Sony a6300: focus at the speed of sight

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Sony has announced the successor to it’s legendary a6000 Alpha mirrorless camera, and what a worthy successor the Sony a6300 is.

Sony α6300

When the a6000 was released in 2014, it quickly became Sony’s best selling mirrorless camera and it looks like the new a6300 will follow suit.


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Sony a6300 Body Only

Black Kit w/ 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens


Looking like a slimmed down version of its predecessor, the Sony a6300 is jam-packed with new features, including 4k video capabilities which seems to have become standard on all of Sony’s mirrorless cameras these days.

Sony α6300 with pop-up flash

The a6300 features a 24.2-megapixel sensor, shoots 4K footage, and utilizes 425 phase-detection autofocus points, allowing it to focus in as little as 0.05 seconds (which Sony claims is now the world’s fastest autofocus system).

4K Video

The Sony a6300’s ability to shoot 4K video brings it in line with the rest of Sony mirrorless cameras. Recorded with a full pixel readout and no pixel binning, it can also record 4K at a bitrate of up to 100 Mbps. 1080p video can be captured at 120 frames per second, which allows for super slow motion capture. The a6300 also allows for  S-Log gamma, giving the shooter the flexibility to make more expressive movies by performing colour grading in post-production.

The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimize whiteout and blackout and offers an impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting. The a6300 also supports S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3 Cine colour space from Sony.

That being said, with its fast autofocus and ability to shoot in 4K, the α6300 might become the new go-to camera for filmmakers working on a tight budget and not able to afford the similarly featured, but higher priced a7 line of cameras.

Sample Shot Gallery

Select Sony a6300 New Features:

  • High-density Tracking AF Technology
  • Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lenses
  • AF in Focus Magnifier
  • Expand Flexible Spot
  • Eye AF in AF-C mode
  • Silent Shooting
  • High-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
  • 24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor
  • 14-bit RAW output
  • S-Gamut/S-Log shooting
  • Full HD 120fps shooting and 4x/5x slow motion recording
  • Dust and moisture resistance
  • Power supply via USB

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Woodrow Walden is a Toronto-based photographer and the Social Media Community Specialist for Vistek.