Expert Reviews: 
 4.5
User Reviews: 
 3.8
Features
Usability
 4.8
Value for money
 4.4
Features
 5.0
Product design
 4.9
Image quality
 5.0
 
 

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse

 
4.5
Pros: A tough and tiny powerhouse of a camera, 5-axis in-body image stabilisation means you don't rely on Sony's OSS lenses, autofocus is very fast in all shooting scenarios, video performance and image quality is second to none
Cons: Poor battery life, battery charger not included, touchscreen operation could be improved, relatively limited Sony E lens line up
Verdict: The Sony A6500 is the company's 2017 flagship mirrorless camera with a crop sensor, sitting below the Sony A7 full-frame line-up. The A6500 joins an already bustling series across the wider A6000 range, with several cameras at different specifications available at different price points.

Read full review at Pocket Lint
3 months ago
Pocket Lint
 

Sony A6500 Lab Review: How Does This Flagship Mirrorless Camera from Sony Stack Up?

Verdict: The Sony A6500 is the flagship model for Sony's APS-C sensor-based mirrorless camera line and features an E-lens mount. The Sony A6500 was brought out only 8 months after the forerunner A6300 was shipped, which begs the question as to what changes and differences would justify a new model so soon.

Read full review at Shutterbug
4 months ago
Shutterbug
 

Sony A6500 Review

Verdict: The Sony A6500 is a mid-range, prosumer mirrorless camera. It follows an established line of products that go back to the NEX-6 model when Sony separated the Alpha branding for A-mount SLT cameras from its E-mount mirrorless cameras.

Read full review at review.photographybay.com
5 months ago
review.photographybay.com
 

Sony A6500

 
5.0
Pros: Comfortable, premium body with good controls; Touch-screen for subject selection; Hybrid image stabilization system; Excellent image quality; Better high ISO JPEGs than the A6300; Extremely fast 11.1 fps burst capture; Very deep buffers for raw and JPEG alike; 4K video capture with no pixel binning
Cons: Pricey for an APS-C camera; JPEG colors aren't the most accurate; Very slow buffer clearing; Laggy touch-pad AF function; Poorly-placed movie button; No headphone jack; Mediocre battery life
Verdict: by Mike Tomkins | Posted: 06/07/2017 When Sony first told us of the A6500 late last year, we must admit we felt a mixture of surprise and bewilderment. Following very closely in the footsteps of the A6300, the Sony A6500 was in many respects extremely similar to that camera -- much more so than we'd...

Read full review at imaging-resource.com
5 months ago
imaging-resource.com
 

Sony Alpha 6500

 
4.0
Pros: Compact body. 11.1fps burst shooting. Large buffer. Tilting touch-screen LCD. Crisp 120fps EVF. In-body image stabilization. Excellent image quality. Integrated flash. Wi-Fi with NFC. 4K video and 120fps 1080p
Cons: Dense menu system. Some add-on apps must be purchased. No external charger included. Battery life lags behind competing models. Only one memory card slot. No grip available. Requires FE lens to complete weather sealing
Verdict: The Sony Alpha 6500 ($1,399.99, body only) packs the same stellar 24MP APS-C image sensor, hybrid focus system, and 11.1fps capture rate as the Alpha 6300 , and adds in-body image stabilization and a touch screen to the mix.

Read full review at PC Magazine
8 months ago
PC Magazine
 
Verdict: Sony announced its new flagship APS-C camera, the a6500, a week ago and we had the chance to see a pre-production version at the Sony Europe headquarters in Weybridge. We couldn't bring back pictures or video footage but spending a few hours with the new camera gave us an idea about its new features...

Read full review at mirrorlessons.com
8 months ago
mirrorlessons.com
 

Sony Alpha A6500

 
4.5
Pros: 4K video, High-resolution viewfinder, Great autofocusing system
Cons: Touchscreen could be better implemented, No headphone socket
Verdict: Not too long after the A6300 was announced, Sony sprung the A6500 on the world. Sporting many of the same specifications of the A6300 , the new camera is designed to be a premium version of the model, intending to appeal to high-end enthusiasts and potentially even some pro photographers.

Read full review at TrustedReviews
8 months ago
TrustedReviews
 
Verdict: It weighs just 453g when the battery and card are inserted, yet crams in a DSLR-sized APS-C sensor. This is able to capture an extraordinary amount of detail with its maximum resolution of 24.2MP.

Read full review at practicalphotography.com
8 months ago
practicalphotography.com
 

Sony A6500 review

 
5.0
Pros: Fantastic image quality, Extended memory buffer, Powerful 5-axis in-body stabilisation, Highly customisable
Cons: No in-camera raw processing, Memory card access can be fiddly, Focus Area options could be more streamlined
Verdict: The A6500 is Sony's latest flagship APS-C E-mount compact system camera and is essentially an enhanced version of the A6300 that provides a number of performance and handling upgrades for those with deeper pockets.

