The Sony A6600 w/ 18-135mm Kit is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both photo and video applications. For those wanting to start a 4K multimedia setup from scratch.
Revolving around a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X digital image processor, clean image quality is provided with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 102400, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K20.
Complementing both stills and video, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation minimises the appearance of camera shake with all mounted lenses to support working with slower shutter speeds. Fast autofocus is ensured with a wide-coverage 425-point phase-detection and contrast based system for quick and precise focusing performance. This focusing system also enables High-density Tracking AF for more efficient and accurate tracking of moving subjects across the image frame. Increasingly versatile and fully featured in both photo and video realms, the a6600 is a fast and precise imaging tool for multimedia capture.
This kit includes the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens which is a useful and versatile lens spanning wide-angle to medium telephoto. The lens sports a linear AF motor and one aspherical element to control distortion and reduce spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
Complementing the imaging assets, the a6600 also sports a robust magnesium alloy body that is dust- and moisture-resistant to permit working in harsh environments. The compact profile incorporates a high-resolution XGA Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder for bright and clear eye-level viewing. A rear 3.0 inch touchscreen LCD monitor is also available and has a tilting design to benefit shooting from high and low working angles, and the touchscreen design allows for intuitive touch-to-focus control.
The APS-C-format 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor pairs with the BIONZ X image processor to realize smooth, nuanced image quality with minimal noise and high sensitivity from ISO 100-32000, which can further be expanded to ISO 102400 for working in low-light conditions.
The sensor and processor combination also avails a top continuous shooting rate of 11 fps with AF and AE.
Packed into the a6600 is a 5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.
For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axis of stabilisation will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilisation.
Covering nearly the entire sensor area, the powerful autofocus system incorporates 425 AF-points utilizing both phase-detection and contrast-detection areas for precise focusing in as little as 0.02 seconds. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions.
The A6600 boast both 5-axis in-body optical image stabilisation, helping stable handheld capture but also Real-time eye AF for video. This autofocus mode from Sony will make sure the eyes of your subject are in focus, as focus when capturing 4K is critical. Further, the A6600 also sports 4K HDR video recording and both 3.5mm microphone input and headphone output.
A robust magnesium alloy camera body encasing the Sony A6600 offers not only a durable profile to protect the digital goodness within, but the incorporation of dust and moisture seals to protect against harsh environments.
The XGA Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder offers a bright, high-resolution means for eye-level monitoring while a 3.0 inch LCD touchscreen can be tilted 180° upward or 74° downward to suit working from high and low angles.
Touchscreen design avails access to Touch Focus control, for immediate focus point selection, as well as a Touchpad function which lets you smoothly and intuitively select a focus point on the screen while you're looking into the viewfinder.
Sony have upgraded the A6600 to use the improved capacity FZ100 battery first introduced with the A9 and A7RIII The included NP-FZ100 rechargeable lithium-ion is rated for 720 shots per charge when working with the viewfinder. In addition to the battery, the a6600 can also be powered via a USB connection to a computer or mobile battery. This connection can also be used to charge the battery.
Ergonomic grip structure is ideal for long shooting sessions and facilitates easy access to the main control buttons and dials. This grip has been made slightly deeper than that of the A6500.
Spanning a useful wide-angle to medium telephoto range, the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras. Complementing the range of focal lengths is an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also helping to produce sharper imagery is a linear autofocus motor, which delivers quick and accurate focusing performance that is also quiet to suit video recording applications. Balancing with the handling attributes, this lens also sports an intelligent optical design that uses both extra-low dispersion glass and aspherical elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.
The Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone is a monaural on-camera microphone that features a hot shoe interface specifically for Sony cameras and camcorders that have the propriety Multi-Interface Shoe. The microphone is designed to help isolate the sound you want originating from the subject while rejecting unwanted ambient noise. It offers two setting to choose from: a "Gun" Mode which locks the microphone in a fixed pick-up pattern, and a "Zoom" Mode which dynamically adjusts the pick-up pattern in relation how much you zoom in, making the microphone pick-up angle narrower as you zoom closer - Zoom Mode requires a camera or camcorder with a zoom lens.
Monaural, electret condenser microphone that powers directly from the camera or camcorder's hot shoe. Removable windscreen helps reduce wind noise for shooting outdoors
The 7.2 VDC, 2280mAh Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery is a high-capacity Z-series power source for select digital cameras. This battery has InfoLITHIUM support for displaying the remaining charge of the battery on the camera's LCD screen.
The lightweight Sony Alpha Small Carry Bag Black Bag is designed to carry a DSLR and 1-2 lenses, or a mirrorless camera with 2-3 lenses. It provides a way to have your camera safely with you at all times. It's covered by a wide front flap that is secured by two strong buckles that makes accessing your gear easy and rapid. The inside is supplied with two movable dividers that permit you to arrange the interior to suit your gear needs. In addition, there are front, side and rear accessory pockets that are designed to hold small accessories like batteries, memory cards, cables or your lens cap
|Image sensor||24.2MP Exmor CMOS Sensor|
|Image processing engine||New generation BIONZ X|
|AF points phase-/contrast-detection||425/425|
|AF speed (sec.)||0.02|
|Real-time Eye AF||Yes
Right/left eye select
Animal Eye AF/movie compatible
|AF/AE tracking continuous shooting(fps)||11|
|Colour reproducibility||α7RIII, α7III equivalent|
|ISO sensitivity (extended)||32000 (102400)|
|Image stabilisation in camera||5-axis optical image stabilization|
|Movie recording||4K HDR|
|LCD monitor tilt||Up 180°
|Body exterior||Magnesium alloy|
|Battery life / no. of stills||NP-FZ100/720|
|Dimensions (From grip to monitor)||120.0 x 66.9 x 59.0mm|
|Weight (Incl. battery, media)||503g|
Produce better content and higher quality vlogs with the available at digiDirect. This pack contains the powerful Sony A6600 w/ 18-135mm Kit, a Sony ECM-GZ1M Gun Zoom Mic offering better directional audio for clear voice recording, a much needed spare Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh) for long recording sessions and the Sony Alpha Small Carry Bag Black Bag to carry it all in. Just add a memory card and you are all set to bring your content to the next level.