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Sony Announces Two Fast New Cameras

Sony has introduced two new camera models to their product lineup, with feature improvements the company says are the best in the world.

The α6500 is Sony’s flagship APS-C sensor camera, capable of shooting up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking. The autofocus system is powered by 425 phase detection AF points, the highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera. The camera also features the 4D FOCUS system from the previously released α6300, with the world’s fastest AF acquisition time of 0.05 seconds.

Other features of the α6500 include a new 5-axis image stabilisation system, touch screen focusing, a 24.2 megapixel sensor, and video shooting capabilities including 4K and Full HD slow motion at 100fps. New hardware features include a magnesium alloy body, and a high-durability shutter tested to last approximately 200,000 release cycles.

Like the α6500, Sony’s RX100 V also has an improved autofocus system, being able to acquire focus at the same 0.05 seconds. The RX100 V similarily has the world’s highest number of AF points of any camera in its class, with 315 points covering about two thirds of the frame.

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A big new feature of this camera is yet another world record: continuous shooting at up to 24fps, better than any other compact camera. The RX100 V also features an anti-distortion shutter to minimise rolling shutter, 4K video recording, plus super slow motion up to 1000fps.

The RX100 V will be available from late October, and the α6500 available from early December.

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