α6700

Next generation creativity on the go

The α6700 combines the latest AI technology with Sony’s outstanding α-series image quality in a compact APS-C camera body. Offering enhanced subject recognition, the latest technology for capturing stills and movies and E-mount lens compatibility, the lightweight α6700 is designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere.

Prices starting at:

$1,899.99

Body Only

ILCE-6700

$1,899.99

Body + 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

ILCE-6700L

$1,999.99

Body + 18-135mm Zoom Lens

ILCE-6700M

$2,399.99

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α6700 Photo Gallery
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A window for your world
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Evolving with AI
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Movie performance inherited from the Cinema Line
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Outstanding control and reliability
A window for your world
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APS-C format Exmor R™ back-illuminated CMOS sensor

The advanced Exmor R CMOS image sensor with 26.0 effective megapixels is packed with Sony’s image sensor technologies. It offers extraordinary sensitivity, resolution and dynamic range, thanks to its back-illuminated format, gapless on-chip lenses and AR coating (anti-reflection seal glass).

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BIONZ XR™ processing power for exceptional image quality

With up to eight times more processing power than previous versions, the latest BIONZ XR image processing engine delivers natural gradations and realistic colours with low noise for stills and movies.

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Wide dynamic range for diverse shooting scenarios

The α6700’s standard sensitivity ranges from a low ISO 100 to ISO 32000, and offers a wide dynamic range so that natural gradations can be captured in high-contrast scenes without blown highlights or blocked shadows.

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Consistently accurate exposure and colour

The α6700 offers impressive exposure control. It’s equipped with a new AE algorithm, initially developed for full-frame models, which enables it to accurately detect the skin area of faces and adjust exposure accordingly when shooting stills and movies. It can also maintain realistic colours under a wide range of light sources, from sunlight through to theatre and stadium lighting, and produce more natural skin tones, sky and foliage colours.

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Choose your Creative Look

The Creative Look setting offers greater creative flexibility with added simplicity. It provides 10 presets that can be used as they are or customized via eight adjustable parameters to suit the subject or scene, whether you’re shooting stills, movies or live-streaming. You can easily set the mood ahead of shooting so your images are ready to share immediately.

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5-axis optical image stabilization

Shoot hand-held or in low-light with confidence—the five-axis in-body optical image stabilization system is supported by precision gyro sensors to deliver up to 5-steps of shake compensation. It detects and compensates for various types of camera shake, including angular (pitch/yaw) shake that is more apparent at longer focal lengths or when shooting with slower shutter speeds.

[1] Yaw [2] Roll [3] Pitch

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Precise compensation at the single-pixel level

Through enhanced design and control of key parameters, the α6700 provides precise detection and control right down to the single-pixel level, taking full advantage of the sensor’s 26.0 megapixel resolution to produce images that capture all the finer details.

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Selectable RAW file types and quality

In addition to compressed RAW capture, the α6700 supports lossless compressed RAW capture that provides efficient compression, allowing a greater number of high-quality images to be shot in continuous bursts. A new Light image quality selection that generates less data is provided for JPEG and HEIF images.

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HEIF: High compression with excellent image quality

For the first time in an APS-C camera, the α6700 includes the HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) format with smooth 10-bit gradations for more realistic reproduction of skies and portrait skin tones. The HEIF format also uses advanced compression technology to maintain image quality while significantly reducing file size and saving storage space.

Evolving with AI
Innovative AI processing

The α6700 is equipped with an innovative AI processing unit that greatly enhances its performance, including more accurate recognition for a wider range of subjects.

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Human pose estimation

The α6700 uses subject form data to recognize movement, achieving greatly improved human eye recognition. It also employs learnt human forms and postures to precisely recognize body and head positions, making it possible to lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or with their face partly obscured by a helmet or sunglasses.

Wider subject recognition

In addition to humans and animals, the α6700 now recognizes birds, insects, cars, trains and airplanes, providing even greater flexibility and reliability when shooting both stills and movies. Heads and bodies are recognized in addition to eyes (Real-time Eye AF) for the Human and Animal settings, and now for the Bird setting too, with animal recognition performance more than 40% higher compared to the α6600.

Sample photos of recognizable subjects: leopard, bird, airplane, car, train, butterfly.
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Smarter Real-time Tracking

The upgraded and more reliable AI-based Real-time Tracking makes shooting in a wider range of situations simpler, leaving you free to concentrate on framing and composition. The α6700 can even track people wearing helmets or animals facing away from the camera.

Shooting responsibly when using face registration

The face registration feature involves the use of biometric data. You are responsible for your collection and use of such data, and compliance with applicable local law. For more details, please visit the website below.

