Yet another mirrorless camera
The market is getting bigger, and Sony is set to be one of the big-name players in that market. The new Sony a6500 is a great example of what Sony thinks the market wants – and by golly we do agree with some of their choices in this body. In fact this is a great camera to own and operate as your daily shooter.
4K Recording at any focal length
Thanks to the combination of the APS-C sensor, BION X image processor as well as the range of Sony’s G and Zeiss lenses, the camera can capture great photos as well as 4K recording at any focal length the users desire. This flexibility gives the a6500 unparalleled power in both photography and videography.
More than meets the eye
The a6500 is not an upgrade to the a6300 – rather it is the next tier-up model for the family. That is why it is fitted with the best technology from the larger brother. This includes the 5-axis stabilizer system, S-Log and flat profile recording for video recording (both in 1080p and 4K) and the long battery life from the a6300 in the body no bigger than the smaller cousin.
Semi-enthusiast photography tool
If you like to snap around, the Sony a6500 is also a great photography device. Thanks to the compact rangefinder form factor, the a6500 does not look like your typical camera and is easily carried around without making the photographer stand out from the crowd. Thanks to the interchangeable lens, it can even me suited to fit any photography need – from portrait, landscape and even macro.
Usable by both newbies and pros
The operation of the camera is quite friendly for new and experienced users alike. The camera features dual dials for both the PASM mode as well as a mode dial that changes according to the setting you want to use. The high resolution EVF also ensures that you can compose your image without the need to have it at arm’s length.
1 – Unfortunately there is no fully articulated LCD touch display – boo
2 – You get a full hotshoe, so you can fit in a full flash for flash photography
3 – The a6500 can be charged using a powerbank – making it very convenient in the field
4 – The textured and shaped grip is very comfortable – even for photographers with large hands
24 hours with:
Hour 1 – The camera comes in either body-only or with kit lens
Hour 3 – That EVF is outstanding! The LCD touch screen too
Hour 7 – Thank goodness – the 5-axis stabilization saved my shaky image
Hour 13 – I’ll just plug in my cable from the power back to charge it for a bit
Hour 20 – Both Zeiss and G Master lens works marvellously on the camera
Hour 24 – I would recommend this for both photographers and videographers
Price: RM 6.499
Dimensions (HxWxD): Approx. 120.0mm x 66.9mm x 53.3mm
Weight: 453 grams (body only)
Storage : SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Display: 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD 921,600 dots
Ports: Mini HDMI/Audio Jack/microUSB
Value – 8
Performance – 8
Features – 8
Design – 8
Usability – 8
Total – 8 (GOLD)
Verdict: A great camera for either images or video
Byline: Sharil Abdul Rahman