Sony A6300 Review

April 26, 2016 | Jack Baker | |
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Specifications

 
 
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable
  • E-mount
  • Sony E-mount lenses
  • APS-C
  • APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
  • Approx. 24.2 megapixels
  • Approx. 25.0 megapixels
  • 3 : 2
  • Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
  • L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
  • L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
  • Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
  • 14 bit
  • 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps) (Style Box 1–6 also provided)
  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
  • sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe® RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
  • XAVC S/AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant/MP4
  • XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps, 120p/100 Mbps, 120p/60 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps)
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100 Mbps, 25p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50 Mbps, 25p/50 Mbps, 100p/100 Mbps, 100p/60 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps/PS, 50i/24 Mbps/FX, 50i/17 Mbps/FH, 25p/24 Mbps/FX, 25p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps, 25p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (25p/6 Mbps)
  • NTSC: 1920 x 1080 (24p/12 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), PAL: 1920 x 1080 (25p/16 Mbps)
  • Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Movie, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, White&Black, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3), Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
  • Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, AF Tracking Sensitivity, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector, Gamma Display Assist
  • xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
  • NTSC: 3840 x 2160 (30p/24p)/1920 x 1080 (60p/24p)/1920 x 1080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/RGB 8bit, PAL: 3840 x 2160 (25p)/1920 x 1080 (50p)/1920 x 1080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/RGB 8bit
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro™ (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
  • Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo™/ SD memory card
  • Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
  • Auto/ ISO 100 to 51200
  • Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57 steps, A7 to B7: 29 steps) / Custom / Underwater
  • G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)
  • 3 frames, H/L selectable
  • Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
  • 425 points (phase-detection AF)/169 points (Contrast-detection AF)
  • EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Automatic AF (AF-A), Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Wide (425 points [phase-detection AF], 169 points [contrast-detection AF]) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot [S/M/L] / Expand Flexible Spot)
  • Phase-detection/contrast-detection selectable
  • Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock; Eye-Start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.98–9.8 ft), AF ON
  • 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Exmor® CMOS sensor
  • EV-2 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Auto (iAuto, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie/High Frame Rate (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M))
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps)
  • Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV increments.
  • Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
  • Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
  • XGA OLED, 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
  • 2,359,296 dots
  • Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
  • Manual (5 steps)
  • 100%
  • Approx. 1.07x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
  • -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
  • Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
  • Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge
  • On/Off
  • Yes (1x, 2x)
  • 2.95 in (3.0-type) wide type TFT
  • 921,600 dots
  • Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Up approx. 90 degrees, down approx. 45 degrees
  • Auto/Manual
  • Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
  • On/Off
  • 5.9x, 11.7x
  • Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
  • Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
  • Yes
  • Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
  • M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2.0x
  • L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x
  • Approx. 4x
  • Yes
  • Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
  • Yes
  • BIONZ X™
  • ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name
  • Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
  • Still images: 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
  • 1/160 sec.
  • Yes, On/Off
  • Yes, On/Off
  • Not supported (image stabilization supplied by lens)
  • Built-in flash
  • 6 (in meters at ISO100)
  • 16 mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
  • Pre-flash TTL
  • +/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
  • Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
  • Approx. 4 s
  • Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe.
  • Yes
  • Yes (wireless flash with lightning ratio control)
  • Single shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
  • 10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10 sec. delay)
  • Continuous mode: 11fps (Hi+), 8fps (Hi), 6fps (Mid), 3fps (Lo)
  • 44 frames (JPEG Extra fine L), 47 frames (JPEG Fine L), 55 frames (JPEG Standard L), 21 frames (RAW), 21 frames (RAW&JPEG)
  • Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still/Date/MP4/AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
  • Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
  • Yes
  • Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band) Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
  • Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
  • HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA® Sync (link menu), Photo TV HD, 4K movie output, 4K still image playback
  • Yes
  • Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
  • Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M / XLR-K1M / ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
  • Built-in, monaural
  • Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
  • Custom key settings, Programmable setting
  • Yes (2 sets)
  • Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
  • Approx. 350 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 400 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
  • Actual: Approx. 70 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 75 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard), Continuous: Approx. 115 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 115 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
  • AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
  • Approx. 2.63 x 4.72 x 1.92 in
  • Approx. 12.73 oz (body only)/Approx. 14.25 oz (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo™)
  • 32–104°F / 0–40°C
  • NFC One-touch functionality