Sony has finally updated its popular APS-C line of cameras with the introduction of the Sony A6700.
The compact design of the Sony A6700 is similar to the rest of the A6000 series. Only this time, it has better handling thanks to the larger grip. Plus, a new dial on the front for better manual shooting. It also has a vari-angle LCD for better flexibility, especially for shooting vlogs. A 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder is also here.
Sony also included a new dial for switching between Still, Movie, and S&Q with dedicated settings for each. The company has also improved the main menu layout. The A6700 is also fairly robust with dust and moisture resistance.
It then has a built-in microphone, headphone port, digital audio interface via hotshoe, a micro HDMI port, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, and a single SD UHS-II slot, which is now at the bottom and not next to the battery.
The shooting speed of 11fps is the same as its predecessor. But, it is much faster thanks to a larger buffer that lets you take 59 compressed RAM images and 1,000 JPEGs before it stops.
Thanks to the BSI sensor and a new processor, it now has faster autofocus than its predecessors. It is also said to have reliable real-time tracking for humans, animals, and vehicles. The A6700 also has better Human eye AF performance.
For videos, it can shoot up to 4K at 120fps with 10-bit 4:2:2 quality. Sony also threw in active mode stabilization that utilizes hardware and software tricks to lessen camera shake. There’s also AI-powered auto-framing that’s great for vlogging.
The Sony A6700 has a price of USD1,399 (~Php76,200) for the body only, USD1,499 (~Php81,600) with the 16-50mm kit lens, and USD1,699 (~Php92,500) with the 18-135mm kit lens. They are now up for pre-order in select markets and will ship in August. The price in the Philippines is yet to be announced.