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α6100 | APS-C Camera with Fast AF
Capture your world, share your vision
Capture special moments and portraits to remember and share. Thanks to stunning image quality and speed based on technology developed for our full-frame models, you can leave the hard work to the camera. The α6100 ensures you'll never miss an instant.
- 24.2MP Exmor CMOS Sensor
- 11 fps Continuous Shooting
- ISO 100-32000 Sensitivity
- Persistent tracking at high speed
- Uncompromising image quality
- Expressive movie-making for anyone
- Choose your own shooting style
Persistent Tracking at High Speed
Follow your subject with reliable precision
Keeping active subjects in constant, steady focus is absolutely vital to capturing every important moment, whether you're covering a sporting event or documenting everyday life. Sony's sophisticated AI-based subject-tracking algorithms won't let you down, processing massive volumes of spatial data at high speed and in real time.
Autofocus you can rely on
Wide AF area, super-fast acquisition speed and persistent tracking
The camera's wide AF coverage is based on dense arrays of 425 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection points, for greatly increased detection accuracy. Fast performance from the latest-generation processing engine helps achieve a remarkable 0.02-second AF acquisition speed, while advanced algorithms work to predict your subject's future location.
Fast continuous shooting at up to 11 frames per second, with AF/AE
Impressively speedy internal processing and the high-capacity buffer memory mean you can fire off continuous shots at up to 11fps with after-view or 8fps for real-time preview, with minimal display lag. You can take around 77 shots in JPEG (Standard) format in one continuous burst.
Silent continuous shooting at up to 8fps
Silent shooting is helpful in situations where noise would be distracting, such as at live performances or when taking animal portraits. The α6100 can shoot continuously without shutter noise at up to 8fps with AF/AE tracking, even in AF-C mode, and with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking.
Uncompromising Image Quality
Superior image resolution and natural-looking textures
The APS-C sensor uses copper wiring for better conductivity and enhanced circuit processing to help optimize light-collection efficiency.
In conjunction with the latest-generation image processing engine, this enables better image resolution and natural-looking textures.
Expressive Movie-Making for Anyone
Fast Hybrid AF for movies
Phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF working together
Fast Hybrid AF brings high speed, accuracy and tracking performance to meet the stringent autofocus demands of 4K movies. More effective use of the focal plane phase-detection system enables more stable AF, while the contrast-detection AF system contributes to overall accuracy. Smooth, steady focus is maintained even when an object crosses in front of your subject.
High-resolution 4K movie recording
Full pixel readout, with no pixel binning, processes approximately 2.4 times as much information as is required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) recording, to produce movies with extraordinary detail, depth and realism.
Touch tracking for movies
The camera's Touch Tracking feature provides smooth, continuous focus tracking of your subject, and it can be activated with a simple touch of the display screen.
Expand your movie-making options
The camera can directly record movies in slow motion (up to 5x) and quick motion (up to 60x), without the need for PC post-processing.
External mic input for high-quality audio
The α6100 is equipped with an external microphone jack, giving you greater options for audio, to suit serious movie shooting and high-quality vlogging.
Choose Your Own Shooting Style
Convenient Touch Tracking and Touch Focus features
Once you have set Touch Tracking in the menu you can select your subject simply by touching the monitor. Whether you're taking stills or movies, the camera will begin auto-tracking. The Touch Focus feature is also simple to use – just touch the appropriate point on the monitor to set the focus.
Flexible, personalized control settings
Customizable controls for your convenience
You can set up your α6100 for maximum convenience by assigning up to eight of its keys and controls to any of 89 different shooting and playback operations.
My Menu feature for quick access
The camera's My Menu feature lets you register up to 30 different menu items for quick access to operations that you use often.
The custom settings screen illustrates the position of camera control keys and buttons, so you can confirm function assignments at a glance. Also, you can view function menu options while you're customizing the function menu, for easier setup.
Imaging Edge desktop applications
Elevate your photography with the Imaging Edge desktop applications.
Use "Remote" to control and monitor live shooting from your PC; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.
