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Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens Kit (124326)

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Product Overview
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor

  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF

  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD

  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log3 Gamma

  • S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps

  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization

  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC

  • 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points

  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 51200

  • E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens


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digiDIRECT is offering a limited number of this kit for sale. The Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera, with 16-50mm Lens Kit is a useful package that combines an advanced camera body with a versatile lens.

Selecting appropriate lenses for your camera can be a daunting decision, so we’ve combined a suitable lens with a versatile zoom range with a camera that’s packed full of features.

Versatility and Reliability

The Sony Alpha a6500 mirrorless camera comes highly recommended by the photography community. It’s a versatile product when shooting both images and full HD video, with a 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilisation and Slow + Quick motion options.

It’s easier than ever to share wirelessly to other mobile devices, with in-built Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC.

The crystal-clear images afforded by the a6500 are only complemented with an included 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens. The lens incorporates a power zoom mechanism and image stabilisation, making it an ideal match for your new camera.

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The Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera is an advanced camera body with a versatile lens, and we offer it here with 16-50mm Lens Kit from Sony pairs the multimedia mirrorless camera with a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom.

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Stable, fast, and versatile, the Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera that’s ideally suited to both photo and video applications. Revolving around a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, clean image quality is provided with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K30 and Full HD 1080p120 video recording with full pixel readout.

Videographers can see benefit in the inclusion of an S&Q (Slow & Quick) Motion setting that permits capturing Full HD video at a variety of frame rates ranging from 1-120 fps. Stills shooters also benefit from the apt processing speed, which enables continuous shooting at 11 fps for up to 301 JPEGs in a burst, as well as 14-bit raw file output. Complementing both stills and video, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation minimises the appearance of camera shake with all mounted lenses to support working with slower shutter speeds. The sensor and processor combination also avails 4D FOCUS, which utilises a wide-coverage 425-point phase-detection system with a 169-area contrast detection system for quick and precise focusing performance. This focusing system also enables High-density Tracking AF for accurate, efficient tracking of moving subjects across the image frame. The a6500 is making a name for its fast, precise multimedia capture and increasing versatility.

The a6500’s robust magnesium alloy body is dust- and moisture-resistant, making it ideal when working in challenging weather conditions. It may be compact, but the camera incorporates a high-resolution XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for bright, clear, eye-level viewing, and this EVF features a 120 fps viewing mode for smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects. A rear 3.0" 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is also available and has a tilting design to benefit shooting from high and low working angles, while the touchscreen design allows for intuitive touch-to-focus control. Additionally, for wireless remote control over the camera, or for just sharing imagery online, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC permits instant linking with a mobile device for intuitive wireless control.

24.2MP Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Processor
The APS-C-format 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor works with the BIONZ X image processor for smooth, nuanced image quality with minimal noise and high sensitivity from ISO 100-25600, which can further be expanded to ISO 51200 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor features a unique design that utilises thin copper wiring with enhanced circuit processing, and an enhanced front-end LSI to reduce noise, increase light-gathering abilities and readout speeds to benefit video recording. The sensor and processor combination also avails a top continuous shooting rate of 11 fps for up to 301 standard JPEG frames or 107 raw frames in a single burst with AF and AE, and permits 14-bit raw file output for a wider tonal and colour scale.
5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
Another helpful feature is a 5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered when shooting handheld videos and stills. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

For long focal length lenses, the system will correct for yaw and pitch adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilisation will function at all times, even when they are used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilisation.
A powerful 4D FOCUS system, which covers almost the whole sensor area, incorporates 425 on-chip phase-detection points along with 169 contrast-detection areas for precise focusing in as little as 0.05 seconds. The hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions, including low lights. The use of phase-detection points also enables the use of A-mount lenses via the optional LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 lens mount adapters with full AF compatibility.

