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Sony A6600 APS-C Mirrorless Camera (2019)

MSRP 1600 EURNeoscore 60%NEX score 73%

Product Overview

Sony a6600 is a high-end mirrorless camera in the Sony E-mount system. Introduced by Sony in 2019, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution and a 2.36 million-dot EVF.
The camera has an excellent battery life, and you may just get away without a second battery. The 11.0 fps burst rate serves enthusiasts well enough, though some professionals may find it limiting.
The Sony a6600 comes with 425 autofocus points.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Good 11.0 fps burst rate
  • Rather compact
  • Weather-sealed
  • Viewfinder with great 1.07x magnification
Cons
  • Low resolution EVF

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 73% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great image quality
Cons
  • Lack of built-in image stabilisation
  • Lack of image metadata
  • No in-body image stabilization
  • Touch-sensitivity not fully integrated
  • No cable support on the top part
  • Pricey for a full-frame camera
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n + NFC

Construction

Adjustment | Tilt
Flip-up 180 deg & down 74 deg
Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
69 mm / 2.72 in
Size | Height
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Width
120 mm / 4.72 in
Weight
503 g / 17.77 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
921,600 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
1.07x
Viewfinder | Resolution
2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Autofocus
425 focus points
Crop Factor
1.5
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/160 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
5-axis
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 32000 (expandable to 102400)
Processor
Bionz X
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Video Recording
4K (full-width)
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
810 shots
Battery Life | Stills
720 shots (Viewfinder) / 810 shots (LCD)
Battery Life | Video
140 min (Viewfinder) / 150 min (LCD)
Max Burst Rate
11.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 s
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo

Production

Battery
NP-FZ100
Debut
2019-08-28
Model Name
ILCE-6600

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The A6600 is the high end APSC camera from Sony with sensor stabilisation, excellent AF and 4K video with Slog profile. But the camera is quite small and does not allow to plug a lot of video accessories. Cages and handles can greatly help when doing video. In this review we will review 3 solutions from SmallRig.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very well designed and is meant to be fixed permanently, (as you removed the original strap holder)
  • Cages and handles can be used to install a Magic Arm to support your smartphone or a external screen
  • Very easy to install
Cons
  • No cable support on the top part
  • Can’t flip the back screen

cameralabs[2]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Set the camera to 4k and you can film uncropped footage oversampled from 6k’s worth of data in 24 or 25p, or you can opt for 30p which incurs a mild crop. 4k video is available at 60 or 100Mbit. There may be no 4k above 30p, nor any 10-bit recording internal or external – all of which is available on the Fujifilm X-T3.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb autofocus
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • No AF joystick
  • No 4k above 30p or in 10 bit
  • No built-in stabilisation

digitaltrends[3]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Pricey for a full-frame camera

pcmag[4]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Class-leading autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Strong battery life
Cons
  • No in-body flash
  • No stabilization

t3[5]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Inbuilt image stabilisation
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No UHS-I SD card slot
  • Touch-sensitivity not fully integrated

techradar[6]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus and tracking
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No in-body image stabilization

tomsguide[7]

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[8]

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

User Reviews

References

1. ^ SmallRig accessories for Sony A6600. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/09/17/smallrig-accessories-for-sony-a6600/. 2020-09-17. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Sony A6600 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-alpha-a6600-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
3. ^ Sony A6600 hands-on review: Small camera, big deal. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/sony-a6600-review/. 2019-11-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sony a6600 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-a6600. 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sony A6600 review. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/sony-a6600-review. 2021-09-17. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
6. ^ Sony A6600 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-a6600. 2020-01-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Sony Alpha a6600 review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/sony-alpha-a6600. 2020-06-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Sony A6600 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-a6600. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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