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Sony A6700

 
Sony Alpha a6700 front
 
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Bump to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 493g - 122 x 69 x 75mm
  • Launched July 2023
  • Superseded the Sony A6600
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ
Portability
75
Imaging
74
Features
96
Overall
82

Sony A6700 overview

Sony A6700 is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally launched on July of 2023. The camera features a 26MP, BSI-CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 6192 x 4128.

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The A6700 is rated #2 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all around #23 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can check out our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your personalized factors.

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Below is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Sony A6700 family

The Sony A6700 is part of a family of products. You can read the full list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Sony-Alpha-a6700 front thumbnailSony A670026MPAPS-C11.0 fps2023
Sony-Alpha-a6600 front thumbnailSony A6600
A6700 vs A6600
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
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Sony-Alpha-a6100 front thumbnailSony A6100
A6700 vs A6100
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
Sony-Alpha-a6400 front thumbnailSony A6400
A6700 vs A6400
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
Sony-Alpha-a6500 front thumbnailSony A6500
A6700 vs A6500
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2016
Sony-Alpha-a6300 front thumbnailSony A6300
A6700 vs A6300
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2016
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Sony-Alpha-a5100 front thumbnailSony a5100
A6700 vs a5100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2014
Sony-Alpha-a6000 front thumbnailSony A6000
A6700 vs A6000
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2014
Sony-Alpha-a5000 front thumbnailSony a5000
A6700 vs a5000
20MPAPS-C4.0 fps2014

Sony A6700 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Sony A6700 based on criterias which are normally seen as crucial in a camera.

boasts focus by touch
comes with face detection focus
comes with tracking autofocus
exports RAW files
focusing manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
great battery power (570 per charge)
great resolution (26 megapixels)
has bluetooth
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes external mic port
includes HDMI port
includes headphone port
quiet shutter (1/8,000s)
screen has good resolution (1,040 k dot)
screen is a good size (3.00 inch)
screen is touchscreen
selfie friendly screen
sensor has phase detect auto focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
very good ISO range (32,000)
very good min ISO (100)
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
weather sealing
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Sony A6700 Sensor features

The size of the sensor in the Sony A6700 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6192 x 4128 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 26 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 32000. The ISO can also be expanded digitally to 50 - 102400. RAW photos are supported which means that the user has more margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the A6700's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The A6700 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sony A6700 dimensions

Sony A6700 is 1.09 lbs (493g or 17.39 oz) and features outside dimensions of 122mm x 69mm x 75mm (4.8" x 2.7" x 3.0"). The weight of general Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454g so the Sony A6700 is very similar as compared with various rivals.

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Underneath is a image of the Sony A6700 beside a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Sony Alpha a6700 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the A6700.

Sony Alpha a6700 topview buttons dials

Sony A6700 Lens features

The A6700 works with the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses available on the market. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the A6700.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Kamlan-28mm-F1.4-Sony-E lensKamlan 28mm F1.428mmf/1.4384g
Sony-E-30mm-F3.5-Macro lensSony E 30mm F3.5 Macro30mmf/3.5 138g
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Sony-FE-135mm-F1.8-GM lensSony FE 135mm F1.8 GM135mmf/1.8950g
Venus-Laowa-25mm-F2.8-2.5-5X-Ultra-Macro-Sony-E lensVenus Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro25mmf/2.8400g
Tamron-18-300mm-F3.5-6.3-Di-III-A-VC-VXD-Sony-E lensTamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD18-300mmf/3.5-6.3 620g
Sony-FE-40mm-F2.5-G lensSony FE 40mm F2.5 G40mmf/2.5 173g
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Sigma-35mm-F1.2-DG-DN-Art-Sony-FE lensSigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art35mmf/1.21090g
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Sony A6700 Connectivity

The A6700 has the following connectivity:

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

Cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy photos and usually adjust camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.

