Sony A6300 Review

April 26, 2016 | Jack Baker | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Sony A6300 replaces the two year old A6000 as Sony’s premium APS-C Alpha offering. The A6300 retains a similar outward appearance to its predecessor, although the new camera does feature full weather sealing against dust and moisture ingress. But it’s under the toughened exterior where the biggest changes can be found. The A6300 can now capture Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 video at 30fps, along with Full HD 1080p content at 120fps. The 24.2MP sensor features cutting edge design that improves light sensitivity and enables the A6300 to record at ISO 51200. Autofocus performance is also extensively revised, and the camera features no fewer than 425 phase detection AF points that cover almost the entire image frame. This helps ensure accurate subject tracking, and with the aid of Sony’s powerful Bionz X image processor, gives the A6300 a claimed focussing speed of just 0.05 seconds. Factor the Sony A6300’s extensive control customisation, built-in Wi-Fi, improved 2.36-million dot viewfinder, and tiltable 922k-dot LCD screen, and the body-only price of £999/$998 seems well justified.

Ease of Use

Externally the Sony A6300 closely resembles the outgoing A6000, but this is no bad thing as the design and control layout are just as intuitive and ergonomic. Although not particularly deep, the sculpted hand grip is relatively wide and comfortable to hold on to. Combine it with the sizable rear thumb rest and the A6300 feels totally secure when shooting one-handed. Useful, as at 404g with battery and memory card, the new camera is 60g heavier than its predecessor. The A6300 is also 3.7mm thicker at 48.8mm, though length and width remain the same at 120 x 66.9mm. That extra weight increase is the result of a new, tougher magnesium alloy body shell that incorporates full weather sealing. It’s the finishing touch on a design that oozes quality and helps justify the premium price tag.

While little has changed on the outside, that’s not to say Sony has left all the camera’s external elements untouched. The A6300 gets the 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder from the RX10 II, providing a useful resolution increase from the 1.33m-dot EVF in the A6000. The new viewfinder also features a 120fps high frame rate setting to help track moving subjects more smoothly with virtually no lag. It all adds up to an exceptionally natural viewing experience with outstanding colour accuracy, detail and contrast. The same is true of the 3-inch widescreen LCD monitor, though this retains the same 922k resolution as the A6000. It also uses an identical tilting bracket, giving 90 degrees of upward rotation and 45 degrees downward tilt. It’s a real help when shooting from a high or low angle, but a flip-out screen would be even more versatile. It’s also a pity Sony hasn’t added touch sensitivity to the screen, as this would have made functions like focus point selection easier and more intuitive, whilst putting additional pressure on the A6300’s rivals.

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Front of the Sony A6300

The Sony A6300’s controls are almost identical to those on the A6000 and include the same dual wheel layout with a primary control dial on the top panel and a secondary rear-panel wheel that doubles as the 4-way navigation buttons. It’s a reasonably ergonomic setup, though we’d still prefer an additional control dial positioned near to the shutter release, enabling simultaneous thumb and forefinger settings adjustment. One control that has been tweaked is the auto exposure lock button, located directly alongside the thumb rest. This is now cited within a lever switch that gives the button two functions. Set the switch to AEL and you can meter light and lock exposure independently of the shutter release. But with the switch set to AF/MF, the exposure lock button instead activates manual focus during autofocussing, or switches the focus mode to auto when in manual mode. Another useful focussing feature is Eye-Start AF. By activating this via the main menu, the A6300 uses the viewfinder’s eye detection sensor to not only activate the EVF when it senses your eye, but also autofocus the camera.

But it’s Sony’s enhanced phase-detection AF system that really steals the limelight. Where the A6000 featured 179 phase-detection AF points, the A6300 gets a whopping 425 points, and they’re spread over almost the entirety of the sensor area. Sony claims that this is more PDAF points than any other CSC, and it helps the camera achieve a quoted focussing time of just 0.05 seconds. However, it’s worth remember that the A6000 wasn’t exactly sluggish, as it boasted a 0.06-second lock-on speed. We couldn’t quite match Sony’s figures during our testing with a 16-70mm ZA OSS lens fitted, but we did record a nonetheless impressive 0.15-second lock-on speed, which when combined with instantaneous shutter response makes for extremely quick shooting speed.

The other advantage of having 425 PDAF points is AF tracking accuracy. Rather than utilise every AF point during subject tracking, the camera uses a low density array of AF points over the entire frame and only throws the maximum focus point density at the area covering your subject. This way you get precise focus tracking while also conserving processing and battery power.