The apt 4D FOCUS system allows for a variety of focusing functions for refined accuracy, including Lock-on AF, which maintains a steady focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject, and Expand Flexible Spot, which employs neighbouring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus. Additionally, Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognised subjects' eyes for use in portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes. Autofocus can also be used in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier function for critical focus when zooming in on minute subject details.

In addition to autofocus, the a6500 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighted sharp edges of contrast so users can objectively acquire sharp focus.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the Super35mm recording area and effective 20MP (6000 x 3376) resolution, 2.4x oversampling renders, operators can see full pixel readout and greater detail. This is void of pixel binning, for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilise the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.

The device allows production of 8MP stills during playback with 4K video recording, by taking frame grabs from movies to store as a separate file.
Custom Color Profiles and S-Log3 Gamma
Support is available for the S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log-3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3 profiles that enable up to a wider dynamic range of up to 1300% for smoother tonal and colour gradations, along with enhanced clarity in shadows and mid-tones, and enhanced sensitivity. These profiles also lend themselves to greater compatibility within a professional workflow and are well-suited to the Cineon Log gamma curve for versatile post-production colour control and grading. The S-Log3 gamma setting also offers an impressive 14-stop wide dynamic range for greater control over the highlights and shadows, while the S-Gamut3.Cine profile can be used to mimic the qualities of scanned negative film with a wide gamut comparable to the DCI-P3 colour space. The S-Log2 setting is also available and is a popular option.
Slow & Quick Motion
S&Q mode offers more control in your video capture capabilities, thanks to the variety of available new frames. This will allow shooters to capture Full HD video at one of either steps between 1-120 fps. These settings will allow you to slow down action as well as speed up a slow-moving scene. This setting is also NTSC/PAL switchable.
Zebra and Gamma Display Assist
An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to working with S-Log gamma profiles and aids in monitoring exposure values in high-contrast scenes. Video signal level targets can be set from 0 to 109, and exposure level adjustments are easier with the choices of specific ranges.

In contrast, a Gamma Display Assist function is also available that displays scenes with natural contrast and records with S-Log settings. This function converts imagery to the ITU709 profile for easier monitoring on-camera.
Time Code and User Bit Settings
A time code can be used to record hours, minutes, seconds, frames on image data for more precise editing while the User Bit function can record scene number, date and time to aid in editing together footage from multiple devices.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • The Sony Alpha a6500’s robust magnesium alloy body offers a durable profile, and also incorporates dust and moisture seals to protect against recording in harsh environments. This durability is carried over to the shutter's design, which is rated to withstand over 200,000 cycles.
  • The XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a bright, high-resolution means for eye-level monitoring, and also sports a dedicated 120 fps mode for smoother viewing when the need to track moving subjects arises.
  • A 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD touchscreen can be tilted 90° upward or 45° downward to suit working from high and low angles. The screen also incorporates White Magic technology with an RGBW pixel structure for increased brightness to support use in daylight conditions.
  • The touchscreen design avails access to Touch Focus control, for immediate focus point selection, as well as a Touchpad function which allows you to smoothly and intuitively select a focus point on the screen while you're looking into the viewfinder.
  • There are nine customisable buttons which can be set to control more than 64 functions for increased intuitive handling.
  • The included NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion is rated for 350 shots per charge when working with the viewfinder, or 400 shots per charge when working with the LCD screen.
  • In addition to the battery, the a6500 can also be powered via a USB connection to a computer or mobile battery. This connection can also be used to charge the battery.
  • A rigid metal lens mount is fitted for better support when working with larger, heavier lens designs.
  • An ergonomic grip structure is ideal for control during long shooting sessions and facilitates easy access to the main control buttons and dials.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a6500 to instantly and wirelessly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; without the need for a complicated set-up. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows for location data acquisition.
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalise the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Handy apps are available for creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, motion shot, time-lapse and other specific types of imagery.
Other Camera Features
  • Highlight and Average metering modes helps avoid blown-out highlights and provide stable auto exposure, respectively.
  • Exposure standard adjustment allows you to tween exposure parameters for each metering mode independently from -1 to +1 EV in 1/6-stop increments.
  • A Silent Shooting mode makes use of an electronic shutter function for completely silent performance, making it ideal for photographing in areas where low noise is required. When using this mode, up to 3 fps continuous shooting is available with autofocus and auto-exposure.
  • Multi Frame NR records consecutive images at a reduced ISO sensitivity and then composites them into a single image to realise minimal image noise and higher effective sensitivity.
  • Dynamic Range Optimiser (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can often be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically, or users can choose to fine-tune it using five available settings.
  • Auto HDR automatically records three sequential frames of an image and composites them into a single frame to realise greater shadow and highlight detail with an increased range of mid-tones.
  • An advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor delivers accurate, consistent results using multi-segment, centre-weighted, or spot metering modes.
  • When working with ISO Auto settings, you are able to configure a minimum shutter speed setting to ensure sharper imagery.
  • Clear Image Zoom can be used to magnify the centre of scenes by 2x to effectively extend the reach of any focal length lens. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to keep image degradation to a minimum and produce realistic, high-quality images.
  • Picture Effect: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, and Sepia; contrast, saturation, and sharpness can be adjusted across +/- 3 steps.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

