That can make it hard to follow action in sports or wildlife — and that's the point of burst shooting and tracking autofocus. I had an a6000 - it died and i replaced with an a6300 - far more robust, somewhat weatherproofed, better VF, 4K video, and silent shutter. @Mister Anders0n How exactly does having a mirror and OVF improve ergonomics exactly? That's likely because of the relatively slow write speeds from the UHS I slot that Sony inexplicably decided to use. That grip not only makes it easier to grab and hold the camera, but also houses a much larger Z-series battery. Improved handgrip. That's a nice addition, as serious videographers can monitor sound while they're doing interviews and other chores. Not the same pressure to change on the Axxxx series so they stick with the silly design. It isn't only the size. If you shoot only landscape, than the two cameras are the same from AF point of view. Ok, another negative..no weatherproofing. The app includes automatic image transfer, gallery creation, editing tools and more. The whole package just felt, well a bit flimsy/plasticky. So pour a tall cold one and get ready to treat yourself, 2020 style. Can it beat the X-T3? My Sony FE 200-600mm G OSS Lens Review using Sony A6600 Super Telephoto Zoom Lens If you are in the market for a super telephoto zoom lens the Sony FE 200-600mm G OSS Lens is a great option in my opinion. @ Johans81: I have heard about one who told that a fiend of his uncle returned a new camera, a major and popular brand, returned the camera because of performance issues, and went for a Sony camera instead. To add on, I bought the Nex 6 then the A6000 as a replacement for a small p&s camera that I used for travel. The autofocus is phenomenal. Many functions are buried in the wrong menus, and require endless scrolling to find. We also appreciate the high-capacity battery, which though a seemingly mundane feature, addresses the battery life shortcomings that plague the vast majority of mirrorless cameras. by Jim Fisher Nov 20, 2019. In short, A6600 is better than A6500. I suggested he look at the Nikon D5500 or the Sony A6000, and pick the one he liked the best. First introduced in August 2019, Sony Alpha a6600 is a 24.0MP Advanced Mirrorless camera with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS sensor, built-in Image Stabilization , Tilting touch screen and Sony E lens mount.. Sony A6600 Review - Click for Table of Contents IBIS of 6600 is better and it shows in the quality and sharpness of photo and video. Because of macular edema, I only have vision in my left eye. While it's great these can take video At the end of the days these are first and foremost cameras for taking photographs and this is a camera review site. Images from the 5mp CD500 are sharp, possibly due to the Zeiss lens and only 3x zoom range, and surprisingly "clean". Sony announced the A6600 about a year ago, and it is the current top-of-the-line camera in Sony’s A6x00 lineup. Oversampling 4K footage from 6K capture, the a6600 churns out really detailed video footage, but rolling shutter remains a problem. That it means on all other pages regardless brand, dpreview has to elaborate that a traditional 3:2 screen is smaller for 16:9 video too? What we have is a mature technology where change will be incremental. However, that feature is somewhat crippled by the lack of 10-bit output and low 100 Mbps bit rate, which means you'll have less flexibility when you go to adjust the footage. You still get sharp super-sampled 4K video, and with Sony's latest algorithms, colors and skin tones look realistic and natural. They can and should address this. Guy,You would have the same feeling when you move to full frame. No price is given at this time, but the adapter is set to be available by the end of the year. Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’. The plus points continue with the addition of sensor-shift in-body imag… First A7 series were really on the compact size. I took one photo in a train station at ISO 6400, and by cranking up the shadows, I was able to see the detailed brickwork in the ceiling without excessive noise levels. Sony's habit of giving similar names to cameras that look the same can make it difficult to choose between them. That could be it. Amazing autofocus, UNacceptable ergonomics. In most electronic items except TV, SONY try to make small and cute looking gizmos. Even if I compare it to my X-T2 which I like a lot, the A6000 is a lot easier to hold. You may just happen to prefer large, chunky bodies with large grips and traditional controls in the traditional places. Those who bought the camera with hard-earned cash basically don't have another choice but enjoying it. If you flip it into face and eye detection mode, you'll keep your subject in focus more reliably than on the X-T3. It has amazing autofocus AND amazing ergonomics. Consider Panasonic G9 or S1, or Nikon Z line. Given Sony's technical leadership in the camera industry, the release of the A6600 is a head-scratcher. Sony needs to introduce a new.. leading edge... sensor in this space. Again, keep in mind the rolling shutter issues that can happen in electronic shutter mode. Integrated EVF. My 1948 Leica (I got it when it was about 30) and all that followed chronologically have legible markings still. This should help with stills shooting in low light, to be sure, but also combines with excellent autofocus tracking to make it the best crop-sensor video shooter Sony currently sells. Thanks! At the very least on the recent rant on how one of the editors hates the sony ergonomics. Ergonomic criticism is not just size; these cameras lack a second top dial, touchscreen in menus, etc. True it doesn't overheat but the one thing I don't like about the camera (and almost the ONLY thing) is that there is rolling shutter in 4K no matter how stably you hand-hold the camera. I do not have a clue. The only area where I agree fully on negatives are with Sony's menus. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. Now, three months later, the company has confirmed in a statement that the personal information of past and current employees was taken from its servers. If it's resolution you need, take a look at Canon's M6 Mark II which is cheaper ($1,050 with the EVF) and can also shoot faster. The Sony A6600 is a new version of the mostly identical A6500 from 2016, adding a big NP-FZ100 battery with over twice the capacity of the old NP-FW50, but paradoxically removing the critical built-in flash. Don't blame people without knowing a thing about them.I like and hate Sony system. Numbers of 83% being outstanding is confusing. As Sony’s new flagship APS-C camera, the 24.2-megapixel A6600 has a lot to live up to. With an industry-leading autofocus implementation, the a6600 is a capable sports-and-action shooter, but we have some reservations. View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects. The problem for Sony is that if they want to win over those of us brought up on film SLRs and DSLRs, they have to make their cameras look and feel like "real" cameras, instead of electronic gadget boxes. What’s the best camera for around $2000? You can also use it to choose autofocus tracking subjects, but unlike the touch displays on all its rivals, it can't be used to operate the main menu or even the quick menu. I wonder if this is because it uses a CCD sensor? You take video, you break video for 2-3 seconds, take a photo, and continue the video. