Sony ILCE-6500 – a mobile solution for wedding photo and video shooting

Great features in a compact package

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I am involved in photo and video shooting in various genres, but my main focus is wedding photography and a love story in a reportage style. Of course, it is not always possible to carry a bunch of equipment with you, sometimes you need the most compact alternative. For example, when shooting on the road, on a trip. At the same time, I do not want to sacrifice either quality, or mobility, or comfort.

ILCE-7S / FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Installation: ISO 100, F2, 1/200 s, 55.0 mm equiv.

Fortunately, Sony has a solution for such situations. This is a Sony A6500 camera . In its miniature case, all the “chips” of older models fit, including a 24-megapixel matrix, an integrated 5-axis stabilization system, the ability to shoot video in 4K and Full HD at up to 120 frames per second. This model has high speed of work, focusing and shooting, excellent ergonomics. There is a huge fleet of optics from which the Sony E 18-105mm F4 G OSS PZ and Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS are best suited for my purposes.

ILCE-6500 / E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS Installations: ISO 100, F4, 1/320 s, 79.0 mm equiv.

By the way, if you also want to conduct field trials, keep in mind that Sony professional photographic equipment can be obtained for free two-week testing in the store. After testing, you can purchase it at a discount for 2 months. You can familiarize yourself with the conditions and fill out the application on this page .

Many people think that it is impossible to take high-quality pictures on a “cropped” camera. Like, only a full frame is able to provide a professional picture. But this is not so. Times change: new lenses come out, matrices improve, problems with noise and dynamic range remain in the past. And the Sony A6500 proves it.

ILCE-6500 / E 50mm F1.8 OSS Installations: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/320 s, 75.0 mm equiv.
ILCE-6500 / E 50mm F1.8 OSS Installations: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/200 s, 75.0 mm equiv.

The main magic happens when the software part of the camera is used. Thanks to a powerful processor and ingenious processing algorithms, we get pictures of excellent quality even when shooting in JPEG. This is very important for me, because most often I shoot everything in this format, I use RAW extremely rarely. I usually take pictures with a profile for video, so I get flat and faded images. Colors and contrast are added later in Lightroom. However, a series of shots for this article was made without profiles, while all the frames are bright and vibrant, at least immediately upload them. This is very important in on-site filming, especially abroad, when there is no time and opportunity for post-processing.

ILCE-6500 / E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS Installations: ISO 100, F4, 1/400 s, 43.0 mm equiv.
ILCE-6500 / E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS Installations: ISO 100, F4, 1/320 s, 42.0 mm equiv.

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