What's IncludedA6100 Mirrorless Camera Body
AC-UUD12 AC Adaptor
Micro USB Cable
NP-FW50 Rechargeable Battery
|Lens Compatibility||Sony E-Mount lenses|
|Number of Effective Pixels||Approx. 24.2 MP|
|Number of Total Pixels||Approx. 25 MP|
|Sensor Type||APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor|
Recording (still images)
|Recording Format||JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)|
|Image Size (Pixels) [3:2]||L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)|
|Image Size (Pixels) [16:9]||L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)|
|Image Size (Pixels) [1:1]||L: 4000 x 4000 (16M), M: 2832 x 2832 (8.0M), S: 2000 x 2000 (4.0M)|
|Image Size (Pixels) [Sweep Panorama]||Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)|
|Image Quality Modes||RAW, RAW and JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)|
|Picture Effect||13 types: Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left), Watercolour, Illustration (High/Mid/Low)|
|Creative Style||Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black and White, Sepia, (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))|
|Dynamic Range Functions||Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))|
|Colour Space||sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour|
|Recording Format||XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant|
|Video Compression||XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Audio Recording Format||XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator|
|Colour Space||xvYCC standard (x.v.Colour when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour|
|Picture Effect||Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key|
|Creative Style||Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black and White, Sepia, (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))|
|Image Size (Pixels), NTSC||XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH)|
|Image Size (Pixels), PAL||XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH)|
|Slow and Quick Motion (Shooting Frame Rate)||NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps|
|Slow and Quick Motion (Recording Frame Rate & Image Size)||NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)|
|Movie Functions||Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 (Approx.9 Mbps)), Auto Slow Shutter, Clean HDMI Info. (ON/OFF selectable)|
|HDMI Output||Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 (Approx.9 Mbps)), Auto Slow Shutter, Clean HDMI Info. (ON/OFF selectable)
3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (25p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit / RGB 8 bit
|Location Information Link from Smartphone||Yes|
|Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card|
|Memory Card Slot||Multi slot for Memory Stick™ Duo/SD memory card|
|Noise Reduction||Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off|
|Multi Frame NR||Auto/ ISO 100 to 51200|
|White Balance Modes||Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash /Underwater/ Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) and colour filter (G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step)) / Custom|
|AWB Micro Adjustment||Yes (G7 to M7, 57-step) (A7 to B7, 29-step)|
|Priority Set in AWB||Yes|
|Bracketing||3 frames, H/L selectable|
|Focus Type||Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)|
|Focus Sensor||Exmor CMOS sensor|
|Focus Point||425 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)|
|Focus Sensitivity Range||EV-2 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|Focus Mode||AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus|
|Focus Area||Wide (425 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone/ Centre/ Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot/ Tracking (Wide/ Zone/ Centre/ Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)|
|Other Features||Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (Sold separately)), Object Tracking, EYE AF [Still images] (Human(Right/Left Eye Select) /Animal, AF micro adjustment (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (Sold separately)), Predictive control, Focus lock|
|AF Illuminator||Yes (with Built-in LED type)|
|AF Illuminator Range||Approx. 0.3 - approx. 3.0 m (with E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)|
|Focus Type with LA-EA3||phase-detection|
|Metering Type||1200-zone evaluative metering|
|Metering Sensor||Exmor CMOS sensor|
|Metering Sensitivity||EV-2 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|Metering Mode||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)|
|Exposure Bracketing||Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5 frames selectable. With 3 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments. With 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV increments.|
|AE Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)|
|Exposure Modes||AUTO (iAuto/Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow and Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection|
|ISO Sensitivity||Still images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), 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)|
|Scene Selection||Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur|
|Viewfinder Type||1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)|
|Number of Dots||1,440,000 dots|
|Brightness Control||Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)|
|Colour Temperature Control||Manual (5 steps)|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1|
|Dioptre Adjustment||-4.0 – +3.0 m-1|
|Eye Point||Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard)|
