A month after launching the RX100 VII 20.1MP compact camera, Sony has now expanded its camera portfolio by announcing two new additions to its Alpha-series APS-C cameras – the Sony A6600 and Sony A6100. The Sony A6600 and Sony A6100 will be available for starting prices of $1400 (approx. Rs 1,00,000) and $750 (approx. Rs 53,800) respectively.
Both the A6600 and A6100 come with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, the BIONZ X image processor and lightning-fast autofocus acquisition time of 0.02 seconds. The cameras feature 425 focal-plane phase-detection AF points thus covering 84 percent of the image.
The new models come with Sony’s ‘Real-time Tracking’ which utilises AI-based object recognition to ensure that subjects can be captured with accuracy. The cameras also equip Real-time Eye AF which detects and processes eye data in real-time, resulting in improved accuracy, speed and tracking the performance of Eye AF for both humans and animals.
The new Alpha camera features a 180-degree tiltable, 3.0-type 921k-dot LCD touchscreen display and an integrated Microphone input for audio on video recordings. The camera can record videos at 4K resolution in Super 35mm format and offer Interval shooting for time-lapse.
The Alpha 6600 offers an ISO range of 100-32000 (expandable to ISO 50 – 102400) with Area-specific Noise Reduction and Detail Reproduction Technology. The A6600 additionally brings 5-axis in-body image stabilisation system, Sony Z Battery that can offer up to 810 still images, a magnesium alloy design with dust and moisture resistance, touch tracking and an integrated headphone jack.
The Sony A6600 and Sony A6100 APS-C Mirrorless Cameras will be available Asia Pacific region from October and September respectively. The A6600 and A6100 are prices at $1400 (approx. Rs 1,00,000) and $750 (approx. Rs 53,800) respectively for body only. The A6600 with the Sony 18-135mm kit lens will cost $1800 (approx. Rs 1,29,000). The A6100 will be available in Sony 16-50mm lens and Sony 16-50mm + 55-210mm kit for $850 (approx. Rs 61,000) and $1100 (approx. Rs 79,000) respectively.