Camera tech data for Sony ILCE-6500

General
NameSony ILCE-6500 , α6500, A6500
Mount typeE-mount
Supported lensesE, FE, A-mount (via LA-EAx)
Release year2016
Statuscurrent
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]6000×4000, 4240×2832, 3008×2000
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]6000×3376, 4240×2400, 3008×1688
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]12416×1856, 5536×2160, 8192×1856, 3872×2160
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels24.0 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern, 14-bit ADC
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)23.5×15.6 (1.5×)
ISO rangeauto (100–6400; conf.), 100–51200 (1/3 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness (-3 – +3)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, neutral, clear, deep, light, portrait, landscape, sunset, night view, autumn leaves, B/W, sepia
Picture effectshigh-key, high contrast monochrome, pop color, posterization (color; B/W), partial color (red; yellow; blue; green), toy camera, retro photo, soft focus, HDR painting, rich-tone monochrome, miniature, watercolor, illustration
Picture parametersblack level, gamma (10 options), black gamma, knee, color mode, color level, color phase, color depth, detail
Picture profiles9
Soft skin effect3 levels, off
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent (4 types), flash, underwater, direct entry, custom (1 register)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 7 (A/B), ± 7 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])3 (10; 20)
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (2 levels; off), multi-frame
D-range optimizerstandard, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)
Auto HDRauto, manual (1–6 EV)
Lens compensationvignetting, chromatic aberration, distortion
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]3840×2160p25, 3840×2160p24, 1920×1080p100, 1920×1080p50, 1920×1080p25, 1920×1080p24, 1920×1080i50, 1440×1080p25, 1280×720p25, 640×480p25
Movie ISO range100–25600
Shutter speed (movie) [s]1/4 – 1/4000
Movie formatsXAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, MPEG-4
Audio formatsDolby Digital AC3, MPEG4 AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Movie length29 minutes
Microphonebuilt-in (stereo), 3.5 mm plug (stereo), Multi Interface (stereo), level control
Audio monitoring
Movie featuresauto slow shutter, time code, user bit, picture effects, picture profiles, creative styles, HDMI info off, clean HDMI out, rec control, dual video rec, marker settings, gamma display assist
Auto-focus
AF sensors169 areas, 425 phase detect points
AF range [EV]−1 – 20
AF modesAF-A, AF-S, AF-C, DMF, Tracking AF
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]30
Features
Eye-startyes
Sensor-based image stabilisationyes
Remote control via USB/WiFiyes
Other featuresMF peaking, on-screen help, Anti-Dust, BRAVIA Sync, face recognition, auto object framing, smile shutter, sweep panorama, speaker, smart teleconverter, USB charging, WiFi support, NFC, applications, Bluetooth
Metering
Metering modes1200 segments, center-weighted, spot
Metering range [EV] (with spot)−2 – 20 (−2 – 20)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesiAuto, iAuto+, P with shift, A, S, M, High-Speed
Subject programsportrait, landscape, closeup, sport, night view, night portrait, hand-held night shot, sunset, anti motion blur, 2 preset modes
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 5 (1/2), ± 5 (1/3)
Zebrayes
Flash
Flash shoe typeMulti Interface
Accessory shoe capFA-SHC1M
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash meteringPre-Flash TTL
Requires D flash unityes
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]6/24
X-Sync speed [s]1/160
High Speed Syncyes
Wireless flash yes (only w/ separate controller)
Wireless x-sync speed [s]1/160
Wireless HSSno
Ratio flash controlyes
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2), ± 3 (1/3)
Studio flash socketno
Flash Exposure Level lockyes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder typeelectronic
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]1024×768
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.07×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]23.0/21.4
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-4.0 – +3.0
Eyepiece cupFDA-EP17
Viewfinder accessory compatibleno
Live Viewmain sensor
Live View zoom1×, 5.9×, 11.7×
Display
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mounttilt up 90°, tilt down 45°
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessno
Touch screenyes
Video output interfacesHDMI (1080p/1080i/4K)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LM17, screen protector PCK-LS1EM
Shooting
Frame rate [fps]11, 8, 6, 3
Frame rate with AF [fps]11.0
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/4000, B
Shutter typemech., elec. f. c., elec.
Self-timer [s]10, 5, 2
Continuous self-timer [shots]5, 3
Bracketing frames (stops)3, 5, 9 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1), 3, 5 (2, 3)
Remote release socketMulti Terminal
Wireless remote releaseRMT-DSLR1, RMT-DSLR2, RMT-VP1
Release priorityno
Depth of field previewno
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewno
Silent depth of field previewno
Storage
Storage media (number of slots)Memory Stick PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo, XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi (1)
Remote storage via USByes
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT
File formatsARW 2.3, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.31
Power
Batteries1× NP-FW50
Vertical grip
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-PW20
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingyes
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]453
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap, accessory shoe cap FA-SHC1M, USB cable, battery NP-FW50, charger AC-UUD12, software
Other optional accessorieslens adapters LA-EAx, microphone ECM-XYST1M
Misc
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed; Micro-B; Multi Terminal)
USB modesmass storage, remote control/storage, MTP
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)1.03 (06/2017)
Comments
Reviews & linksAudley Jarvis on Amateur Photographer (full review), Chris Gampat on The Phoblographer (full review), Chris Niccolls on TheCameraStoreTV (video), digiDIRECT (video), Gordon Laing at Camera Labs (full review), Mark Goldstein on Photography Blog (full review), Sony (press release), Tony Northrup (video)
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