Sony announces two new APS-C Digital cameras – A6100 and A6600

Sony today announced two new digital cameras in their E-Mount APS-C lineup – the A6100 and the A6600.

Both cameras promise improved color reproduction, especially with skin tones.

Sony A6100

Sony A6100
Sony A6100 (Image courtesy Sony)

The first, the Sony A6100, is an entry-level model, essentially taking over from the now five-year-old A6000.
It features a 24 Megapixel sensor, flip up screen (as seen on the A6400), microphone input, and is capable of shooting 4K video at up to 30 fps in AVCHD format, and 1080P at up to 120FPS for slow motion.

Price in the US will be $750 for the body only, or $1100 including Sony’s 16-50mm lens. In Europe, 900 for the body only, or

Sony A6600

Sony A6600
Sony A6600 (Image courtesy Sony)

The second model, the Sony A6600, can be considered an upgrade to the A6500, sharing many features in common with that model, most prominently the 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (marketed as “Steadyshot Inside” by Sony).

What remains to be seen is whether there is an improvement in the rolling shutter problems evident in The A6300, A6400 and A6500 when shooting 4K video.

One very welcome change is that both models use higher capacity Sony Z series batteries, a vast improvement over the NP-FW50 used in the A6500.

The A6100 will be available to buy in October, with the A6600 following in November in the US, or October in Europe.