Today we look closely at the Sony a6500 and see how it stacks up for video shooting! Sony a6500 on Amazon ►


► Great AF
► Stabilization is good
► Less overheating
► Touch AF works well
► Improved body and feel
► Slightly different but good slow motion/quick motion features
► Slightly improved menu design

► Still no flip OUT screen
► SD card slot is still under camera
► Battery life not improved/worse
► Rolling shutter still pretty bad

Sony a6500
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B&H ►


This camera is a no brainer if you are always behind the camera.

Vloggers/Youtubers will need additional gear to get the most out of this camera.

This is by far the smallest and best camera for $1400 right now.


Sony a6300
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Panasonic G85
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Panasonic GH5
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    • David Holland
      David Holland

      Super, super helpful.

      about 27 days ago
    • Daniel Kwon
      Daniel Kwon

      PLEASE do a review on the a6400. PLZ

      about 1 month ago
    • Ryan Priestnall
      Ryan Priestnall

      I think the lack of information on the external screen is for using external recorders. You wouldn't want information burnt into the recording.

      about 1 month ago
    • Hoàng Tú Trương
      Hoàng Tú Trương

      can sb tell me how to get that circle in spot focus mode? 1:34

      about 1 month ago
    • inspire instinct
      inspire instinct
      just got my new sony a6500 thanks

      about 4 months ago
    • Jan Schreier
      Jan Schreier

      Hey Caleb! I now bought the a6500 and I have an external Monitor attached to it. How ever in video mode I can not change the aperture and shutterspeed. But as soon as I go from video mode to Manual or profile 1 or 2 the resolution of my external monitor goes down very badly. Any workaround? Thanks!

      about 6 months ago
    • Division A
      Division A

      Couldn’t care less about the flippy screen! I’ve just ordered this baby!

      about 7 months ago
    • Asif Shaikh
      Asif Shaikh


      about 7 months ago
    • Alaa Sami
      Alaa Sami

      Is it worth buying? Do you recommend it for me, I’m interested on neon photography and low light

      about 8 months ago
    • Chelsey Wiggins
      Chelsey Wiggins

      What do you think about the lumix g9 compared to this?

      about 8 months ago
    • shaolin95

      Problem with Panasonic is IQ pales I'm comparison to Sony from DR, detail and high iso. Also the great stabilization suffers from weird warping issues.

      about 9 months ago
    • Abd Faiz
      Abd Faiz

      Is it worth it to upgrade from Sony A6300 to A6500? Thank youu

      about 9 months ago
    • Drake Pollard
      Drake Pollard

      Hello. Would you happen to know that the new crop factor would be if a metabones adapter was used to connect canon glass? I believe the a6500 is a 1.5x crop? Thank you

      about 9 months ago
    • rsmith02
      rsmith02 In reply to Drake Pollard

      1.5x with non-speedbooster lenses.

      about 5 months ago
    • cezarekk

      I have a Sony ax100. Is it better to buy a6500?

      about 10 months ago
    • andradinaazevedo

      its so bad not being able to see the image on both monitors at the same time while recording in 4k. there really is no option??!!

      about 11 months ago
    • Fahri Yasa
      Fahri Yasa

      i just now that panasonic have great stabilization after watched this video.. hmmm

      about 11 months ago
    • James Heming
      James Heming

      Hi Caleb, did you ever make your guide for the A6500? Be good to see it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Chloe Scanlon
      Chloe Scanlon

      04:58 'But it's only useful if you're behind the camera.'........ And a damn sight better than the stupid flip out to the side screen. We DO NOT want a flip out to the side screen!!!!! Stop telling us that you do, it's only useful for Vloggers, for everything else it's a burden to creativity.

      about 1 year ago
    • Photohunter

      i am wondering why you giving us at 1:21 lumix gh4 shots XD

      about 1 year ago
    • Matthew Russell
      Matthew Russell In reply to Photohunter

      Because he's showing the auto focus from the Sony....

      about 20 days ago
    • Oren Haim
      Oren Haim

      Why too much talking and not enough showing us what it does in the real world?
      You have a nice face but I prefer reading the specs dude...

      about 1 year ago
    • Dosis

      He is a panasonic fanboy :)

      about 1 year ago
    • SuperEurobeat M3
      SuperEurobeat M3

      I love your camera,what kind of camera are you using brother?
      thank you very much!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Laurence Betjes
      Laurence Betjes

      Doubting betweet the 6500 and 6300. Maybe I can go for the 6300, and buy a stabalizer with the money I spare on the 6500?

      about 1 year ago
    • Norbert Marchadesch
      Norbert Marchadesch

      What's the quality like for the a6500 when shooting in 1080p?

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Woodcox
      Chris Woodcox

      Although I had already purchased the beautiful Sony a6500 featured in your video watching it reassured me that I had made the right choice. I'm upgrading from the a6000 (which I have shots thousands of photos and dozens of videos with). I can't say enough great things about the a6000. I'm glad Sony has made yet another step in the right direction with the 6500. Thanks for your always informative and well produced informational videos. You sir are exceptional at what you do.

      about 1 year ago
    • Aswin Ranganathan
      Aswin Ranganathan

      What lens did you use to shoot this video?

      about 1 year ago
    • Katie Kookaburra
      Katie Kookaburra

      Such a great video!!! Thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • Every Think
      Every Think

      I just don't get Sony - they could so easily own the market if they just added a couple of those extra features - flip out screen, bigger battery, headphone jack. Crazy!

      about 1 year ago
    • Yavor Kapitanov
      Yavor Kapitanov

      Battery is not a problem, they are so small I always carry few of them with me.

      about 1 year ago
    • Anže Kralj
      Anže Kralj

      'How about shoting sports in video? Or foto shoting ?

      about 1 year ago
    • Cameron Crofford
      Cameron Crofford In reply to Anže Kralj

      This is the best camera ever for the price: I've tried a lot of cameras and this one takes the cake, light weight and best bang for your buck. I've had mine for 2 years and is never over heats or fails me. it virtually has unlimited options and settings,it even cleans its self!

      about 1 year ago