Sony launches new E-mount cameras: Alpha A6600 and A6100
Sony is set to add two new models to its lineup of APS-C mirrorless cameras, the Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100.
Both cameras are built around a new24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, and offer continuous shooting speeds up to 11fps with full autofocus, 425 phase-detect AF points and the latest iteration of Sony’s ultra-precise Real Time face and eye tracking focus system.
The Alpha 6600 becomes the flagship camera in the APS-C range and gets a number of extras including 5-axis in-body stabilisation, magnesium-alloy body, Real Time Eye AF in movie mode, and a headphone-out port. Like the Alpha A6400, it also includes a 2.36-million dot viewfinder and a maximum ISO sensitivity of 102,400. The A6600 will be available in mid-October with a body-only price of $2399.
The smaller and cheaper A6100 uses a lower resolution viewfinder (1.44 million dots) and misses out on in-body stabilisation. It will be available in early October with a body-only price of $1349.
As well as the new camera bodies, Sony has also announced the upcoming debut of two new E-mount lenses, the E 16-55mm F2.8 G standard zoom and the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens. The new lenses are expected to be available in December with local pricing yet to be announced. With the new lenses Sony’s E-mount system will total 54 lenses.