David Elrich of Digital Trends spent two days in Austin, Texas recently putting the new Sony α6500 to the test. Elrich notes that the physical appearance of the α6500 might not look too different from its mirrorless siblings in the α6000 series, but it brings new capabilities to the table that demand respect.
He begins with the two features he considers to be the most substantial, high-end upgrades on the α6500 model: The image stabilization and buffer size.
"...the new model has built-in five-axis image stabilization (IS), which lets you stabilize any lens attached, to reduce blur."
"The other top-line improvement is the size of the buffer. You can grab up to 100 RAW+JPEG images compared to 21 for the α6300. If you’re shooting Fine JPEGs only, it will handle 269 versus 47 for the α6300. If you’re an action photographer, that buffer is beneficial."
While shooting a variety of sports and action in Austin, Elrich notes being "impressed with the AF and burst speeds." and went on to say "also impressive was the overall color accuracy and dynamic range." Elrich concludes that the α6500 is an upgrade that improves on an already stellar series of mirrorless cameras. "The α6500 should be another best-selling mirrorless camera from Sony"
See the full review at DigitalTrends.com.