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Sony Expands APS-C Mirrorless Line-up With Launch Of Two New Cameras

Sony Expands APS-C Mirrorless Line-up With Launch of Two New Cameras

 

Sony launches the Alpha 6600 with in-body Image Stabilization & Enhanced Battery Life and further boosts the line-up with the introduction of the Alpha 6100. The cameras have advanced features and the latest Sony mirrorless technology for still photography, 4K video, timelapse, vlogging and more.

Alpha-ILCE-6600

Sony announced two new additions to its α (Alpha) series of mirrorless cameras with the launch of the Alpha 6600 (model ILCE-6600) and Alpha 6100 (model ILCE-6100). These new models bring many of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies into compact, lightweight APS-C bodies.

The new, extremely versatile Alpha 6600 camera has been designed to address the needs of the most demanding photographers and videographers, while the new Alpha 6100 is targeted at users who are looking to produce high-quality photos and videos with an interchangeable lens camera.

Alpha-ILCE-6600

Sony Alpha 6600

Alpha-ILCE-6100

Sony Alpha 6100

In addition to the new bodies, the Sony APS-C range has been further strengthened by the launch of two new lenses: E 16-55mm F2.8 G and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS. Sony’s “One Mount” solution for both APS-C and Full-frame cameras provides creators an extreme amount of versatility for all of their photography and video needs.

These new APS-C cameras provide excellent image quality in a compact package, with the ability to take full advantage of Sony’s growing lineup of 54 different E-mount lenses. Sony is proud to bring so many of our innovations into our APS-C lineup and to provide creators with several new tools to realize their vision.

The new Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 include a 24.2MP (1) Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, the latest BIONZ X™ image processor, and a front-end LSI implemented in Sony’s full-frame cameras. This powerful trio combine to deliver all-around enhancements in image quality and performance across all areas of photo and video capture.

The Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 offer a lightning-fast autofocus acquisition time of 0.02 seconds (2). With 425 focal-plane phase-detection autofocus (AF) points covering approximately 84 percent of the image area and 425 contrast-detection AF points, the high density and wide coverage of the AF system ensure reliable AF, even in the most challenging light conditions. Both new models benefit from Sony’s ‘Real-time Tracking’ which utilizes Sony’s latest algorithm with Artificial Intelligence (3)-based object recognition to ensure that subjects can be captured with excellent accuracy, even via the touch panel on the rear screen. In addition, the new models offer ‘Real-time Eye AF’, the latest version of Sony’s acclaimed Eye AF technology. Real-time Eye AF employs AI-based object recognition to detect and process eye data in real time, resulting in improved accuracy, speed and tracking performance of Eye AF for both humans and animals (4), and it allows the photographer to concentrate exclusively on composition. (5) The Alpha 6600 also offers Real Time Eye AF in video. When activated, the eye of a subject is automatically tracked with high precision and reliability, allowing the shooter to focus on the content itself as opposed to what is in focus or not.

Additionally, both cameras can shoot high-quality 4K video, and include a microphone jack and flip screen that allows for easy framing and shooting of vlog-style content. The Alpha 6600 also features a headphone jack to monitor audio.

An Eye for Detail

 

Based upon feedback from users of existing Sony APS-C camera users, Sony has added features to the Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 to fine tune the user experience. These include:

– Improved color reproduction; algorithms inherited from full-frame models deliver natural color reproduction, particularly in skin tones

– Hi-resolution internal 4K (6) movie recording with full-pixel readout without pixel binning in Super 35mm format with easy smartphone transfers via the Imaging Edge™ Mobile application (7)

– Interval shooting (8) for stunning time-lapse videos

– 180-degree tiltable, 3.0-type 921k-dot (approx.) LCD touch screen

– Integrated Microphone input for clear and crisp audio on video recordings

Notes

(1) Approximate effective megapixels

(2) Based on Sony research, CIPA-guideline-compliant internal measurement with an E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use

(3) AI (artificial intelligence) including machine learning technology is used

(4) Real-time Eye AF for Animals supports still images only and cannot be used in combination with tracking. Does not work with some types of animal. Focusing may not perform well depending on scene and subject conditions

(5) Both right eye and left eye are selectable, either via the menu or by the touchscreen panel

(6) 3840×2160 pixels. A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC S format. UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC card is required for 100Mbps

(7) Imaging Edge Mobile Ver. 7.2 or later is required

(8) Wi-Fi does not work during interval shooting

(9) Only on still images

(10) Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long-exposure Noise Reduction off

(11) Among mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor. As of August 2019, based on Sony research

(12) CIPA standard compliant

(13) Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof

(14) This function does not track animal eyes

(15) 24p recording. Approx. 1.6x at 30p

(16) Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies

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