Sony’s crop-sensor APS-C format mirrorless cameras have always had only a limited number of models, and that number is now reducing.
Last year, Sony removed the Alpha A6300 model from its website, which eventually led to retailers removing it from shelves. It’s now the turn of the Sony A6500 to follow suit, with the camera no longer listed on Sony’s online marketplace and some retailers labeling it as “no longer available” or removing any mention of the model entirely.
That leaves just the Sony A6000, A6100, A6400 and the A6600 in the company’s APS-C format bodies – at least in some markets. In Australia, only three of those models are available on Sony’s online storefront – the A6000 from 2014, and the 2019-released A6400 and A6600. Does this mean the A6100 is doomed as well?
The discontinuation of the A6300 and the A6500 does make sense – they’re aging kits that launched in March 2016 and October 2016 respectively – but the A6100 was only announced in 2019 and was the successor to the A6000, bringing some significant upgrades over the older model.