Sony Alpha A6600 Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP APS-C Sensor [4K Video](Body Only)
- 24.2 MP High Image Quality with latest gen BIONZ X
- World's Fastest 0.02 sec AF Speed
- Real-time tracking and Real-time Eye AF for Still/Human/Animal
Not yet reviewed.
The α6600 packs great performance and features in its compact body, with the world's fastest*AF speed, broad AF coverage and subject tracking. Five-axis optical image stabilisation ensures stunning image quality for high-resolution 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording1^ and stills, while the high-capacity battery and mic and headphone jacks support your filmmaking.
*Based on Sony research, CIPA-guideline-compliant internal measurement with an E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.
^3840 x 2160 pixels. A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC card is required for 100Mbps. Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies.
Unparalleled AF performance, the key to beautiful shots
Fast and accurate autofocus captures fleeting moments in stunning detail, thanks to a combination of innovative Sony technologies. A total of 425 phase-detection AF points work in conjunction with contrast-detection AF to achieve a remarkable 0.02-sec. speed, while High-density AF Tracking Technology follows even erratically moving subjects.  Phase-detection AF coverage (425 points)  Contrast-detection AF coverage (425 points).
Real-time Tracking holds the focus on tracked subjects
When you're tracking a fast-moving subject, the camera's motion tracker uses an enhanced subject recognition algorithm (AI) that draws on colour, pattern (brightness), distance (depth) and face/eye information to recognise, and maintain focus on, your subject. (1) Face [AI] (2) Eye [AI] (3) Colour (4) Pattern (5) Distance (6) Subject recognition algorithm.
Enhanced Real-time Eye AF supports portrait shooting
Real-time Eye AF detects and automatically focuses on the eyes of your subject when you half-press the shutter, and you can even prioritise your subject's left or right eye. When AF-C is set, it maintains a stable focus even when the face is partially hidden or backlit, or the subject is facing downwards.
Accurate autofocus in dim lighting
Highly accurate autofocus is possible even in dark settings, thanks to the camera's advanced AF algorithm. High AF sensitivity means reliable AF-S auto-focus all the way down to EV -2.
High speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
Capture all the action with continuous shooting at up to 11fps. Even when using silent shutter, or the live-view mode, up to 8fps is possible. Display lag has been minimised, and up to 116 JPEG (Standard) images can be shot in each burst, with group display available in the playback mode.
Real-time Eye AF for animal
The technology used in Real-time Eye AF has been adapted to support animal as well as human. When activated, this provides fast automatic detection and tracking of animal's eyes, with precise focus that had been difficult to achieve otherwise, all to give you great pet portraits and wildlife shots.
Built-in 5-axis optical image stabilisation
The 5-axis in-body optical image stabilisation mechanism used on our acclaimed full-frame cameras has been adapted for use as a stabilisation unit for the APS-C sensor on this model. This system compensates for camera shake along five different axes – pitch and yaw, horizontal and vertical, and rotational (roll) – to ensure steadier still images and movies during hand-held shooting. A highly accurate gyro sensor provides an image stabilisation effect equivalent to a shutter speed 5 steps faster. The feature allows you to zoom in on far-off subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more ― all with minimal blur from camera shake.
Easy manual focus with a clearly visible peaking function
The camera's peaking function colour-highlights the most sharply focused section of the entire image area when you're using manual focus. Now blue has been added to the display's other peaking colours (red, yellow and white) to improve the visibility of in-focus areas when you're doing the delicate focusing required for macro or portrait shooting.
An innovative image-processing system
The camera's APS-C size, 24.2-megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor provides a wide sensitivity range and excellent low-noise performance. In conjunction with the latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processing engine, it delivers beautiful, high-resolution images with superb image clarity and texture reproduction.
Extraordinary image quality, low noise and a wide ISO range
The standard ISO sensitivity range has been extended to ISO 100-32000 (expandable ISO 50-102400 for stills). Improved imaging algorithms, detail reproduction technology and area-division noise reduction result in more realistic textures, better detail in shadow regions, and more lifelike colours, including human skin tones and natural plant colours.
4K movie recording in high-bit-rate XAVC S format
Super 35mm format, 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows oversampling of around 2.4x the image information needed for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). By downscaling from the equivalent of 6K resolution, captured videos benefit from even more realism and depth. The high-bit-rate (up to 100Mbps for 4K 30p/24p) XAVC S video codec ensures professional quality images in a consumer-friendly format.
Creative movie-making options
Interval Shooting with a set interval between 1 and 60 seconds can be performed within the camera and used to create a time-lapse movie on a PC. You can also view the images using a simple variable-speed preview function directly on the camera. Slow motion (up to 5x) and quick motion (up to 60x) can also be recorded directly on the camera with no post-processing required. Also, high-quality slow-motion movies can be created in post-production using high-speed Full HD recording at up to 120fps.
High-capacity Z battery for long-duration shooting
To support longer shooting sessions, the α6600 uses the NP-FZ100 high-capacity battery previously introduced with many of our full-frame cameras, while retaining almost the same frontal-view dimensions as previous 6000-series models. Not only does it feature a total capacity around 2.2 times that of our standard battery, it also helps improve the grip ergonomics.
Improved ergonomic grip
The thickness of the grip of the α6600 has been increased by 6.5mm (compared to the previous model), and the area has been increased by 15%, to make it easier to grasp and hold. The construction material has also been upgraded for a more rigid feel, and the release button attachment angle has been altered for easier operation.
Smooth display on the OLED viewfinder
The high-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ provides high visibility, fine details even in dark areas, accurate colours and smooth motion, with display framerate options of either 60fps or 120fps. Standard and High quality settings are available for both the viewfinder and the LCD monitor.
180°-tiltable LCD screen with versatile touch functions
The high-resolution, 921k-dot LCD has a 3.0-type screen and tilts up a full 180° and down by 74°, for easy framing of selfie shots and vlogs. The LCD's intuitive touch operations include Touch Pad (to smoothly move the focus point), Touch Focus (to set the focus point), Touch Shutter (to release the shutter), and Touch Tracking (to activate Real-Time AF).
24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor
Standard ISO 100-32000 range
Fast 0.02-sec.2 AF, with 425 phase-detection AF points
Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF, to detect and hold onto moving subjects
5-axis optical image stabilisation for rock-solid shooting
BIONZ X image processor
14-bit RAW output
High-resolution 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording1, with diverse movie features
3" touch monitor
Sony E-mount lenses
Bluetooth and NFC
|Image sensor||APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor|
|ISO||100 - 32000|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000|
|Continuous shooting speed (FPS)||11|
|Expandable memory format||SD card/Memory Stick Duo/SDHC card/SDXC card|
|Movie recording||Up to Approx. 810 shot (still), Approx. 150 min (movie)|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Micro HDMI ports||1|
|Manufacturer's warranty||2 Years|