The shutter block remains unchanged too with a top mechanical speed of 1/4000 when most rivals at this price boast 1/8000. At this continuous high shooting mode, the camera does not offer live view, but instead shows the most recently-shot image. Sony a6600: Video performance. Sony's new flagship APS-C E-mount mirrorless camera, Improved ergonomics, including a larger front grip, 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS APS-C image sensor, Latest-generation Bionz X image processor, Up to 11 frames per second continuous shooting, 425 phase-detect autofocus points covering around 84 percent of the image area, Real-time eye-AF and real-time AF tracking, 4K/30p video recording with eye-AF, HLD HDR recording and more, High-capacity Z battery for up to 2.2x more battery life than A6500. Above: The A6600 inherits the movie quality, video autofocus and unlimited recording of the A6400 before it, with the only new feature being support for eye-detection; since face detection already worked so well though, itâs not a significant upgrade over the cheaper model. Sony has long been saying that they will continue to support their APS-C mirrorless cameras and at an event last week in New York City, the company showcased their commitment to the format. If you'd like a real-time viewfinder, you can slow the camera down to 8 frames per second. Considering video features, the A6600 offers HLG video, whereas the A6500 does not. Donât get me wrong, itâs not bad, but just outclassed in resolution by a number of rivals, again including the Fujifilm X-T3 which sports a 3.69 Million dot panel thatâs more typical on a flagship body in 2019. The A6600 has Sony's Multi Interface hot shoe on the top as well, but it does not include the digital audio interface found on the A7R Mark IV. Further, it offers improved ergonomics via a larger front grip. The Sony A6600 is built around the concept of speed and that is evident when considering the camera's autofocus and overall performance. 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 – but thereâs no arguing with the quality of Sonyâs oversampled 4k footage. To be fair, Fujifilmâs X-T3 doesnât have a popup flash either, but at least it includes a small bounceable flashgun in the box. Like the A6400, the viewfinder remains XGA in resolution, thereâs only one card slot (albeit rotated within the chunkier grip in order to accommodate the bigger battery), and while 4k at 24 and 25p use the full sensor width and oversample from 6Kâs worth of data, 4k at 30p still incurs a minor crop. For starters, the native ISO range is now 100-32,000, whereas the A6500's native range topped out at ISO 25,600. Fans of 24p will be pleased Sonyâs still allowing it when Canonâs strangely neglecting 24p on non-Cinema cameras. For customizing the autofocus performance, the user can adjust the AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity for recording video. This larger battery offers up to approximately 810 shots, which is about 2.2x better than the battery life of the A6400 and A6500 cameras, which use Sony's smaller W-type battery. It tilts 180 degrees upward and 74 degrees downward. In this review I will be covering the Sony FE 200-600mm G OSS Lens from a Real World Perspective using the Sony A6600 which will yield me an effective 300-900mm range!! But personally I wasnât fond of the shape of the A6600âs new grip which bulged-out as it met the body without providing much of a hooked inner area for your finger tips. You still find both S-Log2 and S-Log3 as well as frame rates up to 120fps in HD and up to 30fps in UHD 4K. As you can see, the IBIS works well when there’s little or no movement of the camera. At this point it's reasonable to wonder how much of the A6600 is really new, as many features are shared between the A6400, A6500 and A6600 cameras. Sony A6600 shooters only have access to 4K30p or 1080p 120fps, just as in the A6300. 5 years in technology is a long time, and there are many photographers who wouldn’t even consider a camera that’s 1 year old, let alone 5. The camera also allows you to select between prioritizing the left or right eye. Remember the resolution of the viewfinder doesnât affect the image quality, but you do appreciate the extra detail when manually focusing and experience less moire on detailed scenes – I really noticed the difference when framing my wide-angle city views around New York. As for the viewfinder, it is an XGA OLED EVF with 2.36M dots and 0.7x magnification. So you can film uncropped 1080 at 24, 25, 30, 50 or 60p, or at 100 or 120p with a mild crop for slow motion. In this video I will go over the initial set-up of the Sony A6600 so you can skip the manual and get out there and start taking photos and recording videos as fast as possible.. Any photo editing software will damage this data. Above: at first glance, the A6600 greatly resembles its predecessor, with both bodies sharing essentially the same design, controls and magnesium alloy shells with weather-sealing. While it may look very similar to the A6400 and A6500, the new A6600 does add a fourth custom button to the camera body. Above: The A6600 of course supports face and eye detection for humans and animals, all updated to Sonyâs latest Real Time Tracking versions and like other models with the same capability, itâs eerily