Sony Launches Alpha 6700 Flagship APS-C Mirrorless Camera with 26-Megapixel Sensor

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Sony Electronics has announced that the α6700 (Alpha 6700) will be available for purchase at authorized dealers this year starting at $1,399.99 USD/$1,899.99 CAN. This is a new flagship APS-C mirrorless camera from the company that features a 26-megapixel sensor for capturing high-quality images, as well as 5-axis optical image stabilization and video recording at up to 4K/120p, including 4K/60p with 6K oversampling. Users will also find support for the ECM-M1, the world’s first shotgun microphone with eight dial-selectable audio recording models.

“With the release of the α6700, Sony continues its commitment to elevate the abilities of creators everywhere and at every level by empowering them with state-of-the-art tools that enable their creativity to relentlessly move forward,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “Sony will continue to expand its APS-C line-up to cater to and support image production activities of a diverse array of creators.”

Sony Alpha 6700 APS-C Interchangeable Lens Hybrid Camera Features

  • 26.0MP APS-C format Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ XR processing power for exceptional image quality
  • Dedicated AI Processor and Real-time Recognition for accurate subject tracking
  • 4K/60p 6K oversampled 4:2:2 10-bit recording with Long GOP or All Intra formats
  • High frame rate 4K/120p (100p) recording
  • 5-axis in-body optical image stabilization with up to 5-steps of compensation
  • Precise anti-shake compensation at the single-pixel level
  • Wide dynamic range and high sensitivity for diverse shooting scenarios
  • Consistently accurate exposure and color with new AE algorithm
  • Selectable RAW file types and JPEG Light quality setting
  • Faster, more precise AF with 759 phase detection AF points, 93% coverage
  • Smarter AI based Real-time Tracking
  • Innovative AI processing with Human pose estimation
  • Real-time Recognition AF for wider range of subjects
  • Shoot more than 1000 JPEG images at 11 fps
  • Full-time Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • Focus bracketing to create incredible depth of focus
  • Flicker suppression from artificial lighting for stills and movies
  • S-Log3 gamma curve with 14+ stops of latitude and S-Cinetone
  • Flexible ISO Log shooting mode for greater exposure setting freedom
  • Picture Profile supports imported LUT files for monitoring and recording
  • AI based Real-time Tracking for movies
  • Active Mode for enhanced movie image stabilization
  • Breathing compensation for consistent angle of view23 with movies
  • Ai-based Auto Framing automatically adjusts framing to highlight your subject
  • In-camera Time-lapse creation to capture unforgettable moments
  • Focus Map and Peaking display for shooting video
  • Compact, lightweight camera made for your hands
  • High-performance eye-level electronic viewfinder
  • Enhanced shooting flexibility with vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Easy to use, intuitive touch operations on LCD panel
  • Improved menu structure for quick access to frequently used menu items
  • More than 70 E-mount lenses to choose from
  • Multi Interface (MI) shoe with digital audio interface for optional accessories
  • USB PD (Power Delivery) supports fast charging
  • Easy and stable smartphone connectivity with Sony’s Creators’ App
  • Stream high-quality live content via UVC/UAC w/internal recording
  • Fast Wi-Fi for PC tethering
  • Durable hardware for tough working environments
  • Creators’ Cloud platform
  • Accessible technology on Alpha cameras
  • Sony’s goal: zero environmental footprint
  • Environment-friendly packaging and non-plastic materials

Combining an APS-C back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor boasting 26 effective megapixels with the speed and power of Sony’s advanced BIONZ XR processing engine, the α6700 achieves exceptional imaging performance while maintaining a compact and lightweight design.

The camera supports high-resolution 4K video recording at up to 120fps, a wide latitude of 14+ stops for capturing details in harsh or under-lit conditions and features the S-Cinetone picture profile found in Sony’s professional Cinema Line for refined movie imagery that doesn’t require color grading, and it delivers stunning representation of human skin tones. For videographers and vloggers, Sony simultaneously releases the ECM-M1 shotgun microphone, capable of high-quality sound with eight sound pickup modes including stereo.

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