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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T* review: specs and price

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T* better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    23.5 x 15.6mmvs249.7mm
  • Focus points
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    425vs63.98
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    24.2MPvs17.54MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    51200 ISOvs22421.79 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    11fpsvs6.98fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs42759.78fps
  • Noise
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    1405 ISOvs1216.06 ISO
  • Image quality
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    85vs71.39

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

453g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.Has a hot shoe
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

425

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

24.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

51200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

11fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports slow-motion video recording
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
6.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
6.has stereo speakers
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

350shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1100mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

1405 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.image quality

85

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

24.5bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.dynamic range

13.7Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
6.has an external memory slot
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

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