Sony Alpha 6300 + 16-50mm Lens reviews and prices: Compact camera
This digital camera is a good all rounder.
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The 24 megapixel Sony a6300 is the successor to the to the best selling a6000, and it’s a proper update: Sony has gone to town on reworking the speed, imaging and processing power hidden within this compact body. The a6300 can focus in just 0.05 seconds – a new autofocus world record for a mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor.
One of the standout features is called 4D Focus. The Sony a600 had 179 points of focus: the new a6300 has an astonishing 425 phase-detection focus points, distributed evenly across the whole of the camera’s APS-C Exmor CMOS copper-wired sensor. So even if your subject ends up close to the edge of your frame, you’ll still be able to lock onto your target. With a top speed of 11fps means you’re unlikely to miss a moment – and Sony’s High Density Tracking feature claims that the AF will intelligently respond to the movement of a subject by readying the focus points nearest your target as it moves across your frame. You can also shoot up to 8fps while you’re using Live View on the camera’s rear screen.
if you’re more into video, there’s plenty here to keep you occupied: 4K capture with Super 35mm format, a dedicated microphone line-in, plus Full HD at 120 fps at 100 Mbps – which is another first for Sony’s cameras with APS-C sized sensors. Low-light video quality also promises to be impressive – and all that AF technology also applies to movie capture.
- £1020 – £1450 at 9 retailers out of 422 retailers checked