Sony's new α6500 is the sequel to their most popular mirroless camera

12:14:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Besides the new RX100 Mark V, Sony is also announcing an updated version of their compact mirrorless camera dubbed the Sony A6500. This new camera is the successor to the popular A6300 that Sony announced earlier this year and like it's predecessor, the APS-C sensor on the A6500 is capable of shooting upto 4K video with multiple image profiles for better color accuracy.

Sony α6500 Key Specifications

— 25MP APS-C sensor
— BIONZ X processor
— 3-inch 1m dots touchscreen
— 425 autofocus points
— 100-25,600 ISO (expandable upto 51,200)
— 11fps burst shot
— 100% viewfinder coverage (0.7x)
— 1/32,0000 maximum shutter
— 1,020mAh battery
— SD slot
— 120 x 67 x 53mm
— 453g (body only)

What's improved with the new A6500 from Sony is the inclusion of a new in body 5-axis stabilization so that photographers will no longer rely on getting lenses with images stabilization for low light photos. In addition to that, the camera also comes with a couple of improvements over the A6300 like the ability to customize buttons, larger buffers thanks to the new processor smoother focus in video. 

But beyond that, the new A6500 looks a lot like the A6300 from earlier this year, the EVF is still the same, there is no microphone output and the rolling shutter is still present in videos. Sony will begin selling the A6500 beginning November 2016 for €1,700 / US$ 1,400 (~MYR 5,800).

The image below shows the Sony A6500 (middle), Sony A6300 (right) and Sony A6000 (left)