Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black)

Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black)

Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording
  • S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens
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Sony A6300 overview

  • 1Description

Fast-focusing and 4K-shooting, the black Alpha a6300 from Sony is a versatile APS-C-format mirrorless digital camera designed for multimedia image-makers. Revolving around a redeveloped 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, clean image quality is provided with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K30 and Full HD 1080p120 video recording with full pixel readout. Stills shooters also benefit from the apt processing speed, which enables continuous shooting at 11 fps for up to 21 raw frames in a burst, as well as 14-bit raw file output. Complementing both stills and video, the sensor and processor combination also avails 4D FOCUS, which combines a wide-coverage 425-point phase-detection system with a 169-area contrast detection system for quick and precise focusing performance. This focusing system also enables High-density Tracking AF for more efficient and accurate tracking of moving subjects across the image frame. A well-rounded camera for both photographers and videographers, the a6300 is characterized by its speed and further qualified by its refined image and video quality.

Complementing the imaging assets, the a6300 also sports a robust magnesium alloy body that is dust- and moisture-resistant to permit working in harsh environments. The compact profile incorporates a high-resolution XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for bright, clear, eye-level viewing, and this EVF features a 120 fps viewing mode for smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects. A rear 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD monitor is also available and has a tilting design to benefit shooting from high and low working angles. Additionally, for wireless remote control over the camera, or for just sharing imagery online, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC permits linking with a mobile device for intuitive wireless control.

Included with the camera body is a Sony E-mount 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens, which provides a 24-75mm equivalent focal length range. This variety of perspectives is well-suited to everyday shooting and is further enhanced through the inclusion of Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for minimizing the appearance of camera shake. Power Zoom technology allows for electronic control over the zoom position and the inclusion of one extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements helps to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as contribute to high overall sharpness.

24.2MP Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Processor
The APS-C-format 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor pairs with the BIONZ X image processor to realize smooth, nuanced image quality with minimal noise and high sensitivity from ISO 100-25600, which can further be expanded to ISO 51200 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor features a unique design that utilizes thin copper wiring and enhanced circuit processing to boost light-gathering abilities, reduce noise, and increase readout speeds to benefit video recording. The sensor and processor combination also avails a top continuous shooting rate of 11 fps for up to 21 raw frames in a single burst with AF and AE, 8 fps shooting in live view, and permits 14-bit raw file output for a wider tonal and color scale.
4D FOCUS
Covering nearly the entire sensor area, a powerful 4D FOCUS system incorporates 425 on-chip phase-detection points along with 169 contrast-detection areas for precise focusing in as little as 0.05 seconds. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. The use of phase-detection points also enables the use of A-mount lenses via the optional LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 lens mount adapters with full AF compatibility.

The apt 4D FOCUS system also lends itself to a variety of focusing functions for refined accuracy, including Lock-on AF, which maintains focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject, and Expand Flexible Spot, which employs neighboring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus. Additionally, Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognized subjects' eyes for portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes. Autofocus can also be used in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier function for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details.

In addition to autofocus, the a6300 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighted sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the Super35mm recording area and effective 20MP (6000 x 3376) resolution, 2.4x oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible, that is void of pixel binning, for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.
Custom Color Profiles and S-Log3 Gamma
Support is available for the S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log-3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3 profiles that enable up to a 1300% wider dynamic range for smoother tonal and color gradations, along with enhanced sensitivity and clarity in shadows and mid-tones. These profiles also lend themselves to greater compatibility within a professional workflow and are well-paired to the Cineon Log gamma curve for versatile post-production grading and color control. The S-Log3 gamma setting also offers an impressive 14-stop wide dynamic range for greater control over the highlights and shadows, while the S-Gamut3.Cine profile can be used to mimic the qualities of scanned negative film with a wide gamut comparable to the DCI-P3 color space. Additionally, the popular S-Log2 setting is also available.
Zebra and Gamma Display Assist
An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to working with S-Log gamma profiles and aids in monitoring exposure values in high-contrast scenes. Video signal level targets can be set from 0 to 109, and specific ranges can be set to make exposure level adjustments easier.

