Sony a6700 review

Taking on all challengers, Sony is back with a new crop frame champion to try and reclaim the APS-C throne

Sony a6700 digital camera
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Sony a6700 is a logical upgrade from the a6600, offering a compact rangefinder-style APS-C camera with some design refinements and jumps in technology. The biggest selling points are for hybrid shooters who want a compact camera but still want a viewfinder, as the a6700 has become the new Sony APS-C camera to buy for the best stills, but the leaps forward in 4K 120p video recording, IBIS, and the latest in AI autofocus make this a compelling alternative to Sony's ZV lineup. The a6700 is a little pricey when compared to the competition. But overall, the a6700 is one of the best options for hybrid travel photographers or content creators that crave professional features in a compact package.


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    Compact and light

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    Wide selection of lenses

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    Excellent AI autofocus recognition and tracking

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    Excellent 4K video


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    Viewfinder is underwhelming

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    Balance with larger lenses is off

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Sony hit on something great when it released its first APS-C crop sensor mirrorless camera way back in 2013, combining the new and exciting Sony E-Mount offering smaller and lighter mirrorless lenses, and a light and compact camera body that could easily slip into a bag. Sony’s a6x00 range of cameras became wildly successful with travelers, weekend photographers, and content creators as the compact hybrid camera to beat.

The top of Sony’s range since 2019 has been the Sony a6600, however, in the last few years Sony has made a lot of technical developments that they are rapidly rolling out to new camera models, this has meant that fans of Sony’s a6x00 range have been clamoring for Sony to update its lineup, and now Sony has answered those calls with the Sony a6700.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.