Mirror less cameras are the new technology introduced in cameras that is giving tough competition to the DSLRs. DSLRs are also called mirror cameras because the mirror inside these cameras plays a vital role in reflecting and producing the final image, needless to say image formation would not be possible without a mirror in the DSLRS. On the other hand mirror less cameras do not have a mirror instead light passes through the lens and in to the image sensor which produces image on the screen. Mirror less cameras are undoubtedly an option for people looking for high end cameras and already have the basic knowledge of how to work with a DSLR. Sony launched A6500 which is a mirror less camera with many new and step up features compared to its predecessor model A6300. Let’s have a look at the several features offered by A6500 to help you decide if this is the best mirror less camera to buy.
Sensor and Processor
Sony A6500 is a fast and versatile mirror less camera with a half metal and half plastic body built around a magnesium frame. The camera has deep grip which allows a strong hold of the camera. The updated A6500 has a clean design with two custom function buttons, and a built in flash and a multi interface option along with the electronic view finder. It camera has APS-C format 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensors and the BIONZ X image processor. The smart image processor of A6500 enables smooth images with rich image quality and the sensor facilitates minimum noise while taking pictures. The camera works best in both good light conditions and in the dark. It has high sensitivity of ISO 100-25600 which is beneficial when working in decent light conditions and low light sensitivity expanded to ISO 51200 to develop good images even in poor lighting conditions. A6500 also provides a high burst of 11 frames per second of continuous shooting and can capture 200 JPEGs or 107 raw images in a single bout.
Touch screen and Video Features
The main update in Sony A6500 is a 3 inch vari-angle touch screen with a resolution 921k dots. The touch screen only works for checking your focus points while you are viewing your photos and videos. It also works as a touch pad where you can change your Auto focus points while you are looking through a view finder. Sony A6500 comes with video graphic features that any videographer would dream of having in its own personal camera. The camera permits 4K at 25p and 30p recording in a super 35mm format. The smart sensor captures video in a higher 6K output which is then crunched down to a final 4K output with amazing video quality and details. Slow motion videos can also be recorded in in full HD with A6500. The smart processor of A6500 benefits videographers by addition of a Slow and Quick Motion setting that allows videographers to capture full HD videos at several frame rates ranging from 1-120 fps.
Auto Focus system
The camera offers an incredible 4D auto focus systemand 425 phase detect AF points along with 169 additional detection point that enables the camera to quickly find its focus. You can shoot even the fastest things through your A6500 in just 0.05 seconds. The high density and tracking capability enables it to finds focus and stay locked on focus for continuous shooting of the focus point.
Image quality and Battery size
The image quality of A6500 is quiteimpressive as JPEG images clicked with the camera have rich color tones and sharpness. The camera’s DRO system enhances the sensitivity and makes the shadowy areas in the pictures look clear. The efficient processor of A6500 has an addition of slow and quick motion settings that is great even for clicking still pictures. The camera’s lens delivers impressive raw images with intricate details. The raw files are good enough to be used and updated on social media if you like. For the pictures that are taken in poor lighting conditions they can be brighten to a good amount without ruining the details and avoiding unwanted noise from the camera. The unwanted noise from the camera can be reduced by changing the noise reduction settings in the camera. The battery life of A6500 is average compared to other high end cameras available in the market considering it’s a camera for professional use. It gives 350 shots before the battery dries out so it’s better to keep some spare batteries if you have a long day of shooting ahead of you.
Bluetooth and WIFI Connectivity
A great feature for all the social media addicts is a built in WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity. The picture and videos can be instantly shared to mobile devices for direct sharing on social media networks via cloud storage sites and email. A6500 also supports NFC (Near Field Communication), which allows a one touch connection between the camera and your smart phone. After the connection has been made you can control the camera’s shutter as well as view live view images. The camera is adapted to Bluetooth connectivity which allows for location data acquisition. You can install various camera apps from the play store to personalize various camera features depending on the current shooting style you have chosen. There are also apps to create portraits, enable detailed close ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and other specific types of imagery.
|Efficient Auto focus system||Dim rear LCD|
|Respectable buffer capacity||No Headphone port|
|Expansive video options||Noticeable rolling shutter|