Sony has finally unveiled the new flagship APS-C mirrorless, the Sony a6600, and the entry-level Sony a6100 for photographers and vloggers on a budget.
The long-awaited Sony a6600 mirrorless camera officially replaces the A6500.
The new, extremely versatile Alpha 6600 camera has been designed to address the needs of the most demanding photographers and videographers, while the new Alpha 6100 is targeted at users who are looking to produce high-quality photos and videos with an interchangeable lens camera.
The US price for Sony a6100 starts at $748, price for Sony a6600 starts at $1,398. Below are pre-order links:
The flagship Sony a6600 APS-C mirrorless camera boasts all of the latest autofocus technology that was missing from its precursor.
The high-end Sony E-mount shooter has the same 24MP APS-C sensor, BIONZ X image processor, 425-point hybrid autofocus system with 84% frame coverage, and flip-up 3-inch 921k-dot touchscreen LCD that you’ll find in the a6400 and the a6100. That means the same 11fps burst shooting with autofocus and auto exposure, the latest real-time tracking AF, and the ability to record oversampled 4K/30p video with full-pixel readout in Super 35mm format.
What sets the a6600 apart from the rest of the lineup is its magnesium-alloy body, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, the ability to use Real-Time Eye AF during video shooting, the inclusion of mic and headphone jacks, and a larger grip that houses Sony’s much-improved Z battery.
Here’s a quick feature breakdown from Sony:
The Sony a6600 will begin shipping in November, but you can already pre-order it for $1,400 body-only or $1,800 in a kit with the Sony 18-135mm lens.
Like the a6400 and a6600, the Sony a6100 boasts a 24MP APS-C sensor, BIONZ X image processor, and 425-point hybrid autofocus system with 84% frame coverage. The camera can also shoot at up to 11fps with focus tracking, features a 3-inch flip-up touchscreen LCD, oversampled 4K video recording with full-pixel readout, and Sony’s Real-Time Tracking autofocus system is included as well. Where it falls short of its more expensive siblings is the 1.44M-dot EVF (down from 2.36M in the a6400 and a6600) and a slightly lower ISO range that maxes out at 51200 instead of 102,400.
Like the a6400, you’ll get a mic jack, but no headphone jack. And since this isn’t “flagship” level, you can’t use Eye AF during video recording and there’s no in-body image stabilization.
Here’s Sony’s feature breakdown of the a6100:
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