In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best selfie stick for Sony a6500 cameras currently available on the market right now. With more and more people turning to selfie sticks to capture photographs and video of their travels, it is no surprise that we are seeing more and more people reaching out for advice on what sticks are worth their time when it comes to either mirrorless or DSLR cameras.
The main problem with selfie sticks is that they are usually designed to work with small, lightweight smartphones rather than heavier cameras. Thankfully, more and more selfie stick manufacturers have started to release products designed towards being used with actual cameras. In this article, we will be going over our favorite camera based selfie stick that already has a6500 owners using it.
The Fugetek FT-568
The main worry we see reported by Sony a6500 or any other mirrorless camera owners when it comes to selfie sticks is that the stick won’t be able to support the weight of the camera, especially when the camera has a lens, flash or microphone mounted on it to increase weight. This is most definitely a valid concern due to how flimsy a large number of selfie sticks on the market right now are as they could easily buckle under the weight of your a6500. Thankfully, the FT-568 has been designed to work with heavier cameras just as well as it works with smaller smartphones and action cameras.
You can take this a step further and mount your a6500 on the FT-568 and extend it segment by segment to slowly build your confidence in the selfie stick up. Doing it this way will allow you to minimize the load weight on the stick by keeping it as short as possible and then slowly extending it to move the weight of your camera further and further away from the handle.
The Fugetek FT-568 has a very comfortable handle that allows you to easily hold the selfie stick in position for extended periods of time when recording video or vlogging without getting crams in your hand from holding it up for so long. The comfortable handle of the selfie stick also helps you keep the stick steady offering better image stabilization for your sony a6500 as well as helping to improve overall image quality be it when taking a photograph or recording a video.
All in all, the Fugetek FT-568 can make an excellent addition to your collection of camera accessories and the best part is that it is very budget friendly! It has a proven history of being able to support the weight of mirrorless cameras like the a6500 allowing you to take better selfies than offered by a smartphone or action camera allowing you to better capture your travels and preserve your adventures better.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Fugetek FT-568 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Dolica WT-1003
The Dolica WT-1003 is an ultra lightweight monopod that is able to be extended to a massive 67 inches allowing you to extend your Sony a6500 further away from you and increase the video behind you that the camera can capture. Additionally, the monopod has been specifically designed to be as cheap as humanly possible while not sacrificing any quality at all. This has lead to the monopod quickly establishing itself as one of the market leading pods at this price point as well as help it earn its excellent reputation amongst both photographers and videographers too.
Using the Dolica WT-1003 as a selfie stick for video is easy enough as you simply mount your Sony a6500 onto the monopod, set it to record and then hold it up as required. The few seconds of footage at the start of the video where you are lifting the monopod up can then simply be removed in post-production quickly and easily.
Using the Dolica WT-1003 as a selfie stick for photographs can prove a little more challenging though but again it is still pretty easy. The two main ways we would recommend is to either set a photograph timer up on your a6500 for say ten seconds and then life the camera into position to capture the photograph required or simply raise the camera into position and then use a remote trigger or a smartphone app to trigger the camera and have it captures the photograph.
All in all, a decent monopod can offer an easy way to take selfies or record footage of yourself with minimal effort while keeping your heavy camera as safe as possible. They are often discounted by many people due to them being classed as ugly as they are wider than a regular selfie stick but if you are mounting a camera worth at least a few hundred dollars to the end of it then I would rather know it is safe then have a pretty looking stick.