Overheating issues with Sony cameras are nothing new and any new camera are not perfect. The Sony A6300 is a great camera but it has overheating issue during 4K video recording and it will shut itself off after several minutes (safety feature to protect the sensor and camera). Sony recently announced the new A6500 flagship APS-C mirrorless camera, so here is a question for us: Has Sony already found the way to fix the overheating issue?
Dan Chung at Newsshooter did the Sony a6500 overheating test (vs a6300) and he told us that “Sony appear to have fixed the single biggest complaint users have about its predecessor, the a6300“. And the new Sony a6500 solves this overheating issue with a new ‘Auto PWR OFF Temp’ setting – “the a6300 stopped recording and shut down around the 12 and a half minute mark. The a6500 continued to roll and got all the way to the end of the half hour“.
The new a6500 solves this with a new ‘Auto PWR OFF Temp’ setting. When set at ‘High’ it allows the camera to continue recording all the way up to its 29 min 50 second limit. According to Sony reps you can then start to record again immediately for another half hour in normal conditions. If you then start recording again a third time Sony make no promises about how long it will record for.
You can read more at Newsshooter.