Sony α6500 (Kit) Black

MPN: ILCE6500GBDI.EU  |  EAN: 5013493350793  |  Model: α6500 + 18–105 mm

Price Information

2,158.00

as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony α6500 (Kit) Black - ILCE6500GBDI.EU Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Vlogging
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Outstanding
4K Videos
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Time-lapse Videos
Outstanding
High FPS Videos
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Low-light Videos
Outstanding
Live Streaming
Outstanding
Astronomy Photography
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Camera Body with Lens
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

Selecting a DSLR for your next camera opens you up to the Sony universe of lenses and other accessories designed specifically to work with your α6500 + 18–105 mm. 

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Sony α6500 + 18–105 mm will satisfy your needs.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the α6500 + 18–105 mm is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 425  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the α6500 + 18–105 mm does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony α6500 + 18–105 mm video camera should be sufficient for your needs.

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The α6500 + 18–105 mm is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony α6500 + 18–105 mm is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

High definition entertainment - While shooting a variety of scenes for your next release, this camera has you covered due to the (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm image sensor it houses. 

Other Video needs

Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Sony's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

In taking those celestial photographs, the image sensor size a key component which measures at 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) for this particular camera model. You'll also want to shoot using the RAW file format to maximise the details you capture. Good news is, this camera supports that format!

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Sony α6500 + 18–105 mm makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Sony α6500 + 18–105 mm comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 23.5 x 15.6 mm(mm) sensor size, the Sony α6500 + 18–105 mm, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

As you make trips around the world, every moment tells a story. For this, a good camera is crucial and the α6500 + 18–105 mm is a great option for travel. It's got a combined zoom capability allowing you get a closer look at items that can't be reached easily.^506^*}

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Sony has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

Style

Boasting clean lines and premium looks, the α6500 + 18–105 mm showcases your refined taste in mobile cameras. Guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the α6500 + 18–105 mm is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Sony α6500 (Kit) Black - ILCE6500GBDI.EU Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type SLR Camera Kit
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Camera
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Eye Relief 23 mm
Image Formats Supported ARW, JPEG, RAW
Multi-shot Yes
Photo Effects 1
Saturation Adjustment Yes
Scene Modes Night, Night landscape, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 5, 10 s
Shooting Modes Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Scene, Shutter priority
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Guide Number 6 m
Flash Metering Modes Wireless triggering
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Recharging Time 4 s
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 425
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes AI Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, One Shot Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Smile Detection Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 100, 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max) 51200
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Highlight-weighted, Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Video
4K Video Capable Yes
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type 4K Ultra HD
Live stream capable 1
Max FPS @4K 30
Maximum Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Supported Aspect Ratios 3:2, 16:9
Video Formats Supported H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AAC LC, AC3, LPCM
Audio System Mono
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Microphone In Yes
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Filter Size 72 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 18 - 105 mm
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Structure (elements/groups) 12/16
Maximum Aperture Number 22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 157.5 mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 27 mm
Mounting Type Bayonet
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 2.95 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Live View Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - 3
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 1.07 x
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.39 "
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Megapixel 24.2 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 25 MP
Other Features
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type Micro
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB Connector Micro-USB
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 350 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type NP-FW50
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Video Recording Time 105 min
Networking
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Hand Strap Yes
Lens Cap Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 53.3 mm
Height 66.9 mm
Lens Diameter 78 mm
Lens Length 110 mm
Weight 453 g
Weight (including Battery) 453 g
Width 120 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10 M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M)
Memory
Memory Slots 1