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The Sony Alpha a6100 is a compact and versatile entry-level mirrorless camera. Key features include:

  • 24.2MP APS-C sensor and BIONIZ X image processor

  • Extremely fast and precise hybrid autofocus system

  • Internal UHD 4K video capture

  • 1.44m-dot OLED EVF; 3.0-in. 921.6k-dot tilting rear touchscreen LCD

24.2MP APS-C Sensor. The Sony Alpha a6100 features a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor and a BIONZ X image processor working in tandem to create images with reduced noise at high sensitivities. The ISO range covers a base level from 100-32,000, but is expandable to ISO 51,200 for shooting in low-light scenarios. Snap at a rate up to 11 fps burst before you fill up the 77 JPEG/33 RAW compressed buffer.

4D FOCUS Autofocus System. This autofocus system’s 425 phase-detection autofocus points and 425 contrast-detection autofocus points densely cover the entire sensor area for ridiculously precise focusing at a speed of 0.02 seconds. The a6100 boasts Real-Time Eye AF technology, which uses AI-based object recognition to detect and process eye data in real time so that focus on the subject’s eye will be as sharp as possible. You also get High-Density Tracking AF, which tracks moving subjects with ease in a variety of lighting conditions; Lock-On AF, which holds focus on movie subjects via a configurable frame over the subject; and Expand Flexible Spot, which uses neighboring focus points to maintain focus on even if the selected point loses focus.

UHD 4K Video Capture. The a6100 brings many of the a6400’s video functions to an even smaller, more affordable package. This camera records 4K internally to an SD card at 100 Mbps using the XAVC-S codec. To create the 4K image, the sensor provides a full pixel readout, without any pixel binning, resulting in a near-6K image that’s oversampled to create the final image. And if you don’t want to record internally, you can always output an uncompressed HDMI signal at 4K with 4:2:2 sampling. When not shooting 4K, you can record Full HD video anywhere between 1-120 frames per second to go slow motion or fast paced.

Viewing Methods. You’ve got two options for composition and review. The large 1.44m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 120 fps refresh rate is great for eye-level shooting, even with fast-moving subjects. There’s also a 3.0-inch 921.6k-dot tilting rear touchscreen LCD for arm’s-length and tripod shooting.

Other Notable Features. In-camera Wi-Fi with NFC offers quick connection to compatible smartphones for wireless image transfer and camera control. Integrated 3.5mm mic ports give you greater control over audio. The camera records to widely available SDHC/XC memory cards, and the rechargeable NP-FW50 battery is rated for 420 shots per charge.

Q & A

  • Do I need to use a specific type of memory card for 100 Mbps 4K capture?

  • Aspect Ratio

    1:1, 3:2, 16:9

    Audio File Formats

    AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)

    Audio Recording

    Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input (Stereo)

    Autofocus Points

    Phase Detection: 425
    Contrast Detection: 425

    Autofocus Sensitivity

    -2 to +20 EV


    1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh (Approx. 420 Shots)

    Bit Depth




    Built-in Flash


    Camera Type



    3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-B (USB 2.0)

    Continuous Shooting

    Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 33 Exposures (RAW)
    Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 77 Exposures (JPEG)
    Up to 8 fps at 24.2 MP
    Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
    Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP

    Dedicated Flash System




    Diopter Adjustment

    -4 to +3

    Exposure Compensation

    -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

    Exposure Modes

    Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

    External Flash Connection

    Hot Shoe, Wireless

    External Video-Recording Modes

    4:2:2 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 24.00p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p

    Flash Compensation

    -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

    Flash Modes

    Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless

    Focus Type

    Auto and Manual Focus

    Focusing Method

    Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF


    APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)



    ISO Range

    Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended: 100 to 51200)

    Image File Formats


    Image Stabilization


    Item Type


    Maximum Resolution

    6000 × 4000

    Maximum Sync Speed

    1/160 Second

    Memory Card Slot

    1x SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo

    Metering Modes

    Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot

    Metering Range

    -2 to 20 EV

    Monitor Resolution

    921,600 Dot

    Monitor Size


    Monitor Type

    180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD


    Sony E


    Actual: 25 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel

    Recording Time

    Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds

    Self Timer

    2/5/10-Second Delay

    Sensor Dimensions

    23.5 × 15.6mm

    Sensor Size

    Crop Frame

    Sensor Type


    Shutter Speed

    Mechanical Shutter
    1/4000 to 30 Second
    Bulb Mode
    1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode

    Video Encoding


    Video Recording Modes

    XAVC S
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [50 Mb/s]

    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/50i/59.94i/59.94p [17 to 28 Mb/s]

    Viewfinder Coverage


    Viewfinder Eye Point


    Viewfinder Magnification

    Approx. 0.7x

    Viewfinder Resolution

    1,440,000 Dot

    Viewfinder Size


    Viewfinder Type

    Electronic (OLED)


    0.87 lb.

    White Balance

    Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater




    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

    Battery - Sony NP-FW50

    Battery - Sony NP-FW50

    Camera Strap

    Charger - Sony BC-TRW

    Sony Alpha a6100

    Sony Body Cap