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Sony A6600 Review Rundown

SonyPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • 11fps continuous shooting
  • 4K video
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • Excellent battery life
Cons**
  • Not as good as full-frame A7s

Summary

The Sony A6600 is aimed at those who want a top-spec camera, but can't quite stretch to full-frame options like the Sony A7 III. It shares the same 24.2 MP APS-C sensor with the A6500, paired with the Bionz X processor that's found in the flagship A9 II. New features include in-body image stabilization, HDR video, and Real-time Eye AF for movies.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Real-Time Tracking and Real-Time Eye AF also work great in video mode. The A6600 records 4K HDR video with 2.4x oversampling to capture better sharpness. The 24MP sensor itself may not be any better than the A6500's, but the new autofocus means you'll get better results in both stills and video.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a full-frame camera

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The a6600 has a stabilized image sensor, absent from the a6400. It's got a much better autofocus system, very strong battery life, and improved video options. The best Sony APS-C camera may be the full-frame a7R IV, which offers 26.2MP of resolution.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Strong battery life
Cons[**]
  • No in-body flash
  • No stabilization

t3[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
24.2MP sensor is the same as found in the a6400, so we shouldn't expect too much in the way of surprises when it comes to image quality. Inbuilt image stabilisation gives you the option to shoot at slower shutter speeds and lower ISOs than before. Animal Eye AF is very useful, but it's a little annoying having to manually switch between human and animal eyes in the main menu. Battery life is one of the key improvements when comparing the A6600 with the A6400.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent image quality
  • Inbuilt image stabilisation
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No UHS-I SD card slot
  • Touch-sensitivity not fully integrated

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Sony A6600 has something of a split personality. It's capable of producing some excellent shots, with very useable and useful autofocus and tracking capabilities. There's also a lot to be said for its burst-shooting capabilities, and for the battery life, which is pretty remarkable for a mirrorless camera. However, using the camera can be a frustrating experience, thanks to the A66000's various handling quirks.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus and tracking
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No in-body image stabilization

tomsguide[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The a6600 matches the a6500's shooting speed (11 frames per second) in continuous mode. The camera even has eye AF in video (though only for humans) Sony has replaced its kludgy PlayMemories app with Imaging Edge software. It's a worthy new flagship for Sony's APS-C line of mirrorless cameras.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fast autofocus
  • 5-axis 5-axis in-camera stabilization
  • Excellent image quality
Cons[**]
  • Lack of image metadata

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Sony A6600 shares so much in common with its predecessor, the A6400, that significant savings can be made if you’re willing to compromise a little. Having a single UHS-I card slot, average (at best) screen and mediocre handling all make other cameras such as the Nikon Z50-T4 easier to recommend.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lack of built-in image stabilisation

References

1. ^ Sony A6600 hands-on review: Small camera, big deal. digitaltrends. 2019-11-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sony a6600 Review. pcmag. 2019-11-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sony A6600 review. t3. 2021-09-17 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
4. ^ Sony A6600 review. techradar. 2020-01-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sony Alpha a6600 review. tomsguide. 2020-06-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Sony A6600 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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