The Sony Alpha a6500 (B&H/Adorama/Amazon) now already reviewed by Patrick Murphy-Racey, who is the one of two very fortunate photographers in the USA that got to shoot the Sony a6500 for almost three weeks prior to the launch on October 7th.
Sony Alpha a6500 (B&H Photo Video) has just announced, it has world’s Fastest AF speed and Highest Number of AF points with In-camera 5-axis optical image stabilization, Touchscreen AF Operation, 24.2 MP Exmor® CMOS sensor and more. Here are first sample images of Sony a6500, you can click the images to see full size:
Sony has already announced the new a6500 flagship APS-C mirrorless camera and RX100 V compact camera. The Sony Alpha a6500 is not the replacement of current a6300, but a new upmarket APS-C mirrorless camera from Sony. So it seems to Sony will also announce a new upmarket or flagship full frame mirrorless camera in next several months, this camera will be Sony Alpha a9.
Along with the Sony Alpha a6500 announcement, Sony also announced the new RX100 V compact camera (B&H Photo Video), it is equipped with a Fast Hybrid AF system with the world’s fastest AF acquisition at 0.05 seconds and world’s highest number of AF points on sensor 1 with 315 points covering approximately 65% of the frame. The camera can also shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24 fps – the world’s fastest for a compact camera – at full 20.1 MP (approx. effective) resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots. The US price for Sony RX100 V will be $998, available in late this month.