When Sony announced the A6500 in October, it touted speed as one of the camera's main selling points. The company's new flagship E-Mount mirrorless, which hits stores later this month for $1,400 (body-only), features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor with 11-fps continuous shooting. You can shoot at that rate for up to 307 frames, giving you about 30 seconds of total shooting time in a single shutter press. That's an impressive feat for any camera, let alone one this size. The A6500 also comes with in-body 5-axis image stabilization -- a first for one of Sony's APS-C shooters.
While I've only had the chance to test the camera for a little over 24 hours, that's enough time to get an idea of what this thing can do. Thankfully, Sony wasn't kidding when it said its A6500 was all about speed. I used the camera mostly with the Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, which made it easy to take shots in the dark and at sports games. It's one of the few times I've been able to capture decent shots at a sporting event. Indeed, Sony says its goal is to appeal to sports photographers, and even some people who aren't professionals.
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