New Sony a6500 Videos in 4K and High Frame Rates

November 1, 20163 Comments

A couple of new videos showing the Sony a6500 in 4K and at 120fps. I don’t know what’s more impressive. The camera or the guys holding those firework torches! That has got to burn! The new Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens also is used in several shots.

[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.

The video looks great! Nice detail and the noise seems very low. Cant wait to get my copy!!!!

The α6500 can shoot high-image-quality Full HD (up to 100Mbps) footage with AF tracking even at a high frame rate of 120fps (100fps in PAL), allowing users to enjoy high quality slow motion movies made by post-editing on a PC. Otherwise, it can also record slow motion & quick motion movies internally in S&Q mode. Frame rates from 1 fps to 120fps (100fps in PAL) can be selected in eight steps for up to 60x quick motion and 5x slow motion* and recorded at up to 50 Mbps with full-HD quality.

The high frame rate shots look a little muddy. Could be the dark scene causing the codec to do this. It’s great to have full HD at 120FPS in a camera in this price range. As of now it looks like the a6500 will start shipping first week of December. Pre-order one from B&H

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  1. Any word yet on the over heating issue?

  2. Al Gardner says:

    Great stuff. I would much rather a real world situation like an interview.


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