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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3 Comments

I don't know anything about Sony or their cameras but I'm glad to see them bringing out new aps-c models. Full frame, while that's all I've shot for as long as they've been around, are too expensive and too much camera for casual users. If they ignore that market, more people will fall back on their phones, which I don't like; call phone photographers are rude, crude and vile! ;-)

Stuart Carver's picture

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.

Amp Sawkmie's picture

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".