Detailed comparison: Sony A6500 vs A6300
Maarten | On 14, Jan 2017
It’s sometimes easy and sometimes difficult to get hold of a new camera. Although Sony Canada had promised one, B&H photo – thanks to my affiliate relationship – was able to send one up for review.
I want to be as comprehensive as I can and not miss any details, but in the few hours since I posted the video, my viewers have already filled in some issues I didn’t identify. And I noticed that the A6500 can capture a custom white balance in video mode. From my youtube comments, Daniel O noted that the shutter sound is different, and that although I mentioned the menu lockout while the buffer cleared, I didn’t mention that there are other controls, including the Fn menu which are still available.
Before I return the camera, I’m also working on a full review of the A6500 and a video to demonstrate the best video settings.
Behind the Scenes
On camera scenes are recorded with a Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF 16-55 lens, and the VPB-XT2 grip. Closeups of the cameras were recorded with the X-T2 using the XF 60mm macro lens. Menus were recorded using an Atomos Shogun.
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The products reviewed are on loan, and returned after the review unless otherwise mentioned.
In this case, I own the A6300 and the lenses I used in the review.
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