,600 dots
  • Touch Panel: Yes
  • 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 Selecter (Finder/LCD): Yes (Auto/Manual)
  • Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD): On/Off
  • 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

Other Features

  • Playmemories Camera: 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
  • 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: Yes2

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.3
  • 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.)

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 control5, Hi-speed sync4
  • 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

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: 3fps5
  • 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 frames5 6
  • 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

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 (Build-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: Yes7
  • MIC Terminal: Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
  • PC Remote: Yes

Audio

  • Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)
  • Speaker: Built-in, monaural

Print

  • Compatible Standards: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function

  • Type: Yes
  • Memory Function: Yes(Body 2 sets/memory card 4 sets)

Lens Compensation

  • Setting: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Power

  • Supplied Battery: One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
  • Battery Life (Still Images): Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)8
  • Battery Life (Movie, Actual Recording): Movies (actual recording):Approx. 65 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 70 min (LCD monitor) , (CIPA standard)9 10
  • Battery Life (Movie, Continuous Recording): Movies (continuous recording):Approx. 105 min (Viewfinder)/ Approx. 105 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard) 9 11
  • 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

Others

  • Operating Temperature: 32 – 104 degrees F / 0 – 40 degrees C

Size & Weight

  • Weight (With Battery And Memory Card Included): Approx. 1lb, 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. When using phase-detection AF, limited lenses will be compatible initially. Expansion is planned by body firmware update.
  • 2. Eye-Fi cards can be used only in the country where they are purchased. Use Eye-Fi cards in accordance with the law of the countries where the cards were purchased.
  • 3. With compatible Sony external flash.
  • 4. With compatible external flash.
  • 5. Varies according to shooting co.nditions or memory card used.
  • 6. In the case of this model, when using Continuous Shooting (Hi+) in Drive mode.
  • 7. Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached.
  • 8. The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn power off and on once every ten times.
  • 9. Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
  • 10. Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
  • 11. The total movie recording time. When the limit of the continuous movie recording time (29 minutes) is reached, let the camera continue movie recording by pressing the MOVIE button again. No other operation such as zoom is performed.