After the Sony Alpha a6400 first appeared earlier this year, Sony re-launched two new mirrorless camera models, Sony Alpha a6100 and Sony Alpha a6600. Both cameras are positioned flanking the a6400 series. The Sony a6100 is the bottom model of the a6000 successor, while the a6600 is Sony’s flagship camera for the APS-C mirrorless segment, the next model for the a6500.
The A6400 is nothing but an advanced model of the A6300. The Sony Alpha a6100 and a6600 core specifications are similar to the a6400. All of these three cameras rely on a 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor paired with a Bionz X image processing processor. The sensitivity range of these three Sony cameras is just the same, from ISO 100 to 32,000 (native), with burst rate speeds of up to 11 FPS with AF and AE tracking.
Both the a6600 and a6100 share the Real-time Eye AF autofocus technology, which was first introduced on the a6400. Either the a6600, the a6400, or the a6100 are equipped with a 3-inch touch screen that can be rotated so that it faces forward. All three cameras use a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor with Real-time Eye AF technology.
The AF system that can detect the eye as an accurate focus target relies on 425 phase-detect points along with 425 contrast-detect points to follow the movements of subjects in around the frame and can also be applied to video. In the a6600 and a6100, Sony also embeds a 3-inch touch screen that can be rotated 180 degrees up so that it faces forward to support selfie photographing and vlogging shooting.
As the top model, Sony Alpha A6600 is equipped with several new features that are absent from the other two models such as In-body Image Stabilizer (IBIS), large-capacity Z-type batteries, headphone jack, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) profile, and larger handgrips.
However, for the first time in the a6xxx camera series from Sony, the a6600 is not equipped with a built-in flash. The component was replaced by a fourth custom button behind the camera. Sony a6100 sits in the lower position and because of that, its features are also trimmed compared to its two siblings.
For example, it does not have picture profiles for videos (S-Log, Cine, etc.). A6100 viewfinder resolution is also smaller, which is 1.4 megapixels, compared to 2.35 megapixels on the a6600 and a6400. However, EVFs in all three have the same magnification level (0.70x).
Summarized by TechandSoft from The Verge, the A6600 is planned to be released on November 2019 at 1,400 US dollars for the body only, and 1800 US dollars for the version kit with lens 18-135 mm f / 3.5-5.6 OSS.
Meanwhile, Sony Alpha A6100 will be present first in October with a price tag of US $ 750 for the body only and the US $ 850 for the kit version with a 16-50 mm f / 3.5-5.6 OSS lens. In addition to the a6600 and a6100 cameras, Sony also introduced two zoom lenses for its APS-C mirrorless camera line, namely 16-55 mm f / 2.8 and 70-350 mm f / 4.5-5.6. A 16-55 mm f / 2.8 lens will be released in October at US $ 1,400, while a 70-350mm f / 4.5-5.6 lens will follow in November which costs US $ 1,000.
After the Sony Alpha a6400 first appeared earlier this year, Sony re-launched two new mirrorless camera models, Sony Alpha a6100 and Sony Alpha a6600. Both cameras are positioned flanking the a6400 series. The Sony a6100...