It’s raining cats and dogs in August. After Canon announced its new mirrorless offer, Sony has announced two new APS-C mirrorless cameras that will hit the market in October and November. The first is the A6600, which will be the current flagship model. It lends the same features as real-time subject and eye tracking to stills and videos from the A6400, but adds 5-axis N-body stability to what we’ve seen in the A6500. The biggest news though is that for the first time, Sony is using its Z series battery in an APS-C camera that promises long battery life. It will sell for 18 1,400 (approximately Rs. 1,00,200) or $ 1,800 (approximately Rs. 1,28,900) for an 18-135mm kit lens in the United States in November. Sony has also launched the A6100, which shares many of the features of the A6600, but does not support regular battery, low expandable ISO range, low resolution EVF and no enhanced image profile. It will go on sale in October at 50 750 (approximately Rs. 53,700) with Kit Lens Bundle options.
The Sony A6600 and A6100 have a number of features, such as a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a Bionz X image processor with front-end LSI for faster data readout. Both are able to lock the focus in 0.02 seconds; There are 425 phase detection and 425 contrast detection autofocus points; Real-time tracking and IAF for humans and animals; And 4K video recording with a flip-out touchscreen. In addition, the A6600 can do real-time eye tracking even in video and gets a headphone jack in addition to the microphone jack.
The A6600 gets enhanced features such as in-body 5-axis stability; EVF with a 2.3 million dot resolution; And ISO range 100-32,000; Rated battery life rate of about 810 shots per charge; And advanced image profiles such as HLG, S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma profiles for HDR workflows. The A6100, on the other hand, has a lower resolution EVF (1.44 million dot resolution); There is a small expandable ISO range up to 51,200 and lack of stability in the body.
“These new APS-C cameras deliver excellent image quality in a compact package, taking full advantage of Sony’s growing lineup of 54 different e-mount lenses,” said Neil Manovit, vice president of imaging products and solutions at Sony Electronics. .