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Sony - Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera with E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Black

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Capture high-quality professional images with every shutter click on this Sony Alpha A6500 digital camera kit. The 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor delivers reliable image reproduction, while fast autofocus takes on action shooting without blurring for continuous frames. An included 18-135mm high magnification zoom lens with this Sony Alpha A6500 digital camera kit lets you take shots ranging from wide angle to telephoto.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera with E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
    • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
    • AC adapter (AC-UUD12)
    • Micro USB cable
    • Accessory shoe cap
    • Body cap
    • Eyepiece cup
    • Lens cap, lens hood, lens rear cap
    • Shoulder strap
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

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    Features


    E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS high-magnification zoom lens

    With broad zoom range extending from 18mm wide-angle to 135mm telephoto, this versatile lens covers a wide range of subjects and situations.

    24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements

    Create enlargements all the way up to poster-size prints, or crop to frame a perfect shot in glorious detail.

    ISO 100 - 25,600 (expandable to 51,200)

    Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions even if capturing great shots just before dawn and at dusk, when available light is often beautiful but scarce.

    Capture fast-action shots at up to 11 fps (frames per second)

    From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, the Burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

    Up to 425-point phase-detection autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject

    Allows you to confidently capture everything from fast-action sports to fast-moving wildlife.

    Capture spectacular movies in 4K

    Offers 4K movie recording in the Super 35mm format with full-pixel readout and no pixel binning. This data is equivalent to 6K data, so it clearly conveys exceptionally high resolution in 4K images.

    One-touch remote and One-touch sharing

    One-touch remote makes your smartphone or tablet a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing.*

    2.95" wide-angle touch LCD monitor with brightness control for sharp vivid colors in any light

    Its adjustable angle lets you accurately preview the shot before taking it.

    BIONZ X™ image-processing engine delivers blazing fast speed and performance

    From shooting images and videos to playback and data transfer, this processor handles even highly demanding tasks with ease.

    Preview the shot before taking it with XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

    The bright, high-contrast viewfinder lets you see the results before you shoot and features 921K dots for amazing resolution.

    Fast Hybrid autofocus for stills and movies

    The High-density Tracking AF technology seamlessly activates autofocus points to cover and track subjects moving within the frame with unerring precision.

    In-body five-axis image stabilization

    The gyroscope sensor provides an image stabilization effect, equivalent to a 5x faster shutter speed. The camera enables you to zoom in on faraway subjects with minimal camera-shake blur.

    Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

    Provide reliability and steady handling.

    Built-in pop-up flash for proper illumination

    Ensures your photos are properly illuminated and features an integrated hot shoe to add an external flash (sold separately).

    HDMI Type-D output makes HDTV hookup simple

    Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for immediate movie playback. (HDMI cable is required and sold separately.)

    Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

    Accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC, M2, MS PRO Duo and MS PRO-HG Duo. (Memory cards are not included.)

    * Requires high-speed Internet service.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great All-in-One Camera

      Posted
      AlexK

      Sony Alpha a6500 bundled with Sony 18-135 lens is a very good solution for both everyday photographer/videographer and advanced prosumer. Camera is relatively small and lightweight while packed with virtually every feature you may ever need to take outstanding pictures and videos, including 4k. AF and metering systems are both fast and accurate. As a result, at least 95% of my pictures and videos are very much usable. Camera is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios for easy images/footage transfer to your smartphone, remote camera control and obtaining geo-tagging information from paired GPS-enabled smartphone. When it comes to the price tag, it now looks reasonable after $200 camera price drop and additional $100 off 18-135 OSS lens. As always Sony camera quality is high. It is too early to assess the product durability, but so far so good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Clarity

      Posted
      Steve
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've been using the camera for just a month now, so am still a newcomer. Still, I've been impressed with the clarity of the shots. I downloaded all of the documentation, but find that watching some of the many utube videos available is far more helpful when it comes to understanding the menu options. I'd like more lens options, but that's on me finding budget. It's been a fun camera to use and learn. I recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Get what you pay for!

      Posted
      tmeidinger
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is a little on the pricy end of APS-C cameras but this is a case of you get what you pay for. I am still not quite sure if it's worth the extra price over the a6300 but it is definitely a top shelf camera. the 18-135 zoom lens is fantastic. My advice is to stay away from the PZ 16-50 kit lens as the 18-135 lens has much better optics. I have the 16-50 PZ lens as well and only use it when I want the smaller size which is not very often.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Camera for professional use.

      Posted
      Bipathon
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Sony a6500 is a great mirrorless camera. Its size is portable to carry most anywhere. On board flash is not much use with larger lenses, other than the kit 16-50mm lens. I use for real estate photography and after 1 month of use see an improvement in light capture.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Product

      Posted
      OneMagic
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this a month or so ago and I travel with it everyday! Excellent for 4K videos and shoots at 120fps at full HD. Also take great quality pictures with a HDR for editing in post!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camer to be creative

      Posted
      Gen137
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      It has lots of options to be creative and it’s a great camer to learn with. My only thing is that the screen does not flip.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Camera for professional use.

      Posted
      Bipathon
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Purchased to upgrade from cybershot camera. Lens and image quality is great. Small frame makes it easy to travel with.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding camera

      Posted
      Sameul
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Easy to use for anyone. It is a professional camera. It is expensive because it is brand new model

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about exposure, stabilizer , glare and sensor. Editors are less positive about color and storage. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
    • cnet.co.ukLori Grunin on May 23, 2018
      The Sony A6500 offers what the A6300 should have
      With built-in image stabilization and touch focus for video, the A6500 addresses two of the biggest complaints about the A6300, plus a performance boost.Full Review
    • Sony A6500 Review
      What a camera! The Sony A6500 takes the best of the excellent A6300 which launched just eight months earlier, and adds several very important new features. Sports shooters in particular will love its much more generous buffer depth, and its newFull Review
    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Phil Hall Kevin Lee on November 24, 2017
      Sony Alpha A6500 review
      One featured-packed, fast-performing cameraFull Review
    • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Timothy Coleman on July 21, 2017
      Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse
      Yes it costs a fair chunk of change, but given its array of features, the A6500 is an outstanding all-rounder. Just make sure you buy a spare batteryFull Review
    • Stuff (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5May 25, 2017
      Sony A6500 review
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    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Amy Davies on February 23, 2017
      Sony Alpha A6500
      Not too long after the A6300 was announced, Sony sprung the A6500 on the world. Sporting many of the same specifications of the A6300, the new camera is designed to be a premium version of the model, intending to appeal to high-end enthusiasts andFull Review




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