Sony A6500 Camera Review & Lenses

Sony a6500 Camera Body Review Hickey Media

Huge fan of this camera. Love it so much that I bought two of them. Sitting at 24MP shooting both stills and video. This camera does it all.

I paired it up with some high-end lenses to maximize the overall video this produces. The standard lenses you can get from Sony will still look great on this, but if you want to get down to 2.8 aperture you will have to upgrade.

The main features to highlight on this camera:

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with 425 phase detection points
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  • Tilting rear touchscreen
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • 11 fps continuous shooting for up to 300 JPEGs / 100 Raws
  • 1/4000 sec maximum shutter speed


  • Small, portable, and lightweight
  • Shoots 4k
  • Shoots 120 frames slow-motion at 1080p


  • Overheats at times, which is the main reason why I bought two of them.
  • Battery life doesn't last long, making me always travel with 3+ batteries.
  • 1 Audio jack, leaving you unable to have both input and output.

Recommended Tools To Use With The A6500:

  • 10-22mm Lens
  • 24-70mm Lens
  • 70-200mm Lens
  • Neutral Density Filters For All 3 Lenses
  • Polarizers For All 3 Lenses
  • Extra Batteries
  • Shotgun Mic For Top.


There are tons of different options to get a 4K camera nowadays. The only reason I choose to get the a6500 is because of the price and functionality. As someone who mainly shoots video and shoots product photos when needed. I have found this camera to perform exceptionally well in a wide range of conditions from the beach to the mountains snowboarding.

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