- 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
- XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
- 4D FOCUS
- 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
With an emphasis on speed and versatility, the Sony Alpha a6600 is a sleek-yet-fully-featured APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both stills and video. Sporting a revised 24.2MP CMOS sensor, the a6600 is capable of producing high-resolution photos and up to UHD 4K video with no recording time limit, more efficient processing, and faster focusing. The 4D FOCUS system, which covers 84% of the image frame, utilizes 425 phase-detection points along with 425 contrast-detection areas for especially quick and intuitive performance along with Real-time Eye AF for both photo and video. Complementing both stills and video, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake with all mounted lenses to support working with slower shutter speeds.
Beyond imaging capabilities, the a6600 also sports a robust magnesium alloy body that is dust- and moisture-resistant to permit working in harsh environments. The compact profile incorporates a high-resolution XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for bright, clear, eye-level viewing, and this EVF features a 120-fps viewing mode for smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects. A rear 3.0″ 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is also available and has a tilting design to benefit shooting from high and low working angles, and the touchscreen design allows for intuitive touch-to-focus control. For video, both headphone and microphone ports have been incorporated, too, for improved audio control. Additionally, for wireless remote control over the camera, or for just sharing imagery online, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC permits linking with a mobile device for intuitive wireless control.
A full-fledged toolkit for your imagination
The α6600 packs in the features, to deliver what you need for just about any situation you encounter – fast AF, steady image stabilization and stunning image quality, a high-capacity battery and serious 4K HDR (HLG) movie shooting.
Reliable and persistent AF
Wide AF area, super-fast AF speed and steady subject tracking
Densely distributed focus points cover around 84% of the image area, and the Fast Hybrid AF system combines the best of phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF to achieve a world-leading 0.02-s3 acquisition speed. When subjects are in motion, AF points densely positioned around the subject are activated for accurate tracking.
Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11fps
Shoot at up to 11 fps with minimal display lag, and 8 fps with live view, in bursts of up to 1165 shots in JPEG (Standard) at one time. With your settings clearly previewed in the electronic viewfinder, and the virtually real-time display, it will elevate your action shooting to a whole new level.
Silent continuous shooting won’t disturb the peace
When the situation calls for absolute quiet, silent shooting with no shutter noise is possible at up to 8 fps, even in AF-C mode. Used with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking it dramatically expands your range of shooting options
Initiate tracking in an instant
Initiate Real-time Tracking by half-pressing the shutter, or simply select the subject by touch, to start tracking. You can also assign “Tracking On” to a custom key, and press it to start tracking.
AI-based subject tracking
The camera’s tracking systems rely on unique AI-based subject recognition algorithms. These process spatial information consisting of colour, pattern (brightness), and distance (depth) data, as well as tracking the subject’s eye and face, all in real time at high speeds.
Real-time Eye AF for human
Even when your portrait subject is on the move, Real-time Eye AF provides continuous, stable eye detection and tracking to keep your scene in focus. It also works when the subject’s face is partially hidden, backlit, or facing downward.
Real-time Eye AF for animal
The same eye-detection algorithms that make great portraits of people have been adapted to animals as well, to help you get beautiful pet portraits and wildlife shots.
Right/left eye AF selection by touch
Not only can you prioritize the subject’s left or right eye in settings, you can even do it with a simple touch to the camera’s monitor screen.
Smooth focus transition
Depending on the condition of the subject you’re tracking, the focus area will automatically and seamlessly switch between the subject’s face and eyes.
Real-time Tracking activation with Touch Tracking
With the Touch Tracking function you can simply touch the monitor to initiate Real-time Tracking for either stills or movies.
Pitch and yaw control
Compensate for angular shake, also known as pitch and yaw shake, especially evident when shooting at longer focal lengths.
Horizontal and vertical axes
Compensate for camera shake in the horizontal and vertical directions, most apparent at high magnifications such as macro shooting.
Compensate for roll, or rotational shake, most obvious in hand-held, long-duration movie shooting.
How optical image stabilization works
The 5-axis in-body optical image stabilization mechanism used on our acclaimed full-frame cameras has been adapted as the stabilization unit for the APS-C sensor on the α6600. Relying on a highly accurate gyro sensor, it detects and compensates for camera shake along five different axes, including angular (pitch and yaw), horizontal, vertical and rotational, for stabilization equivalent to a 5-step faster shutter setting.
High image quality by design
Exmor™ APS-C CMOS sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
The 24.2-megapixel11 APS-C image sensor is optimized for highly efficient light collection, a wide sensitivity range and low-noise performance even at high ISO settings. In conjunction with the latest-generation BIONZ X image processing engine, it delivers superb image clarity and outstanding textural reproduction.
Low-noise performance for high ISO sensitivity
Across a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100–32000 (expanded to ISO 50–102400), the α6600 delivers excellent low-noise performance for high-quality images even in dimly lit settings.
Improved colour reproduction
Algorithms inherited from our highly regarded full-frame cameras are responsible for the α6600’s faithful colour reproduction. Depiction of human skin tones has been significantly improved, as have the vibrant colours of flowers. Jaggies and false colours are also suppressed.
Versatile movie-making capabilities
Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning enables high-resolution 4K movie recording, while a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile supports instant HDR delivery. Sophisticated image stabilization completes the picture.
Keep the focus on your subject
Working together, the camera’s Fast Hybrid AF system, Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF maintain steady and dependable focus on your subject, so you can enjoy the more creative aspects of movie-making.
Interval Shooting to create time-lapse movies
The camera’s capabilities include built-in Interval Shooting, for time-lapse videos with a selectable shot interval of 1–60 seconds. Resulting images can be combined in high resolution on a PC, and viewed with a simple variable-speed preview function on the camera.
S-Log shooting support
The S-Log and S-Log Gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1,300% of Rec. 709) to minimize whiteout and blackout and allow a wider scope for colour grading in post-production.
Slow & Quick Motion recording
You can record movies in slow motion (up to 5x) and quick motion (up to 60x) directly in the camera, or use 120fps Full HD video to create high-quality slow-motion footage in post-production.
Extend your reach with external touch operations
Convenient touch operations such as Touch Focus and Touch Tracking, that are available on the α6600’s monitor, can still be accessed even when external monitors are connected to the camera.
Tell your stories in your own way
The α6600 is designed for powerful film-making, so pros and enthusiasts alike can share their stories with the world. The 180°-tiltable display makes self-framing easy for vlogging or challenging shooting angles. Professional audio is also covered with an external mic jack and headphone jack for monitoring. And the improved grip ensures rock-solid, comfortable shooting for hours at a time.
High-capacity Z battery supports long-duration shooting
To support longer shooting sessions, the α6600 comes equipped with the same high-capacity battery introduced with many of our full-frame cameras, while maintaining the camera’s slim form.
Dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium-alloy body
The camera is resistant to dust and moisture, with a top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover constructed from a lightweight but sturdy magnesium alloy.
The camera’s 11 buttons can each be assigned to one of 91 different functions, and functions can also be assigned to the control dial and wheel. My Menu lets you register 30 different menu items.