good at finding and locking onto an eye quickly and from an impressive distance. The Sony a6600 is an E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with an 24MP APS-C sensor. Iâve got to a point with Sony cameras where I rarely over-ride the Wide area mode with Real Time Tracking as it simply works so well for most subjects. The Sony A6600 blends many aspects of the Sony A6400 and A6500 cameras while also adding some new features. Notice that the A6600 no longer has a built-in flash, a first for Sony's 6000-series. For stabilization, the A6600 includes SteadyShot Inside 5-axis in-body image stabilization, a feature present in the A6500 but missing from the A6400. Considering its power supply, the A6600 uses a different type of battery than its predecessors, Sony's NP-FZ100 rechargeable lithium-ion battery. As for some of the other new features added to the a6600; the headphone jack seems like a basic function essential to all video shooters and something that Sony … 2 This product is also known as ILCE-6600, ILCE-6600M, ILCE6600/B, ILCE6600M/B 3 ©2020 Sony Electronics Inc. SONY a6600 has IBIS which makes pictures more sharp and perfectly in focus. With respect to the camera's operability while writing to the card, which has long been a sore spot with Sony cameras, the A6600 promises improved performance here, although during our hands-on time with the camera there were still some issues, which we will investigate further when we get extended time with the camera. The X-T3âs grip may be smaller, but feels better to me personally. This is great when filming 16:9 video as it fills the screen, but when shooting still photos in the native 3:2 shape, the image will be presented in a crop with black bars on the left and right sides. All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2020 Gordon Laing. The a6600 holds many of the same features found in prior models and in other Sony camera lines. With Sony A6600, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. Preview updated: 09/05/2019, Updates: Sony A6600 As for video, it all remains pretty standard for Sony. In terms of high speed video recording, the A6600 can record Full HD video at up to 120 frames per second and also includes a "Slow & Quick Motion" mode. But overall with stabilisation, much longer battery life and a headphone jack, the A6600 resolves pretty much all the major issues with the A6400 and becomes the most desirable APSC body in the series, especially when coupled with the new e 16-55mm f2.8 zoom launched alongside it. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). The new Sony A6600 will go on sale in November and will be sold both body-only and as a kit with the Sony E 18-135mm lens. The A6600 builds-upon the series so-far to become Sony’s most powerful APSC mirrorless camera to date. Plus, a pair of new APS-C lenses, a 16-55mm f/2.8 standard zoom and a 70-350mm telephoto zoom lens, were also announced. Further, the A6600 includes real-time tracking focus functionality, including real-time eye AF and real-time animal eye AF. Like other recent Sony bodies, the A6600 allows you to tap to reposition the AF area – including when composing through the viewfinder – but not much else. Sony quotes 810 shots under CIPA conditions – roughly double that of the A6400 and a tad more than the full-framers which use it – but I managed over 900 shots on a single charge including several minutes of video and Wifi use. The Z battery is by far the highlight of the A6600 and its number one upgrade over earlier models. As Sony's flagship APS-C camera, the A6600 offers quite a few physical controls and customizable buttons. Announced in August 2019, it replaces the three-year-old A6500 as Sonyâs flagship body and like that model, follows the most recent unstabilised Alpha body, in this case, the A6400, by just seven months. Further, the autofocus points cover about 84 percent of the image area, which should make it easier to track moving subjects throughout the frame. The A6600 also becomes the first APSC model in the range to sport a (long overdue) headphone jack, and it now additionally supports eye detection in movies. The 3-inch touchscreen, which has only 921k dots, has an increased tilting range. The A6600 utilizes a 4D Focus hybrid autofocus system, which incorporates 425 phase-detect autofocus points and 425 contrast-detect AF points. Except some exotic 6K and 8K video recording cameras, 4K is the new standard in consumer video … Do however note that their combined price is roughly the same as the full-frame A7 III fitted with the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 zoom, so literally something to weigh-up in comparison if you donât mind the larger combination. It uses Sony's Real-time Tracking autofocus technology, which seamlessly and reliably transitions from subject tracking to face detection and finally to eye detection. In short, itâs the longest life of any mirrorless camera Iâve tested. Further, its autofocus system is improved, with the A6600 offering 425 PDAF and 425 CDAF points compared to the A6500's 425 PDAF and only 169 CDAF points. The A6600 can record at up to 100 Mbps bit rates in the XAVC S format. Above: behind a flap on the left side youâll find the A6600âs four ports: Micro USB, Micro HDMI and now both microphone and headphone jacks.