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α6600 premium E-mount APS-C camera

ILCE-6600 / ILCE-6600M

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Body Only|Body + 18-135mm Zoom Lens

A full-fledged toolkit for your imagination

The α6600 packs in the features, to deliver what you need for just about any situation you encounter – fast AF, steady image stabilisation and stunning image quality, a high-capacity battery and serious 4K HDR (HLG) movie shooting.

Ultra-fast AF and continuous shooting

Ultra-fast AF and continuous shooting

Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF

Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF

5-axis optical image stabilisation

5-axis optical image stabilisation

Magnificent images

Magnificent images

True-to-life 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording

True-to-life 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording

Powerful, reliable, versatile

Powerful, reliable, versatile

Ultra-fast AF and continuous shooting

[1] Phase-detection AF coverage (425 points)   [2] Contrast-detection AF coverage (425 points)

Reliable and persistent AF

Wide AF area, super-fast AF speed and steady subject tracking

Densely distributed focus points cover around 84% of the image area, and the Fast Hybrid AF system combines the best of phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF to achieve a world-leading 0.02-sec. acquisition speed. When subjects are in motion, AF points densely positioned around the subject are activated for accurate tracking.

4D FOCUS

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Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11fps

Fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11fps

Shoot at up to 11fps with minimal display lag, and 8fps with live view, in bursts of up to 116 shots in JPEG (Standard) at one time. With your settings clearly previewed in the electronic viewfinder, and the virtually real-time display, it will elevate your action shooting to a whole new level.

Silent continuous shooting won't disturb the peace

Silent continuous shooting won't disturb the peace

When the situation calls for absolute quiet, silent shooting with no shutter noise is possible at up to 8fps, even in AF-C mode. Used with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking it dramatically expands your range of shooting options.

Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF

Initiate tracking in an instant

Initiate tracking in an instant 

Initiate Real-time Tracking by half-pressing the shutter, or simply select the subject by touch, to start tracking. You can also assign "Tracking On" to a custom key, and press it to start tracking.

AI-based subject tracking

AI-based subject tracking

The camera's tracking systems rely on unique AI-based subject recognition algorithms. These process spatial information consisting of colour, pattern (brightness), and distance (depth) data, as well as tracking the subject's eye and face, all in real time at high speeds.

 (1) Face [AI]  (2) Eye [AI]  (3) Colour  (4) Pattern  (5) Distance  (6) Subject recognition algorithm (AI)

Real-time Eye AF for human

Real-time Eye AF for human

Even when your portrait subject is on the move, Real-time Eye AF provides continuous, stable eye detection and tracking to keep your scene in focus. It also works when the subject's face is partially hidden, backlit, or facing downwards. 

Real-time Eye AF for animal

Real-time Eye AF for animal

The same eye-detection algorithms that make great portraits of people have been adapted to animals as well, to help you get beautiful pet portraits and wildlife shots.

Right/left eye AF selection by touch

Right/left eye AF selection by touch

Not only can you prioritise the subject's left or right eye in settings, you can even do it with a simple touch to the camera's monitor screen.

Smooth focus transition

Smooth focus transition

Depending on the condition of the subject you're tracking, the focus area will automatically and seamlessly switch between the subject's face and eyes.

Real-time Tracking activation with Touch Tracking

Real-time Tracking activation with Touch Tracking

With the Touch Tracking function you can simply touch the monitor to initiate Real-time Tracking for either stills or movies.

5-axis optical image stabilisation

Pitch and yaw control

Pitch and yaw control

Compensate for angular shake, also known as pitch and yaw shake, especially evident when shooting at longer focal lengths.

Horizontal and vertical axes

Horizontal and vertical axes

Compensate for camera shake in the horizontal and vertical directions, most apparent at high magnifications such as macro shooting.

Roll compensation

Roll compensation

Compensate for roll, or rotational shake, most obvious in hand-held, long-duration movie shooting. 

How optical image stabilisation works

How optical image stabilisation works

The 5-axis in-body optical image stabilisation mechanism used on our acclaimed full-frame cameras has been adapted as the stabilisation unit for the APS-C sensor on the α6600. Relying on a highly accurate gyro sensor, it detects and compensates for camera shake along five different axes, including angular (pitch and yaw), horizontal, vertical and rotational, for stabilisation equivalent to a 5-step faster shutter setting.

