Introducing the Sony a6500 and RX100 Mark V
Today at Sonys Global Imaging Press Conference in New York City they introduced their new flagship APS-C sensor camera the a6500 and the RX100 Mark V. The a6500 will be available late November to early December priced at $1,400 USD.
The a6500 shares the same 4D FOCUS system, which can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, and claims to be the world’s fastest AF in acquisition time. It also shares the same spec of 425 phase detection AF points.
What is different about the a6500? In a word….speed. The Sony a6500 shoots up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking and up to 8 frames per second in a live-view shooting mode. It can also shoot at these high speeds for up to 307 frames because of its extended buffer,and AF response speed noted above. The a6500 also has in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilization. This is the first Sony APS-C sensor camera to offer in-body stabilization and touch screen AF.
Sony Vice President of Digital Imaging Neal Manowitz is quoted as saying “We are continuing to push the boundaries of modern innovation in digital imaging, in particular within the mirrorless space. By equipping the a6500 with 5-axis image stabilization and touchscreen AF, we’re offering photographers and videographers more control than ever before and a seemingly endless amount of creative possibilities. As our flagship APS-C camera, it far exceeds the performance threshold of any camera in its class, and many above its class as well.”
Sony a6500 Touch Screen
Sony a6500 – Top View
Sony a6500 – Back View
Key a6500 Specifications
- 24.2 MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor
- 425 phase-detection AF points with High-density Tracking AF Technology
- Buffer for up to 307 images (over 35 seconds) in continuous shooting
- In-body 5-axis image stabilization
- 11fps (Hi+) continuous shooting and 8fps (Hi) live-view continuous shooting
- Intuitive Touch Focus even with your eye to the viewfinder
- 4K movie recording
- Lock-on AF
- High-durability shutter tested to approx. 200,000 release cycles with low vibration
- Eye AF which is compatible with AF-C
- AF in Focus Magnifier
Follow this link to Sony for full specs:
RX100 Mark V
The RX100 Mark V is a “pocket camera” with some serious chops. 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 roughly 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 resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots. This compact power packed camera comes at a hefty price of $1,000 US and will be available as soon as this month. Hopefully the $1,000 pocket camera market isn’t dead!
Full specs here: