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Sony α6500 E-Mount Camera’s Firmware Update Version 1.04 (8/22/2017): Improvement

Sony a6500
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The following video presents Sony | α | α6500 – Product Feature:
The α6500 is the flagship APS-C interchangeable lens camera that puts the power to shoot professional-looking stills and movies solidly in your hands. An enhanced buffer for continuous shooting of up to 307 shots*, in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation, touchscreen control and super-speed AF with High-density Tracking AF Technology extend the range of your shooting capabilities. * With “Hi” continuous shooting mode and “Fine” image quality. #SonyAlpha

Recently, Sony released the Firmware Update Version 1.04 (8/22/2017) for α6500 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor (Model # ILCE-6500).

  • This model is also known as: A6500, ILCE6500, ILCE6500/B, ILCE6500KIT.
  • Serial Number Location: On the bottom of the camera.

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.04 and provides the following benefit:

  • Improves image stabilization performance in movie mode.

For other important info and to download the update, please visit https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=ILCE6500&LOC=3#/downloadTab .


The following video presents Sony | α | α6500 – High quality 4K movie ”Tezutsu (Large hand-held Cylindrical) Fireworks:
The α6500 is capable of high-resolution 4K movies of wide dynamic range in the Super 35mm format favored among cinema camera users. Full pixel readout without pixel binning collects approx. 2.4 times* (6K equivalent) as much information as is required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) movie output.

[Background Information of the movie] This movie depicts the traditional Large hand-held Cylindrical Fireworks (Tezutsu Fireworks) of Japan’s Chubu Region. Tezutsu fireworks are made by packing gunpowder into a one-meter-long bamboo pipe that is then handheld by the participants. The scenes between 0:470:57 depict the ignition ceremony undertaken before igniting the large-scale fireworks. The igniter who holds the ignition stick climbs to the top of the large-scale fireworks to conduct a ritual that involves writing the Japanese character for water with the fiery stick. During this ritual, a guard covers the opening to the large-scale fireworks to ensure nothing is accidentally ignited.

* Approx. 1.6 times at 30p recording. #SonyAlpha


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