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Sony a6700 Mirrorless Camera

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Sony a6700 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 26MP Exmor R APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ XR Image Processor
  • UHD 4K 120p / FHD 240p / 10-Bit 4:2:2
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
A compact synthesis of Sony's Cinema Line innovations, α-series still-image rendering quality, and advancements in AI-based recognition technology, the a6700 Mirrorless Camera puts powerful and versatile imaging capabilities into the hands of ambitious content creators. Powered-up by its combo of the latest 26.0MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and the BIONZ XR processor, the camera nevertheless weighs less than its predecessor, resulting in a mobile workhorse capable of an unstrained 11 fps continuous stills capture or stress-free UHD 4K video oversampled from a 6K resolution, making it a formidable multi-tool for the multi-hyphenate creative.
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Sony A6700 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 326.0MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ XR Processor
  • 4Cinematic Video in UHD 4K
  • 5AI-Powered Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • 6Advanced Rendering
  • 7Body Design and Connectivity
By B&H Photo's
The Multi-Tool for the Multi-Hyphenate
A compact synthesis of Sony's Cinema Line innovations, α-series still-image rendering quality, and advancements in AI-based recognition technology, the a6700 Mirrorless Camera puts powerful and versatile imaging capabilities into the hands of ambitious content creators. Powered-up by its combo of the latest 26.0MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and the BIONZ XR processor, the camera nevertheless weighs less than its predecessor, resulting in a mobile workhorse capable of an unstrained 11 fps continuous stills capture or stress-free UHD 4K video oversampled from a 6K resolution, making it a formidable multi-tool for the multi-hyphenate creative.
26.0MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ XR Processor
The Sony a6700's advanced imaging system is powered by the 26MP APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor, a combination introduced in the FX30 Digital Cinema Camera that is capable of 10-bit UHD 4K imagery at up to 120 fps or a top continuous shooting rate of 11 fps with AF and AE and up to 59 compressed raw still images in bursts. The introduction of the back-illuminated structure to the camera's sensor gives it a higher resolution without sacrificing sensitivity. With an ISO range of 100-32000 that's expandable to ISO50-102400 when shooting stills, the camera boasts low-light performance with minimal noise and more than 14 stops of dynamic range.
Cinematic Video in UHD 4K
Along with its powerful sensor and processor, the Sony a6700 brings a strong suite of professional video features from its Cinema Line series to everyday content creators and aspiring filmmakers.
  • Full pixel readout from the 6K sensor creates high-quality UHD 4K video, with approximately 2.4x the data required for 4K video, minimizing moiré and aliasing.
  • UHD 4K recording is possible with frame rates up to 120p and full HD recording up to 240p, using full 1:1 pixel readout without binning.
  • Record in 10-bit 4:2:2 using advanced XAVC HS and XAVC S-I formats for consistent performance and quality at bitrates up to 600 Mb/s.
  • Record for more than two hours in 4K 30p, or more than 40 minutes at 4K 60p on a 128GB card.
  • Slow & Quick (S&Q) mode allows shooters to capture 4K video at specified steps between 1-120 fps and Full HD between 1-240 fps, depending on the format. These settings will allow you to slow down action as well as speed up a slow-moving scene.
  • S-Cinetone can be used to deliver distinct colors and healthy-looking skin tone rendering that is based on technology from the professional Cinema Line cameras, such as the VENICE. This color profile offers natural mid-tones, soft colors, and especially well-controlled highlights.
  • The S-Log3 and S-Gamut3.Cine Gamma Curves allow for more than 14 stops of dynamic range and for increased post-production flexibility, including matching video from other Sony Cinema Line cameras.
  • Creative Looks can be baked into the recorded footage to create a specific mood during recording and minimize the need for editing.
  • User-created LUTs and presets can be set for accurately monitoring footage or previewing a specific look during shooting and can be applied to the camera's monitor, EVF, or HDMI output.
  • The camera supports instant time-lapse settings with framerate, recording, light, and interval customization.
AI-Powered Autofocus and Image Stabilization
The Sony a6700's AI Processing Unit brings a host of enhanced capabilities to the camera's autofocus and image stabilization systems, ensuring smooth handling and clarity no matter the shooting conditions. The camera's 759 phase detection points in stills mode and 495 points in video mode, covering 93% of the image area, are enhanced with AI-powered subject recognition performance and real-time tracking. Other autofocus features include focus bracketing in up to 299 images with sequentially-shifted focus points, focus accuracy in low light down to EV -3.0, focus breathing compensation, autofocus assist, focus mapping, and focus peaking during autofocus.
Vlog-Friendly AI-Enhanced Framing
Additionally, the AI Processing Unit recognizes and tracks subjects when recording video, seamlessly auto-cropping to maintain the subject in a prominent position in the frame and lending ease to otherwise difficult camerawork. This tracking can be custom located within the frame and adjusted for speed and sensitivity, all at the touch of a finger.
Image Stabilization
The camera's pixel-level 5-axis optical image stabilization system, which compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video, is algorithmically optimized for precision detection and control down to a single pixel. The AI Processing Unit also improves communication between the body and the lens, providing more stable framing before shooting. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.
Advanced Rendering
For stills-shooters, the a6700 offers a wide range of color renderings and compressions for optimal image quality and storage management, led by the introduction of the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format, available here in 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 options. Users also have the choice between Compressed and Lossless Compressed options when shooting raw. The AI Processing Unit also helps to achieve better exposure results in Auto mode, achieving a 20% increase in reliability over the a6600 according to manufacturer testing, with applicable algorithmic adjustments made for skin tone, backlit situations, and white balance. The same Creative Looks presets available in video are also available when shooting stills, allowing additionally for user-defined configurations with eight adjustable parameters. For optimal viewing of stills when tethered to select monitors and televisions, the a6700 now offers a stills-designed Hybrid Log-Gamma mode that delivers accurate dynamic range in 10-bit HEIF format.
Body Design and Connectivity
  • The introduction of a front command dial puts an added level of control and speed at the tip of your forefinger and ensures that you won't be all thumbs at the moment of peak action.
  • Use the camera's USB output function with UVC/UAC control via a computer for streaming applications and broadcasts with 4K video at 15 or 30 fps or full HD at 30 or 60 fps.
  • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi allows communication on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites.
  • The camera can connect to the Creators' Cloud central cloud platform using the Creators app for sharing and storing media, editing in the cloud, and collaboration tools. The phone can also be used as a camera remote and to monitor battery power and storage levels.
  • Integrated 3.5mm headphone and microphone ports afford greater control over audio during video recording. The Multi-Interface Shoe also functions as a digital audio interface.
  • The XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a bright, high-resolution, 1.07x magnification means for eye-level monitoring and sports and a dedicated 120 fps mode for smoother viewing when tracking moving subjects.
  • The side-opening, vari-angle 3.0" 1.03m-dot LCD touchscreen works from high, low, and front-facing angles.
  • Accepts the high-capacity Z battery rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which provides approximately 570 stills/120 minutes of video recording per charge when using the LCD screen.
  • In addition to the battery, the a6700 can also be powered via a USB connection to a computer or mobile battery. This connection can also be used to charge the battery.
  • Robust magnesium alloy body offers a durable profile and incorporates dust and moisture seals to protect against harsh environments.
  • A new grip design enhances handling and stability for long shooting sessions and facilitates access to the main control buttons and dials.