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Faster, more precise wide-area AF

The immense processing power and updated algorithms of the new BIONZ XR engine achieve notably improved AF performance, with up to 759 phase detection points, covering approximately 93% of the image area when shooting stills.

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Accurate AF in low EV –3.0 light

The latest AF algorithms achieve high AF precision at light levels as low as EV –3.0 in AF-S mode (ISO 100 equivalent, F2.0 lens). The Focus Priority mode also provides more reliable AF in low light or when using smaller apertures.

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Shoot more than 1,000 images at 11 fps

The α6700’s powerful BIONZ XR processing engine combines with a large buffer memory to boost write speeds to memory cards, so that the camera can shoot more than 1,000 JPEG images, up to 59 compressed RAW images or up to 23 lossless compressed RAW images in continuous high-speed bursts.

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Full-time DMF

When shooting stills with AF-C or AF-S autofocus, the lens's focus ring can be rotated to instantly switch to manual focus mode at any time. This makes it easy to switch focus to a different subject on the fly.

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Focus bracketing to capture the best shot

The α6700 can automatically shoot up to 299 images with sequentially shifted focus points according to intervals and a sequence specified by you. Pick the perfect shot, or post-process multiple shots to achieve creative composites with incredible depth of focus.

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Flicker suppression

Suppress flicker from artificial lighting whether you’re shooting stills or movies. Simply select “Anti-flicker Shoot,” or use “Var. Shutter” to fine-tune shutter speeds to match flicker rates when filming.

Movie performance inherited from the Cinema Line
4K movie recording for stunning quality

The α6700 captures 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) at up to 60p (50p) using Sony’s proprietary 6K oversampling technology. By compressing this expanded detail into the output, it achieves 4K video quality with outstanding definition, even at higher frame rates. The camera also supports high-quality XAVC S-I (All-Intra) and XAVC HS formats with 10-bit 4:2:2 colour sampling.

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High frame rate 4K 120p (100p) recording

High frame rate recording at up to 120p for 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) output makes it possible to capture high-resolution movies in-camera. This expands creative possibilities in post-production by allowing subject motion to be emphasized or transformed into smooth slow motion. S and Q mode also enables recording of slow or quick motion sequences in camera from the outset. 

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Expressive S-Cinetone™

Incorporating the same colour science as the highly regarded CineAlta and Cinema Line, the α6700 includes Sony’s S-Cinetone picture profile as a preset, delivering images with more faithful colour reproduction and natural skin tones.

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S-Log3 gamma curve with 14+ stops of latitude

The S-Log3 gamma curve emphasizes gradation characteristics from shadows to mid-grey (18% grey), achieving up to 14+ stops of latitude for flexible and creative colour editing.

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Real-time Tracking for movies

AI-based Real-time Tracking provides a dramatic improvement in Real-time Tracking performance, automatically recognizing, tracking and focusing on the eyes of a specified subject. In addition to using the Touch Tracking function to initiate tracking, a custom button can be used to temporarily track a selected subject regardless of the subject’s position in the frame and the focus area setting.

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Active Mode for enhanced movie image stabilization

Active Mode provides powerful image stabilization for handheld movie shooting. The α6700 can accurately measure camera shake which is then precisely compensated for optically, providing highly effective stabilization without sacrificing mobility, even when shooting 4K

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Breathing compensation for consistent angle of view

When shooting movies with compatible lenses, automatic breathing compensation uses Clear Image Zoom technology to maintain a consistent angle of view, suppressing changes that may occur due to shifts in focus position. Breathing metadata can also be used in post-production.

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Import user LUT files

See how your footage will look in post-processing while you’re shooting. The α6700 allows you to import a custom LUT (Look Up Table) that can be applied to the camera’s monitor image while recording, providing a preview.

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Movie making made simple

The α6700 is jam packed with features to support movie shooting and production. Its Auto Framing function automatically crops and re-frames the image while using AI to track the subject. Or, for a cinematic touch, the in-camera time-lapse function allows you to create time-lapse videos within the camera itself.

Outstanding control and reliability
Made for your hands

With its compact shape, and lightweight 493 gram body, the α6700 offers remarkable portability and manoeuvrability without compromising image quality. A new grip design provides a solid, even more comfortable hold on the camera, while giving greater control for shooting both stills and movies.

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High-performance electronic viewfinder

A 2.36 million-dot (approx.) XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with approximately 1.07x magnification delivers an exceptional view of your world. With twice the brightness of the α6600 and a wider 33-degree viewing angle, it offers clear, easy viewing while shooting. The finder frame rate can be set to 120 fps—twice the normal rate—for a smooth viewfinder image, with minimum display motion blur when tracking and shooting moving subjects.

