DPReview Published Sony a6600 Review (83% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Sony a6600 mirrorless camera, and the new Sony a6600 achieved an impressive 83% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Sony a6600 Key Features:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point Hybrid AF System
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 2.36m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 922k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • ISO 204800 and 10 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC, Dual SD Slots
  • USB Type-C Port, Weather-Sealed Design

What we like:

  • Excellent JPEG and Raw image quality
  • Class-leading AF tracking is especially good for photographing people
  • Good video quality
  • Unmatched battery life
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Headphone and mic sockets
  • Good burst shooting speed
  • Comfortable grip
  • Tilting touchscreen flips up 180 degrees, down 90 degrees
  • Extensive customization options
  • NFC makes image transfer simple
  • USB charging is convenient

What we don’t:

  • Ergonomics lacking – both command dials must be operated with thumb
  • Lengthy menu is difficult to navigate
  • Single UHS-I card slot means buffer takes a long time to clear
  • Cannot switch to video or exit burst mode while buffer is clearing
  • Most buttons and controls are cramped, fiddly, or offer little travel and feedback
  • No in-camera Raw conversion
  • Bluetooth can’t be used to speed up Wi-Fi connection for image transfer
  • Significant ‘jello’ effect in 4K/24p mode or significant crop in 30p mode
  • Touchscreen behavior needs to be switched between stills and video

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Sony a6600 has an industry-leading autofocus system, is capable of excellent images and video, comes with very useful in-body image stabilization and has the best battery life of any mirrorless camera on the market at this time. However, its sensor is getting a bit long-in-the-tooth, and competitors have caught up or surpassed it regarding video quality and features, resolution and handling. But for family photography and even some sports and action, it’s easily worth your consideration.

Sony a6600 body: $1,398 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6600 with 18-135mm Lens: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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