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Sony α Alpha A6500

Sony α Alpha A6500
96
Reviews
578 Reviews + 9 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
67
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
19 Months Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A megapixels and multi award winning 453g camera, with a very good spec. It does not have an image stabiliser, features smile detection, has a touchscreen and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has a brilliant autofocus, it produces very good images and brilliant for video recording.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.2MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
453g
2.95"
SCREEN
8x
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86

86
Kagoo Score
97
Reviews
89
Features
93
Popularity
67
Value for Money
88
Age

86

86
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus three other sites and a "Silver" from DP Review.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
High megapixels
Immediate focus point selection by touch
Imaging edge remote, viewer, and edit
4K movie recording9 with full pixel readout/no pixel binning
Tough, reliable integrity for smart, smooth operation
S-Gamut/S-Log shooting
Slow & quick motion
High-resolution 4k

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 1 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 4 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for landscape photography, ranking number 6 in landscape photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.6 stars (571 reviews)

72%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
409 Reviews
4 Stars
74 Reviews
3 Stars
17 Reviews
2 Stars
1 Review
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4 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received four Highly Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Camera Labs.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Highly Recommended from Camera Labs Highly Recommended from dkamera.de

2 Recommended Awards

The Sony α Alpha A6500 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Pocket Lint and megaobzor.com/.
Recommended from Pocket Lint Recommended from megaobzor.com/

5 Further Awards

It's received five Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including DP Review, EISA.eu and photoreview.com.au.
Silver from DP Review EISA Best Product from EISA.eu Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au Outstanding from chip.com.my Top Class from kamerabild.se

What Are People Saying About the Sony α Alpha A6500?

Picture Quality
147
14
Lens System
79
16
Video Capability
60
8
Viewfinder / Screen
32
16
Features
52
5
Size and Weight
60
14
Price
43
15
Design
46
5
Ease of Use
50
2
Robustness
28
1
Battery
5
8
Wildlife Photography
2
1
Sports Photography
3
0
Noise Level
7
1
Portrait Photography
2
0
Flash
1
1
Landscape Photography
1
0
Connectivity
1
0
Support
1
1
Capacity
0
1
Over 40 People Thought it Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... clean output makes it an exceptional compact camera. The huge price tag is still a bit of a hindrance, but if you have deep pockets, this is definitely ...
    chip.com.my 6 Mar 2017
  • ... February 2017 issue of HWM.Smaller, lighter, and more affordable while offering professional-level performance. Those are the hallmarks of prosumer cameras ...
    hardwarezone.com.sg 21 Aug 2017
  • ... A6000-series cameras, namely the A6000, A6300 and A6500. The A6000 continues at a very competitive budget price point, even though it's actually quite ...
    digitalcameraworld.com 21 Feb 2018
  • ... cameras at different specifications ava... The Sony A6500 might cost a fair whack more than its A6300 cousin, but it's a powerhouse of a camera that, for ...
    Pocket Lint 20 Jul 2017
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Robust

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A6500 was very well-built and several people thought that it was also very well made, was strong and durable and reliable.

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    Really Well-Built
    19 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... lenses will be bigger and heavier than it. Impressive image quality, superb build quality, and highly versatile. Sure, battery life is lacking, but there ...
    Hampson - Bhphotovideo.com 29 Aug 2018
  • ... feature set...Fast and accurate AF system. 5axis image stabilizer, improved build quality, highly customizable, excellent continuous shooting, great still ...
    pdnonline.com 9 May 2017
  • Build quality. Fast AF . Better write buffer in high speed shooting. Touch AF isn't that good. Still not relocated the SD card slot away from battery compartment. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Sep 2017
  • ... movement of focus point is a great improvement over [e.g.] A6000. The build quality is good and the menu system 'typical Sony'. It is difficult to know ...
    SaturdayScience - Amazon.co.uk 23 May 2018
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    Really Well Made
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Strong and Durable
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Reliable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought it Did Not Have a Long Battery Life

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A6500 had a bad battery life.

  • ... AF. Wealth of features. Fast performance. Highquality viewfinder. Limited battery life. No incamera raw processing.
    techradar.com/au/ 19 Oct 2016
  • ... shooting scenarios. Video performance and image quality is second to none. Poor battery life. Battery charger not included. Touchscreen operation could ...
    Pocket Lint 31 Oct 2016
  • Compact Good picture quality. Awkward menus No lapse features No kit lens Poor battery life No selfie display.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Sep 2018
  • ... customizable, excellent continuous shooting, great still and video quality. Poor battery life, missing headphone jack, single memory card slot. PRICE.
    pdnonline.com 9 May 2017
  • More Than 60 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A6500 was a good size and was very compact. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it was a good body shape, was lightweight and was very easy to carry around.

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    A Good Size
    18 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... consider, including the choice between a DSLR or mirrorless camera, what sensor size suits you best, how important video is to you, and of course the lens ...
    DP Review 7 Jun 2016
  • I love the size and quality of this camera...
    Downtown - Bhphotovideo.com 28 May 2017
  • ... very hard to get a bad shot. I particularly love the size for travel without giving up any of the image quality of my regular DSLR...
    Romofoto - Bestbuy.com 18 Jul 2017
  • ... the A7rII, the RX-100 IV, the RX-1 and love them all. The A6500 has the perfect file size for me, and starts up faster than the A7rII and also seems to ...
    Roger - Bhphotovideo.com 25 Oct 2017
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    Very Compact
    15 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    A Good Body Shape
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
    Lightweight
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Really Easy to Carry Around
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 50 People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A6500 was really good-looking and several people thought that it was also ergonomic, was very well designed and had a good form factor.

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    Very Good-Looking
    29 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • The 4 24 and 1080 120 both look incredible.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 May 2018
  • ... make the switch and was VERY apprehensive. The mark IV was not the answer although it is a beautiful camera, the codec for 4K is impossible with my work ...
    Time - Bhphotovideo.com 9 Sep 2017
  • ... to use a lot of battery power but I was taking a lot of pictures.Pictures are beautiful and very professional looking...
    SonyCameraReview - Bestbuy.com 24 Jun 2017
  • Beautiful pictures and easy to change lenses.Seems to use a lot of battery power but I was taking a lot of pictures.Pictures are beautiful and very professional ...
    SonyCameraReview - Bestbuy.com 24 Jun 2017
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    Ergonomic
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Very Well Designed
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Form Factor
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Smooth
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Use

    Over 30 people thought that the Sony Alpha A6500 was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had good controls, had a good interface and was easy to handle.

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    Very Easy to Use
    39 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... lens compact, the Sony a6500 camera to play around wi... The Sony A6500 is definitely a joy to use. Its fast hybrid AF, together with its vibrant and clean ...
    chip.com.my 6 Mar 2017
  • Very good you would really like it great pictures very easy to use...
    Drac - Bestbuy.com 27 Jan 2018
  • Easy to use, very portable. This is my main camera for traveling...
    1234K - Bestbuy.com 21 Jul 2017
  • Love the camera; perfect images, light and easy to use...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 12 Feb 2018
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Has Good Controls
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Interface
    3 people agree
    No people disagree