Sony A6500 fast, powerful and sealed

It is not the first time that we have dedicated a few words to this mirrorless from Sony on the blog. The sony a6500 We already highlighted it in our article on the best Sony EVIL cameras, but we had not yet dedicated a full article to it as it deserves.

And I assure you that he deserves it 😉 . It’s no secret that Sony is ahead in the race for mirrorless cameras, It’s been at the top for a long time and, for the moment, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to back down 🙂 .

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Luckily for us, that usually translates into competitiveness, constant improvements, and model changes that make completely current models cheaper.

This Sony A6500 has been on the market for some time now, it has been put to the test by the most demanding users and it is still a camera that tops the wish list of many of us, I know ;).

Let’s see why by analyzing it in depth.

To whom

It’s a camera for a advanced hobbyist or even professional that requires great image quality combined with the versatility of its size, lightness and quality of construction and design.

This Sony A6500 is a off road camera, that suits all kinds of photographic needs. From portraits to night photography, sports, travel, landscape, or street photography. All.

But, above all, it is intended for those who seek reliability in difficult situations such as low light, motion, or high dynamic range photography.

Not surprisingly, it boasts of being one of the fastest cameras on the market, so sports, action, street, children, animals, etc. It is where you can best express its potential.

Definitely, not for someone just immersed in photography no matter how loose your pocket is (in my opinion), because you won’t be able to squeeze all your potential and you’ll find it complicated and, honestly, it would be a shame.

(If you’re looking for a camera to get started, here are some recommendations.)

Features of the Sony A6500

Below you can read its main features:

  • Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C Type Exmor® CMOS (23.5 x 15.6mm)
  • Autofocus with phase detection of 425 points by phase detection (it’s outrageous 😉 ) and 169 by contrast detection.
  • ISO sensitivity: 100-25,600 (expandable to 51,600)
  • Shutter speed from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds
  • Image Stabilizer: 5-axis compensated image sensor shift mechanism (compensation depends on lens specifications)
  • Viewfinder: 1.0 cm (0.39 type) XGA OLED electronic viewfinder (color) with 2,359,296 dots and 100% coverage.
  • 7.5 cm (type 3.0) widescreen TFT touchscreen LCD with 921,600 dots, tiltable 90º upwards and 45º downwards
  • Built-in flash with NG 6
  • Continuous shooting at 11fps and in Live View mode at 8fps
  • dust system
  • Connectivity: WIFI, NFC and Bluetooth
  • Recording format: XAVC S/AVCHD format version 2.0, mp4
  • Operating temperature: From 0 to 40 degrees ºC
  • Weight (including battery and memory card): Approx. 453g, approx. 0.5kg
  • Price: You can find it on Amazon for N/A

You can read them all here.

The best

An ultra-fast camera that ensures that you do not lose the photo you want even in the worst light or movement situations, which also weighs little, is robust, resistant (with a high-durability shutter of approx. 200,000 cycles) , body sealed against dust and moisture , with touch screen and good wireless connectivity. It’s really a camera worth having on your wish list ;).

This wonder also has the largest number of phase detection points in the world, a 5 axis stabilizer, a great noise control in the image, it shoots at 11fps and also has a fantastic dynamic range.

5-axis image stabilizer

This translates into the possibility of work at high speed, in situations of low light or movement without losing focus or maintaining great image quality in the most difficult situations.

It also has wireless connectivity and record in 4K, among many other features such as autofocus with lock, slow and fast motion recording, AF with focus amplifier and much more.

Check out what you can do with its Slow/Quick Motion features:


Although the screen is articulable, it only swings up 90º and down 45º. That is, it is not possible to move it sideways. For many of you, who may be used to screens that also rotate laterally, this can be an inconvenience.

Sony A6500 Photo Gallery

You already know that it is not the camera but the photographer, but it is clear that, if you know how to squeeze it, a camera like this helps 😉 . Here are some images taken with the Sony A6500.


You are in front of a camera It does not disappoint no matter how much time passes. It was and still is one of Sony’s flagships, and I’d say it will be for a long time.

Also, now that after a while the prices have dropped, it started at around €1,700 just for the body, so it’s a very good idea if you have the budget, to have this wonder in mind.

A camera that is light, sealed, with a touch screen, a very good quality viewfinder, and above all, excellent behavior in difficult situations such as movement or low light, make this mirrorless an ideal life partner.


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