Straight off the bat of the Sony a6400 release comes two new Sony 6000 series cameras. In this review we’re looking at the update to the Sony a6500, the Sony a6600.
- 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- 4K HDR 30fps Video, FHD 120fps
- New durable construction
Design & Ergonomics
The Sony a6600 sees a slight change in the construction compared to the rest of the 6000 series. The revamped construction adds a stronger dust and moisture resistance to the camera. Our favourite improvement is the use of the Z series battery, which basically doubles the battery life. The new battery means the grip of the Sony a6600 is vastly improved. The deeper grip and added weight makes the camera more comfortable to hold. In addition have better support for longer lenses and gimbal balancing.
On the side of the camera houses a headphone jack, which Sony a6500 users would’ve loved to have. Two new function buttons have been added to the top of the camera. We wish the Sony a6600 sported a seperate slot for the SD card and moving the record button away from the grip.
Performance & Image Quality
A revamped autofocus system has been placed in the Sony a6600 which is reflective from the Sony A7R Mark IV. The focus system is rapid and has continuous EYE AF in video and photo modes. Image and video quality isn’t too different from the a6500 which means it still produces high end resolution and good looking video.
Although there aren’t many changes from the Sony a6500, the revamped ergonomics and AF system are welcome additions. The price tag is very close to Sony’s popular A7III, which may pose a difficult choice between the two cameras. For those looking a compact form factor with good video/photo performance, then the Sony a6600 is a great choice.
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