In contrast, a Gamma Display Assist function is also available that displays scenes with natural contrast when recording with S-Log settings. This function converts imagery to the ITU709 profile for easier on-camera monitoring.
Time Code and User Bit Settings
A time code can be used to record hours, minutes, seconds, frames on image data for more precise editing while the User Bit function can record date, time, and scene number to aid in editing together footage from multiple cameras.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A robust magnesium alloy body offers a durable profile, and also incorporates dust and moisture seals to protect against harsh environments.
  • The XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a bright, high-resolution means for eye-level monitoring, and also sports a dedicated 120 fps mode for smoother viewing when tracking moving subjects.
  • A 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD screen can be tilted 90° upward or 45° downward to suit working from high and low angles. The screen also incorporates White Magic technology with an RGBW pixel structure for increased brightness to support use in daylight conditions.
  • Nine customizable buttons can be set to control more than 64 functions for more intuitive handling.
  • The included NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion is rated for 350 shots per charge when working with the viewfinder, or 400 shots per charge with the LCD screen.
  • In addition to the battery, the a6300 can also be powered via a USB connection to a computer or mobile battery. This connection can also be used to charge the battery.
  • A rigid metal lens mount better supports working with larger, heavier lens designs.
  • An ergonomic grip structure is ideal for long shooting sessions and facilitates easy access to the main control buttons and dials.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a6300 to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
Other Camera Features
  • A Silent Shooting mode makes use of an electronic shutter function for completely silent performance that is ideal for photographing in noise-sensitive areas. When using this mode, up to 3 fps continuous shooting is available with autofocus and auto-exposure.
  • Multi Frame NR records consecutive images at a reduced ISO sensitivity and then composites them into a single image to realize higher effective sensitivity with minimal image noise.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically or fine-tuned using five settings.
  • Auto HDR automatically records three sequential frames of an image and composites them into a single frame to realize greater shadow and highlight detail with an extended range of mid-tones.
  • An advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor delivers consistent and accurate results using multi-segment, center-weighted, or spot metering modes.
  • When working with ISO Auto settings, you can configure a minimum shutter speed setting to better ensure sharp imagery.
  • Clear Image Zoom can be used to magnify the center of scenes by 2x to effectively extend the reach of any focal length lens. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
  • Picture Effect: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, and Sepia; contrast, saturation, and sharpness can be adjusted across +/- 3 steps.
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens
The included 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens provides a 24-75mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of situations. It features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to help minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps to greatly benefit working in low-light conditions and with greater zoom magnifications. One extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements are integrated into the optical construction to help reduce chromatic aberrations as well as increase clarity, sharpness, and contrast and the Power Zoom electronically-driven zoom mechanism brings greater efficiency to controlling the zoom position of the lens.
UPC: 027242891074

Sony A6300 specs

Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 25 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080 at 25/24/30/60/50 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24/25 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24/25 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 25/30 fps (16 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720p at 25/30 fps (6 Mb/s MP4)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Control
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
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Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.39"
Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07x
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting LCD (921,600)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 Second , Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Program, Manual, Aperture Priority, Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie, Superior Auto, Auto, Shutter Priority, Intelligent Auto
Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Fluorescent (Cool White), Cloudy, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Underwater, Daylight, Flash, Color Temperature, Shade, Auto
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 21 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 44 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 8 fps
Up to 6 fps
Up to 3 fps
Flash
Flash Modes Red-Eye Reduction
Fill-In
Off
Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Hi-Speed Sync
Auto
Wireless
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 19.69' (6 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Performance
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
AC Power Adapter AC-PW20 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.9" / 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm excluding protrusions
Weight 14.25 oz / 404 g with battery and memory card
Kit Lens
Focal Length 16 - 50mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 75 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
Angle of View 83° - 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
Magnification 0.215x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.65
Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front: 40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.55 x 1.18" / 64.7 x 29.9 mm
Weight 4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.7 x 5.1"