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Rear of the Sony A6300

It’s not just continuous focussing that gets a boost though, as continuous shooting is also enhanced. On paper the A6300 is no faster than the A6000, with both cameras capable of shooting at 11fps. However, most CSCs can’t shoot this fast without the LCD or EVF display lagging behind or even blacking out until the burst is over. Sony hasn’t been able to completely combat the issue with the A6300, but it has come up with a compromise. In Continuous Hi+ mode the camera shoots at the maximum 11fps with the usual screen lag, but switch to Continuous Hi mode and you’ll get a 8fps with almost no perceptible lag.

Back to the A6300’s controls and we find Sony has continued the A6000’s extensive amount of customisable controls. The rear Fn function button displays a quick-access menu of frequently used shooting settings, and you can choose which items appear on this menu. But if that’s too much trouble, there are always the two Custom buttons which can each be assigned a frequently used function for direct access. What’s more, even the AF/MF/AEL button can be customised, along with the left, right, down and centre rear panel navigation buttons, as well as the Fn function button’s role in playback mode.

By default, the Fn button activates the Sony A6300’s Send to Smartphone Wi-Fi function when in playback mode. This works in conjunction with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app and lets you transfer a full resolution JPEG image in a nippy three seconds. Of course, you’ll have to connect your smart device first, but NFC pairing makes this a painless process. Even if you don’t have an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet, Sony lets you scan a QR code displayed on the A6300’s monitor and this automatically enters the SSID password so you don’t need to type it manually. The camera can also be remotely controlled by your smart device, although you’ll need to first enter the A6300’s Application tab on the main menu to activate the Smart Remote Embedded feature. Fortunately this isn’t too inconvenient as Sony’s standard black and white with orange highlights menu design is clear and easy to navigate.

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Top of the Sony A6300

Move to the top panel and the A6300’s customisable control extends to the mode dial, where there are two Memory modes. These allow you to store two frequently used shooting set-ups for quick access, and within each Memory mode is a further four customisable sub-mode pre-sets which can be saved to your memory card. Aside from these modes, the A6300’s mode dial is fairly standard, containing the usual auto, semi auto and manual modes, plus a Scene Selection position, Sweep Panorama mode, and finally a Movie mode that works in conjunction with the video record button located on the right edge of the thumb grip.

Sony has gone to great lengths to enhance the A6300’s video abilities, as not only can it record at Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30fps, but the power of the Bionz X processor can also be harnessed to record slow motion, high frame rate Full HD 1920 x 1080 sequences at 120fps. The movie-making potential is further enhanced by 100Mb/s high-bit-rate XAVC S data encoding, as well as clean video output over HDMI. Finally, the A6300 features Sony’s S-Log 2 and 3 gamma curves which enable it to record greater dynamic range, providing you’re prepared to colour grade the recording in post-production.

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The Sony A6300 In-hand

When it comes to simply snapping a still, the Sony A6300 will capture an image within two seconds of power-up. It’ll keep on shooting for a rated 400 shots per charge, which is a healthy increase from the A6000’s 360-shot battery life. This drops to 350 shots when using the EVF, but again it’s a better performance than the A6000’s comparable 310-shot rating. However, even with these efficiency improvements, the increased power demands of a mirrorless design means the A6300 still trails similarly priced DSLRs in terms of battery life, with cameras like the Canon EOS 80D and Nikon D7200 managing 960 and 1110 shots-per-charge respectively. At least the A6300 can be powered and charged via a USB connection, which is useful if you’re without your charger but can access a computer.

Finally there’s the battery compartment which, like the A6000, also incorporates the memory card slot. It’s not a major bugbear, as opening the compartment to access the card won’t cause the battery to drop out, and the tripod mount is far enough away to avoid a mounting plate blocking the door. It’s just a pity the card slot’s location nestles right next to the door’s hinge, making it fiddly to insert and eject a memory card.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24.2 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 7Mb.

At 24.2MP, the Sony A6300’s sensor resolution is almost identical to that of the A6000, but there are hidden new depths to the A6300’s hardware. By replacing the aluminium data transfer wire that surrounds each photosite on the sensor with a copper alternative has enabled Sony to achieve the same data transfer speed using thinner gauge wiring. This frees up space to enlarge the size of the photosites and increase their light sensitivity, in turn improving the sensor’s signal to noise ratio and reducing image noise. It’s the tech that explains how Sony was able to up the A6300’s maximum sensor sensitivity to ISO 51200.