|Display Contents||Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Histogram|
|Monitor Type||7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT|
|Number of Dots||921,600 dots|
|Brightness Control||Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode|
|Adjustable Angle||Up by approx. 180 degrees, Down by approx. 74 degrees|
|Real-time Image Adjustment Display||On/Off|
|Focus Magnifier||Yes Focus Magnifier (5.9x, 11.7x)|
|Zebra||Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)|
|Peaking MF||Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Colour: Red/Yellow/Blue/White)|
|Others||WhiteMagic, Grid Line, (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker, (Centre/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)|
|Display Content||Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off|
|Clear Image Zoom||Still images:Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)|
|Digital Zoom||Smart zoom (Still images): M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x, Digital zoom (Movie): Approx. 4x|
|Face Detection||Modes: Face Priority in AF (On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering (On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority (On/Off), Face registration, Max. number of detectable: 8 faces|
|Others||Interval Recording2 (1–60 sec. interval, 1–9,999 shots, AE lock/AE tracking (High/Mid/Low)), Smile Shutter: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps), Touch Shutter, Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Focus/Touch Pad/Touch Tracking), Bright Monitoring, Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Auto Object Framing (still images)|
|Type||Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Shutter Speed||Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)|
|Flash Sync. Speed||1/160 s|
|Electronic Front Curtain Shutter||Yes (On / Off)|
|Silent Shooting||Yes (On / Off)|
|Type||Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)|
|Guide No.||6 (in metres at ISO 100)|
|Flash Coverage||16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)|
|Flash Compensation||+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)|
|Flash Bracketing||3/5 frames selectable. With 3 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments. With 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV increments.|
|Flash Modes||Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless control4, Hi-speed sync|
|Recycling Time||Approx. 4 sec|
|External Flash Compatibility||Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe|
|FE Level Lock||Yes|
|Wireless Control||Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. /Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)|
|Drive Modes||Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket|
|Continuous Drive Speed||Continuous shooting: Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8fps, Mid: 6fps, Lo: 3fps|
|No. of Recordable Frames||JPEG Extra fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Fine L: 77 frames, JPEG Standard L: 77 frames, RAW: 33 frames, RAW and JPEG: 31 frames|
|Self Timer||10 s delay/5 s delay/2 s delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 s delay/5 frames after 10 s delay/3 frames after 5 s delay/5 frames after 5 s delay/3 frames after 2 s delay/5 frames after 2 s delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 s delay/5 s delay/10 s delay)|
|Modes||Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect, Rating, Display as Group|
|PC Interface||Mass-storage, MTP, PC Remote|
|Multi / Micro USB Terminal||Yes|
|NFC||Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing|
|Wireless LAN (Built-In)||Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band) )8,View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV|
|Bluetooth||Yes (Bluetooth® Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))|
|HD Output||HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB|
|Multi Interface Shoe||Yes|
|Mic Terminal||Yes (3.5mm Stereo minijack)|
|Microphone||Built-in stereo microphone|
|Compatible Standards||Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting|
|Type||Custom key settings, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), My Menu|
|Setting||Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion|
|Supplied Battery||One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50|
|Battery Life (Still Images)||Approx. 380 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 420 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)|
|Battery Life (Movie, Actual Recording)||Approx. 70 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 75 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)|
|Battery Life (Movie, Continuous Recording)||Approx. 125 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 125 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)|
|Internal Battery Charge||Yes|
|External Power||AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)|
|Power Consumption with Viewfinder||Still images: approx. 2.3 W (with E PZ 16–50-mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 3.5 W (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)|
|Power Consumption with LCD Screen||Still images: approx. 2.1 W (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 3.5 W (with E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)|
|USB Power Supply||Yes|
|Operating Temperature||32–104 degrees F / 0–40 degrees C|
Size & Weight
|Weight (With Battery & Memory Card Included)||Approx. 396 g (14 oz.)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Approx. 120 x 66.9 x 59.4 mm (4.7 x 2.6 x 2.3")
Approx. 120 x 66.9 x 49.9 mm (4.7 x 2.6 x 1.96")* From grip to monitor
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