Sony Expand APS-C Mirrorless Line-up with Launch of Two New Cameras

~ by Sony India

Sony announces two new additions to its α (Alpha series) of mirrorless cameras with the launch of the Alpha 6600 (model ILCE-6600) and Alpha 6100 (model ILCE-6100).

A plethora of advanced features ranging from 4.2-megapixel image sensors to 4K video capability and much more.

The powerful trio combination of 24.2MP (1) Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, the latest BIONZ X™ image processor, and a front-end LSI implemented in Sony’s full-frame cameras provides enhanced image quality and improved performance across all areas of photo and video capture.

Get to pair these new bodies with two new lenses launched by Sony in its APS-C range: E 16-55mm F2.8 G and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS. Click here to know more:

Curated to fulfil the demands of professional photographers and videographers, the Sony Alpha 6600 is an extremely advanced and versatile camera.

Starting at MRP Rs. 117,990 (incl. of all taxes)

The Sony Alpha 6100 on the other hand focuses on users who are looking to produce high-quality photos and videos with an interchangeable lens camera.

Starting at MRP Rs. 64,990 (incl. of all taxes)

Fast and Focused

Reliability: With 425 focal-plane phase-detection autofocus (AF) points covering approximately 84 percent of the image area and 425 contrast-detection AF points, the high density and wide coverage of the AF system ensure reliable AF, even in the most challenging light conditions.

Accuracy: Both new models benefit from Sony’s ‘Real-time Tracking’ which utilizes Sony’s latest algorithm with Artificial Intelligence based object recognition to ensure that subjects can be captured with excellent accuracy, even via the touch panel on the rear screen.

Eye AF Technology: Both the new models offer ‘Real-time Eye AF’, the latest version of Sony’s acclaimed Eye AF technology. Real-time Eye AF employs AI-based object recognition to detect and process eye data in real time, resulting in improved accuracy, speed and tracking performance of Eye AF for both humans and animals. It also allows the photographer to concentrate exclusively on composition. The Alpha 6600 also offers Real Time Eye AF in video.

This is how it works: When activated, the eye of a subject is automatically tracked with high precision and reliability, allowing the shooter to focus on the content itself as opposed to what is in focus or not.

An Eye for Detail

The feedback of the existing users of Sony APS-C camera were kept in mind while creating A6600 and A6100. Following advancements have been incorporated to provide the best user experience:

  • In order to ensure reliability, improved colour reproduction have been incorporated along with algorithms inherited from full-frame models deliver natural colour reproduction, particularly in skin tones.
  • Interval shooting for stunning time-lapse videos.
  • More to capture and explore with 180-degree tiltable, 3.0-type 921k-dot (approx.) LCD touch screen.
  • Integrated Microphone input for clear and crisp audio on video recordings. Additionally, both cameras include microphone jack and flip screen have been added that allows for easy framing and shooting of vlog-style content. The Alpha 6600 also features a headphone jack to monitor audio.
  • Hi-resolution internal 4K movie recording with full-pixel readout without pixel binning in Super 35mm format with easy smartphone transfers via the Imaging Edge™ Mobile application.

More on 4K Recording

The Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 boasts internal 4K movie recording in Super 35mm format with full pixel readout without pixel binning, to enable them to capture approximately 2.4x the amount of information required for 4K movies. This oversampling results in stunning footage, delivered in the XAVC S™ format with unparalleled resolution.

The recorded movies played back on an HDR (HLG) experienced on the compatible TV will apear true-to-life, with no blocked shadows or blown highlights, and without the need for colour grading.

For users who want to colour grade their footage in post-production, S-Log3 and S-Log2 Gamma profiles are provided.

Exploring Alpha 6600

The Alpha 6600 features many of the technology breakthroughs that are attracting praise on Sony’s high-end full-frame cameras.

Let’s cut out the noise: Across an ISO range of 100-32000 (expandable to ISO 50 – 102,400), the new Alpha 6600 offers superb low-noise performance and delivers extremely high-quality images, even in low-light conditions. By applying noise reduction and sharpness processing optimally in each area, Area-specific Noise Reduction and Detail Reproduction Technology greatly reduce noise while preserving high resolution. This contributes to fine reproduction of subject textures and shadow details.

Lasts longer, Captures Better: Implementation of the industry-leading long battery life with Sony Z Battery for the first time on an APS-C camera, enabling extended power performance. Approximately 720 still images using viewfinder and approximately 810 images using LCD monitor.

Great design, great built: A tough magnesium alloy design that is dust and moisture resistant. Sony’s innovative 5-axis in-body image stabilization system that results in a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage.

Lens comparison

α6600 premium E-mount APS-C camera
ILCE-6600 / ILCE-6600M
α6100 APS-C camera with fast AF
ILCE-6100 / ILCE-6100L / ILCE-6100Y
Starting at MRP Rs.117,9901 (incl. of all taxes) Starting at MRP Rs.64,9901 (incl. of all taxes)
KIT OPTIONS
  1. Body Only
  2. Body + 18–135 mm Zoom Lens
  1. Body Only
  2. Body + 16–50 mm Power Zoom Lens
  3. Body + Zoom Lenses (16–50 mm & 55–210 mm)
LENS COMPATIBILITY Sony E-mount lenses Sony E-mount lenses
SENSOR TYPE APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE) Approx. 24.2 megapixels Approx. 24.2 megapixels
BEST FOR Advanced amateur
High-resolution pictures with APS-C sensors
Casual shooting
Magazine-quality shots with point-and-shoot ease
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 120.0 mm x 66.9 mm x 69.3 mm, Approx. 120.0 mm x 66.9 mm x 59.0 mm (from grip to monitor) (Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 (from grip to monitor)) Approx. 120.0 mm x 66.9 mm x 59.4 mm, Approx. 120.0 mm x 66.9 mm x 49.9 mm (from grip to monitor) / Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8, Approx. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 (from grip to monitor)
WEIGHT Approx. 503 g (Approx. 1 1.8) Approx. 396 g (14.0) *
ISO SENSITIVITY Still images: ISO 100–32000 ((ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Still images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE No No
SCREEN TYPE 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
VIEWFINDER 1.0 cm (0.39-type) electronic viewfinder (colour) 1.0 cm (0.39-type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
FLASH TYPE No No
BATTERY TYPE One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100 One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
BATTERY LIFE (STILL SHOOTING) Approx. 720 shots (Viewfinder)/Approx. 810 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)2 Approx. 380 shots (Viewfinder)/Approx. 420 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)2
WIRELESS LAN Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))3, View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))3, View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV
NFC No No
WHAT'S IN THE BOX Body Only
AC Adaptor: AC-UUE12
Accessory shoe cap
Body cap
Eyepiece cup
Micro USB cable
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery: NP-FZ100
Shoulder strap
Body + 18–135 mm Zoom Lens
AC Adaptor: AC-UUE12
Accessory shoe cap
Body cap
Eyepiece cup
Lens cap
Lens hood
Lens rear cap
Micro USB cable
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery: NP-FZ100
SEL18135
Shoulder strap
Body Only
AC Adaptor: AC-UUE12
Body cap
Eyepiece cup
Micro USB cable
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
Shoulder strap
Body + 16–50 mm Power Zoom Lens
AC Adaptor: AC-UUE12
Eyepiece cup
Lens cap
Micro USB cable
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
SELP1650
Shoulder strap
Body + Zoom Lenses (16–50 mm & 55–210 mm)
AC Adaptor: AC-UUE12
Eyepiece cup
Lens cap
Lens hood
Lens rear cap
Micro USB cable
Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
SEL55210
SELP1650
Shoulder strap

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