Sony A6700 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 27 Megapixel
Effective: 26 Megapixel (6192 x 4128)
Image Sensor
23.3 x 15.5 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Video
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps at 26 MP for up to 59 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/50/59.94/100/120 fps [50 to 280 Mb/s]
XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/50/59.94/100/120 fps [30 to 200 Mb/s]
XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 280 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [60 to 200 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1 x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1 x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1 x USB-C (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 550 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 27 Megapixel
Effective: 26 Megapixel (6192 x 4128)
Image Sensor
23.3 x 15.5 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor
1.5x
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Video
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
White Balance
2500 to 9900K
Presets: ATW, AWB, Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps at 26 MP for up to 59 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 Raw
26 MP (6192 x 4128)
4:3 Raw
23 MP (5504 x 4128)
16:9 Raw
22 MP (6192 x 3480)
1:1 Raw
17 MP (4128 x 4128)
3:2 JPEG
26 MP (6192 x 4128)
13 MP (4384 x 2920)
6.4 MP (3104 x 2064)
4:3 JPEG
23 MP (5504 x 4128)
11 MP (3888 x 2920)
5.7 MP (2752 x 2064)
16:9 JPEG
22 MP (6192 x 3480)
11 MP (4384 x 2464)
5.4 MP (3104 x 1744)
1:1 JPEG
17 MP (4128 x 4128)
8.5 MP (2912 x 2912)
4.3 MP (2064 x 2064)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/50/59.94/100/120 fps [50 to 280 Mb/s]
XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/50/59.94/100/120 fps [30 to 200 Mb/s]
XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 280 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [60 to 200 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
Recording Limit
No
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
XAVC: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1 x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1 x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1 x USB-C (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Creators' App
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Remote Control
*As of July, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,030,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.39"
Resolution
2,359,296 Dot
Eye Point
22 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 1.07x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Photo
Phase Detection: 759
Video
Phase Detection: 495
Autofocus Sensitivity
-3 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Maximum Sync Speed
1/160 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount, Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C
General
Battery Type
1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 550 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.8 x 2.7 x 3" / 122 x 69 x 75.1 mm
Weight
1.1 lb / 493 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
0.9 lb / 411 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.585 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6 x 5.1 x 4.9"

