• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:   Sony A6300
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Successor:   Sony A6600
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General
Model Number: NX Mini A6500
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCE-6500
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $549.00 $1299.99
Street Price: $549.95 $1,098.00
Date Available: 2014-04-15 2016-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 9.5 oz (269 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
16.0 oz (453 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.9 in.
(110 x 62 x 23 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 in.
(120 x 67 x 53 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.5 24.2
Sensor Format: 1 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.41 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:   85
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   24.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,405
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.0 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX-M Sony E
Lens: Samsung 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS NX-M; 9 elements in 8 groups including 1 Extra-low Dispersion and 2 aspherical elements n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 73mm  
Focal Length (actual): 9 - 27mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/11; 7-blade circular aperture  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 14 cm to Infinity
5.5 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 39.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 21 points (normal), has single-point and 35-point closeup modes; Face Detection: Max. 10 faces; Object Tracking AF; Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF & Shutter Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (425 points phase-detection AF, 169 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large), Expanded Flexible Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF type; 1.0cm (0.39-inch) 2.3M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.07x mag. (0.70x 35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.07x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.7x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 160 100
ISO Settings: Auto (up to 3200), 160-12800 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps; extendable to 100 and 25600 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust Auto WB (with new Ambience, Standard and White options), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, Underwater; AWB micro adjustment
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Smart Mode: Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids Shot, Food, Parties and Indoors; Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye; Smart Range+; HDR Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Sweep Panorama, Movie/High Frame Rate
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependant; GN=4.9m (at ISO 160, 24mm), 4m (at ISO 100, 24mm) Guide Number is 6m/19.7 ft at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Proprietary Flash Port Multi Interface Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Yes, via USB or Wi-Fi Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI 1.3a, Micro USB Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.96 0.62
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.76  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.70 0.59
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.0 11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 11 231
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0 11.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 110
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.6 11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 101
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.35 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.168 seconds 0.127 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.48 seconds 0.29 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.164 seconds 0.019 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.3 seconds 3.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 530 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   310 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary B740A Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary B740A lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: Adobe Lightroom 5, iLauncher Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony)
OS Compatibility: Windows 7 / 8, Mac OS 10.5+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's slimmest and lightest ILC features 1-inch 20MP BSI sensor, new NX-M lens mount, tilting 3-inch touchscreen, 6fps full-res burst mode, built-in WiFi with NFC. Available in white, pink, mint green, brown or black, in two kits (with 9mm f/3.5 lens or with 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens plus external SEF7A flash).