Sony continues to ramp up its mirrorless lineup with the new a6600 and a6100, incorporating its advanced technologies into these lightweight APS-C bodies. In addition to these new APS-C cameras, Sony has announced two E-mount lenses—the E 16-55mm F2.8 G and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS. With the versatility of Sony’s “one mount,” both APS-C and full-frame cameras, especially the new A7R IV, will benefit from these new lenses.
Image quality and performance are enhanced across the board due to both cameras having the latest 24.2MP Exmor CMOS image sensor, the BIONZ X image processor and a front-end LSI implemented in Sony’s full-frame cameras. These advanced APS-C cameras come with the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) speed at 0.02 seconds and Sony’s latest ‘Real-time Tracking’ and ‘Real-time Eye AF’ with continuous shooting up to 11fps.
These new cameras are a step up from the new RX100 VII and are extremely suitable for vlogging. Both have 4K video with full pixel readout, a microphone jack and a 180-degree touch screen. The a6600 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack to monitor audio.
The Alpha 6600
While the a6100 is best suitable for casual shooting, the a6600 was made for the more advanced photographers and videographers. With an ISO range of 100-32000 (expandable to ISO 50 –1024009), it has incredible low-light performance. Unique to the a6600 is a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system that results in a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage. For the first time on an ASP-C sensor, it has an industry-leading long battery life with the Sony Z Battery, extending power performance to approx. 720 still images using the viewfinder and approx. 810 images using the LCD monitor.
The a6600 body has a tough magnesium alloy design that is dust and moisture resistant and will be available in November—$1400 for the body or $1800 with the 18-135mm lens kit.
The Alpha 6100
The Alpha 6100 will be available in October—$750 for the body only, $850 with the 16-50mm Lens kit and $1,100 with the Sony 16-50mm Lens and 55-210mm Lens kit.
The ultra-sharp APS-C E 16-55mm F2.8 G Lens will be available in October for $1400. The E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS APS-C Zoom Lens will be available in November for $1,000.