Sony A6600

Sony Alpha a6600 front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Push to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 503g - 120 x 67 x 69mm
  • Announced August 2019
  • Successor is Sony A6700
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Sony A6600 overview

Sony A6600 is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera first announced on August of 2019. It has a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.

Sony brought out the updated Sony A6700 (Read Full Comparison) in order to improve this model.

The A6600 is placed #11 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all-around #48 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personalized factors.

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The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Sony A6600 history

The Sony A6600 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can check out all earlier and new models alongside main specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Sony-Alpha-a6700 front thumbnailSony A6700
A6600 vs A6700
26MPAPS-C11.0 fps2023
Sony-Alpha-a6600 front thumbnailSony A660024MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
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Sony-Alpha-a6100 front thumbnailSony A6100
A6600 vs A6100
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
Sony-Alpha-a6400 front thumbnailSony A6400
A6600 vs A6400
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
Sony-Alpha-a6500 front thumbnailSony A6500
A6600 vs A6500
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2016
Sony-Alpha-a6300 front thumbnailSony A6300
A6600 vs A6300
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2016
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Sony-Alpha-a5100 front thumbnailSony a5100
A6600 vs a5100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2014
Sony-Alpha-a6000 front thumbnailSony A6000
A6600 vs A6000
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2014
Sony-Alpha-a5000 front thumbnailSony a5000
A6600 vs a5000
20MPAPS-C4.0 fps2014

Sony A6600 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of good and bad points of the Sony A6600 based on criterias which are generally viewed as useful in a digital camera.

better than average battery (810 shots)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with phase detect AF
comes with touch focus
does have HDMI port
does have headphone port
does have microphone port
focusing manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
has a tilting screen
has face detect focusing
has tracking focus
NFC connectivity
saves RAW files
screen is selfie friendly
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
supports bluetooth
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
touchscreen capability
very good ISO range (32,000)
very good min ISO (100)
very good screen resolution (922 thousand dot)
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
weather proofing
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Sony A6600 Sensor features

The Sony A6600 features the Bionz X processor. The measurement of the sensor in the Sony A6600 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 32000. The ISO can be expanded electronically to a maximum of 102400. RAW files are saved which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the A6600's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The A6600 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sony A6600 dimensions

Sony A6600 has a weight of 1.11 lbs (503 grams / 17.74 ounces) & has outside measurements of 120mm x 67mm x 69mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.7"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 grams so the Sony A6600 is more heavy as compared with other rivals.

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Down below is a shot of the Sony A6600 alongside a soft drink so you can get a sense of its size.

Sony Alpha a6600 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button design on the A6600.

Sony Alpha a6600 topview buttons dials

Sony A6600 Lens features

The A6600 fits the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses to pick from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the A6600.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Tokina-atx-m-33mm-F1.4-E-Mount lensTokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 E33mmf/1.4285g
Sony-E-16-55mm-F2.8-G lensSony E 16-55mm F2.8 G16-55mmf/2.8494g
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Samyang-24mm-f1.4-ED-AS-UMC-Sony-E-NEX lensSamyang 24mm f1.4 ED AS UMC24mmf/1.4 580g
Sony-FE-50mm-F2.5-G lensSony FE 50mm F2.5 G50mmf/2.5 174g
Tokina-Firin-100mm-F2.8-FE-Macro-Sony-FE lensTokina Firin 100mm F2.8 FE Macro100mmf/2.8570g
Zeiss-Batis-40mm-F2-CF-Sony-FE lensZeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF40mmf/2361g
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Samyang-MF-14mm-F2.8-Mk2--Rokinon-MF-14mm-F2.8-II-Sony-FE lensSamyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk214mmf/2.8649g
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Sony A6600 Connectivity

The A6600 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send files and at times alter settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

A few apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.

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Sony A6600 Video features

The maximum video resolution in the Sony A6600 is 3840 x 2160 and you can record in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S file format. 2160p is a great resolution for video recording. You are able to downsample to Full HD in order to get better results. Beware of the huge file sizes and ensure you have good SD cards with good write speeds. The body does have both headphone and microphone port making it especially valuable while capturing audio.

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Sony A6600 Weather Sealing

Sony A6600 features weather sealing making it a fantastic choice for use during rough environments. This is particularly handy any time you are unsure about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.

Sony A6600 Screen and Viewfinder

The Sony A6600 has a 3 inch tilting display screen having a resolution of 922 thousand dots.

The screen is selfie friendly for self portraits and even group shots when necessary. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to adjust focus points as well as change settings by using your fingertips.

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The View Finder specifications for Sony A6600 are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,359 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.71x

For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be rather helpful.

Sony A6600 Shutter features

Sony A6600 is able to shoot continuously at 11.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Sony A6600 Flash and Hot shoe features

Sony A6600 comes with external flash ability but with no inbuilt flash.

Sony A6600 Autofocus features

Sony A6600 comes with both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detection which is helpful for portraits.

It has 425 focus points to choose from. Sony A6600 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to switch where you focus. It also boasts Tracking AF for objects that move. Sony A6600 supports manual focus when needed during low light scenarios or you require more exact focus control.

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Sony A6600 Battery life

The battery (NP-FZ1000) for the Sony A6600 is made to last for 810 clicks as per the CIPA standards which is higher than standard in comparison to its class. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 comes with the highest possible (810) battery life within this category of cameras.

Following is a list of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Sony-Alpha-a6600 front thumbnailSony A6600810 yesyesyes
Sony-Alpha-A7c front thumbnailSony A7c
A6600 vs A7c
740 yesyesyes
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Canon-EOS-R7 front thumbnailCanon R7
A6600 vs R7
660 yesnoyes

Sony A6600 for different styles of photography

The following illustration gives a analysis of the Sony A6600 for different styles of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Sony A6600 Portrait photography information

The Sony A6600 receives a score of 82 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a superb pick to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files along with the option to work with external flash.

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has manual focus
MP count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
provides face detection focus
delivers RAW files

Street photography with Sony A6600

Getting a impressive points total of 84, the Sony A6600 is a fantastic fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.

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tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
features focus by touch
environment proof
great ISO range (32,000)

Sony A6600 Sports photography factors

A terrific sports photography score of 85 suggests the Sony A6600 is a fantastic option for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking focus
environment sealing
better than average battery (810 CIPA)
has phase detect autofocus

Sony A6600 Travel photography factors

Size is very important when buying a travel camera. Overall, the Sony A6600 gets a excellent 84 as a travel camera which is a terrific choice for your holidays.

Photography Glossary
better than average battery pack (810 shots)
environment proofing
supports bluetooth
boasts touch focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
selfie friendly display

Sony A6600 Landscape photography advice

When you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Sony A6600 at it's very high rating of 85 as a landscape camera is a outstanding option in the current market.

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has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (32,000)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
great battery life (810 shots)

Sony A6600 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Sony A6600 is a wonderful choice for vlogging as it gets a excellent rating of 84.

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display is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone socket

Sony A6600 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the A6600, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The chart listed below will give you a bird's eye view of the A6600 vs it's highest rated rivals mentioned previously.

These are some more cameras you might look at as alternatives. To review a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Sony Alpha a6600
Advanced Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Bionz X
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Sony E
Available lenses
Crop factor
Screen type
Screen sizing
3 inch
Screen resolution
922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Slowest shutter speed
30 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash settings
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
503 gr (1.11 lb)
120 x 67 x 69mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.7")
Battery life
810 shots
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots
Pricing at launch