Lok: Sony a6100 Hands-on Review

The Sony a6100 closes the gap between Sony’s entry-level mirrorless APS-C cameras and their higher-end cameras like the a6600 that was just announced alongside it. Many have been impressed by the value it offers and Lok is no different. Below are excerpts from his review:

  • Can’t talk about how great real-time tracking is too much
  • Real-time tracking makes Sony cameras feel like a new system if you haven’t used it before
  • In fact, real-tracking changes the way you shoot
  • When a camera has such great AF-C you rarely have to worry about missing your subject
  • Lok loves the automation
  • a6100 is cheaper than the a6600 because of lack of IBIS
  • Obviously very plastic body
  • The a6100 should survive all but the most extreme conditions
  • a6100 dials are less clicky than other Sony cameras
  • Less customizable buttons
  • The record button is particularly bad on the a6100
  • No picture profiles for video
  • No electronic leveling display
  • No eye detect in video but it has face detect
  • PDAF is very good even without eye-tracking
  • Better grip than in the past
  • It does have a headphone jack to monitor
  • Strong rolling shutter effect
  • Stabilized lenses on the a6100 are almost as good as IBIS in the a6600
  • The a6100 and a6600 are very similar so unless you want IBIS or can’t stand a very plastic body get the a6100

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Sony a6600: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a6100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
E 16-55mm F2.8 G: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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