The X-T3’s grip may be smaller, but feels better to me personally. Further, the camera includes real-time tracking and real-time eye AF during video recording. To make the test fair, and focus solely on IBIS, he paired each with a similarly specced lens with no optical stabilisation. The A6600 includes persistent real-time tracking and real-time eye AF. Above: Like other recent Sony cameras, the A6600 lets you choose from a variety of autofocus areas from a variable-sized single area through Zone to Wide where you hand over the reins entirely to the camera. As you can see, the IBIS works well when there’s little or no movement of the camera. The A6600 includes focus peaking, time code, user bit (user-selectable data, such as date, time and scene number, which helps when editing video from multiple cameras) and zebra functionality as well, which should please more serious video users. Here’s an example I filmed in 4k 24p and it’s jam-packed with detail. 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. The camera also allows you to select between prioritizing the left or right eye. 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. Above: I was surprised to discover the A6600’s hotshoe does not include the pins introduced on the A7r IV to support a digital connection with the new ECM-B1M microphone. 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.. It’s paired with the latest BIONZ X processor. The A6600 records 4K HDR video with 2.4x oversampling to capture better sharpness. Having gone hands-on with the A6600 in New York, the front grip does feel better and more comfortable. To be fair, Fujifilm’s X-T3 doesn’t have a popup flash either, but at least it includes a small bounceable flashgun in the box. First, the Fuji sensor has a different distribution of pixels. 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. At this continuous high shooting mode, the camera does not offer live view, but instead shows the most recently-shot image. 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. 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. May not be used without permission. You can double-tap to enlarge the view then push it around, but Sony really needs to extend its touch functionality on all models. The rear of the camera looks quite similar to the A6400 and A6500, including a variety of buttons, control dial and select button. 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. Instead it’s Sony’s earlier Multi Interface Shoe, although this will still power the ECM-B1M and support an analogue connection without a cable; so while there’s an unnecessary conversion from digital to analogue then back again with the possibility of an increase in noise, the mic can still apply its DSP effects and I’ll demonstrate them later. #7 NO FEATURES FROM A7R4 Some of the features we hoped could be inherited from the flagship sibling the A7R IV were left out like the double function menu (still and video) or the profile saving on SD cards. Sony does exploit this spare area for shooting information, but the active image area for stills remains smaller than rivals with narrower screens. For starters, the native ISO range is now 100-32,000, whereas the A6500's native range topped out at ISO 25,600. Above: 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. As Sony's new flagship APS-C camera, the 24.2-meagpixel A6600 has a lot to live up to. Considering video features, the A6600 offers HLG video, whereas the A6500 does not. 1 The α9 and Sony full-frame cameras that were released after the α9. As Sony's flagship APS-C camera, the A6600 offers quite a few physical controls and customizable buttons. 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. Like many new cameras, it combines or enhances elements from existing models, so at the heart is the 24 Megapixel sensor introduced on the A6300 with its broad and confident autofocus coverage, 11fps bursts and oversampled 4k video up to 30p. The Sony A6600 is an upper mid-range mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in stabilisation, 4k video, 11fps bursts with autofocus, and increased battery life. All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2020 Gordon Laing. Sony announced two new APS-C cameras, including the flagship A6600 camera. The camera's 4K UHD video recording derives from a 6K oversampled recording for improved quality. Above:the A6600 inherits the articulated screen mechanism of the A6400, allowing it to angle down by almost 90 degrees and up by 180 to face you for selfies or vlogging; this represents greater flexibility than the earlier A6500, although it’s matched by most models now including Sony’s own cheaper A6100. Above: the larger battery means a larger grip to accommodate it and I welcome having more to hold onto with a small body. 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. These four main upgrades carry a premium of around $500 over the A6400. It tilts 180 degrees upward and 74 degrees downward. Video looks superbly clear and pin sharp. The 3-inch touchscreen, which has only 921k dots, has an increased tilting range. I’ve 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. 08/30/2019: Gallery Images added. In terms of controls, I’d really like to have seen an AF joystick, while eagle-eyed Sony observers will also notice the A6600 now lacks a popup flash – in fact it’s the first A6000 model not to have one, with Sony’s justification being that target customers will either be video shooters or high-end photographers who typically don’t use popup flashes, but I still find them handy for quick fills and I miss it here – what do you think? Esta es la Sony A6600 , ¿Es la mejor cámara Sony Alpha APS-C? For stabilization, the A6600 includes SteadyShot Inside 5-axis in-body image stabilization, a feature present in the A6500 but missing from the A6400. The Sony a6600 has an industry-leading autofocus system, is capable of excellent images and video, comes with very useful in-body image stabilization and has the best battery life of any mirrorless camera on the market at this time. 