It appears like Sony is making ready to launch its long-awaited Sony A6700 digicam for photographers – and new specs rumors recommend it might quickly be among the best cameras for rookies.
In keeping with the dependable Sony Alpha Rumors (opens in new tab), the Sony A6700 will mix the 26MP APS-C sensor seen on the pro-friendly Sony FX30 video digicam with the AI-powered autofocus options discovered on the current Sony ZV-E1.
Whereas the FX30 and ZV-E1 are each video-focused cameras, Sony’s Alpha vary has historically been designed extra for photographers – and the A6000 collection has been its extra reasonably priced assortment for hobbyists.
Different rumored A6700 specs, which Sony Alpha Rumors says it is “90% positive” about, embrace seven stops of in-body picture stabilization (which is helpful for handheld capturing) and the flexibility to shoot 4K/120p sluggish movement video (albeit with a small 1.19x crop).
Whereas the design apparently will not be a radical change from 2019’s Sony A6600, there might be just a few adjustments. These seemingly embrace a grip that’s “redesigned and extra ergonomic” and a brand new scroll wheel beneath the shutter button on the entrance, which is historically used to manage aperture.
In much less excellent news, Sony Alpha Rumors additionally claims that the A6700 will probably be “about 3mm deeper and 4mm taller” than the A6600. Nonetheless, given Sony’s Alpha cameras are notoriously compact, this could nonetheless make the A6700 fairly small for an interchangeable lens digicam. The present A6600, for instance, is underneath 70mm tall and weighs simply over 500g with a battery.
So in case you’re out there for a brand new journey or household digicam, and are not positive what to do now that the very best DSLRs are now not being changed, it might nicely be value holding on a few months for the rumored A6700. Sony Alpha Rumors claims it’s going to be introduced on the “starting of July”, forward of a full launch in August.
Evaluation: The A6700 has the makings of a giant vendor
These rumored A6700 specs recommend it will not essentially be the most affordable mirrorless digicam round and can probably be the pricier than rivals just like the Canon EOS R10, which prices solely $979 / £899 / AU$1,499 (physique solely).
However the A6700’s potential mixture of Sony’s newest AI-powered autofocus, in-body picture stabilization, and the large vary of reasonably priced E-mount lenses might make it value paying just a little further for.
As we present in our Sony ZV-E1 evaluate, Sony’s newest autofocus is extremely good, sticky, and helpful. Whereas its powers are largely aimed toward video on ZV-E1, those self same algorithms may be very useful for newbie photographers who wish to give attention to refining their composition expertise.
Just like the Canon EOS R10, the A6700 ought to lastly fill a spot in Sony’s digicam lineup for individuals who merely need to snap their households, holidays, or day-to-day lives with smartphone-beating high quality.
And given Sony has a giant benefit over Canon relating to third-party lenses, this could all make the A6700 a very fashionable new mannequin for non-professionals – if the worth is true.