Reliable and persistent AF
Wide AF area, super-fast AF speed and steady subject tracking
Densely distributed focus points cover around 84% of the image area, and the Fast Hybrid AF system combines the best of phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF to achieve a world-leading 0.02-sec. acquisition speed. When subjects are in motion, AF points densely positioned around the subject are activated for accurate tracking.
Silent continuous shooting won't disturb the peace
When the situation calls for absolute quiet, silent shooting with no shutter noise is possible at up to 8fps, even in AF-C mode. Used with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking it dramatically expands your range of shooting options.
Initiate tracking in an instant
Initiate Real-time Tracking by half-pressing the shutter, or simply select the subject by touch, to start tracking. You can also assign "Tracking On" to a custom key, and press it to start tracking.
Real-time Eye AF for human
Even when your portrait subject is on the move, Real-time Eye AF provides continuous, stable eye detection and tracking to keep your scene in focus. It also works when the subject's face is partially hidden, backlit, or facing downwards.
Real-time Eye AF for animal
The same eye-detection algorithms that make great portraits of people have been adapted to animals as well, to help you get beautiful pet portraits and wildlife shots.
Right/left eye AF selection by touch
Not only can you prioritise the subject's left or right eye in settings, you can even do it with a simple touch to the camera's monitor screen.
Smooth focus transition
Depending on the condition of the subject you're tracking, the focus area will automatically and seamlessly switch between the subject's face and eyes.
Real-time Tracking activation with Touch Tracking
With the Touch Tracking function you can simply touch the monitor to initiate Real-time Tracking for either stills or movies.
How optical image stabilisation works
The 5-axis in-body optical image stabilisation mechanism used on our acclaimed full-frame cameras has been adapted as the stabilisation unit for the APS-C sensor on the α6600. Relying on a highly accurate gyro sensor, it detects and compensates for camera shake along five different axes, including angular (pitch and yaw), horizontal, vertical and rotational, for stabilisation equivalent to a 5-step faster shutter setting.