A full-fledged toolkit for your imagination
The α6600 packs in the features, to deliver what you need for just about any situation you encounter – fast AF, steady image stabilization and stunning image quality, a high-capacity battery and serious 4K HDR (HLG)1 movie shooting.
Reliable and persistent AF
Wide AF area, super-fast AF speed and steady subject tracking
Densely distributed focus points cover around 84% of the image area, and the Fast Hybrid AF system combines the best of phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF to achieve a world-leading 0.02-s2 acquisition speed. When subjects are in motion, AF points densely positioned around the subject are activated for accurate tracking.
Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11fps
Shoot at up to 11fps3 with minimal display lag, and 8fps3 with live view, in bursts of up to 1164 shots in JPEG (Standard) at one time. With your settings clearly previewed in the electronic viewfinder, and the virtually real-time display, it will elevate your action shooting to a whole new level.
Silent continuous shooting won't disturb the peace
When the situation calls for absolute quiet, silent shooting with no shutter noise is possible at up to 8fps5, even in AF-C mode. Used with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking it dramatically expands your range of shooting options.
Initiate tracking in an instant
Initiate Real-time Tracking by half-pressing the shutter, or simply select the subject by touch, to start tracking. You can also assign "Tracking On" to a custom key, and press it to start tracking.
AI-based subject tracking
The camera's tracking systems rely on unique AI-based subject recognition algorithms6. These process spatial information consisting of colour, pattern (brightness) and distance (depth) data, as well as tracking the subject's eye and face, all in real time at high speeds.
Real-time Eye AF for human
Even when your portrait subject is on the move, Real-time Eye AF provides continuous, stable eye detection and tracking to keep your scene in focus. It also works when the subject's face is partially hidden, backlit, or facing downward.
Real-time Eye AF for animal
The same eye-detection algorithms that make great portraits of people have been adapted to animals as well7, to help you get beautiful pet portraits and wildlife shots.
Right/left eye AF selection by touch8
Not only can you prioritize the subject's left or right eye in settings, you can even do it with a simple touch to the camera's monitor screen.
Smooth focus transition
Depending on the condition of the subject you're tracking, the focus area will automatically and seamlessly switch between the subject's face and eyes.
Real-time Tracking activation with Touch Tracking
With the Touch Tracking function you can simply touch the monitor to initiate Real-time Tracking for either stills or movies.
5-axis optical image stabilization
Pitch and yaw control
Compensate for angular shake, also known as pitch and yaw shake, especially evident when shooting at longer focal lengths.
Horizontal and vertical axes
Compensate for camera shake in the horizontal and vertical directions, most apparent at high magnifications such as macro shooting.
Compensate for roll, or rotational shake, most obvious in hand-held, long-duration movie shooting.
How optical image stabilization works
The 5-axis in-body optical image stabilization mechanism used on our acclaimed full-frame cameras has been adapted as the stabilization unit for the APS-C sensor on the α6600. Relying on a highly accurate gyro sensor, it detects and compensates for camera shake along five different axes, including angular (pitch and yaw), horizontal, vertical and rotational, for stabilization equivalent to a 5-step9 faster shutter setting.
High image quality by design
Exmor™ APS-C CMOS sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
The 24.2-megapixel10 APS-C image sensor is optimized for highly efficient light collection, a wide sensitivity range and low-noise performance even at high ISO settings. In conjunction with the latest-generation BIONZ X image processing engine, it delivers superb image clarity and outstanding textural reproduction.
Low-noise performance for high ISO sensitivity
Across a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100–32000 (expanded to ISO 50–102400), the α6600 delivers excellent low-noise performance for high-quality images even in dimly lit settings.
Improved colour reproduction
Algorithms inherited from our highly regarded full-frame cameras are responsible for the α6600's faithful colour reproduction. Depiction of human skin tones has been significantly improved, as have the vibrant colours of flowers. Jaggies and false colours are also suppressed.
True-to-life 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording
Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning enables high-resolution 4K movie recording1, while a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile supports instant HDR delivery. Sophisticated image stabilization completes the picture.
Keep the focus on your subject
Working together, the camera's Fast Hybrid AF system, Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF maintain steady and dependable focus on your subject, so you can enjoy the more creative aspects of movie-making.
Interval Shooting to create time-lapse movies
The camera's capabilities include built-in Interval Shooting11, for time-lapse videos with a selectable shot interval of 1–60 seconds. Resulting images can be combined in high resolution on a PC, and viewed with a simple variable-speed preview function on the camera.
S-Log shooting support
The S-Log3 and S-Log2 Gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1,300% of Rec. 709) to minimize whiteout and blackout and allow a wider scope for colour grading in post-production12.
Slow and Quick Motion recording
You can record movies in slow motion (up to 5x) and quick motion (up to 60x) directly in the camera, or use 120fps Full HD video to create high-quality slow-motion footage in post-production13.
Extend your reach with external touch operations
Convenient touch operations such as Touch Focus and Touch Tracking, that are available on the α6600's monitor14, can still be accessed even when external monitors are connected to the camera.
Tell your stories in your own way
The α6600 is designed for powerful film-making, so pros and enthusiasts alike can share their stories with the world. The 180°-tiltable display makes self-framing easy for vlogging or challenging shooting angles. Professional audio is also covered with an external mic jack and headphone jack for monitoring. And the improved grip ensures rock-solid, comfortable shooting for hours at a time.
Powerful, reliable, versatile
High-capacity Z battery supports long-duration shooting
To support longer shooting sessions, the α6600 comes equipped with the same high-capacity battery introduced with many of our full-frame cameras15, while maintaining the camera's slim form.
Dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium-alloy body
The camera is resistant to dust and moisture16, with a top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover constructed from a lightweight but sturdy magnesium alloy.
The camera's 11 buttons can each be assigned to one of 91 different functions, and functions can also be assigned to the control dial and wheel. My Menu lets you register 30 different menu items.
Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer and Edit
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently18.
1 3840 x 2160 pixels. A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC card is required for 100 Mbps. Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies.
2 Based on Sony research, CIPA-guideline-compliant internal measurement with an E 18–135-mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.
3 Up to 11fps in continuous “Hi+” mode and up to 8fps in continuous “Hi” mode. Maximum fps will depend on camera settings.
4 With "Hi+" continuous shooting mode. Sony internal measurement.
5 Maximum fps will depend on camera settings. Some distortion may occur with fast-moving subjects or if the camera is moved sideways rapidly while shooting
6 AI (artificial intelligence) including machine learning technology is used.
7 Still images only. Does not work with all types of animal. Tracking and right/left eye selection are not available.
8 The selected eye cannot be toggled while the shutter button is half-pressed. Touch Tracking should be selected in advance for touch operation.
9 Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long-exposure Noise Reduction off.
10 Approx. effective.
Wi-Fi does not work during Interval Shooting.
12 S-Log2 and S-Log3 functions assume video processing after shooting.
13 Sound recording is not possible with this feature. A Class 10 or above SDHC/SDXC card is required.
14 When output is 4K/24p only. Simultaneous output is not available at 4K/25p or 4K/30p. Face detection and Real-time Eye AF are available at 4K/24p and 4K/25p.
15 The α9 and Sony full-frame cameras that were released after the α9.
16 Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture-proof.
18 Does not support full functional compatibility with some of the camera models. See Sony support site for details.