This all translates to some seriously impressive image quality. We tested the Sony A6300 back to back with a Canon 1300D that was also being reviewed, and while these cameras occupy very different market segments, it clearly illustrated the advancements in APS-C image quality. Where Canon’s aging 18MP sensor struggles to produce acceptable low light image quality at ISO 3200, the A6300 generates impressively clean results at the same sensitivity with minimal grain and detail loss. At ISO 6400 there’s only a slight increase in noise and reduction in detail, making this sensitivity completely usable. Only at ISO 12800 does grain and detail smoothing become more severe, although it’s by no means unsightly. ISO 25600 is really the ceiling for acceptable image quality, such is the high level of grain, loss of detail and reduced dynamic range. ISO 51200 is best avoided due to the intrusive grain and colour speckling.

But dial things down to more sensible sensitivities and the A6300 records excellent dynamic range, especially when assisted by Sony’s Dynamic Range Optimisation. Good colour vibrancy adds extra visual appeal while maintaining accurate colour reproduction, though this of course can be adjusted to your own preference in the camera settings. Detail capture will depend quite a bit on your choice of lens, but our Vario-Tessar 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS test glass certainly helped maximise the A6300’s potential to resolve a superb amount of detail. It is however worth noting that the A6300’s kit lens is the slightly less impressive 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom optic. You’d have to shell out a hefty £549/$748 over the kit price to spec an A6300 body with the 16-70mm lens.

It’s worth noting that unlike Alpha bodies such as the a7 II, the A6300 doesn’t incorporate sensor-shift stabilisation and instead relies on conventional lens-based optical stabilisation. But even if you don’t have an optically-stabilised lens fitted, upping the camera’s sensor sensitivity to compensate for camera shake isn’t a big deal thanks to the A6300’s respectable high ISO image quality.


The Sony A6300 has a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600, expandable to ISO 51200. Auto ISO operates within an ISO 100-6400 range and has selectable upper and lower limits. Two levels of high ISO noise reduction can be selected – Normal, or Low – or the processing can be disabled.


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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

Five quality settings are available: RAW, RAW+JPEG (Extra fine, Fine and Standard JPEG compression options), JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine and JPEG Standard. RAW files average around 24MB each, Extra Fine JPEGs roughly 15MB, Fine JPEGs are in the region of 7.5MB, and Standard quality JPEGs weigh in at approximately 4.5MB each.

24M Extra Fine (14.8Mb) (100% Crop) 24M Fine (7.5Mb) (100% Crop)
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24M Standard (4.78Mb) (100% Crop) 24M RAW (23.8Mb) (100% Crop)
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Five flash settings are available: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync and Rear Sync, Wireless, and High speed synchronization (although this mode can only be used when an external flashgun is fitted).

With our 16-70mm lens fitted, the pop-up flash produced noticeable vignetting with the lens set to maximum wide angle when shooting a white surface from a distance of 1.5m. The flash is also too short when extended to prevent it casting an obvious lens shadow, making an external flashgun essential when shooting with wide or ultrawide lenses.

Flash Off - Wide Angle

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And here are a couple of portrait shots. A separate menu option controls whether or not red-eye reduction is active, but even without this enabled, the camera successfully avoided red-eye in our testing.

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This night-time scene was captured hand held at f/4, ISO 6400, with a 1/6-second exposure. The result is perfectly exposed with good detail and little image noise, although the stabilised test lens should also be credited for the lack of visible camera shake.


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Picture Effects

The A6300 contains 13 Picture Effects, some with additional sub options: Toy camera (normal, cool, warm, green, magenta), Pop color, Posterization (mono, colour), Retro photo, Soft high-key, Partial color (red, green, blue, yellow), High-contrast mono, Soft focus (low, mid, high), HDR painting (low, mid, high), Rich-tone mono, Miniature (top, middle horizontal, bottom, left, middle vertical, right), Watercolor, and Illustration (low, mid, high).


Toy Camera

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Pop Color


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Soft High-key

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Partial Color (Red)

High Contrast Mono

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Soft Focus

HDR Painting

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Rich-tone Mono


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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Sony A6300 camera, which were all taken using the 24.2 megapixel Extra Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Sony A6300 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Sony RAW (ARW) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 20 second movie is 140Mb in size.

Product Images

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Rear of the Sony A6300

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Rear of the Sony A6300 / Main Menu

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Rear of the Sony A6300 / Tilting LCD Screen


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Memory Card Slot / Battery Compartment


With the Alpha 7 and RX series’ receiving such critical acclaim over the past couple of years, Sony’s APS-C CSCs have been starting to seem somewhat neglected. Thankfully, the Sony A6300 has brought the old NEX series back with a bang. It may appear to be almost identical to 2014’s A6000, but Sony’s decision to maintain the same ergonomic shape and intuitive control layout makes a lot of sense. If it aint broke, why mend it? There is one niggle with this philosophy though, and that’s the lack of a touch-sensitive display. It’s a strange omission given that Sony already equips the A5100 with a touch-enabled LCD. Sure, the A6300 functions perfectly well with its conventional controls, but the ability to tap a focus point or use touch gestures during playback would making the camera even easier to use.

