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The Sony Alpha 6500 is the new APS-C E-mount flagship

By Bryan Chan - on 7 Oct 2016, 9:44am

The Sony Alpha 6500 is the new APS-C E-mount flagship

Earlier this year at CP+ 2016, Sony launched the Alpha 6300 (ɑ6300), and by all accounts, it's an amazing camera. However, there's something even more impressive that's a part of Sony's APS-C E-mount family, and it's called the Alpha 6500 (ɑ6500).

The ɑ6500 was just announced several hours ago at an event in New York. It has a 24.2MP sensor, is able to shoot 4K video, and can shoot at 11fps in burst mode, with continuous autofocus. These features are all available on the ɑ6300, but what the ɑ6500 adds to the mix is a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system.

Furthermore, the ɑ6500 can shoot RAW images at up to 11fps and 307 frames. It will also likely appeal to videographers because it has a new function called 'Slow and Quick', which allows you to shoot at frame rates from one to 100fps.

There's also a new touch pad that lets you quickly adjust the focus point by dragging your fingers across the screen. Naturally, it also comes with Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

These new features come at price, and that price is US$1400 (body only) when it goes on sale in Europe in December. No word on local pricing and availability yet, but the ɑ6500 is expected to arrive in Malaysia sometime in November.

Source: Engadget