Alongside Nikon and Canon's much-anticipated mirrorless news, there's another announcement due this year that's keeping the rumor mills ticking over: the Sony a6700.
With a couple of websites insisting that these rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt, it's interesting to see the list of features and make a judgment as to whether customer expectations are matching up to Sony's product research and technological advances. The a6500 is a truly tiny camera packed with some incredible features and the specifications of its successor will have some already salivating.
A fully-articulating screen would correcting a major omission, making the a6700 an even better choice for vloggers. With both body and lens stabilization, the a6500 just needed a screen that would flip out to make it a near-perfect camera, so this rumor seems a certainty. And if there's 4K at 60 fps, many run-and-gun shooters will be getting their pre-orders in as soon as possible, especially if the rolling shutter has also been improved.
As a sports photographer, the frame rate already appealed to me, but the prospect of 20 frames per second seems a little insane. Given their record, if Sony can deliver 20 fps, they probably will, but to me, it seems like overkill.
As a DSLR shooter who also appreciates all things small and light, the a6x00 range has often piqued my interest. However, the lack of a dial under my index finger will always feel like a bizarre choice and it's frustrating to see that Sony might not be addressing this with the latest iteration. One final point: I can't fathom why this camera needs a flash, so I'd happily see it removed.
Let us know in the comments which features make you excited and where it risks falling short.