Of course, incorporating a touchscreen would have upped the Sony A6300’s price, and this is already on the high side. The outgoing A6000 can currently be had for around half the price, whether body-only or bundled with the same 16-50mm stabilised kit lens. Even so, the A6300 still undercuts the Fuji X-Pro2 while offering significantly better video performance, along with autofocussing that’s statistically quicker. The A6300 also make a lot of sense when compared to similarly-priced DSLR’s like the Canon EOS 80D and Nikon D7200 which also trail the Sony in portability and video performance. However both these cameras thrash the A6300 on battery life.

To sum up, the Sony A6300 offers a compelling combination of terrific image and video quality, along with highly sophisticated AF and useful extras like extensive customisation and weather sealing. It all makes for an impressively complete package that offers superb all-round performance and is very tough to beat.

5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 5
Features 5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 5

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony A6300.

Canon EOS 70D

The new Canon EOS 70D is not just another DSLR camera, thanks to its innovative Dual-Pixel CMOS AF system. This new technology aims to deliver much better Live View and Movie shooting than any other DSLR on the market. Read our in-depth Canon EOS 70D review to find out if it delivers on its promise...

Fujifilm X-Pro2

The new Fujifilm X-Pro2 is an exciting flagship premium compact system camera. The weather-proof X-Pro2 offers a brand new 24 megapixel sensor that's claimed to rival full-frame DSLRs, an improved hybrid viewfinder, faster processor and AF system, and a host of other improvements. Read our Fujifilm X-Pro2 review to find out if it can live up to its early promise...

Fujifilm X-T1

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a brand new compact system camera that looks, feels and performs very much like a classic DSLR that''s been shrunk in the wash. Is this the best X-series camera that Fujifilm have released, and can it compete with the likes of the Sony A7/A7R and Olympus OM-D E-M1, not to mention DSLRs from Canon and Nikon? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T1 review to find out...

Nikon D7200

The D7200 is a new prosumer DSLR camera from Nikon, succeeding the D7100 model from 2013. The weather-proof D7200 features a 24 megapixel DX image sensor, Multi-CAM 3500-II 51-point autofocusing system, wi-fi and NFC connectivity, 6fps burst shooting and a high-resolution 3.2 inch LCD screen. Read our detailed Nikon D7200 review to find out if it's the right DSLR camera for you...

Olympus PEN-F

The new Olympus PEN-F is a new premium compact system camera boasting a gorgeous retro design and some pro-level features, including a new 20 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, 10fps burst shooting, vari-angle 3-inch LCD touchscreen, 4K time-lapse movies, an electronic shutter and built-in wi-fi. Priced at £999 / $1199 body-only, is the PEN-F all style and no substance? Read our in-depth Olympus PEN-F review to find out...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a new premium compact system camera aimed firmly at enthusiast photographers. With a new 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, dual lens and in-body image stabilization, built-in tilting electronic OLED viewfinder, 3 inch free-angle OLED touchscreen, 4K video and photo modes, integrated wi-fi and NFC connectivity, and a weather-proof rangefinder-like design, can the Panasonic GX8 live up to its early promise? Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review complete with sample images, test shots, videos and more to find out...

Sony A6000

The Sony A6000 is a new compact system camera that features the fastest auto-focusing system in the world. With a 24.3 megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, 1080p HD movies, high-res 3 inch OLED screen, electronic viewfinder and built-in flash, the Sony NEX-6 also offers 11fps burst shooting, wi-fi and NFC connectivity, and downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps. Read our full Sony A6000 review to find out if it's the best Sony NEX camera yet...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Sony A6300 from around the web. »

The Sony a6300 is the company's latest mid-range mirrorless camera. Like the a6000 it still offers 24MP resolution but the autofocus ability, video capability, build quality, viewfinder resolution and price have all been increased.
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The Sony Alpha A6300 is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video and a powerful AF system that's ideal for capturing action. Announced in February 2016 it comes two years after the best-selling Alpha A6000 and becomes Sony's top-of-the-range APSC mirrorless camera. Note Sony skipped the model numbers in-between, so the A6300 is the successor to the A6000.
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  • 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

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