Sony a6400

Announced Jan 15, 2019 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Product description
Announced Jan 15, 2019

The Sony a6400 is a midrange mirrorless camera with a 24.2MP APS-C sensor. The biggest feature is undoubtedly its autofocus system, which offers 425 phase-detect points, 'Real-time Eye AF' (that work on animals too, via a Summer firmware update) and 'Real-time tracking' for moving subjects. The a6400 can shoot bursts at 11 fps with continuous AF.

The design is largely unchanged from the a6300, with Sony claiming improved build quality. The a6400 has the same OLED EVF as the a6300 as well as a touch-enabled tilting LCD. The camera can shoot 4K/30p video with full pixel readout and no pixel-binning, so we expect quality to be excellent. Three log profiles are supported: S-Log2, S-Log3 and HLG, and the a6400 also offers zebra functionality, gamma display assist and proxy recording.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 102800)
Lens mount Sony E
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,600
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick DUO (UHS-I compliant)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 403 g (0.89 lb / 14.22 oz)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 60 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 2.36)
GPS None

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Our review

The Sony a6400 is a near-universally capable midrange camera that offers some of the best autofocus performance we've ever seen, backed up by solid image and video quality in most situations. We'd really like to see some further refinement on ergonomics, as Sony has done with its full-frame models over the years, but the a6400 remains an excellent option for a variety of types of photography.

Good for: Family and social photography, fast action and sports, world travelers and anyone looking for the best autofocus bang-for-your-buck.

Not so good for: Those photographers seeking a more engaging or more fun shooting experience, those with larger hands and shooters that need consistently pleasing auto white balance in their JPEG shooting.

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