Sony A6700 Reviews

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Anyone know if the panorama option came back?

Anyone know if the panorama option came back?
Asked by: jack
The a6700 Owners Manual has absolutely no mention of a "panoramic sweep" mode. On-line searches of the Manual for "panoramic" return nothing. Staff member Dan, can you please tell us where this mode is listed?
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2023-08-31

Does this have external recording capabilities?

Does this have external recording capabilities?
Asked by: Matthew
Yes, you can use an external video recorder through micro HDMI ports.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2023-07-12

I tried to insert D-M-Y but whenever I remove the ...

I tried to insert D-M-Y but whenever I remove the battery, I have to restart the process. Any possible solution for that?
Asked by: Vitor
If the date and time setting is canceled halfway, the setting screen for the date and time appears every time you turn on the camera. The built-in clock of the camera may exhibit time errors. Adjust the time at regular intervals. See page 86 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/1033189.pdf This camera has an internal rechargeable backup battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is turned on or off, or whether the battery pack is charged or discharged. To charge the internal backup battery, insert a charged battery pack into the camera, and leave the product for 24 hours or more with the power turned off. If the clock resets every time the battery pack is charged, the internal rechargeable backup battery may be worn out. Consult your service facility. For further details see page 86 of the manual here... https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/1033189.pdf
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2023-08-15

Does the camera have Bluetooth and if so, what ...

Does the camera have Bluetooth and if so, what version?
Asked by: Phillip
The Sony a6700 Mirrorless Camera has Bluetooth 4.1.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-07-12

Does the camera display a histogram for photos? A ...

Does the camera display a histogram for photos? A waveform for video? Thanks!
Asked by: Edward
The A6700 has a histogram but it does not have a waveform.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-07-26

Does the A6700 have wired or wireless tethering? ...

Does the A6700 have wired or wireless tethering? (automatic image file backup to smartphone or tablet via USB, BT, or WiTi)
Asked by: Scott
The A6700 has both. Wired Tethering is available if you download Imaging Edge Desktop on your computer. For wireless options, you'll need the Creators' App from Sony. When you use the app to shoot, it will automatically save the photos in your phone's photo app or you can download them whenever you wish to.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2023-10-22

Does the a6700 have clear image zoom?

Does the a6700 have clear image zoom?
Asked by: Tim
Yes, the Sony a6700 Mirrorless Camera does have clear image zoom.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-07-20

Im looking for a great lens for this camera. Im ...

Im looking for a great lens for this camera. Im looking for an affordable, great low apature lens for video and photo?
Asked by: Tobin
I would recommend the Samyang 45mm 1.8 Full-Frame Auto-Focusing prime. For three hundred bucks (cheaper on sale or used), this lens for me is a bread-and-butter. On the A6700 it is the equivalent of about 70mm, almost perfect for most walk-around situations. And, if you ever pick up a full-frame camera, you will have a great focal length that fills most full-frame 35mm and 50mm needs without having to repurchase another lens.
Answered by: Leslie
Date published: 2023-11-20
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