The 24 megapixel Sony a6300 is the successor to the to the best selling a6000, and it’s a proper update: Sony has gone to town on reworking the speed, imaging and processing power hidden within this compact body. The a6300 can focus in just 0.05 seconds – a new autofocus world record for a mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor.
One of the standout features is called 4D Focus. The Sony a600 had 179 points of focus: the new a6300 has an astonishing 425 phase-detection focus points, distributed evenly across the whole of the camera’s APS-C Exmor CMOS copper-wired sensor. So even if your subject ends up close to the edge of your frame, you’ll still be able to lock onto your target. With a top speed of 11fps means you’re unlikely to miss a moment – and Sony’s High Density Tracking feature claims that the AF will intelligently respond to the movement of a subject by readying the focus points nearest your target as it moves across your frame. You can also shoot up to 8fps while you’re using Live View on the camera’s rear screen.
if you’re more into video, there’s plenty here to keep you occupied: 4K capture with Super 35mm format, a dedicated microphone line-in, plus Full HD at 120 fps at 100 Mbps – which is another first for Sony’s cameras with APS-C sized sensors. Low-light video quality also promises to be impressive – and all that AF technology also applies to movie capture.
0.05 sec AF speed
The A6300 achieves the world’s fastest (0.05 sec.) AF speed with the enhanced Fast Hybrid AF’s integrated autofocusing performance and the uncanny efficiency of the BIONZ X image processing engine to handle so much information with astonishing accuracy.
425 AF points
With the world’s most (425 points) focal plane phase-detection AF points helping to provide distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, the α6300 focuses more accurately, efficiently and reliably on subjects throughout the frame.
High-density Tracking AF Technology
For supremely reliable accuracy and tracking stability, new High-density Tracking AF Technology activates AF points to cover the area around the subject with approx. 7.5 times as much density as the 6000. Only this focal plane phase-detection autofocus function can seamlessly activate AF points and track subjects moving within frame with such unerring precision.
High-speed live-view continuous shooting
Clearly capture action with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 11fps. Or choose among three speeds up to 8fps, according to the shooting situation, for live-view continuous shooting with very little lag on the EVF or LCD screen, to get the sense of immediacy of shooting with an optical viewfinder.
Superb image quality
The new 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor raises the bar of imaging performance. Its copper wiring and enhanced circuitry make it possible to lower the wiring layer and boost light collection efficiency, in order to capture low-noise images with a wide sensitivity range up to ISO 51200. The use of copper raises readout speed as well as the potential of advanced 4K and Full HD 120fps shooting.
The BIONZ X image processor works with the image sensor to provide stills and movies with more clarity and detailed texture, with less noise, especially in the mid-to-high ISO range.
4K movie recording
4K movie recording in the Super 35mm format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows approx. 2.4 times as much information as is basically required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Data this rich is, in fact, equivalent to 6K data, so it clearly conveys the ultimate resolution in 4K images.
Newly employed S-Gamut/S-Log enable wide dynamic range (max. 1300%) shooting for more expressive movie-making in post-production. The α6300 even offers 14-stop latitude at S-Log3 setting.
Full HD 120fps recording and Slow motion recording
You can shoot high-quality Full HD footage, even in Full HD 120fps (100fps) high-speed shooting with AF tracking at a high bit rate up to 100Mbps. Otherwise, the camera can record 4x/5x slow motion movies internally when the frame rate is set at 30p (25p) or 24p.
XGA OLED Tru-Finder
The α6300 introduces a high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder that reproduces darkness and colour in very fine detail, as well as a mode to display images at the higher frame rate of 120fps (100fps), so you can see action smoothly and track it easily on this electronic viewfinder.
Wi-Fi/NFC /QR code functions improve connectivity with mobile devices
Wireless links via Near Field Communication (and now, via QR code, for those without NFC-enabled smartphones) make it easy to transfer image data from the α6300 to mobile devices.
Capture One Express (for Sony)
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable integrated solution.