• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony A6600 advantages over Nikon Z50

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    250 vs 75 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 810 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    203 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon Z50 advantages over Sony A6600

  • Less expensive
    $997 vs $1798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    533g vs 828g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Sony A6600
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z50
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Sony A6600
Canon EOS M50
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z50
Canon EOS M50
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T3

Sony A6600
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
Nikon Z50
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A6400

Sony A6600
Sony A6400
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer video battery life
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z50
Sony A6400
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A6100

Sony A6600
Sony A6100
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer video battery life
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z50
Sony A6100
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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