Cine2: Similar results to [Cine1] but optimized for editing with up to 100% video signal (equivalent to HG4600G30), Cine3: Stronger contrast between dark and light image areas and greater emphasis on black gradation changes (compared to [Cine1] and [Cine2]). AF-C: The Sony A6500 will continuously focus on any movement when you half-press the shutter button. Because settings other than [Level] are quite complex, we recommend you start by adjusting only the [Level] setting first. The Sony a6400 was a big improvement over the Sony a6300 and a6500. To return to shooting mode, perform an operation such as pressing the shutter button halfway down. Sets whether the focus area should be displayed all the time or should disappear automatically shortly after focus is achieved. 4 GB. Set it to large for optimal quality, if SD card space is an issue, you can set it to Small. Sony sporadically releases updates with new features, so it might be worth checking if any new firmware versions are available. This function adjusts how much detail is applied to the subject’s image edges. In the iAuto mode, you can access this feature (when turned ON and the Sony A6500 is set to AF) by pressing the Center button of the multi-controller. On the camera, select MENU – (Wireless) – [ Loc. Turn the control wheel counterclockwise until [BULB] is indicated. [Off]/[On], Aspect: Sets the aspect marker display. : Creates an image in black and white with rich gradation and reproduction of details. It’s enabled by default but it will only help to stabilise the sensor a little bit, big movements can’t be compensated in this way. The Eye AF feature will let the camera focus on the subject’s eyes while you keep the button pressed. On the camera, select MENU – (Wireless) – [Bluetooth Settings] – [Pairing]. It can all be selected here. The 7D has a better lens selection and starts up faster. What are the features? As a characteristic of S-Log3, the dynamic range can be extended above 1,300%. Partial Color: Creates an image which retains a specific color, but converts others to black and white. No Built-in IS available inside the Canon 7D Mark II camera. Audio: LPCM. Disadvantage: ISO range is (like in iAuto) fixed and only useable for jpeg shooting. Fast: Sets the AF drive speed to fast. Under these conditions, a dynamic range of 1,300% is obtained with 90% reflectance white. XAVC S HD: Records HD movies in the XAVC S format. Disadvantage: ISO range is fixed to 50-6400 (you can’t change the range). The a6500 by Sony is distinctly the first Sony APS-C camera including 5-axis in-body image stabilization, the same used with Sony’s second-generation Alpha 7 series of cameras. MENU -Red camera icon – page 2 – Lens Comp –  Chro. When using multiple fixed cameras to shoot the same subject from different angles, the balance between subject and background often varies. Wireless: Select wireless is if want to use the in-camera flash to trigger an external flash like the Sony HVL-43M (with TTL!). Shooting or Spd Priority Cont. You can shoot with a stable focus by ignoring the influence of anything in front of the subject. Display the subject’s movements more smoothly by adjusting the frame rate of the viewfinder during still image shooting. Moreover, Zebra function simplifies exposure monitoring, especially when shooting in S-Log gamma setting. Add bucketloads of buffer and a touchscreen, and the A6500 arguably surpasses Sony’s A7 Mark II. Knowing the pixel size can tell you how large you can print your images without quality degradation. MENU -Red camera icon – page 2 – Lens Comp –. I have it set to 5 minutes, a good balance between usability and battery life. When a zoom lens is mounted, you can also zoom by operating that lens. This mirroless camera is a camera with a cheap price and compact body. 24p/25p: 24p 17Mbps(FH)/25p 17Mbps(FH) or 24p 24Mbps(FX)/25p 24Mbps(FX). Sony claim that camera shake is actually caused by five different kinds of motion, and their image stabilization mechanism additionally corrects for horizontal shift, vertical shift and rotary motion (rolling) for both still images and movies. Highlight: Measures the brightness while emphasizing the highlighted area on the screen. You can adjust the exposure in a range of -5.0 EV to 5.0 EV. You can select this here, as well as self-timer functions and bracketing. Standard: Shoots with standard auto white balance. This setting does not only enhance the apparent vividness of colors, but also can express deep, dark colors. You can also press the dedicated drive mode button to get to these settings. Check what version of the operating system your camera and the lens is running. Rich-tone Mono. Distant landscapes also stand out more. The Shading Comp function is only available with certain A-mount lenses and with some cannot be turned Off. Menu – Red camera icon- page 13-  Auto Obj. The α6500 compensates for five types of camera shake, extending opportunities to shoot steadier still images and movies. 1080i: Outputs signals in HD picture quality (1080i). This setting is selected when some grading work will be performed after recording. With the 5 axis stabilization this camera experiences a large increase in the buffer capacity above. Suitable for capturing stills. Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony A6500. When deleting images on your SD card, you’ll have to confirm every deletion (to make sure you don’t accidentally delete anything). For that you need a real 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer like this. A fail-proof way of getting the Sony A6500 to focus on what you want. Leave it to Ambient And Flash, unless if you want to use HSS sync with flashes, then it is handy to be able to control exposure and flash output separately. The face may not be registered correctly if it is obscured by a hat, a mask, sunglasses, etc. Panorama mode will capture a series of images in succession. There are also some minor adjustments, such as adding a highlight point measurement mode. Diag. Switch the auto mode between Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto. Selects the functionality (what is shown) on the screen when you press the DISP button (on the control wheel). You can either set the white balance to Auto, where the camera tries to guess what the neutral grey value is, or use one of the preset white balance settings for different lighting conditions or customize the white balance according to your preference or using a grey card. FASTER (Faster)/FAST (Fast): The ISO sensitivity will start to change at shutter speeds faster than the Standard (normal). This stands for Dynamic range optimise and analyses the contrast of your scene in real-time. Have Fun! Sony A6500 Key Features • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor® sensor • ISO 100-51,200 • Wide 425 phase detection AF points The basic contrast and coloring are defined by the combination of [Gamma] (gamma curve) and [Color Mode] (color characteristics) settings. You might think it is best to leave it on the wide factory setting (as this uses all AF points), but for certain scenes, it is often better to use a zone or flexible spot to get it to focus on what you want. Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording. Eyes can be detected within the autofocus area. Posterization: Creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors, or in black and white. You can set a value from -1 EV to +1 EV in 1/6 EV increments. Make a new folder for quickly organizing events and locations. The markers are displayed on the monitor or viewfinder. You should do this as quickly as possible, just to get it out of the way. The product shoots images continuously while the shutter button is pressed. Sony A6500 Lens Options. The keys that can be assigned functions are different for [Custom Key(Shoot.)] If you have any questions or need extra information on any subject covered here, feel free to write something in the comments section below. This preset accentuates the skin tones softly (you can select skin softening for all Modes in the Menu system too). During slow-motion/quick-motion shooting, audio is automatically turned OFF. This is also suitable for capturing image material to be modified with a computer. MEKE Macro 85mm f/2.8 A zoom is less suited to this kind of photography; best use a prime, fast lens. Canon M50 vs Sony A6500. However, in certain circumstances (when you know what you are going to capture) it is better to select the appropriate scene yourself, as it takes the guessing work out of the equation. But sometimes a camera needs more than just an awesome spec list so let's take a look at the Sony Alpha A6500 Mirrorless Camera Review Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels. 120fps/100fps: Displays the movements of the subject more smoothly on the viewfinder. Turn the digital zoom functionality on or off. In a pinch, when you’re getting blurred images due to a too long shutter speed at low ISO,  you can experiment with higher ISO settings. Here you can select the focus detection system (Phase Detection AF/Contrast AF) when you attach an Amount lens using an LA-EA1/LA-EA3 Mount Adaptor. This function is convenient when shooting a fast-moving subject. Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE (Movie) button. You’ll need to select your SD card first using the ‘select Rec. Improves compatibility with external devices by limiting the functions of the USB connection. You’ll need to connect the computer physically to the Sony A6500 using the supplied USB cable, and you can push selected pictures to your Sony PlayMemories desktop software (installed from the CD or downloaded from their website). If you’re somewhat overwhelmed by this large post, I would suggest that you use the search function in a browser like Chrome at first to find the subject you are actually looking for. This is a very powerful autofocus feature. The Sony A6500 has a dual phase/contrast on-sensor autofocus system This makes it one of the fastest and most reliable AF systems in the world. Aside from the fact that my laptop can't process it, most of us can't view true 4K resolution anyways. Sets the temperature of the camera at which the Sony A6500 turns off automatically during shooting (overheating). This makes it one of the fastest and most reliable AF systems in the world. You can choose the color of this Peaking between Red, white and yellow. Use a tripod to prevent blurring when you use a slow shutter speed. This enables you to shoot images with less noise. bigger. I have several old screw mount Pentax lenses and I bought an adapter to use them with my new A6500. Find out where the A6100 wins! It’s probably your mode that is causing this KirK. First shoot a movie, then pause the movie during playback to capture decisive moments that tend to be missed when shooting still images, and save them as still images. How good this will look relies heavily on the lens you’re using. Use the PlayMemories remote or a wired remote control to eliminate any movement of the camera. (Also available in the Quick Menu accessed by pressing the FN button). Changes to the Sony A6500 menu, and the addition of a quick way to set the AF point immediately overcame the two biggest frustrations on the Sony A6300. In addition, some features are not available in this camera. Bracket: Shoots