Sony A6500 Compact System Camera, 4K Ultra HD, 25MP, OLED Viewfinder, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3" LCD Touchscreen, Body Only

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Shoot detailed stills and frames, up close and from afar, with the Sony a6500 E-mount APS-C Camera. Its autofocus gives unprecedented accuracy which can track your subject and even spring into action when enlarging a selected image area on the view finder. The 5-axis image stabilization will provide a steady hand even on the most treacherous of land. And with wireless connectivity built-in, you can share your favourite snaps of the day with friends and family.

Magnificent Megapixels
Boasting an APS-C image sensor with 24.2 effective megapixels plus thin wiring layer and large photodiode substrate for light collection efficiency, the a6500 will capture your favourite moments with super sharp clarity. It even has a BIONZ X™ image processing engine so the image sensor achieves a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-512002 with low noise. Its quick-transmission copper wiring layer helps to shoot movies in 4K and Full HD at 120fps (100fps3) too.

Close focus
The α6500 focuses accurately, efficiently and reliably on subjects throughout the frame thanks to its 425 focal plane phase-detection. High-density Tracking AF Technology seamlessly activates AF points to cover and track subjects moving within frame with unerring precision. And with an AF speed of 0.05 seconds, the camera conducts itself impressively fast which gives an accurate AF and tracking performance when shooting movies or stills.
Lock-on AF maintains focus on a moving subject automatically. It can even come into play after shooting when enlarging a selected image area on the viewfinder or LCD screen.

Image stabilisation
Equipped with an in-body 5-axis image stabilization, you'll be able to shoot steadier images and movies. A high-accuracy gyro sensor holds the camera at a steady level which is equivalent to a 5-steps-faster shutter speed. This will enable you to zoom in on faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups and capture night scenes all with minimum blur.

4K Recording
Record rich data in a 4K resolution with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. This allows for 2.4 times (approximately) more information what is basically required for 4K. In turn, you'll be able to take an exceptionally high resolution snap shot of your recording and make it into an image.

OLED Viewfinder
A high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ reproduces darkness and colour in very fine detail. This makes for clear, smooth views of scenes and tracking of subjects.

Wi-Fi & NFC
Go anywhere, share anytime. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet to activate apps or share photos or movies - no extra cables, no complicated connections. Use built-in Wi-Fi to upload to social networks or connect to a PC or TV, and Sony’s PlayMemories Apps are available to download to enhance your creativity.

Built to impress
With a tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount, the a6500 delivers solid reliability and steady handling when you are out shooting. Water and dust is also prevented from entering the camera body thanks to sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.

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Accessories Included
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50, AC Adaptor: AC-UUD12, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
310 shot (approx)
Battery Size & Number
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Compact System
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), Micro/Multi USB, 3.5mm mic in
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
11 frames per second
H6.7 x W 12 x D5.3cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF
LCD touchscreen
Face Detection Information Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject/s of a snap
File Formats
Still: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard, Movies: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Image Megapixels
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Power Supply
Alpha Series
Red-Eye Reduction Information Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor CMOS sensor
Shooting Modes
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-ton
Shutter Speeds Information The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
1/4000 - 30sec
Smile Detection
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread Information Lets you attach a tripod to the camera's frame
Video Resolution
4K 3840 x 2160p
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
XGA OLED Tru-Finder™
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
453 g
Wi-Fi enabled
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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