Overview of the Sony a6100 and a6600 APS-C Cameras for Photo and Video

Sony has introduced two new crop-sensor camera bodies with the a6100 and a6600. Were they worth the wait?

In this first look at the two new Sony APS-C cameras, Dan and Sally Watson try them out for both stills and video and give their impressions. Sony also announced two new APS-C lenses alongside the a6100 and a6600, the E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS and E 16-55mm f/2.8 G, and the couple share the general takeaways after using them as well. Overall, these two cameras keep the APS-C line up to date for new Sony customers but lack any real head-turning features.

The Sony a6100 costs $748 for the camera body and features a 24.2-megapixel sensor, can shoot 4K30p and Full HD 120p video, has a 180-degree LCD tilting touchscreen, and can shoot up to 11 frames per second. The new Sony APS-C flagship a6600 will cost $1,398 for the body and also has a 24.2-megapixel sensor, 4K30p video with HLG and S-Log3 profiles, 425 phase- and contrast-detect autofocus points, and 5-axis in-body image stabilization.

From what you’ve seen, what are your own impressions of these upcoming releases? Do they impress for the price point, or were you expecting more?

For a more niche hands-on first look, check out my “Sony a6600 and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS First Impressions From a Bird Photographer” article.

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Im probably in the casual user bracket and you are correct, i have no inclination to move away from APS-C at present, i just dont see it giving me 2/3 grands worth of improvements over my current setup, but then i mainly shoot Landscape so a 24mp sensor and sharp lenses is pretty much all i need.

You said it best..."these two cameras keep the APS-C line up to date for new Sony customers but lack any real head-turning features".