images while holding the shutter button down, each with different degrees of brightness. Setting Effect ON (default setting and Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama, Movie or Scene Selection): Displays Live View in conditions close to what your picture will look like as a result of applying all your settings. MF assist will need to be turned on if you want to use this feature. Images shot with this gamma can be used without grading, but since the images have smooth gradation characteristics, this can be used to grade and finalize the viewed image in the post-production process. TC Run: Sets the count up format for the time code. Note that formatting permanently erases all data on the memory card, and is unrecoverable. Manual Exposure: Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture value) manually. The main feature of the Sony A6500 is the 5 axis stabilization inside the camera. Memory Card HDMI: Simultaneously outputs to the external recording/playback device and records on the camera’s memory card. Use this function only when adjustments are needed for certain focus areas or focal lengths. iAuto and Superior Auto detect these scenes automatically for you and applies the presets it deems best, and does an excellent job at that. The Sony A6500 allows you to select whether you would like to apply various lens compensations (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion) even when shooting in RAW. – [Location Info. Selects whether to focus automatically when you press the shutter button halfway down. Two continuous shooting modes are also available. The size of the metering circle can be selected from [Spot: Standard] and [Spot: Large]. See our Sony a6500 Sample Gallery. Thanks for the profound explanation. You can set whether or not to display the focus area that is in focus when[Focus Area] is set to Wide or Zone and Focus Mode is set to Continuous AF. (Example: thin lace curtains). Release: Prioritizes the shutter’s release. The aperture value can be changed during movie recording, a technique that will be familiar to videographers. The A6500 has in-camera image stabilization. With the 1.5 crop factor of the APS-C sensor, I’m getting a 24-75 35mm equivalent and built in image-stabilization. This includes composite layering (layering different shots on top of each other for HDR style pictures) and automatically choosing what it thinks is the best image. You can either save all images captured (OFF) or only the combined image (ON). That said, with an a6300 alone, image stabilization is not possible unless you use an OIS-equipped Sony lens. Your email address will not be published. It automatically is switched off when you fully press the shutter. A panorama picture (only available in jpeg) is a composite of several images stitched together. Learn how your comment data is processed. When a parameter other than [Movie] or [ITU709] is selected in [Gamma], the gamma curve will not exceed the White clip point and over-exposure rarely occurs. You’ll need a fast UHS Speed Class U3 SD card to record at 100 Mbps or more. That said, with an a6300 alone, image stabilization is not possible unless you use an OIS-equipped Sony lens. Selects what will happen when you connect your Sony A6500 to your PC or MAC. The Sony A6500 has a decent range of well-designed presets: Blurred background for a beautiful Bokeh, and sharpens the subject. MENU – purple camera icon- page 8 – Custom Key Settings – assign the Eye AF function to the desired button. Cont. Do you want to take a single picture when you press the shutter button or multiple images? You can choose the quality of recorded video here. Shifting Black Level in the minus direction emphasizes the black color in the image, while changing the level in the plus direction weakens the black color. Published Oct 6, 2016 | dpreview staff Share. Will go to higher ISO values and larger apertures to achieve a useable shutter speed, enabling you to capture sharp images without blur. I have this range set between 100-3200 as this range is virtually noise free, and I don’t like the ISO performance above 3200. The 24.2MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor has the same resolution as the previous model, but is paired with the new LSI front-end and Sony’s BIONZ X image processor to produce the camera’s impressive speed and performance. You can also check the image angle before shooting. )], you can easily recall [Eye AF] simply by pressing the center of the multi-selector while shooting. This is good news as this not only works with Sony’s non-stabilized optics but can be used in union with Sony’s OSS stabilized lenses. What are some of the goods, bads, and uglies of the Sony a6500? Fully resets the Sony A6500 to factory settings. TIP: Panorama size (standard or wide) and panning direction can be changed in the MENU–. If you want to enable the Knee function, set [Mode] to [Manual]. Is Drive Mode set to Cont. When using multiple fixed cameras to shoot the same subject from different angles, the balance between subject and background often varies. The product shoots burst images and combines them to create the image, reducing subject blur and noise. Made for shooting quality photos and videos, the Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera is Sony's top-tier APS-C Mirrorless Model that boasts tilting rear touchscreen, 5-axis in-body Image Stabilisation, a 1/4000 sec maximum shutter speed, and 11 fps continuous shooting for up to 300 JPEGs / 100 RAWs. S-Gammut3 Setting based on the assumption that some grading work will be performed after recording. Check Price. 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