In this post, we will talk about the Sony Alpha a6300 review and specifications. The first basic changes that are noticeable are the 4D focus, 425-point Phase AF system, 4K video, and Slog3 option. The Sony a6300 is the world’s fastest autofocus mirrorless camera with a 425-point phase AF system. 4K video recording at the video point and the Slog3 gamma option are attracted to many short filmmakers and entry-level videographer. Let us take a look at this masterpiece in general.
Overview: Sony Alpha a6300 Review
High Sensor Performance
More Satisfactory Burst Experience
Sharper and Faster Electronic Viewfinder
Incredible AF Performance
Longer Battery Life
Auto HDR Mode
Sony Alpha a6300 Specifications
For those who already know the Sony Alpha a6000, the Sony Alpha a6300’s magnesium alloy body is quite familiar to you. The height and width of the body are almost the same as the Sony a6000. The control buttons are again on the right of the body. Although Sony said it was going to improve on the shutter button, it didn’t give clear details about it.
Based on the information given, the body of the Sony Alpha a6300 and the lens mount are more robust than the Sony Alpha a6000 and are more resistant to dust and moisture.
The Sony Alpha a6300 has a 24 MP CMOS sensor, just like the Sony A6000 and an improved BIONZ X processor. However, this sensor is slightly different in terms of the new chip design. The copper coating system is used for improved reading performance and a better signal-to-noise ratio.
There are also 2.4 times more AF pixels on the chip. With the BIONZ X processor, ISO performance is better and the quality of the low light pictures are great. As in the Sony Alpha a6000, the standard ISO sensitivity is between 100 and 25,600, but the Sony Alpha a6300 can be increased to ISO 51,200.
READ: Sony Alpha a6500 Review
The Sony Alpha a6000’s 11FPS shutter speed has not changed in the Sony Alpha a6300, but it is already satisfactory. Because we don’t see these performances on most DSLRs yet.
The Sony Alpha a6300 has a maximum number of shots at 11FPS. However, you can now have 11FPS, 8FPS, 6FPS and 3FPS options. The 8FPS burst mode is now much more functional. Because sports photographers shooting at high speed complained that there was an occasional lag since the subject/object they were shooting was slower than the viewfinder. This is still true for the Sony A6300 at 11 FPS burst, but in 8FPS, the camera actually reflects on the electronic viewfinder as it appears and offers you a live preview.
The fact that the transfer to the electronic viewfinder, as we have already mentioned above, is actually possible thanks to the improved reading speed of the new image sensor, but the new XGA Tru-Finder 2.36M-Point OLED electronic viewfinder also contributes to this. The size of the electronic viewfinder on the Sony A6300 is the same as the Sony A6000, but the viewfinder on the A6300 has a 63% greater resolution than its predecessor. In addition, the standard version of the electronic viewfinder’s 60FPS frame rate can be extended up to 120FPS.
The Sony A6300 offers truly amazing auto-focus performance. We’re even talking about faster AF speed than high-end DSLR cameras. Comparing the new AF system to the Sony Alpha a6000, the Sony Alpha a6000 features only 25 contrast 169-point phase detection AF systems, while the Sony Alpha a6300 features 169 contrast 425 point phase detection AF systems. Almost the entire screen is made up of AF points, and you don’t miss almost any point. Sony will shamelessly go back in time and allow you to shoot before the image, but I think the world is not ready for it yet.
This high-intensity AF performance is quite important when it comes to tracking the subject. Because the camera has more data to handle. During the movement of the subject, the Sony Alpha a6300 can follow the subject in a much more accurate way and without losing the focus. FocusPeaking provides more accurate focus in manual focus mode.
READ: Sony a6400 Review
With the Sony Alpha a6300, you can record 4K UHD video, as well as Super 35mm (6000 × 3376) recording via oversampling. You can record with 30FPS at 4K resolution (you need to use an external recorder with HDMI for 4: 2: 2). You can record 120FPS FullHD 1080p. Therefore, it is also an ideal camera for slow-motion shooting.
With the S-log3 color profile, Sony Alpha a6300 allows you to record videos raw and in a dynamic range as high as 1300%. Therefore, it is much easier to work in post-production as you record better the shadows and details in the video.
You will also be able to plug in and use a microphone directly to the Sony A6300. In previous models, you could use a microphone through Sony’s apparatus. There was no direct sound output. This again was an advantage in video shooting. In addition to this, the video has been increased from ISO 12,800 to ISO 25,600.
The Sony A6300 is a very quiet mirrorless camera. You can shoot silently up to 3 frames per second. Sleeping babies, sleeping cats, and quite ideal for museum shootings.
One of the changes that Sony has made with the a6300 is the battery life. The Sony Alpha a6000 was able to shoot 360 frames at a single charge with its LCD screen and 310 frames with the electronic viewfinder. The Sony Alpha a6300 offers 400 shots (11% improvement) at a single charge with LCD display and 350 shots (13% improvement) with the electronic viewfinder. Sony a6300 also uses the same NP-FW50 battery like the Sony Alpha a6000.
The Sony Alpha a6300 offers you a photo in HDR by capturing the three frames in succession – / 0 / + to expose the shadows and highlights in the photo in more detail. Therefore, you have a picture with the correct exposure values.
|MSRP||$1000/£1000/€1250 (body only), $1150/£1100/€1400 (w/16-50mm lens)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||3:2 (4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000), 16:9 (6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688)|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-25600, expandable to 51200|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||10|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Extra fine, fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Digital Zoom||Yes (2x-8x)|
|Number of focus points||425|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder magnification||1.07× (0.71× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||6.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|Flash Modes||Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless|
|Continuous drive||11.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (24p)|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264|
|Videography notes||Supports X-AVC S up to 100 Mbps, AVCHD to 28Mbps|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n with NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||400|
|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″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (downloadable app)|
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