Sony a6300 APS-C



Feb 3, 2016. New York.

Sony introduced a new APS-C size mirrorless e-mount still / UHD video camera:  the α6300. It shares the same e-mount as the full frame α7 — flange depth of 18mm.

  • 24.2 MP APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor
  • UHD  3840 x 2160 video recording
  • Blazingly fast autofocus. Sony says it’s the world’s fastest autofocus

When do you take this instead of an a7R or A7S? Mainly if you want a smaller, lighter, less expensive camera-lens package. Both cameras shares quite a few similarities.

The camera  can autofocus  in as little as 0.05 seconds. There are 425 phase detection AF points over the entire image area – and it can shoot up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking. It uses a combination of high-speed phase detection AF and   contrast AF.

  • Continuous live viewing is available with the viewfinder or LCD screen at up to 8 frames per second.
  • ISO 100 – 51200.
  • 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in Super 35mm format.



UHD Video 

The new α6300 is Sony’s first APS-C interchangeable lens camera with internal UHD video  recording in Super 35mm format. In 4K, the camera uses full pixel readout of 20 megapixels, without pixel binning. This is 6K equivalent, roughly 2.4 times more than 4K. The data is then processed to 4K/UHD.

The codec is XAVC S at a bit rate of 100 Mbps for UHD recording and 50 Mbps for HD. You can autofocus while shooting, and it does so almost twice as fast as its predecessor.

Full HD to 120 fps at 100 Mbps

S-Log gamma recording

14-stop exposure latitude in S-Log3 gamma

supports S-Gamut for a wider color space.

microphone line input

XLR input with Sony’s XLR adapter kit

Gamma Display Assist is a new feature to monitor images or check focus when recording in S-Log . The new model has enhanced Zebra functionality for greater exposure control.

Picture profile setting

Time Code / User Bis

XGA OLED EVF with approx 2.4 million dots


The Sony α6300 interchangeable lens camera will be available in March for about $1,000 for the camera body or for about $1,150 paired with a 16-50mm F3.5 – F5.6 kit lens (model SELP1650).

The α6300 is compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of α lenses including the new premium G Master™ lenses also announced today.

More info:

new content: Sony Photo Gallery and the Sony Camera Channel on YouTube.

#SonyAlpha on twitter and @SonyAlpha on Instagram


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Mark Forman’s Photos from NY Premiere


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