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Enhanced shooting flexibility with vari-angle monitor

The α6700 features a large 3.0-type 1.03 million-dot (approx.) touch-panel LCD monitor with a 3:2 aspect ratio and side-opening vari-angle flexibility. This allows greater positioning and framing freedom, giving you plenty of creative options for handheld and gimbal-mounted shooting of stills and movies.

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Intuitive touch control

Just touch the screen to activate key functions, such as selecting a focus point or subject to track or triggering the shutter. Swiping in from the left or right edge of the shooting display reveals touch icons that allow quick changes to the shooting mode and other settings. The function (Fn) menu can also be displayed by a simple swipe-up. During playback, you can easily select and zoom into images through taps and intuitive pinch-out/pinch-in gestures.

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Improved menu structure

Responding to feedback from professional photographers and videographers, the α6700 comes with a new Main Menu structure similar to the latest full-frame α series models. The logical layout provides more efficient access to important shooting parameters, such as frame rate, shutter speed and more. It can be assigned to a custom key for quick access when needed and touch operation means that adjusting key settings has never been faster.

Visualize your world with E-mount lenses
More than 70 E-mount lenses to choose from

Take your pick from a comprehensive range of E-mount lenses from Sony. Our acclaimed line-up includes the full-frame G Master™ series that blends breathtaking resolution with exquisite bokeh and the G Lens™ series that offers excellent image quality and value. Combined with an APS-C body, Sony’s ultra-wide lenses can capture sweeping scenery or large subjects in a single frame, while telephoto lenses, assisted by the 1.5 crop factor of APS-C bodies and teleconverter lenses as needed, make it possible to capture distant subjects with stunning clarity and detail.

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Accessories expand creative horizons

A variety of high-performance compatible microphones can be connected to the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe for direct, noise-free digital audio transfer to the camera. Or choose from a variety of high-output flash units such as the HVL-F60RM2 that support high-speed continuous shooting, giving you even more ways to capture creative imagery.

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Easy and stable smartphone connectivity

Make the most of the α6700’s greatly enhanced connection stability with Sony’s free Creators’ App that enables simple transfers of photos and movies to your smartphone or tablet. Transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched. You can also use your smartphone to control the camera remotely. 

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Stream high-quality live content

Connected to a personal computer or smartphone via USB, the α6700 can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam with advanced AF that makes online meetings and live streaming events even smoother.

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Fast Wi-Fi for PC tethering

Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) allows communication on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands for fast and stable data transfer.

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Creators’ Cloud platform

Creators’ Cloud is a platform that supports creative work from shooting to production by combining advanced Sony camera technology with cloud-based AI. It’s also a place for discovery and collaboration with other creators around the world. Explore web, mobile, and PC-based apps providing efficient solutions that integrate cameras with shooting and production apps and services.

Toward a better future
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Accessible technology on α cameras

Sony’s α cameras are equipped with a number of accessibility features so that as many people as possible can utilize and enjoy our technology. For example, the screen reader function reads text on the menu screens aloud, with volume and reading speed adjustable as needed.

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Sony’s goal: zero environmental footprint

At Sony, we’ve launched the Road to Zero plan to map our path to achieving a zero environmental footprint, with our Green Management 2025 plan defining intermediate targets. We’ve taken measures to reduce the environmental footprint of the α6700 at every stage of its life cycle, from product development through supply chain, production and packaging.

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Packing for the future

Wherever possible, Sony strives to use non-plastic packaging materials that provide ample protection against shock and impact, including plant-based non-woven fabrics for product bags. All of this helps to minimize environmental stress.

Specifications and Features

The α6700 represents a new generation of APS-C camera bodies with a futuristic fusion of AI-based recognition technology, superlative α-series still image quality, plus moviemaking features and performance from Sony’s acclaimed Cinema Line.
  • APS-C format back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with approximately 26.0 effective megapixels

  • Advanced BIONZ XR engine boosts overall processing speed by up to 8x

  • Innovative AI processing unit for enhanced subject recognition, AF and tracking

  • In-body five-axis image stabilization with Active Mode for movieshooting

  • High-level movie performance inherited from the Cinema Line

SENSOR TYPE
APS-C type (23.3 x 15.5 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
ISO SENSITIVITY
Still images: ISO 100–32000 (expandable to ISO 50–102400), AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 550 shots (Viewfinder)/Approx. 570 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
Still images: Approx. 26.0 megapixels max., Movies: Approx. 19.9 megapixels max.
Monitor Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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