Sony a6300 Announced – 4K Recording & Super Fast AF in Entry-Level Camera

February 3rd, 2016 Jump to Comment Section 38
Sony a6300 Announced - 4K Recording & Super Fast AF in Entry-Level Camera

Sony has just announced a new addition to their line of mirrorless cameras: the Sony a6300, an upgrade to the ever successful A6000, featuring high-resolution 4K recording with full pixel readout in Super 35mm, as well as claiming the world’s fastest AF acquisition time—taking as little as 0.05 seconds to lock focus on a given subject.

sony a6300 rearview

The XAVC S codec is used during video shooting—allowing recording at 100Mbps for 4K, and 50Mbps for standard Full HD shooting. This is obviously good news for those who do not have the budget or resources for regular 4K shooting.

The Sony a6300 is the first interchangeable lens camera in Sony’s range with an APS-C sized sensor with the ability to record Full HD at 120 fps; allowing footage to be reviewed and edited into 4x and 5x slow mo video files.

Also featured is S-log Gamma recording, providing the Sony a6300 with decent wide dynamic range shooting capabilities.

External microphones can be used in conjunction with the camera, thanks to the addition of a microphone line. The A6300 supports XLR input via the XLR adapter kit.

Sony a6300 Highlights

  • 24.2 megapixel APS-C Sensorsony a6300 interface
  • 4K video recording
  • Extremely fast AF
  • 120 fps Full HD recording
  • S-log
  • Microphone line for external mics
  • XLR support


The Sony a6300 will see a European release in March 2016, priced at approximately €1,250 body only and €1,400 with SELP1650 lens. A kit will also be available in April, offering the a6300 and the SEL1670Z lens for around €2,250.

You can read more details on the Sony a6300 here. Has the announcement got you as excited as it has us? Let us know in the comments!

Images: Sony Europe



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