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    Sony A6500 Reviews, Testing, and Sample Photos

    I just came across an absolute killer 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:



    TheCameraStoreTV Reviews are always awesome!

    Sony A6500 Hands-On Field Test in Austin, Texas



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    A6000 vs A6300 Vs A6500 Courtesy of The Gary Fong Channel



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





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





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    Here is another test from That1CameraGuy -

    Sony a6500 + Sigma 18-35 (IBIS, Low-Light, AF)



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    This is a very interesting How-To style video on the Sony A6500 courtesy of Daniel Ockeloen

    3.5inch external a6500 monitor + headphone jack



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    Raw Shooting w/ New Sony A6500 and FE 85mm GM lens, plus FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens courtesy of Jason Lanier.



    And "The Best Feature You Haven't Heard About: courtesy of Tech Connect



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    there is no doubt the 6500 is an awesome camera in body stabilisation ...awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    there is no doubt the 6500 is an awesome camera in body stabilisation ...awesome.
    Couldn't agree more. IBIS is the feature I had been waiting for in this form factor. Now all my lenses will be stabilized. Can't wait to get my hands on this...

    Thanks Jay for the various links.
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    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    First day with the Sony A6500 courtesy of Jason Vong

    Sony A6500 Tip* Set the touchscreen touch area to full screen coverage!! Improves the use a lot from default according to this review.



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    the comtuous atuto focus in the jason lanier vid is amazing
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    I agree Steve!!

    My friend John Sison, just came out with his "first look" Sony A6500 Review, and I always enjoy his take on gear



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    tis a great camera...just wish it was FF and 42 Megapixel sensor...lol...dreams are free....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    tis a great camera...just wish it was FF and 42 Megapixel sensor...lol...dreams are free....
    Well that is what the Sony A7r II is for my friend

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    Here are a few more quality Sony A6500 Reviews for those interested

    Sony a6500 Vs a6300 Plus Review courtesy of Tech Connect



    SONY A6500 FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND PHOTOSHOOT courtesy of Manny Ortiz



    SONY A6500 SNOW PHOTOSHOOT USING GMASTER 85MM 1.4 AND OFF CAMERA FLASH courtesy of Manny Ortiz



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    riddle me this Jay.

    if they can fit the same sensor in the new rx model that 27r2 has.....and most of of the features of a7r2 except a fixed lens....and charge more than a7r2
    They add to a6000 range a 6500 that has the features of a7r2 except for the sensor and price point is fantastic ...and can use lens the a7r2 can.

    Does this mean SONy may do away with a7r2 range and go smaller ?
    ...they have proved with the other two models stated they can make small cameras that do the same job......and all a7r2 lens will go on a6000 range.....are we seeing the slow death of a7r2


    nothing like a good conspiracy to get the day started
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    a little bird at Sony, mighta chirped something to the Hepkitty, expect a larger body then the A7R II, one that is more suited for the larger G Master lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    riddle me this Jay.

    if they can fit the same sensor in the new rx model that 27r2 has.....and most of of the features of a7r2 except a fixed lens....and charge more than a7r2
    They add to a6000 range a 6500 that has the features of a7r2 except for the sensor and price point is fantastic ...and can use lens the a7r2 can.

    Does this mean SONy may do away with a7r2 range and go smaller ?
    ...they have proved with the other two models stated they can make small cameras that do the same job......and all a7r2 lens will go on a6000 range.....are we seeing the slow death of a7r2


    nothing like a good conspiracy to get the day started
    No way Steve, not in my opinion. Smaller is not always better, and in order to have the sensor shift stabilization on the full frame sensor, the body needs to be pretty much the size of the A7r II. If you look at the stabilization assemble, it's really large. This is why the A6500 camera body is larger than the A6000 for example. It seamed like Sony might introduce the IBIS on the A6300 due to the larger body, but it must not have been ready yet. So the A6500 has it and with the APS-C sensor, the A6500 is about as small as it can get, without over heating issues. This is why the RX1R II does not do 4k I believe as well. Heat is an issue when it's that compact and the processing/ encoding creates crazy heat.