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. I just found your tutorial on the Sony a6600, which I recently purchased. 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. Turning our attention toward continuous shooting performance, powered by the latest-generation Bionz X image processor, the A6600 is about 1.9 times faster at processing data than the A6500. This tool will provide the number of shutter actuations that the camera has made up to the file in question. Don’t get me wrong, it’s 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 that’s more typical on a flagship body in 2019. The A6600 includes quite a few video features for its class, including 4K/30p video recording plus support for HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) video. Sony A6600 As for video, it all remains pretty standard for Sony. (69.3mm). The A7 camera has an ISO range of 100 to 51200, with extended values going up to … 2. When considering features, the A6600 includes both microphone and headphone jacks, a first for Sony's A6XXX series. Fujifilm may now offer phase-detect AF across the entire frame, but Sony’s eye and overall tracking software remains the most confident in my view. For customizing the autofocus performance, the user can adjust the AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity for recording video. As I mentioned before, it may seem a little odd to be writing a review of the Sony a6000 in 2020, several years after its release. However, I have to say this video is a bit disappointing. The Sony A6600 blends many aspects of the Sony A6400 and A6500 cameras while also adding some new features. All of those features, however, a… On the top of the camera, there are a pair of custom buttons, a dedicated mode dial (with two custom mode slots) and a rear command dial. Remember the resolution of the viewfinder doesn’t 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. In addition to the aforementioned mic and headphone jacks, the camera also includes Micro HDMI (Type D) and USB 2.0 (Micro-B) ports. Considering its power supply, the A6600 uses a different type of battery than its predecessors, Sony's NP-FZ100 rechargeable lithium-ion battery. 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. There is no front command dial, so when shooting in manual mode, the rear control wheel acts as a command dial in conjunction with the traditional dial above the thumb grip. Start with my video review below, or if you prefer scroll beyond it to the written version, then check out my quality results, sample images and final verdict pages! In total, the A6600 weighs 1.11 pounds (503 grams) with the larger Z battery inserted (more on that later) and with an SD memory card. The A6600 also incorporates Sony's latest real-time eye AF and real-time tracking autofocus features. This shifts the sensor to stabilise any lens you attach and like the A6500 before it, with variable results depending on your movement at the time. 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. The Z battery is by far the highlight of the A6600 and its number one upgrade over earlier models. 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, it’s not a significant upgrade over the cheaper model. In short, it’s the longest life of any mirrorless camera I’ve tested. In terms of buffer depths, Sony rates the camera for 46 raw images at 11 fps and 116 JPEG images before the buffer fills, but we will verify these specs in our lab testing. 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 addition to the usual eye AF for humans, you can also enable eye AF for animals in the camera's menus, which is designed for photographing typical pets, like dogs and cats, but can work for some wildlife as well. SONY Alpha shutter/image counter. The Sony a6600 is the company's top-of-the-line APS-C mirrorless camera, with 24MP of resolution and 4K video capture. The stabilization is rated for up to five stops of shake correction. Sony is known for releasing similar cameras in quick succession, and the A6600 comes not too long after the Sony A6400, and shares the same … In my tests the built-in stabilisation may not have delivered the eerie floating effect of the best models out there, but still proved beneficial for static shooting. That said, it was less successful when I was walking and filming as I’ll show you later. 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. Burst speeds are unchanged from the A6300, which means a top mechanical speed of 11fps with autofocus or 8fps if you’d like live-ish feedback between frames. The intro video was great, and I hope to view and learn from the others. But personally I wasn’t fond of the shape of the A6600’s new grip which bulged-out as it met the body without providing much of a hooked inner area for your finger tips. Any photo editing software will damage this data. 