Sony Electronics has just announced the highly anticipated release of its latest innovation in mirrorless cameras, the α6700. This new APS-C camera combines the exceptional imaging capabilities of Sony’s full-frame Alpha™ and Cinema Line series with the compact and lightweight design of the α6000 series. With cutting-edge features and advanced technology, the α6700 is set to revolutionize the world of photography and videography.
Unmatched Imaging Performance in a Compact Package
The α6700 boasts a powerful combination of a 26-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS image sensor and Sony’s state-of-the-art BIONZ XR® processing engine. This dynamic duo delivers outstanding imaging performance while maintaining the camera’s compact and lightweight form factor. With a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 32000, both stills and videos can be captured with high sensitivity and low noise, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Cinematic Video Capabilities
Videographers and filmmakers will be delighted with the α6700’s video capabilities. It supports high-resolution 4K video recording at up to 120fps, allowing for stunningly smooth and detailed footage. The camera offers an impressive latitude of 14+ stops, ensuring that even in harsh or poorly lit environments, every detail is captured with exceptional clarity. The inclusion of Sony’s S-Cinetone™ picture profile, previously found only in their professional Cinema Line, adds a touch of cinematic magic to your videos, eliminating the need for extensive color grading.
AI-Powered Subject Recognition
The α6700 features an AI processing unit inherited from the acclaimed α7R V, enabling highly accurate “Real-Time Recognition AF” autofocus. This advanced system goes beyond human and animal recognition and accurately identifies various subjects such as birds, insects, cars, trains, and airplanes. Whether you’re photographing wildlife or capturing fast-moving sports action, the α6700 ensures you never miss a crucial moment.
Superior Audio Quality with ECM-M1 Shotgun Microphone
For videographers and vloggers who value excellent sound quality, Sony has simultaneously released the ECM-M1 shotgun microphone. This world’s first shotgun microphone offers eight sound pickup modes, including stereo, allowing for versatile audio recording. Its ultra-directional mode captures targeted sound while effectively suppressing ambient noise, making it ideal for interviews and selfie-oriented scenarios. The microphone seamlessly connects to the α6700 via the Multi Interface Shoe, providing direct digital audio transmission and eliminating the need for additional cables or batteries.
Enhanced Mobility and Connectivity
Designed with mobility and ease of use in mind, the α6700 features a compact design and a user-friendly vari-angle LCD monitor. Its touch-operable menu simplifies navigation and customization. Additionally, the camera incorporates optical 5-axis in-body image stabilization, ensuring steady shots in both stills and videos. With connectivity options such as the Creators’ App for seamless cloud uploads and the upcoming Camera Remote SDK for remote operation, Sony empowers creators with enhanced mobility and connectivity options.
Environmental Consciousness and Accessibility
The camera body incorporates recycled materials, reducing its environmental impact while maintaining its functionality. Furthermore, the inclusion of the Screen Reader function makes the camera accessible to a wide range of creators by reading menus and video playback screens aloud.
Pricing and Availability
The α6700 will be available in 2023 at authorized Sony dealers. The camera will be offered in three configurations: camera-only, “L” kit with PZ1650 lens, and “M” kit with 18135 lens. The prices for the α6700 range from $1399.99 USD to $2399.99 CAN, depending on the kit.
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