Sony A6300 reviews

Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 182.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had to return it due to overheating This took excellent photos, even with the kit lens, but it overheated so readily I could not use it. The Internet is full of experimenters attempting to deal with this issue with faster memory cards, tricking the camera into a low level reset by changing the date/year setting, and even external batteries, fans, or recorders. And it seems to not affect every sample of the camera. I wasn't willing to go through all that and returned it after 2 days. If you get this, test it right away in the environments you plan to use it in to see if it works for your needs.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this camera! I had an NEX-5n and swore I'd never buy Sony again because of the overheating issue, even though I loved the image quality. I couldn't resist when they put out the A7Sii and I bought one and love that, too. But the A6300 only differs from the A7Sii in that it has an APS-C sized sensor and it doesn't quite have the low light capability. That said, it still does well in low light and I don't mind the slightly smaller sensor. In fact, when using S-Log3 its minimum ISO is 800, rather than the A7Sii's 1600, and for stills it's a 24MP camera, rather than the A7Sii's 12MP. It's a great buy and my new go-to camera!
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A big step up from my Canon 70d (video)! Small yet powerful little camera. I bought this mainly for semi-pro video work for live band recordings and absolutely love it! The 4k super 35mm is crazy good and pretty clean looking and does really great at higher ISOs that i wouldnt even touch with my 70D. to my eye the iso is a little more noticeable on the other resolutions but still very usable. I was worried about losing my touch focus back screen with the Sony since i was coming from the 70D but this A6300 has so many focusing zones/face recognition features that i dont even notice it bc it does so well! Yes it can overheat for long recordings but for my 3-5min bursts it does perfect!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really fine camera I am painter, who does really large canvases start to finish in extremely remote locations, such as camped out on glaciers near Denali. A compact camera that takes sharp photos and videos and is reasonably sturdy and weatherproof is what I need, and the Sony a6300 fits the bill perfectly. I purchased this camera to replace my Nikon d7000. In all regards it serves my purposes better. The menu interface is a bit awkward for me, but familiarity will resolve that issue. I find the wifi connection process awkward and unwieldy, and will probably not use it at all unless it can be accomplished in one step starting at either camera or phone. It is reasonable to have to scan the confirming code nice, but once should suffice forever.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good for its price Has exactly what it says. Good camera with good specs at low price. I bought it for video use as a second shot camera during interviews and it was great, good color and quality. Very fast auto focus on the go, lot of options and customization like the other alpha series. If you want to hand held it, it is VERY light and needs a little getting used to. There are downsides but does not have anything to do with the operation or the mechanics. The kit does not have a battery charger, so you need to connect the usb to the camera like you charge your phone. Also, the kit did not have a flower cap for the stock lens, but I didn't need it for 16-50.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Little Pro Grade camera Not a perfect camera, but a solid build, very fast Autofocus, Pro grade build and performance. The camera is fun to use with many features... snappy. Wonderful EVF, AF is good at fast frame rates. Feels good in the hand, but almost too small. Noise performance is very good. I have used it with many canon lenses from 8 to 800 mm lenses and a Metabones IV T and have gotten great results under most conditions. I believe it will be sports and wildlife capable in the hands of a pro. In camera apps are just amazing... Sony's documentation continues to be poor, and menues could be better.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great camera but SUPER DISAPPOINTED I have to give this camera three stars out of 5. While the picture quality is great and the features are awesome, It would be nice if I could use those features outdoors in the summer time for more than 15 minutes 1080p and more than 4 minutes in 4K. I truly cannot believe Sony would release a camera with such a downfall! This is a great photographers camera, and video is great for the occasional home video but using this camera for events is very unreliable.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy little camera for travelling Needed a lightweight travel camera for a trip to the Midwest. I wanted large RAW files as an end result but, the Canon 5d I use for work was out of the question. The Sony a6300 was the final choice after much research and a recommendation from a very trusted source. Overall very good. Image quality is excellent for not being a full frame sensor. Very handy and compact. Complete control via the Menu gets the adjustments down to the smallest detail if you don't shoot on A. My only ding was on short battery life. The average vacationer will be happy with it but, for a Pro, a charge only lasted half a day. In the cameras defense; I shoot a lot and, leave the camera on fr extended periods of time. A second Sony battery is a good choice.
Date published: 2016-06-01
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