Sony a6700 Gets 88% Overall Score and Gold Award at DPReview

DPReview published the Sony a6700 mirrorless camera review and test results: the new Sony a6700 achieves an excellent 88% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Sony a6700 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
  • 5-Axis Pixel-Level Image Stabilization
  • Real-Time Tracking AF for Stills & Video
  • 759-Point Phase Detection, 93% Coverage
  • S-Log3, S-Gamut3, S-Cinetone, User LUTs
  • Internal Mic + Inputs, USB Streaming
  • 3″ 1.03m-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Touchscreen

What we like

  • Excellent Image quality with attractive JPEGs and plenty of Raw dynamic range
  • Front and rear control dials
  • Best-in-class AF performance for stills and video, including face and eye detect
  • Reliable subject-specific AF modes for both stills and video
  • Effective in-body image stabilization for slow-motion stills and handheld video
  • Fully articulating touchscreen for selfies
  • 11 fps shutter with deep buffer
  • Oversampled 4K up to 60p and cropped 120p option
  • Video Auto Frame feature for vlogging
  • Upgraded menus are easier to navigate
  • Well-built with ‘sealed’ design
  • Well-implemented touch interface
  • Decent battery life

What we don’t

  • Somewhat chunky, utilitarian design
  • No AF joystick
  • 2.36M-dot EVF is underwhelming for the price
  • Single SD card slot
  • Sheer number of features make optimizing setup difficult
  • No option for portrait-orientation grip
  • Some features require multiple settings changes

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Sony a6700 is a well-rounded, camera that’s as well-suited for portraiture and landscape photography as it is for travel vlogging and filmmaking. Image quality, video capability, and autofocus are all top-notch, better than or on par with the best. The ergonomics and menus are well thought-out and there’s no shortage of lenses to choose from. Whether starting out, moving to mirrorless, or upgrading, the a6700 is a solid choice.

Sony a6700 body: $1,399 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6700 with 16-50mm Lens: $1,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6700 with 18-135mm Lens: $1,799 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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