Read full review at Amateur Photographer
9 months ago
Amateur Photographer
 

Sony A6500

 
4.5
Verdict: The Sony A6500 replaces the 8-month-old A6300 as Sony's premium APS-C Alpha offering. The A6500 retains a similar outward appearance to its predecessor, featuring full weather sealing against dust and moisture ingress, but now has in-body 5-axis stabilization, a touch-enabled LCD screen, a bigger...

Read full review at PhotographyBLOG
9 months ago
PhotographyBLOG
 

Sony A6500 Digital Camera Review

 
4.0
Pros: Excellent image and video quality, Tough construction, Can shoot 11 fps for more than 30 seconds
Cons: Awkward on-screen menus, Some noise at higher ISO, Expensive
Verdict: The $1,398 Sony A6500 is the premium model in Sony's mirrorless camera lineup, packing every feature the company could think of into its small case. The camera has the same 24.2 megapixel image sensor as its predecessor, the a6300 , but adds extra processing and buffer memory, plus some tweaks to...

Read full review at Tom's Guide
9 months ago
Tom's Guide
 

Sony a6500 mirrorless camera speed monster

Verdict: It took Sony two years to update its mid-range mirrorless camera a6000 with the a6300. But it took only around nine months for the a6500 to arrive. At first glance, the a6500 does not seem to differ much from its predecessor.

Read full review at digital.asiaone.com
10 months ago
digital.asiaone.com
 

Sony A6500 Review

Verdict: The A6500 is a fun and fast camera that produces very good results. It doesn't replace my Nikons , Canons or Hasselblads for serious work, but for carrying as little as possible, the A6500 is a hoot. The A6500 is a premium camera; you pay extra for all the features and tiny size.

Read full review at Ken Rockwell
11 months ago
Ken Rockwell
 
 
4.2
Verdict: The a6500 is Sony's premium APS-C mirrorless camera sitting above the mid-level Sony a6300. The two share very similar body designs and many of the same specifications, but the a6500 is a more versatile and usable camera, both for video and stills, thanks to an additional front-end LSI (processor),...

Read full review at DP Review
11 months ago
DP Review
 

Sony Alpha A6500 review

 
4.5
Verdict: The Alpha A6500 is Sony's most powerful mirrorless camera with an APSC sensor to date. Arriving just eight months after the previous Alpha A6300, the new A6500 unsurprisingly inherits much of that model's style and capabilities: the same flat-topped compact body with a built-in viewfinder and...

Read full review at Camera Labs
11 months ago
Camera Labs
 
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1 year ago
The Luminous Landscape
 

not great protection, expensive.

 
1.0
Verdict: Pros: Fits well and has a nice feel. Doesn't impede access to the battery/sd card. Works fine with tripod mount. Cons: Reduces clearance between grip and lens noticeably, and enough I'll sometimes bump focus inadvertently when adjusting grip.

Read full review at B&H Photo
1 month ago
B&H Photo
 

: ( Does not work with the Sony RX10 M3 - Ne fonctionne pas avec le Sony RX10 ...

 
3.0
Verdict: :( Ne fonctionne pas avec le Sony RX10 M3, pourtant la batterie porte le même code soit NP-FW50. Does not work with the Sony RX10 M3, Even if the battery has the # NP-FW50

Read full review at amazon.ca
5 months ago
amazon.ca
 

Excellent Camera but could be better.

 
4.0
Verdict: Switched over to this from the Canon 80D and while it definitely feels like an upgrade, there are certain areas that I miss my old camera. I have primarily used this camera to shoot videos. Pros: The ability to shoot 4k and in a log profile is excellent.

Read full review at Amazon
6 months ago
Amazon
 

Excellent Sony Camera kit and lense -with few caveats

 
5.0
Verdict: Great camera and great price with extra bonus kit items - tho some items I wouldnt use with this camera - I will use these add on items with other cameras.

Read full review at Amazon
6 months ago
Amazon
 

SONY a6500 Compact System Camera - Black, Body Only

 
4.5
Pros: I have used Sony camera's for 11 years now so I can make my way around camera settings and menu easily as not much has changed in this area. Time lapse app should have been built into the camera. This work great. All in all very pleased
Cons: Touch street is only for focus. The should come with a basic lense

Read full review at Currys
8 months ago
Currys
 

Fantastic small camera!

 
5.0
Pros: Focus speed and large buffer Better controls than previous APS-C Sony Great build-quality Great EVF (especially at 120Hz) Nice grip and overall size Can use it while connected to a USB battery pack
Cons: Mediocre battery life (but works with a battery pack) Could use another dial (but it works once you get used to it) Not quite as hip looking as Fuji or Olympus... :
Verdict: Overall, this is a great camera body. It's my fourth Sony APS-C Mirrorless body (NEX-5N, NEX-6, A6000, A6500) and I'm really enjoying it. The body is very solid, and the performance is excellent. It's very fast, and I was able to configure it to do what I needed more easily than the previous models.

Read full review at Crutchfield
9 months ago
Crutchfield
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