Only a few weeks ago Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake, from from the Camera Store in Canada had some time in NY to try a pre-production version of the Sony A6300. Now they are in Florida testing a production A6300 and joy is all around.
Externally very little changed from the A6000 – which isn’t bad but it would be nice to see some improvements. Internally quite a bit did change – the viewfinder is better, the IQ is better (in low light) but the most important maybe is the AF system which was already good on the A600 but for stills it seems to be extremely good with great tracking of moving subjects. Shooting in 8fps and see in real time seems also to be great. The eye detect AF is also very useful.
On the video side one thing that will make you happy is that there is no overheating even after a long day of shooting 4K (and yes this camera shoots in 4K in both 24p and 30p (the first option is better in terms of IQ though and has less cropping).
Here is a quick reminder of the A6300 main specs:
- Sensor: a new 24.2 MP CMOS sensor (APS-C) with copper wiring.
- Sensitivity: 100–51,200 ISO.
- Processor: BIONZ X.
- AF: 425 phase detection AF points.
- Video: 4K @24/30p (no pixel binnning 14 stops dynamic range, XAVC-S, 100MPS, zebra) and 1080p @120p.
- Continuous shooting – 11 fps (8 fps in live view).
- EVF – 2.4 million dots.
- Storage: SD (UHS Class 3).
- Connectivity – WIFI/NFC.
- LCD: 3.0 inch tilt screen.
- Battery life: 350 CIPA.
- Price: $1000 (on Amazon).