DXO: Sony a6500 Sensor Review

DXO reviewed the Sony a6500 and it should be no surprise that it uses the same exact sensor as the Sony a6300. In fact they are so similar that a simple EXIF edit is all that was needed to open RAW files from the a6500 in unsupported editors.

With the new Sony A6500 mirrorless hybrid featuring the same 24.2Mp APS-C sensor as its predecessor, the A6300, it’s no surprise that the two cameras offer almost identical image quality results. Both are top-performing hybrid options, with class-leading scores for hybrid APS-C sensors in all categories, and both offer exceptional image quality at the lower end of the ISO sensitivity range. For landscape, portrait, architectural, and street photographers, or for photojournalists looking for a small, compact, and convenient hybrid camera solution that offers great results up to ISO 1600, the A6500 is an excellent choice.

You can read the full review here.

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Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.8/Camera RAW 9.8/iOS 2.6 Update

Adobe released Lightroom CC 2015.8 and Camera RAW 9.8 with support for the

Lightroom for iOS was also updated

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Open Sony a6500 ARW Files Now

If you just can’t wait for official RAW support for your Sony a6500 there is a way to change the EXIF data of your files so that RAW converters think they are opening Sony a6300. Tom Goetz put together a scrip to help you do it quickly with ExifTool that you can download and get directions of how to use here. From what I have read the files open perfectly so I do not think it will be long before we see full support of the Sony a6500 by the majority of converters.

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Handevision IBERIT FE Pre-Orders Start Today


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Sony 90mm F2.8 Macro G Review Round-Up

Jason Lanier’s gear I use #7 covers the Sony 90mm F2.8 Macro G on the Sony a7RII, which is a great lens by almost all accounts for macro work, but people have a variety of opinions about this lens for portraiture. I wish he would have also demoed this lens on the Sony a6300 for good measure, but most people buying at this price point and size are going to us an a7.

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Get 15% Back at Amazon


You can save $480 when purchasing a Sony a7RII with an Amazon Prime Store Card through December 10th. You just have to sign up here.

Through December 10, get 15% back on select Sony products shipped from and sold by Amazon.com when you pay in full with the Amazon Prime Store Card. That’s a 10% bonus in addition to the everyday 5% back you can earn on all Amazon.com purchases. This 10% Sony bonus excludes Sony PlayStation, video games, and digital content.

Most Sony cameras and lenses are included in this promotion so if you’re looking to make a big purchase for the holidays there might not be a better offer this year.

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