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Sony A6600 Review Rundown

Sony ElectronicsPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Sony A6600 (ILCE-6600) APS-C Mirrorless Camera
Neoscore* 78%
  • Class-leading autofocus
  • Excellent 4K video
  • Excellent battery life
  • Real-Time AF for movies
  • In-body image stabilization isn't for everyone

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[*] 84%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
APS-C cameras have to shout to be heard over the roar of increasingly popular full-frame cameras. A pair of APS-C models announced by Sony in August 2019 prove that smaller sensors still have life left. The A6100 is a budget mirrorless camera targeting the beginner or casual photographer. The flagship A6600 is $1,400 enthusiast's camera that should even make many professionals happy.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent 24MP sensor
  • Real-Time Eye AF
  • 4K video
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • 24MP sensor is recycled from the A6500

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The a6600 has a dial at the rear of the top plate, and one that sits flat on the rear. Its four-way design is not nearly as comfortable in which to use the small, eight-way focus joystick Sony includes in full-frame models like the a7 III. It's a strong camera, with class-leading autofocus performance, but falls a bit shy of being an Editors' Choice.
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Pros[**]
  • Stabilized image sensor
  • 11fps burst capture
  • In-body stabilization
  • High-capacity battery
Cons[**]
  • Can't start recording video while images are written to memory

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Sony A6600 is aimed at those who want a top-spec camera, but can't stretch to full-frame options like the Sony A7 III. It shares the same 24.2 MP APS-C sensor, along with the Bionz X processor that's also found in the flagship A9 II. Features include in-body image stabilization, plus the addition of HDR video and Real-time Eye AF for movies.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • 24.2MP full-frame sensor
  • HDR video and Real-time Eye AF
  • Superb battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lack of touchscreen controls
  • Lacks Animal Eye AF

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Sony Alpha a6600 is the new flagship of Sony's mirrorless APS-C camera line. It has better performance and imaging processing than its predecessor, the Sony a6500. It features 5-axis image stabilization, real time autofocus tracking, AI-enabled eye autofocusing in both still and video.
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Pros[**]
  • 24.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • Real time autofocus tracking
  • 4K video
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster battery life

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The A6600 follows on from the A6400, taking its place right at the head of Sony's APS-C lineup. Improved battery life, the addition of in-body image stabilisation and better video specifications are just some of the addition. Sony has excellent autofocus technology, which has filtered down from the top-level pro A9 camera. It can shoot at 11fps – or 8fps, if you're shooting silently.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good battery life
  • In-body image stabilisation
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as its predecessor

references

  1. 1. ^ Sony A6600 hands-on review: Small camera, big deal. Digitaltrends. 07 November 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Sony a6600 Review. Pcmag. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Sony A6600 review. Techradar. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Sony Alpha a6600 review. Tomsguide. 02 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Sony A6600 Review. Trustedreviews. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. *. 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.
  7. **. 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.
  8. ***. 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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