Capture breathtakingly high-quality images courtesy of the Sony a6100’s advanced 24.2MP APS-C sensor. Featuring optimised light-gathering capabilities and boosted by a powerful BIONZ X image processor, this delivers superior image resolution with true-to-life textures and colours that make portraits look real. A native sensitivity range of ISO 100-32,000 (expandable to a 51,200 for stills) ensures great results in all light, with remarkably low noise in dimly lit settings.
Real-time tracking makes the challenge of capturing active subjects—from elite athletes to kids running amok—reliably easy. The Sony a6100’s subject-tracking algorithms use AI to achieve and maintain precise, steady focus, which means you can sharply capture every moment of the action.
Real-time Eye AF, meanwhile, tracks both human and animal eyes so you can count on sharply focused portraits and wildlife snapshots, however candid. When tracking people, this sophisticated feature can prioritise either the subject’s right or left eye, and works even when the face is backlit, facing downwards or partially hidden.
With its compact, lightweight and user-friendly design, the Sony a6100 is as camera that fits easily into your life and shooting style. As well as offering touch-activated tracking and focus, the LCD screen tilts up by 180° and down by 74° for easy selfies/vlogs and high/low angle shooting. For shooting in harsh light or saving power, the 1.44 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) comes in extremely handy. Various menus and buttons can be customised so you can truly make the camera your own.
Thanks to its powerful image processor, the a6100 can acquire autofocus in an astounding 0.02 seconds. A wide autofocus (AF) area packed with 425 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points ensures exceptional focusing precision. The system even uses advanced algorithms to accurately predict your subject’s movement through the frame.
The Sony a6100 has everything you need to record stunning, high-resolution movies, from a tilting screen for vlogging to an external microphone port for capturing even higher quality sound. Processing around 2.4 times more data than required, full pixel readout (with no pixel binning) delivers 4K video footage with overwhelming depth and detail. You can even directly record in up to 5x slow motion and up to 60x quick motion without needing to do PC post-processing.
Employing both phase-detection and contrast-detection for highly accurate and stable tracking performance, Fast Hybrid AF ensures crisp focus even when something passes in front of your subject. Smoothly and continuously keep your subject focused with Touch Tracking, activated via touching the display screen with your finger.
Don’t miss an instant of the action. With its rapid processing speeds and high-capacity buffer memory the Sony a6100 can shoot up to 11 fps/frames per second (with AF/AE), replayed instantly at 8 fps with next to no display lag. This means you can keep up with the most fleeting of moments and see what you’ve captured while continuing to fire the shutter.
With the Sony a6100 you needn’t worry about shutter noise distracting your subject or disturbing the moment. Silent shooting lets you shoot continuously at up to 8 fps with AF/AE tracking, even in AF-C mode, and with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking – perfect for photographing performers, special events, babies, or animals.
|Camera Series||Sony Alpha|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)|
|Max Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|File Formats||JPEG, RAW|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 425 Contrast Detection: 425|
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended: 100 to 51200)|
|Memory Card Type||Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting||Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo), External Microphone Input (Stereo)|
|Display Screen||3" 180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD|
|Shutter||Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Max Sync Speed||1/160 sec.|
|Self Timer||10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay|
|Connectivity||3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-B (USB 2.0)|
|Battery||NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Operating Storage Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
On a single battery charge the Sony a6100 can be expected to capture approximately 380 shots using the viewfinder, or 420 shots using the LCD monitor.
The camera body itself does not include image stabilisation, though this feature is available when the camera is attached to a compatible image stabilised lens.
Yes, the Sony a6100 supports USB charging.
The Sony a6100 has one memory card slot that accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) and Memory Stick Duo Hybrid memory cards.