    As Lucille said, Sony is coming out with an A9 type camera at some point and it will be like the A99 II pro features wise, but mirrorless and E-Mount

    Love me some conspiracy's, but I don't think we have one here...

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    Hmmmmmm very valid Points....young Jedi....lol

    The heat problem I believe will be overcome as we are seeing it now in IT with SSD and backplanes in high end gear using or starting to use photonics and different metals for tracks that dont give heat off so only processors and sensors would need to be considered for heat...makes a huge difference...in heat and cooling as the data centers we use and manage our large amounts of gear we have seen a huge drop in power and cooling because of this.

    I think while we wont see the a7r2 disappear I think we will see a camera around or maybe a little bit bigger than a6500, emount and basically everything the a7r2 can and will do....I certainly would go for that ....seems very logical.
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    Thanks Steve, you are cracking me up buddy I'm not sure what kind of alien technology will be affordable enough in the near future, but yes if the heat issue goes down, then the size could theoretically go down as well. I really believe the cost of manufacturing is always an issue companies are trying to overcome. The technology changes so fast it's insane!

    At work for example, we just got this new ROADM network stuff, and I wonder if that is what your talking about? In any event, it can amplify the fiber optic light with some new technology I have never seen before. It's alien if you ask me Basically the fiber optic light used to have to be converted back to electrical, then amplified, then converter back to light. Basically a repeater situation for distance. Now it just goes thru this new technology that just blew me away when I learned it a few months back. From what I gather, the light passes thru a special piece of glass that is infused with some kind of element. For some reason the light just jumps to a higher specific level and it's just magic. The guy teaching the very basic ROADM class laughed out load when I said "that is some alien technology right there" He said, yeah it kinda is!! It's such an odd combination of materials and elements that makes this happen, and saves so much time effort, heat, electronics, etc... And this fiber optic light amplifying technology just came out of nowhere of course Fascinating, but I can't see this making it's way into cameras any time soon.

    I gatta go to work, but I'll catch up with you later,

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    photonics is basically replacing on the circuit boards the layered metal oxide tracks for light...ie very very small fibre optics....at high capacities, more dense so smaller . no heat /

    HP, IBM and intel a working hard on this now...preatty cool.....once sorted....cost to manufacturer is cheaper...than metal oxide based tracks and circuit boards.

    High denisyt and cloud computing (what i do) is a huge benfit of this tech...and is starting to become available now,,,its very cool.....the tech scales up and down very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    photonics is basically replacing on the circuit boards the layered metal oxide tracks for light...ie very very small fibre optics....at high capacities, more dense so smaller . no heat /

    HP, IBM and intel a working hard on this now...preatty cool.....once sorted....cost to manufacturer is cheaper...than metal oxide based tracks and circuit boards.

    High denisyt and cloud computing (what i do) is a huge benfit of this tech...and is starting to become available now,,,its very cool.....the tech scales up and down very well.
    That is fascinating! I had no idea about that, but it makes total sense based on what you described The future is here!

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    i cant wait until it gets to things like cameras...so awesome.
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    Hmmmmm..... I can say a lot here....yet I can't. Sony, though they dominate in imaging sensors, are so far behind companies like Intel when it comes to Semiconductor tech, Silicon Photonics in particular, some of whats in Sony's latest sensors is 3-4 year old tech. None the less we live in exciting times.
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    it is very exciting the next few years.
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    I am purposely not looking at a6500 reviews, because i bought the a6300 jus over a month before the a6500 with IBS, higher frame buffer and better heat dissipation, was announced and i'm somewhat still disgruntled about the whole thing.
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    Lucille, you obviously have or work in the space or have access ...you are so lucky to know whats coming...exciting times....
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    Here is another Sony A6500 style Review - First Sony a6500 Real Wedding Shoot courtesy of Gear Glasses & Gadgets






    Sony a6500 with Zeiss Batis 25mm lens Review and Sample Images courtesy of Bates Photography



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    Sony A6500 + Ronin m gimbal and Zeiss 55 f1.8 - AF tracking test at 120fps slog with EOSHD Pro Color courtesy of Jakob Brenk



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