Sony Alpha 6700

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    Highlights

    • 26.0 MP APS-C BSI-CMOS Sensor
    • No Optical Low-pass Filter
    • 100 - 32,000 Native ISO
    • 759 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,037k dots Fully Articulated Screen
    • 0.39" 2,359k dots Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • Unlimited Video Recording
    • HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Sony Alpha 6700 was announced in 2023 and is an APS-C (23.3 x 15.5 mm) Mirrorless camera with 26.0 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 32,000 and expands to 50 - 102,800 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.0" screen with 1,037k dots resolution and built-in 0.39" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 2,359k dots resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Sony Alpha 6700 can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution with no recording time limit.


    Here is the Sony Alpha 6xxx series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Sony Alpha 6xxx series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Sony a6700 July
    2023
    26.0 MP
    APS-C
    100 - 32,000 Articulated 3.0"
    1,037k dots
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony a6100 August
    2019
    24.2 MP
    APS-C
    100 - 32,000 Tilting 3.0"
    922k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony a6600 August
    2019
    24.2 MP
    APS-C
    100 - 32,000 Tilting 3.0"
    922k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony a6400 January
    2019
    24.2 MP
    APS-C
    100 - 32,000 Tilting 3.0"
    922k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony a6500 October
    2016
    24.2 MP
    APS-C
    100 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    922k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony a6300 February
    2016
    24.2 MP
    APS-C
    100 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    922k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony a6000 April
    2014
    24.3 MP
    APS-C
    100 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    922k dot

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Sony Alpha 6700 vs Alpha 6100 vs Alpha 6600 vs Alpha 6400 vs Alpha 6500 vs Alpha 6300.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Sony Alpha 6700.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
    •   Insect Tracking Mode
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Digital Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 493 g (1.09 lb / 17.39 oz)
    •   USB Charging
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Short Battery Life - 570 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   Sensor Resolution - 26.0 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
    •   -3 EV Min AF Detection
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,359k dots
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 11.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/160 sec

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Sony Alpha 6700 to its predecessor Alpha 6600 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Sony Alpha 6700 vs Sony Alpha 6600
    Sensor Type BSI-CMOS vs CMOS
    Higher Sensor Resolution 26.0 Megapixel vs 24.2 Megapixel
    More Powerful Processor Bionz XR vs BIONZ X
    Max Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 vs 6000 x 4000
    Lower Min AF Detection -3 EV vs -2 EV
    More Focus Points 759 vs 425
    Vehicle Tracking Mode vs
    Insect Tracking Mode vs
    Digital Image Stabilization vs
    Screen Type Fully Articulated vs Tilting
    Higher Resolution Screen 1,037k dots vs 922k dot
    Lower Min Metering -3 EV vs -2 EV
    Higher USB Speed USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) vs USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
    Wi-Fi Version Wi-Fi 5, MIMO 2x2, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz vs 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
    Lighter 493 g (1.09 lb / 17.39 oz) vs 503 g (1.11 lb / 17.74 oz)
    DOWNGRADES Sony Alpha 6700 vs Sony Alpha 6600
    Shorter Battery Life 570 shots vs 810 shots

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Sony Alpha 6700 vs Alpha 6600.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Sony Alpha 6700 has a 3.0" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 1,037k dots resolution. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Sony Alpha 6700 with Fully Articulated screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in 0.39" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 2,359k dots resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 1.07x (0.71x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    BSI-CMOS Sensor

    Sony Alpha 6700 features a 26.0 megapixel APS-C BSI-CMOS sensor with dimensions of 23.3 x 15.5 mm and a total area of 361.2 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 32,000 and expands to 50 - 102,800 in boosted mode.

    The camera has BSI-CMOS sensor, short for Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor sensor. In traditional CMOS sensors, the wiring and circuitry are located on the front side of the sensor, which can block some of the incoming light. BSI technology flips this design by placing the photosensitive elements (pixels) on the backside of the sensor, allowing more light to reach the pixels. This significantly enhances light sensitivity and improves low-light performance. BSI-CMOS sensors are particularly effective in low-light conditions, as they can capture more light, resulting in brighter and less noisy images. This makes them well-suited for indoor and night photography. BSI-CMOS sensors deliver a higher SNR and reduced cross-talk.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Sony Alpha 6700's APS-C sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.3 x 15.5 mm361.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with Bionz XR processor and can take pictures up to 6192 x 4128 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Sony Alpha 6700 has Sony E lens mount. Due to APS-C sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 1.5x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.5.


    No Low-Pass Filter

    There is no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing filter, in front of the sensor. This results in a slightly sharper image but may also introduce moiré patterns and aliasing artifacts when photographing subjects with fine, repetitive patterns or details.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 5 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Sony Alpha 6700.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, MIMO 2x2, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Sony Alpha 6700 has a USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Sony Alpha 6700 comes with NP-FZ1000 battery pack with battery life of 570 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Sony Alpha 6700 has Mechanical Focal Plane shutter and Electronic shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 11.0 fps.


    Focusing

    Sony Alpha 6700 has Fast Hybrid AF (Phase-detection / Contrast-detection) system with 759 focusing points and from -3 to +20 EV detection range. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces and additional eye detection further locks the focus on one of the eyes and tracks it down during the motion.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from -3 to +20 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Sony Alpha 6700 has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Shoe Mount or Wireless connection. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/160 sec. Flash compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV with 1/3 or 1/2 EV step increments.

    Physical Parameters

    Sony Alpha 6700 has dimensions of 122 x 69 x 64 mm (4.8 x 2.72 x 2.52"). It weighs 493 g (1.09 lb / 17.39 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    122 mm (4.8")

    69 mm (2.72")

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    69 mm (2.72")

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    64 mm (2.52")

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    Sony Alpha 6700 dimensions

    Sony Alpha 6700 for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Sony Alpha 6700 is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    82

    Sony Alpha 6700 gets a score of 82 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    79

    Sony Alpha 6700 gets a score of 79 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,359k dots
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 11.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 570 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Sony Alpha 6700 gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Insect Tracking Mode
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,359k dots
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 11.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 570 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Sony Alpha 6700 gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/160 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    90

    Sony Alpha 6700 gets a score of 90 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 493 g (1.09 lb / 17.39 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    89

    Sony Alpha 6700 gets a score of 89 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 493 g (1.09 lb / 17.39 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 570 shots

    Sony Alpha 6700 Evaluation

    We evaluate Sony Alpha 6700 and give score of 83 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    83

    Sensor

    GOOD
    73

    We give Sony Alpha 6700 a score of 73 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Sensor Resolution - 26.0 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   32,000 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    79

    We give Sony Alpha 6700 a score of 79 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 11.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/160 sec

    Video

    EXCELLENT
    86

    We give Sony Alpha 6700 a score of 86 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    94

    We give Sony Alpha 6700 a score of 94 for Focusing parameters.

    •   -3 EV Min AF Detection
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
    •   Insect Tracking Mode

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    86

    We give Sony Alpha 6700 a score of 86 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,037k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,359k dots

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Sony Alpha 6700 a score of 96 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    AVERAGE
    69

    We give Sony Alpha 6700 a score of 69 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 493 g (1.09 lb / 17.39 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 570 shots


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