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Sony Alpha a6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Sony Alpha a6500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and storage, while there are some mixed reviews about the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A6500

 

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...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 6500

 

The mirrorless Sony Alpha 6500 delivers excellent image quality and superb autofocus, but lacks some of the pro features of competing cameras in this price range.

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.

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.

The Sony Alpha 6500 maintains the excellent image quality and autofocus system delivered by less expensive models in the family—the Alpha 6000 and 6300. It adds in-body image stabilization and a touch screen, not included in either model, and maintains...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Bracaglia , Richard Butler , Rishi Sanyal (dpreview.com)

Action-packed: Sony a6500 review

 

The Sony a6500 is the company's premium APS-C offering and well-suited for fast action photography. In our in-depth review we look at its features, operation and its performance. Read on

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

The Sony A6500 offers what the A6300 should have

 

With built-in image stabilization and touch focus for video, the A6500 addresses two of the biggest complaints about the A6300, plus a performance boost.

Oct, 2016

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Timothy Coleman (pocket-lint.com)

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse

 

Yes it costs a fair chunk of change, but given its array of features, the A6500 is an outstanding all-rounder. Just make sure you buy a spare battery

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

Poor battery life ; Battery charger not included ; Touchscreen operation could be improved ; Relatively limited Sony E lens line up

The Sony A6500 might cost a fair whack more than its A6300 cousin, but it's a powerhouse of a camera that, for the right user, will be worth the cash.

Jul, 2017

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Sony A6500 review

 

Sony's action-loving, APS-C marvel is close to being our favourite system cam...

Excellent image quality ; Great for capturing fast-moving objects ; Touchscreen for fast operation

Expensive ; Poor battery life

A cracking system cam for action photography, but stick with the A6300 if your budget is tight

May, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Phil Hall Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A6500 review

 

One featured-packed, fast-performing camera

Lightning-quick AF system ; Respectable buffer capacity ; Expansive video options

Dim rear LCD ; Noticeable rolling shutter ; Still lacks a headphone port

In-body image stabilization finally comes to the Sony APS-C flagship. Add bucketloads of buffer and a touchscreen, and the A6500 arguably surpasses Sony’s A7 Mark II.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A6500 test photo gallery

 

Sony Alpha 6500 system camera : Last week Sony launched the new top model in the APS-C system camera lineup. The Sony α6500 (ILCE-6500) is the successor of the only eight month old α6300 and has been designed for the advanced amateur photographer. The...

The Sony Alpha 6500 will be available before the Holiday season starts. The camera with E-mount is available in black for a recommended retail price of € 1.700 EUR / £ 1,500 GBP / $ 1.400 USD. In addition, the A6500 will be on sale in combination with...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

The Sony A6500 offers what the A6300 should have

 

With built-in image stabilization and touch focus for video, the A6500 addresses two of the biggest complaints about the A6300, plus a performance boost.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A6500 compact system camera

 

Sony Alpha 6500 APS-C Sensor camera : Sony Consumer Electronics proudly introduced its new flagship APS-C sensor camera, the Alpha A6500 (model: Sony ILCE-6500). As the latest addition to Sony's line-up of award winning mirrorless cameras, the new...

Also, with a simple half press of the shutter button, the effect of the image stabilisation can be monitored in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen, allowing framing and focus to be accurately checked and continually monitored. This is available even...

Oct, 2016

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