Rumour suggests upcoming Sony a6700 APS-C mirrorless camera with 4K 120 FPS video, updated AI processor coming in July
Rumours have surfaced about Sony's upcoming update to its Alpha series APS-C cameras in the form of the a6700 (via Sony Alpha Rumors). The a6700 is rumoured to feature the same 26 MP BSI APS-C sensor as the FX30 video camera released last year, while the image processor should see an update to the same BIONZ XR image processor as the Sony ZV-E1 compact full-frame hybrid camera.
The upgrades in question could give the a6700 access to some pretty impressive photo and video tricks, including 4K video at 120 FPS, 700+ autofocus points, and seven stops of five-axis in-body image stabilisation. The current a6600 already features an impressive suite of video and photography features, with 4K video at up to 30 FPS and continuous burst shooting at up to 11 FPS.
The a6700 is also rumoured to include a beefier grip with an integrated horizontal scroll wheel on the front of the grip. It's unclear whether or not the upcoming Sony a6700 will lose the mechanical shutter, like the Nikon Z8 did most recently, but it wouldn't be out of the question, given that the sensor is clearly capable of operating without a shutter in the FX30 without too much of a negative impact.
The EVF appears to be making a comeback in the a6700, indicating that Sony intends the camera as a true hybrid E-mount camera to serve social media creators, and hobbyists that aren't looking to break the bank on an upgrade. The Sony a6700 is likely to be announced on July 12, 2023.