Sony Alpha a6300
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Manufacturer description: The Sony α6300 is equipped with a newly developed 24.2MP (approx.. effective) APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor that works together with a BIONZ X image processing engine to produce outstanding image quality throughout the entire ISO sensitivity range ISO 100 – 51200. It can also shoot and record high resolution 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in the popular Super 35mm format. The camera boasts a '4D FOCUS' system with 425 phase detection AF points that are densely positioned over the entire image area, and can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking.
The body is made of a magnesium-alloy and is sealed against dust and moisture. As with most Sony cameras these days, the a6300 has onboard Wi-Fi with NFC.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-25600, expandable to 51200|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||404 g (0.89 lb / 14.25 oz)|
|Dimensions||120 x 67 x 49 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.93″)|
The a6300 is a tremendously capable camera, whether you're looking to shoot stills or video. Getting the best out of the camera requires a bit of work on the user's part but its sheer capability makes this worthwhile. Its image quality is at least match for anything in its class, its autofocus is very impressive and its 4K video is peerless.
Good for: Anyone wanting a tool that will let them take excellent images or 4K footage in a wide variety of circumstances.
Not so good for: Photographers wanting to effortlessly access all the camera's capabilities.
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