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, like the A6XXX series cameras, can shoot at up to 11 frames per second continuously with full AF/AE. If you'd like a real-time viewfinder, you can slow the camera down to 8 frames per second. Announced in August 2019, it replaces the three-year-old A6500 as Sony’s flagship body and like that model, follows the most recent unstabilised Alpha body, in this case, the A6400, by just seven months. In terms of shutter reliability, Sony states that the A6600's shutter is rated for 200,000 cycles. Letting go of the shutter or AF button though disengaged the stabilisation with the wobbles returning, so for the steadiest view when composing, you’ll need to keep it pressed. That slight difference makes this camera above all apc cameras recently launched. Note the X-T3’s screen also tilts vertically, but additionally lets you angle it out a little to the side for easier framing in the portrait orientation at high or low angles. The A6600 becomes the first Sony APSC body to use the company’s higher capacity FZ100 battery pack, increasing the life to 810 shots under CIPA conditions, roughly double the A6400 and more in fact than the full-frame bodies which use it. When you are using an OSS-equipped lens, the lens handles two axes of correction while the camera corrects shake on the other three. When using it as a selfie display, there is a slight bit of the display which is obscured by the top plate of the camera, but it's a very small portion of the screen. Above: Sony’s also one of the only companies besides Panasonic to offer unlimited movie recording times beyond the usual 30 minute limit, and while Panasonic reserves it for a handful of specialist models, Sony’s been rolling it out on everything since the A6400. The A6600 is dust- and moisture-resistant, and the top cover, front cover, internal frame and rear cover are all constructed using lightweight magnesium alloy. When shooting in low light, the A6600 is rated to focus from around -2 EV to 20 EV (ISO 100 at f/2.0), so it should prove fairly capable in low light. Fujifilm’s X-T3 has twin SD slots, both of which exploit UHS-II speeds, and it’s also one of the first aspects about the A6600 which might have you considering the full-frame A7 III instead. 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. The way in which these two sensors are structured constitutes a more interesting difference. By sticking with the same capabilities as the A6300 from three years ago, Sony’s allowed rivals to now offer faster speeds, including the Fujifilms which offer 20fps if you switch to their electronic shutter, while Canon’s M6 II boasts a 14fps mode. Further, the A6600 processes images in 16-bit before outputting a final 14-bit raw file, which Sony states results in improved texture detail, shadow detail and tonal gradation. The A6600 includes a single SD/MSDuo card slot, which supports UHS-I rather than UHS-II. The A6600 can record at up to 100 Mbps bit rates in the XAVC S format. Imaging Resource © 1998 - 2020. With its Fast Hybrid AF, Sony claims that the A6600 can achieve focus in as little as 0.02 seconds. 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!! In terms of video alone, I even managed to record a single 4k 24p clip lasting three hours and 25 minutes on a full charge. The A6600 now includes a built-in intervalometer, but it drops Sony's in-camera Sweep Panorama support. Compare it to the Fujifilm X-T3 for instance which in my tests managed less than 400 photos or just one hour’s worth of 4k video (cut into two clips too) on a single charge. Let's take a closer look at the A6600 and see what it offers. When compared to the A6500, the A6600 includes a higher extended ISO (102,400 versus 51,200). Like most new cameras, the A6600 is equipped with Wifi and Bluetooth, the former allowing quick remote control, while the latter takes care of seamless location tagging via your phone. The Sony A6600 boasts of the ability to lock focus in just 0.02 seconds You get 5-axis stabilisation and 11fps burst shooting The Sony A6600 is priced at Rs. In this video, he tests four popular APS-C and Micro Four Thirds bodies. In terms of body design, the A6600 has an extended tilting range for its touchscreen and includes a headphone jack. The X-T4 and the A6600 use the APS-C format (the sensor size is 23.5mm × 15.6mm). The A6600 certainly shares a great deal with the A6400, including the same 24 Megapixel sensor, AF system, 11fps bursts, unlimited movie recording, XGA viewfinder and tilting touchscreen, but it adds more than just built-in stabilisation. Further, the autofocus points cover about 84 percent of the image area, which should make it easier to track moving subjects throughout the frame. In terms of wireless connectivity, the camera includes Wi-Fi , NFC and Bluetooth. Some may be disappointed the resolution’s not increased, but in terms of photo quality I have no complaints as while Fujifilm’s current lineup offers 26 Megapixels and Canon’s pushed the boat out to 32.5 on the M6 II, I feel 24 or thereabouts remains a sweet-spot for resolution, noise and dynamic range on an APSC sensor and you can see a broad range of photos on my samples page. Preview updated: 09/05/2019, Updates: 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 don’t mind the larger combination. Above: behind a flap on the left side you’ll find the A6600’s four ports: Micro USB, Micro HDMI and now both microphone and headphone jacks. The A6600 uses the APS-C format whereas the A7 III has a 35mm format sensor, which is about 2.3x larger. Further, the A6600 includes real-time tracking focus functionality, including real-time eye AF and real-time animal eye AF. Internal video is recorded at 4:2:0, although 4:2:2 video recording is possible via clean HDMI output. Sony a6600 Specs. (66.9mm) tall and has a maximum depth of 2.73 in. It is not purely about specs when thinking about autofocus, features matter too. The Sony A6600 is built around the concept of speed and that is evident when considering the camera's autofocus and overall performance. Infuriatingly the chunky icons of the Function menu remain untappable, as does the main menu system, while in playback Sony ignores years of smartphone intuition by not even allowing you to swipe between images. This allows the user to capture Full HD video at 24, 30 or 60 fps but change the playback speed ranging from 1 frame per second to 120 fps, which results in up to a 60x quick motion effect or down to a 5x slow motion effect.
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