The popular Sony a6000 has finally received a long expected successor - Sony a6300. The new a6300 is equipped with a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X processor, which together deliver exceptional image quality along the entire ISO range - from 100 to 51200 (expandable to ISO 25600 for movies). This MILC camera also boasts the superb 4D FOCUS AF system, which features as many as 425 phase-detection AF points, which cover nearly the entire field of view and thanks to which subject tracking is at a substantial level (locking focus on a subject takes as little as 0.05 seconds).
What is probably the most significant improvement with this mirrorless camera and one of the main reasons why the Sony a6300 is at the top of the pyramid of the Sony APS-C MILC class is its live view mode with 8 fps continuous shooting (standard burst rate is 11 fps), which will overcome of the greatest disadvantages of mirrorless cameras when it comes to action tracking.
As for the video, videographers will be more than satisfied. Video is recorded in 4K (3840 x 2160 at 30 fps), with the XAVC S codec, at a bit rate of 100 Mbps, which is the first such case as far as non-full-frame Sony interchangeable lens cameras are concerned. While capturing video footage, the camera utilizes all the pixels readout without pixel binning to collect 20MP of information, which is approximately 2.4x (6K equivalent) as many pixels as 4K UHD. What will also make the Sony a6300 the first among Sony APS-C cameras when it comes to the video segment it its ability to capture Full HD movies at 120 fps at 100 Mbps.
Shooting takes place through a tilting 3" 921,000-dot TFT LCD screen or a 2,359,296-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder with 0.7x magnification. The body is composed of magnesium alloy and it is sealed. Above all, the new a6300 also offers built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, as well as a pop-up flash. It is compatible with A-mount lenses via the Sony LA-EA3 adapter.
The Sony a6300 can already be found on the market and it is available body-only for $1000 and in pair with a Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for $1150.
The news was taken from SONY.