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Monthly Archives: November 2019

27 Nov 2019

Sotheby’s Space Photography auction includes NASA ‘Red Number’ prints

Sotheby’s auction house is holding an online Space Photography auction that includes multiple NASA ‘Red Number’ photographs, as well as vintage silver gelatin and other chromogenic prints featuring spacecraft, astronauts, and more. Sotheby’s est…

27 Nov 2019

Google explains its Night Sight astrophotography mode in detail

Ever since Google launched its Night Sight feature on the Pixel 3 series the low light photography feature has been very popular with users. On the new Pixel 4 Google has updated Night Sight with a specific mode for astrophotography. The team be…

27 Nov 2019

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2019

DPReview Awards 2019

If 2018 was the year that full-frame mirrorless went mainstream, 2019 was the year when all of the major manufacturers really doubled-down on their mirrorless strategies. Canon pumped out a series of very high quality RF len…

27 Nov 2019

Sony a6600 review: Amazing autofocus, acceptable ergonomics

Introduction

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The Sony a6600 is the company’s top-of-the-line APS-C mirrorless camera, with 24MP of resolution and 4K video capture. It looks a lot like Sony’s other a6000-series models at first glance, but this one has the biggest battery and the best build quality of the bunch, even if the images it produces are broadly comparable to the less expensive options.

The a6600 further differentiates itself by offering in-body image stabilization, which is still a rarity among APS-C cameras. 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.

Despite its refinements, we still think the a6600 could benefit from some ergonomic updates to make it an easier camera to take control over.

Key features:

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Advanced, capable subject-tracking autofocus
  • In-body image stabilization
  • 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 0.9M dot tilting touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi for image transfer, and NFC
  • 4K video capture with log profiles
  • USB charging
  • 810-shot battery life (per CIPA)

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.


What’s new, how it compares

Check out how the a6600 stacks up against its closest competition here.

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Image quality

The a6600’s familiar sensor produces clean, pleasing images in a wide range of situations.

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Autofocus and performance

With an industry-leading autofocus implementation, the a6600 is a capable sports-and-action shooter, but we have some reservations.

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Video

Oversampling 4K footage from 6K capture, the a6600 churns out really detailed video footage, but rolling shutter remains a problem.

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Conclusion

The a6600 is a supremely capable camera, but it just misses out on earning our top award – find out why.

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Sample galleries

Check out some of our samples from across North America in our a6600 sample galleries.

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27 Nov 2019

DPReview TV: This is how you set up Sony’s ‘Real-Time’ autofocus tracking

Sony’s ‘Real-Time’ autofocus promises to track almost anything you throw at it, but it’s not enabled by default. The words ‘Real-Time’ don’t even appear in the camera’s menu. In this video, Chris shows us how to set up this very useful feature.
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