A few apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Sony A6700 Video features

The highest video quality in the Sony A6700 is 3840 x 2160 and it can record in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S format. 2160p is an exceptional quality for video recording. You will be able to downsample to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and make sure you have good SD cards with good write speed. The camera does include both headphone and mic port making it pretty useful while recording audio.

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Sony A6700 Weather Sealing

Sony A6700 features weather sealing making it a excellent option to use during tricky conditions. This is especially handy when you are unsure about the conditions you might encounter during outdoor photography.

Sony A6700 Display and Viewfinder

The Sony A6700 features a 3.00" fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 1,040k dots.

The display is selfie friendly to get self portraits and even group photos when necessary. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to adjust focus points as well as adjust settings using your fingers.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Sony A6700 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,359k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.71x

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.

Sony A6700 Shutter features

Sony A6700 has the capability to shoot continuously at 11.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also comes with silent electronic shutter of 1/8000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could cause "rolling shutter" in some lighting conditions.

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Sony A6700 Flash and Hot shoe features

Sony A6700 has got external flash ability but is lacking built in flash.

Sony A6700 Autofocusing features

Sony A6700 has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect which is useful for taking photos of people.

It features 759 focus points to select from. Sony A6700 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift where you focus. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Sony A6700 comes with manual focus if required during low light or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Sony A6700 Battery life

The battery power (NP-FZ1000) on the Sony A6700 is made to last for 570 photos as per the CIPA specifications making it higher than the usual in comparison to its class. The typical Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 comes with the highest (810) battery life within this range of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Advanced Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:

Sony A6700 for varying types of photography

The following diagram gives a overview of the Sony A6700 for varying types of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Portrait photography with Sony A6700

The Sony A6700 has a score of 84 which is superb, meaning that it is a great fit for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos and ability to use external lighting.

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focusing manually
excellent megapixels (26MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection focus
saves RAW files

Sony A6700 as a Street photography camera

Having a awesome points total of 84, the Sony A6700 is a outstanding fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
offers focus via touch
weather sealing
above average high ISO (32,000)

Sony A6700 Sports photography factors

A superb sports photography score of 87 means the Sony A6700 is a superb option for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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quiet shooting (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count great (26MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery pack (570 CIPA)
supports phase detect AF

Sony A6700 Travel photography highlights

Size is super critical in getting a travel camera. Overall, the Sony A6700 gets a superb 84 for a travelling camera which makes it a awesome fit to take with you on your vacations.

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good battery life (570 per charge)
environment proof
connects via bluetooth
supports touch focus
amazing resolution (26MP)
selfie friendly screen

Landscape photography with Sony A6700

If you find yourself looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A6700 and it's tremendous rating of 87 as a landscape camera is a terrific fit compared to its competition.

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manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3.00 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
high resolution (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
great high ISO (32,000)
delivers RAW files
weather sealing
better than average battery life (570 shots)

Sony A6700 Vlogging information

A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Sony A6700 is a superb fit for vlogging as it comes to a tremendous score of 84.

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display is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes microphone jack

Sony A6700 Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the A6700, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The line graph below provides you a bird's eye view of the A6700 vs it's highest rated competitors listed above.

Here are a few more cameras you may check out as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Sony
Model
Sony Alpha a6700
Class
Advanced Mirrorless
Launched
2023-07-12
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
366.6mm²
Sensor resolution
26 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
6192 x 4128
RAW photos
Max native ISO
32000
Max boosted ISO
102400
Lowest native ISO
100
Lowest boosted ISO
50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
759
Lens
Lens mount
Sony E
Number of lenses
199
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Range of display
Fully articulated
Display sizing
3.00 inch
Resolution of display
1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.71x
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30s
Highest shutter speed
1/4000s
Highest quiet shutter speed
1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed
11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM
Max video resolution
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
493g (1.09 pounds)
Dimensions
122 x 69 x 75mm (4.8" x 2.7" x 3.0")
Other
Battery life
570 photographs
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-FZ1000
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots
One
Retail price
$1,399