a6400 + a6500 + a6600

The Sony a6400, a6500 and a6600 Video Guide is a video course for filmmakers and content creators looking to maximize video on the these amazing little cameras. Watch the trailer above for more information and check out the outline below to view the material covered.

MORE THAN AN UPDATE

We took our popular Sony a6500 guide and updated to include Sony’s newer a6400 and a6600. This guide has been completely re-shot and includes all sorts of new content. These cameras while very similar have significant differences so we decided to group them all into one guide.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    a6400 + a6500 + a6600 Videos

    • Introduction (Start Here)

    • Updates and FAQ

    • Video Downloads

    • Discord Group

    • 1. Camera Overview and Initial Setup

    • 2. Custom Button and Dial Layout

    • 3. Memory Recall

    • 4. Resolutions and Frame Rates

    • 5. Slow Motion

    • 6. Time-lapse

    • 7. Picture Profiles

    • 8. Aputure, Shutter and ISO

    • 9. Getting Correct Exposure

    • 10. White Balance

    • 11. Color Correction

    • 12. Image Stabilization and Steady Shot

    • 13. HDMI Settings for Monitoring and Recording

    • 14. Clear Image Zoom

    • 15. WiFi Monitoring and Control

    • 16. E-Mount Lenses

    • 17. Lenses and Speed Boosters

    • 18. Autofocus

    • 19. Manual Focus

    • 20. Audio Settings

    • 21.Rigging and Power

    • 22. Shooting Scenarios

    • 23. Conclusion

    • Discord Group

  • 2

    Legacy A6500 Guide

    • Important Note About the Legacy Guide

    • Welcome!

    • Guide Outline

    • Video Downloads

    • Join the Discord Group!

    • 1.1 Menu Setup

    • 1.2 Custom Button Layout

    • 1.3 Custom Functions Setup

    • 1.4 Customizing Memory Settings

    • 1.5 Resolution and Frame Rates

    • 1.6 Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO

    • 1.7 Exposure Assist Features

    • 1.8 White Balance Options

    • 1.9 Slow Motion Settings

    • 1.10 Timelapse Setup

    • 1.11 Picture Profiles

    • 1.12 Wifi Control and Monitoring

    • 1.13 Clear Image Zoom

    • 1.14 SteadyShot

    • 2.1 Sony Lenses

    • 2.2 Adapted Lenses

    • 2.3 Lens Adapters

    • 3.1 Focus Areas

    • 3.2 Touch Focus

    • 3.3 Center Lock & Face Detection

    • 3.4 Manual Focus

    • 4.1 Microphones

    • 4.2 Using a Mixer

    • 4.3 Using a Preamp

    • 4.4 Using Recorder

    • 4.5 Monitoring Audio

    • 5.1 Power Options

    • 5.2 HDMI Issues & Work Arounds

    • 5.3 Rigging Setups

    • Guide Conclusion

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Reviews

5 star rating

Extraordinary guide

Didimio Rios

His extensive experience in the field of filming and his commitment to his audience, have enabled him to offer a high quality product, as is this guide to th...

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His extensive experience in the field of filming and his commitment to his audience, have enabled him to offer a high quality product, as is this guide to the Alpha 6500, thank you very much Caleb.

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WOW! I binged watch, and now my camera is all set for GLORY!

David Foster

I purchased Calebs a6300 course when it came out, because I had just purchased that camera, but based on some reviews I watched, I decided to send that back ...

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I purchased Calebs a6300 course when it came out, because I had just purchased that camera, but based on some reviews I watched, I decided to send that back and go with the a6500, and then when I happened to run into Caleb at NAB Show in Las Vegas, he said he was working on a course for the a6500, and he was so kind he offered me a discount, which I refused because this content is worth WAY more than $19.95!! Seriously...this is great stuff. Thanks Caleb for doing these, and helping us wanna be YouTubers be better wanna be's...making us feel more like going to be's! :)

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Eliot Savvas

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There is no way you know everything in this guide!!!

Cody Roberts

Buy this guide to learn EVERYTHING about the a6500! Great guide!!!

Buy this guide to learn EVERYTHING about the a6500! Great guide!!!

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Own an a6500? Get this course!

Gavin Emmanuel

I'm at 1.2 just after the intro & I've already got my money's worth! Essential learning for you investment to gain the most from it.

I'm at 1.2 just after the intro & I've already got my money's worth! Essential learning for you investment to gain the most from it.

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Essential training to get you up to speed quickly.

David Frearson

This course is a huge timesaver. For me that means I can get out and shoot confidently with the new camera as soon as possible, rather than spending hours fi...

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This course is a huge timesaver. For me that means I can get out and shoot confidently with the new camera as soon as possible, rather than spending hours fiddling about with endless menus. Highly recommended! I also learned a few new tricks even though I’ve been in this business for years.

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Sulieman Al Riyami

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Very clear and concise

Marc-André Cloutier

I bought the Sony a6500 last week and quickly wanted to have a basic knowledge of the camera to feel confident on my next gig. I have used and owned a Sony a...