Magnificent images

High image quality by design

High image quality by design

Exmor™ APS-C CMOS sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor

The 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor is optimised for highly efficient light collection, a wide sensitivity range and low-noise performance even at high ISO settings. In conjunction with the latest-generation BIONZ X image processing engine, it delivers superb image clarity and outstanding textural reproduction.

Low-noise performance for high ISO sensitivity

Across a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-32000 (expanded to ISO 50-102400), the α6600 delivers excellent low-noise performance for high-quality images even in dimly lit settings.

Low-noise performance for high ISO sensitivity
Improved colour reproduction

Improved colour reproduction

Algorithms inherited from our highly regarded full-frame cameras are responsible for the α6600's faithful colour reproduction. Depiction of human skin tones has been significantly improved, as have the vibrant colours of flowers. Jaggies and false colours are also suppressed. 

True-to-life 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording

Versatile movie-making capabilities

Full-pixel readout with no pixel binning enables high-resolution 4K movie recording, while a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile supports instant HDR delivery. Sophisticated image stabilisation completes the picture. 

Keep the focus on your subject 

Working together, the camera's Fast Hybrid AF system, Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF maintain steady and dependable focus on your subject, so you can enjoy the more creative aspects of movie-making. 

Interval Shooting to create time-lapse movies

The camera's capabilities include built-in Interval Shooting, for time-lapse videos with a selectable shot interval of 1-60 seconds. Resulting images can be combined in high resolution on a PC, and viewed with a simple variable-speed preview function on the camera.

S-Log shooting support

S-Log shooting support

The S-Log3 and S-Log2 Gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300% of Rec.709) to minimise whiteout and blackout and allow a wider scope for colour grading in post-production.

Slow & Quick Motion recording

Slow & Quick Motion recording

You can record movies in slow motion (up to 5x) and quick motion (up to 60x) directly in the camera, or use 120fps Full HD video to create high-quality slow-motion footage in post-production.

Extend your reach with external touch operations

Extend your reach with external touch operations

Convenient touch operations such as Touch Focus and Touch Tracking, that are available on the α6600's monitor, can still be accessed even when external monitors are connected to the camera.

Tell your stories in your own way

Tell your stories in your own way

The α6600 is designed for powerful film-making, so pros and enthusiasts alike can share their stories with the world. The 180°-tiltable display makes self-framing easy for vlogging or challenging shooting angles. Professional audio is also covered with an external mic jack and headphone jack for monitoring. And the improved grip ensures rock-solid, and comfortable, shooting for hours at a time.     

Powerful, reliable, versatile 

High-capacity Z battery supports long-duration shooting

High-capacity Z battery supports long-duration shooting

To support longer shooting sessions, the α6600 comes equipped with the same high-capacity battery introduced with many of our full-frame cameras, while maintaining the camera's slim form.

Dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium-alloy body

Dust-and moisture-resistant magnesium-alloy body

The camera is resistant to dust and moisture, with a top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover constructed from a lightweight but sturdy magnesium alloy.

Customisation features

Customisation features

The camera's 11 buttons can each be assigned to one of 91 different functions, and functions can also be assigned to the control dial and wheel. My Menu lets you register 30 different menu items.

  • Front / Rear
  • Left / Right
Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

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Specifications & Features
The α6600 packs great performance and features in its compact body, with the world's fastest AF speed, broad AF coverage and subject tracking. Five-axis optical image stabilisation ensures stunning image quality for high-resolution 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording and stills, while the high-capacity battery and mic and headphone jacks support your filmmaking.
  • Fast 0.02-sec. AF, with 425 phase-detection AF points

  • Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF, to detect and hold onto moving subjects

  • 5-axis optical image stabilisation for rock-solid shooting

  • 24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor

  • High-resolution 4K HDR (HLG) movie recording, with diverse movie features

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Still images: ISO 100-32000 ((ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 720 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 810 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Type
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Monitor Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
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