The compact APS-C mirrorless camera gets an ideal companion in the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony. The lens offers a versatile equivalent zoom range of 24-75mm as well as a retractable design that makes your system much more manageable when not in use. Helping to deliver excellent optical quality throughout the range are an extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements to improve contrast and combat various aberrations. The lens also incorporates Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation and a power zoom mechanism, both of which exist to help you capture smooth and steady stills and video. Additionally, it has an internal focus design, a minimum focus distance of 9.8", and uses a seven-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh.

  • Designed for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this 16-50mm lens will provide a versatile standard zoom range that is equivalent to 24-75mm.
  • A variable aperture of f/3.5-5.6 helps keep the lens' overall size and weight to a minimum, for portability reasons.
  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and colour fringing for improved colour neutrality and clarity.
  • Four aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, coma, field curvature, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation helps to minimise the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld images with slower shutter speeds. This stabilisation system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilisation for more effective control of camera blur.
  • When shooting movies, you’ll experience a smoother zoom thanks to the power zoom mechanism available in this lens.
  • Due to a retractable design, this lens can be made to be extremely compact when not in use, making it ideal for shooting on the go.
  • An internal focus design contributes to fast autofocus speeds and the minimum focus distance of 9.8".
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.


  • Sony E Mount 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens 
    • MPN - SELP1650
    • GTIN - 4905524898842
  • Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera
    • MPN - ILCE6500B
    • GTIN - 4548736021716

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Body Kit

Lens Mount: Sony E-Mount
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution: 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Sensor Size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Bit Depth: 14-Bit
Memory Card Type: SD
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Focus Mode: Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points: Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
Viewfinder Type: Electronic
LCD Screen Size: 3“ Rear Screen Tilting Touchscreen LCD (921,600)
Touch Screen: Yes
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
Shutter Speeds: Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode
Metering Method: Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes: Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
Continuous Shooting Speed: Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 233 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 301 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 107 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 8 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
White Balance: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Max Sync Speed: 1 / 160 Second
Video Clip Length (mins): Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording: Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Connectivity: 1/8“ Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Battery: 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1“ / 120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3 mm excluding protrusions
Weight: 453

Lens Kit

Focal length: 16 - 50mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 75 mm
Magnification Ratio: 0.215x
Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
Format Compatibility: APS-C
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.7
Optical Design: 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Dimensions: 64.7 x 29.9 mm
Filter Thread: Front: 40.5 mm
Angle of view: 83° - 32°
Maximum aperture: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum aperture: f/22 - 36
116 g
Minimum Focusing Distance: 25 cm

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens Kit

  • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)

  • Shoulder Strap

  • Body Cap

  • Accessory Shoe Cap

  • Eyepiece Cup

  • Micro-USB Cable

  • AC-UUD12 AC Adapter

  • E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

  • Warranty


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