If you recall, last semester I wrote an article about the Sony a6300. In September of this year, I went from owning Canon DSLRs for the last 5 years to a slightly proud owner of a Sony a6300.
It’s a cool little camera. I’ve used it on a decent amount of shoots so far. I have run into the issue of overheating, so that’s kind of a problem. The 4K video you get looks nice, and I export in 1080p anyways, so I get a sharp 1080 file.
But this isn’t about the a6300… this is about the newly announced Sony a6500. It’s pretty much the same as the a6300, but the a6500 has a touchscreen and 5-axis image stabilization. Both of these features are missing from the a6300.
It is said to release this November and cost “about $1,400.” For what you’re getting in the world of cameras, that’s not bad. The a6300 retails for $1,150 with a kit lens, so take that as you will.
What are you shooting with? Have you moved to shooting video in 4K? We have a few new 4K cameras this semester, including the Sony a7S II. If you’d like to rent one for your production, come see me in the lab.