Sony E-Mount Lens Guide Here >>

New – Sony A6500 Reviews Worth Checking Out

Reader Rating0 Votes
Best APS-C Mirrorless Camera Option 2018

Hey guys and welcome to SonyAlphaLab! In this article I’m going to link up the best quality Sony A6500 mirrorless camera reviews that I have found on the web. I will also be reviewing this camera at some point, so don’t worry about that 😉 It’s nice to see other perspectives when your in the market for a camera like this, because I can’t possible cover everything, and oftentimes you will learn some cool tricks…

What I found out from these reviews so far is this: The A6500 does not over heat when recording video, even in the sun. The 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization works awesome, but not quite as good as the Olympus cameras it appears to me. I could be wrong about that though… The build quality and performance is very similar to the A6300, but even better in the AF department for video in particular. It’s hard to say if this is an actual improvement, or if the tests I’m seeing just make it look like it’s performing better. Image quality is identical to the A6300, so zero improvement in that area.

Check Pricing and Availability on the NEW Sony A6500 @ BHPhoto and Amazon

Sony A6500 Reviews and Testing:

My Sony A6500 Review – Youtube Version…

The Hybrid Shooter

Published on May 3, 2018

Published on Nov 25, 2016
Dan Watson

Published on Jan 20, 2017
Pascal Eckhardt

Published on Jan 15, 2018
Sony A6500 DXOMark Sensor Score

Sample Photos using 70-200mm f/2.8 GM Lens w/ and without 2X Teleconverter >>

An excellent in depth initial review of the New Sony A6500 courtesy of Gordan Laing:

And here is Over Heating Test style review of the Sony A6500 and the issue appears to be resolved! Courtesy to That1CameraGuy:

A6000 vs A6300 Vs A6500 Courtesy of The Gary Fong Channel

Jason Lanier has been doing some Sony A6500 testing and his videos I find pretty entertaining as well

A few more Sony A6500 testing videos courtesy of Jason Lanier. This time 4k video and 4k down sampled to 1080 for comparison…

Imaging-Resource is also now actively reviewing the New A6500 and has some solid content brewing Click Here >> 
I already linked TheCameraStoreTV A6500 Review in the previous breakdown post, but here it is again for reference encase you missed it:

Low Light and video testing courtesy of Dan Watson:

Sony A6500 DXOMark Sensor Score >> 

Closing remarks:

That is about it for now, but stay tuned for some Sony RX1R II content, which is currently under the review umbrella at the Lab 😉 Also, be sure to check out all he killer user photography and other interesting topics posted daily on the Forum – (Click Here) If you are having an issue registering with the forum, please let me know!

Thanks again for checking in and I’ll catch up with you all later,

Sony A6500 from $1398 @ BHPhoto | Amazon

New – Sony A6500 Reviews Worth Checking Out
Bang For The Buck
Feature Set
Build Quality and Design
Image quality
Video Quality
Audio Quality
Low Light Performance
Battery Life
Fun Factor
Auto Focus System
Reader Rating0 Votes
Best APS-C Mirrorless Camera Option 2018
  1. I would love to see a website dedicated to giving detailed results in printing enlargements from cameras. Such as sharpness and detail. I find dynamic range and all what this camera has vs the other comparable models have but nothing on quality of printing. I know there are many variables with printers as there are with computer screens and such. Maybe there are sites out there that are dedicated to print resolution which, I have yet to find. Any help before I purchase the Sony a6500 and RX10iii would really be appreciated.

    1. Hi Rudi and that is a very interesting request 🙂 Since the world of digital, the “how it looks on a print issue” has pretty much went away. If it looks good on a quality computer screen and you have the resolution, then it will look good on a quality print as well. The quality of the camera capture can be checked on the computer before it goes to print. that is not required anymore to determine the cameras quality in other words. It’s not like it will look good on the screen and then it will not look good on a print. If that happens, then printer is horrible, or the image file was not at the proper resolution for printing purposes. Printers need the proper resolution when creating highly detailed large prints. The camera megapixel count is the number you are looking for. The higher the number, the larger prints can be made while retaining detail. Changing the print size will not effect dynamic range for example. Also, the way the images are enlarged, if needed, has a lot to do with the quality of the large print.
      Comparing the RX10 III and A6500 would yield you very similar results when printing, although the A6500 has the ability to capture a bit more dynamic range and detail due to the larger sensor, and slightly larger MP count. The A6500 would need a great lens mounted in order to have the same sharpness detail as the RX10 III as well. The Zeiss lens on that unit is killer!
      I hope that helps and please feel free to ask more questions if you have them,

  2. Hi.
    I have Canon 5D Mark iii body. My lens are: Samyang 14mm f2.8, Canon 17-40mm f4, Canon 50mm f1.8 STM, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD.
    I want to change my Canon 5D Mark iii to Sony Alpha a6500. So i will buy Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x.
    I have two questions for Metabones Speed Boster (including last firmware update). If you can help, i will be happy.
    1. Is there any problem with video autofocus with speedbooster and these lens?
    2. Is there any auto focus problem with any f-stop?
    Thanks much.

    1. Hi Rustam,
      I have not used that speed booster or the A6500 yet, so I can’t say for sure. What I can tell you is, the AF in video mode with the Metabones IV and A7r II was not near as good as when using a native lens with no lens adapter. For photography I found it worked awesome however with no f/stop issues. With the Speed booster, you are gaining f-stops of light, so anything is possible I suppose. I have not heard of any f-stop issues, but I have not re-searched the speed booster very much.
      I hope that helps a little at least…

  3. Hi there how are you? Will I did like your video thanks decause I do have a 6000 and am thinking about the 6500 do think this would good up grade? Plus I have one more question about lens filter that would be great for me to buy. Thanks much

    1. Hi Nancy, I’m great and thanks for asking! I hope you and yours are doing well 🙂
      To answer your question, yes the A6500 is a great camera and worth upgrading from the A6000 in my opinion. The built in sensor stabilization is awesome, the auto focus performance has been upgraded big time, video performance is better, and the camera body itself has been improved over the A6000 as well.
      What kind of lens filter questions are you pondering?? I’m happy to try and help!

Leave a Reply