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I bought the Sony a6500 last week and quickly wanted to have a basic knowledge of the camera to feel confident on my next gig. I have used and owned a Sony a7s, Sony a7sII, Sony a7rII and Sony a6000 in the past so I was already familiar with the interface, but each camera is different, has its specific quirks and even more with this new camera that has a new menue and brand new features unseen from those other cameras. I can't say it enough, thanks again Caleb for making such quality content with always such a unique visual twist that keeps us interested. Keep em coming!

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Thank you.

Iain Angus

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Caleb Rocked It! Saved me SOOO MUCH TIME.

Brent Stutzman

Caleb had the perfect balance of detail and pace. Long enough to dig deep but not too long where you wanted to skip the video. If you want to get your A650...

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Caleb had the perfect balance of detail and pace. Long enough to dig deep but not too long where you wanted to skip the video. If you want to get your A6500 set up quick and ready to roll, this is the course for you! It saved me probably 20 hours of self-learning. WELL worth the $20.

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Best Sony a6500 Guide

Reginald Liger

This was the best guide I've seen for my a6500. I wish that it came with my camera in the box. Your breakdown of everything was clear and engaging. Your ...

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This was the best guide I've seen for my a6500. I wish that it came with my camera in the box. Your breakdown of everything was clear and engaging. Your use of examples and metaphors were excellent. It really made the complex photography concepts easier to consume. Your recommendations were great because you gave me a range of where I am in my film journey. I've felt like I been sitting on a beast by just using the auto settings. I can't wait to go out and push my camera to its limits. Amazing training!

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Brilliant and clear set up process.

Ralph Quick

The value of this tutorial is concise and excellent to get new users up to speed in the 4k revolution. I invested in the a6500 and was overwhelmed with the m...

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The value of this tutorial is concise and excellent to get new users up to speed in the 4k revolution. I invested in the a6500 and was overwhelmed with the manual and it's non-conceptual techno-babble. The why and how a new user needs is not available. Thank goodness for this series to make it plain and best recommendations on set-up creating opportunities for new users to make this excellent camera their own. The list of recommended accessories has some items not available for sell on Amazon but there is always eBay, B&H, Adorama, or Beach to locate what you need. Try this series and get to practice.

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Very Good For Beginners

Catalin Bancsov

Like I said really, really good tutorials, easy to understand and cover all you need to get started with your a6500. I also really enjoy the custom button...

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Like I said really, really good tutorials, easy to understand and cover all you need to get started with your a6500. I also really enjoy the custom buttons that he recommends and they helped me a lot in using with ease the camera in the beginnings. Most of them I use them also today, I changed just a few as I am mainly photo oriented. Thank you Caleb,

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Brilliant

Yiannis Papanastasopoulos

I have literally learned and customised my camera thanks to this guide. I could not recommend it enough! Just switched to A7III and looking to buy this too. ...

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I have literally learned and customised my camera thanks to this guide. I could not recommend it enough! Just switched to A7III and looking to buy this too. Absolutely worth the time Caleb has put into those guides

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Very Comprehensive

James Madara

An in depth look at the a6500 without a bunch of filler.

An in depth look at the a6500 without a bunch of filler.

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Great Video Overview

Jason Frazier

You couldn't learn the info in this video if you were to just read the manual alone. A huge timesaver. It's not hard to justify the price either - If you c...

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You couldn't learn the info in this video if you were to just read the manual alone. A huge timesaver. It's not hard to justify the price either - If you could take a friend out to lunch and learn all worthwhile video features of the a6500 in this video, you'd agree it's well worth it. The video is very well thought out and put together.

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Matt Verkhov

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These Guides Are a Great Time Saver

Devin Trent

I've only owned Canon cameras in the past so I knew getting use to the Sony menus and functions would take some take but this guide was a major short cut to ...

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I've only owned Canon cameras in the past so I knew getting use to the Sony menus and functions would take some take but this guide was a major short cut to learning all of the ends and outs of my new Sony camera.

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Making a difference

Derak Glover

The early part of the course was not sure if it was designed for someone starting off like me. Equipped with a Sony a6500 and confused with what to do. Neede...

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The early part of the course was not sure if it was designed for someone starting off like me. Equipped with a Sony a6500 and confused with what to do. Needed a real source to guide me through the mind field. A lot of info on YouTube, none of which has given me the clarity I now find going through your Sony a6500 Video Guide. As I continued with the lessons, the details thought missing began to reveal as I became more comfortable in navigating through the menu system and understanding why I needed to choose features to produce desired outcomes. So far, I like the layout of the course. Very much interested in implementing a similar format for my personal training practice to help my clients along.

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Meet the Instructor

Founder

Caleb Pike

Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor, and youtuber. His experience branches from documentary and commercial, to film and educational material.

FAQ

  • Can I download the guide?

    Yes! All guide videos can be downloaded in 1080p. Just keep in mind the downloaded videos are lower quality than watching the guide online.

  • How many times can I watch the guide?

    All guides can be watched as many times as you’d like. No watch limits and no expiration!

  • What if I have a question?

    Once you purchase a guide at the academy, you are given access to a private Discord group. This group is a great place to ask questions and hear from other guide owners. If you still have a question, you can always send us an email.