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too. Battery life incredible. I really enjoy picking up the body/lenses and admire them which inspires me to go out shooting. Can it can hold its own against its full-frame stablemates? The Canon RF 800mm F11's unique combination of telephoto reach, affordability and light weight will likely enable even more people to do the same. For its price, the Sony A6600 isn’t suited for inexperienced hands. But i had the a6000 för a couper of weeks and i hated it. You can see all my Sony reviews here (in Turkish though): http://halkboyleistiyor.com/wp/?cat=16So I know a thing or two about Sony. The Sony a6600 will be available on November 29th, 2019, at a suggested price of $1400/€1600 body-only, and $1800/€2000 with an 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens. I don't feel the most urgent need to update. He went to the store, handled both, and - to my great surprise - bought the Nikon, because, as he put it, the Sony was just "really weird". It can handle bursts up to 11 fps with full autofocus and auto exposure, which is a bit slower than Canon's M6 Mark II (14 fps) and identical to the Fujifilm X-T3. A minor quible for some but for me it's a deal breaker when there are other cameras on the market that can take a photo while filming a movie. If you touch to select your subject, it tenaciously tracks them no matter where they go. It's what a7riv users say comparing to a7riii. It’s not nearly as bad as some people will make it sound, its way overblown. Sony also has added V-Log2 and V-Log3 options to maximize dynamic range in post. So what? The X-T3, on the other hand, has no blackout in the viewfinder at the maximum 20 fps shooting speeds. Yes, it would be nice if the EVF on these cameras extended out more but then we’d loose compactness. Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. Sony A6500 review It’s Sony’s most advanced APS-C-format mirrorless camera, but is its premium price justified? Guys, one thing that would be helpful is to spell out the competition when comparing. 'What's the best mirrorless camera?' All rights reserved. So you need two of them if you want both photos and movies at the same time. If you really want to impress, create a 5G cell phone grip attachment for the bottom of the camera. As an A6000 user, who throws up a little every time I pick up the camera I have not even looked at any of the later models. My nose goes right in the middle of the back screen. Huge improvement - even the sensor was improved. Dave - Yes, Sony definitely put form over function. Well, as a left eye photographer myself, I actually prefer having the EVF on the left because it allows additional space for my hand on the right, and keeping my right eye safe from my thumb. Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. The RX10 III and A7R III have been super, but the a6000 and a6500 have both had this silly beancounter created problem. Still sony is most beautiful looking camera and people love the small clean looking form factor. Same for A7 series. DPReview TV: Sony a6600 First Impressions, DPReview TV: Sony a6100, a6600, 16-55mm F2.8 and 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 First Thoughts, Best Mid-Range Full Frame Mirrorless: Canon R6, Sony a7 III, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5. And while you can shoot pretty long bursts of up to 99 shots at maximum resolution, it takes ages and ages for the buffer to clear. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. ;). That's cool, and there's lots of people who feel the same way. The bad rolling shutter was the biggest weakness of the original A6500, and it's now back to haunt the A6600. I recently went into my local camera shop, Mikes in Sacramento, and played with the A 6500. I am pure amateur, so image quality is my prime concern. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing around $2000 and recommended the best. We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class. These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. I use the a6400 as my B Cam as well. With five stops of shake reduction, I was able to take photos at shutter speeds down to around 1/15th of a second, provided my subject didn't move around much. I have been using one and it's performance is really amazing. If the ergonomics of this camera are so bad, why would Sony design it that way and keep that design for a number of years on several models? Then with all the DSLR comparisons they got enlarged, just like modern cars. Each tool needs to be designed for its purpose. If there is R&D funding left over, back light the controls with red, white or amber LED light. By Mike O'Connor | 19 May 2020. It's a tired old design that sony needs to abandon. The a6000 was very innovative in some ways when it was released and very good compared with its peers.Five years later, Sony has improved the internals of the camera but it's not better than its peers any more and hasn't addressed any of the negative parts of the camera, so it deserves a lower grade. yaa people buying cameras from their earned money hate their cameras while real experts are those buy cameras from money they did not earn. I shoot an A6400. We took a look at the field and selected the Panasonic S1H and GH5 as the best cameras for serious videographers. Sony A6600 Review Wrap Up. But you do get used to it over time. Sony Alpha 6600: Features Perhaps surprisingly, given the latest 32.5MP and 26.1MP models from Canon and Fujifilm, Sony has left the sensor unchanged at 24.2MP, although the top standard sensitivity has increased to ISO 32,000 and is extendable to ISO 102,400. How would the AF stack up against the A7RII? Because they have to copy the leader who've done number 1 for 16 consecutive years to survive the market and make profit. The Sony a6600 made its debut in late August, and in the months since then we've been testing it out in a wide range of situations. I deliberately purchased A6500 a week ago because it's "cheap". Incredible battery life and AI autofocus, but crippled by an old sensor and subpar 4K video. When working with RAW files, I was able to tease out detail in both shadow and highlight areas. You're right actually, it's not 15 years ago, camera nowadays do video quite well. Improved battery life is good, but I usually carry extra batteries. The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams.