Is there a Sony a6700 mirrorless camera coming in 2018?

If Sony keeps that release pattern, a new APS-C mirrorless camera (or two) is expected to be announced in 2018. As it has been the case for the past few years, reliable Sony alpha rumors are really hard to come across, but there are some references online about a potential new Sony a6700 model with the following specs:

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The model before that (Sony a5100) was announced in August 2014 (the Sony a6000 was introduced in February 2014). The last Sony a6500 model was announced back in October 2016 and the Sony a6300 was announced in February 2016. If Sony keeps that release pattern, a new APS-C mirrorless camera (or two) is expected to be announced in 2018. As it has been the case for the past few years, reliable Sony alpha rumors are really hard to come across, but there are some references online about a potential new Sony a6700 model with the following specs:

Is there a Sony a6700 mirrorless camera coming in 2018?
Is there a Sony a6700 mirrorless camera coming in 2018?

Is there a Sony a6700 mirrorless camera coming in 2018?

  • Better AF, like accuracy and sensitivity
  • Raw-2-jpeg processing in camera
  • Flash sync 1/250s
  • Two memory card slots, with UHS-II support (at least one)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Adjustable touchscreen LCD screen
  • Faster startup time, overall faster performance
  • Double exposure
  • Improved IBIS
  • 1/8000s shutter
  • Improved silent electronic shutter
  • A better stabilizer
  • Faster fps rate
  • Built-in intervalometer

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15 Comments on "Is there a Sony a6700 mirrorless camera coming in 2018?"

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tyger11
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This is a pretty ridiculous list, but the thing that bugged me right off is in that first photo – an upward tilting screen. That would be blocked by anything in the hot shoe. A downward tilting screen as some other cameras have would be blocked by anything attached to the tripod mount. Thus the only correct way is to make it flip out to the side. It’s not rocket science.

ST701
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Give me a full frame sensor in a rangefinder body. Crop mode when used with smaller, lighter APS-C lenses. FF mode with FE lenses.

As to tilting viewfinder for shooting from the waist, did you ever try your current viewfinder at 20 inches from your eyeball?

joefresco
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Reduce rolling shutter drastically or eliminate entirely.
Eliminate overheating.
Cross-type PDAF.
Improve video codec.
Improve IS.

That’s really all Sony has to do for me, and even those last two are just gravy. If they do that, they can stay at $1400, and I’m in.

Karsten Meyer
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I hate these fully articulating displays Canon and Panasonig are building into their cameras. It takes too much time to open them. I like much more the ones from Sony, which are open with the tip of a finger.
BTW: I just got a Canon G3 X, which has the Sony type of display. Nice, very nice.

Tapper
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Sony’s APSC bodies are already very good. What they need are really good lenses that match them.

abyssal
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Yeah make some affordable f/1 primes and f/2 zoom lenses lol.. not going to happen, complex lenses like that would cost about the same as high end FF lenses and their size would be similar too.

And using the same body design with even more buttons and dials would make it even less ergonomic to use. A camera with all these high end specs needs a newly designed body, a body similar to the GH5 makes a lot more sense; room for bigger battery, spacious control layout, better heat dissipation, better balance with bigger lenses.

Andrew Martin
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I’ve been a fan of the Sony rangefinder style form-factor since I originally got my nex-6. That said, I do like the idea of a bigger form-factor pro aps-c body, but call it the a7000, or a600. It seems like Sony has always been naming-challenged: not giving themselves the room to grow lines without rebranding and being totally inconsistent across lines. The a7 series has mark I, II, III, etc but the a6xxx has just been jumping numbers. It’s messy. And I’ll say it again, I still want ultra compact bodies with good manual controls (e.g. Panasonic gm5)

Jonathan
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“And call me crazy, but I think the A6700 will…”
Ummm… call ME crazy, but I don’t think a camera named A6700 will come into existence. There are already 3 APSC cameras in the A6XXX line. I doubt a 4th is coming.
It will be interesting to see what they name the A6XXX successors, though. A6000 II? A6300 II? A6500 II? Anything else takes too long to say and just looks weird (A6310, for instance).

klaxion99
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I hope the next “a6700” has 4k at 60fps since that feature is currently missing on my A7rIII, and I currently use the a6500 as backup camera and video camera. Would be a nice upgrade.

It would also be nice to see the APS-C format in a bigger body with all of the features of the A7rIII. My only worry is that if they rename it an “A6” and give it the bigger body and features, the price would also go up significantly as well.

I don’t want to buy an APS-C “A6” that is north of $2,000.00 USD.

Andy Pandy
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I suspect this is a spoof rumour or someone’s wishlist. At some point in 2018 I expect the A6700 will be announced and I predict the aps-c sensor will be at least 28mp or perhaps even as high as 36mp. I don’t believe there will be an improvement in DR other than when pixel shift is used. It’s logical for the A6700 to get pixel shift along with improved IBIS & evf, price of course will be greater than the A6500.

Trek of Joy Dot Com
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The a6500 is too cramped and controls are clunky. Please put the aps-c sensor in the a7r3 body. I’ll buy two. Immediately.

Pancanikonpus
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36 months ago, sony intentional leak rumor to convince you hold your budget and wait to buy sony newly launch mirrorless system.
and now sony dominated mirrorless segment, no more intentional leak, you buy first and buy again if you loves sony newer products lol…

animalsbybarry
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The most logical pixel count for a new APSC high end camera would be about 36ish so it could also have 8k video One feature I would like to see is to allow high shutter speed on the video an providing software to extract individual frames for high res still pictures ( perhaps even a 30 fps full sensor video mode too I realize that these features may not appeal to those that are only concerned with video and want a longer shutter speed, but with these firmware features built in the camera would be ideal for capturing high speed… Read more »
Keith Meinhold
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I would prefer it the other way around, a full frame sensor in the a6500 body. Perhaps only allowing size increase to fit the FZ100 to satisfy photographers that have batter draining technique. Then again I’m hoping for an RX100 based competitor to the Panasonic ZS100.

3-13-18
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How about a 5700. Keep the small form factor of the 5100, just add a Silent Shutter, a Stereo Mic Input, IBIS and of course stop the overheating problem. Keep the price reasonable and you get a lot of new Sony fans.