The launch of the Sony Alpha 6600 complements the previous Alpha series. This model targets middle and upper class photographers. In addition, Sony designed the versatile Sony Alpha 6600 to meet the high demands of photographers and videographers.
The camera is equipped with advanced autofocus features, superior image quality and the latest video technology. So the Sony Alpha 6600 is suitable for a variety of shooting and user needs. This camera is also suitable for videographers. This is because the Sony Alpha 6600 is equipped with the ability to take good videos.
The product is certainly equipped with features that are not inferior to the previous series. Following a review of the Sony Alpha 6600 camera features.
Sony Alpha 6600 Body
First we will discuss is the camera body. The body uses strong magnesium alloy. So that the camera resists dust and moisture. This allows the Sony Alpha 6600 to work in harsh environments. This product is equipped with a touchscreen LCD. In addition, the LCD has a tilting design to get the benefits of shooting from high and low work angles, and the touch screen design allows intuitive touch-to-focus control.
The LCD combines the high-resolution XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for bright, clear, eye-level viewing and this EVF has a 120-fps viewing mode for smooth tracking fast-moving subjects. Rear 3.0 ″ 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor
The flagship feature of the Sony Alpha 6600 is fast auto focus – “4D Focus” – real-time AF / real-time eye tracking for humans and animals, 0.02 seconds automatic focus speed, with 425 phase detection AF points integrated into the sensor.
In addition, the device has image stabilization. 5-axis image stabilization, with image stabilization in the body (IBIS) up to 5-stop that moves the sensor to fight pitch, yaw, horizontal, vertical, and roll. The Sony Alpha 6600 also features a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor and offers 11fps continuous shooting with AF / AE – or 8fps using silent continuous shooting.
Sony Alpha 6600 also has a longer battery life. This series uses Sony’s Z series batteries, which are used on A7 / A9 cameras. This Sony camera offers up to 820 shots.
This model uses a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS image sensor, the latest BIONZ X image processor and LSI front-end that is implemented on a full-frame camera owned by Sony. The combination of the three is claimed to provide overall improvement in image quality and performance in all areas of photo and video capture.
Sony’s latest mirrorless camera is equipped with an autofocus speed of 0.02 seconds. Sony Alpha 6600 also features an AF system that has 425 phase-detection points.
Not only that, the Sony Alpha 6600 carries the Real-time Eye AF autofocus technology which was first introduced in the Sonya Alpha 6400. This feature with AI-based object recognition is difficult to compete with competitors. Being able to detect and process data in real-time, it produces an accurate increase in speed.
Ability to Take Pictures and Record Videos
It was launched with features that are qualified for photographers and videographers. This series has shooting modes P, A, S, M, giving you full manual control. There are two special modes, a special movie mode, plus an S&Q (slow and fast) video mode for high speed / slow motion video, and an Automatic (smart) mode, and a Scene mode for beginners.
This device also features stills photography. Namely “Creative style” which allows you to choose “Color” such as Vivid, Standard, Landscape, Neutral, etc., with options for contrast, saturation, and sharpness. There are “Image Effects” where you will find digital filters, with “Toy Cameras” and other creative filters.
Video capabilities, the Sony Alpha 6600 is equipped with 4K HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) with full pixel reading, in the Super35 format, without pixel hardening, to record high-level details.
The product also features “Image Profile”. This feature can set different profiles with video-centric options. Additionally it can adjust for black, gamma, black gamma, knee, saturation, color modes, saturation, color phase, color depth, details, and options for copying profiles and resetting profiles.
Alpha 6600 equipped with “Color Mode”. Color modes include the options that videographers will look for, including film, still, cinema, pro, ITU709 Matrix, Black and White, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, Cine, BT.2020 and 709. Gamma settings have options for Cine1- 4, ITU709, ITU709 (800%), S-Log2,3, HLG, HLG1,2,3 plus more.
The device also features supporting features that will facilitate photographers. These features are the microphone port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC are default. The NFC feature can be used to connect more quickly to smartphones, if the phone has NFC built-in. If the smartphone does not have it, it can use the QR code displayed on the camera to set the initial connection.
The model has a lot of the latest technology. Like our full frame cameras, the A6600 is equipped with in-body stabilization and a long-lasting battery. kit version with a lens 18-135 mm f / 3.5-5.6 OSS. Sony offers bonuses in the form of an extra NP-FZ100 battery and a BC-QZ charger. So, with these features isn’t the Sony Alpha 6600 very interesting for photographers and videographers?