With unerring autofocus, unshakeable stability, and intuitive touchscreen operation crafted to fit in a palm, the a6500 is so ideal everywhere that you never need to miss a moment. Meet the a6500 — the APS-C interchangeable lens compact camera that puts the power to shoot professional-looking stills and movies solidly in your hands. An enhanced buffer for continuous shooting of up to 307 shots, in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation, touchscreen control, super-speed AF and High-density Tracking AF Technology extend the range of your shooting capabilities. Capture every moment — the world’s fastest AF speed and highest number of AF points respond flawlessly to virtually any shooting situation. Wide phase-detection AF point coverage With an incredible 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points densely positioned over the entire image area, this comprehensive AF point coverage ensures that no subject escapes its attention. Fast Hybrid AF for instant focusing With the world’s highest AF speed3 (0.05 sec) assisted by the BIONZ X image processing engine, you can instantly capture a fast-moving subject with supreme accuracy. Extra-consistent shooting of fast-moving action High-density Tracking AF Technology activates AF points densely positioned around the subject for extra-precise, reliable detection and tracking of subjects in action. Extended buffer for continuous shooting With the a6500 extending continuous shooting capacity to 307 shots without any drop in shooting speed (for around 36 sec. with AF/AE tracking), you won’t miss a decisive moment. Shoot moving subjects with optical viewfinder-like immediacy In live-view continuous shooting at up to 8fps, display lag is kept to an absolute minimum, so you can capture moving subjects as they appear on the EVF or LCD, with optical viewfinder-like immediacy. 5.0-stops-faster shutter speed effect A new, very accurate gyro sensor is a key to image stabilisation with the effect of a five-stops-faster shutter speed. This camera shake compensation system is effective for shooting steadier, clearer movies and still images. Swipe screen to shift focus point while watching viewfinder With Touch Pad function, you can swipe the LCD touchscreen to shift focus point intuitively and easily from an area to another, even as you monitor the viewfinder. Use just your finger to focus as you like within the frame Touch Focus makes it particularly easy to adjust focus quickly, so you don’t miss the chance to capture your chosen subject at the decisive moment. Extra image sensor perception This sensor has a thin wiring layer and large photodiode substrate that maximise light collection efficiency and copper wiring ensuring quick read-out. It also extends sensitivity to ISO 51,200 with reduced noise. Enhanced image processing system The BIONZ X image processing engine enhances image texture and clarity as it minimises noise, with critical support from new front-end LSI and image processing algorithm optimised for the image sensor. High-quality 4K recording Shoot and internally record 4K movies generated from 6K equivalent (20MP) data in Super 35mm format. Intuitive Touch Focus and 5-axis image stabilisation extend shooting freedom. Slow & Quick motion Up to 5x Slow Motion and up to 60x Quick Motion can be recorded in camera at up to 50Mbps in Full HD, then played back without post-production processing. Tough, reliable integrity for smart, smooth operation A magnesium alloy body, a shutter tested to 200,000 release cycles and more highlight the camera’s all-around toughness, reliability and operability.