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

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

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

B&H # SOA6300SK MFR # ILCE-6300L/S
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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 silver 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: 027242891081
In the Box
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Silver)
  • E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sony A6300 Specs

    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 25 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution 6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Image File Format JPEG, RAW
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Image Stabilization None
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 25600 (Extended: 100 to 51200)
    Shutter Speed Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/4000 to 30 Seconds
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range -2 to 20 EV
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
    Continuous Shooting Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 21 Exposures (Raw)
    Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 44 Exposures (JPEG)
    Up to 8 fps
    Up to 6 fps
    Up to 3 fps
    Self-Timer 2/5/10-Second Delay
    Video
    Recording Modes XAVC S
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [50 Mb/s]
    AVCHD
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p [17 to 24 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
    MP4
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [16 Mb/s]
    HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p [6 Mb/s]
    External Recording Modes 4:2:2 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080)24.00p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p
    Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
    Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input
    Audio File Format AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Focus
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 425
    Contrast Detection: 169
    Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +20 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.39"
    Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3
    Monitor Size 3"
    Monitor Resolution 921,600 Dot
    Monitor Type Tilting LCD
    Flash
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Flash Modes Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
    Guide Number 19.69' / 6 m at ISO 100
    Maximum Sync Speed 1/160 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
    Interface
    Wireless Wi-Fi
    GPS None
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Physical
    Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.9" / 120 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm (Excluding Protrusions)
    Weight 14.25 oz / 404 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum Aperture f/22 to 36
    Angle of View 83 to 32
    Maximum Magnification 0.215x
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 40.5 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 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) 6.2 x 5.7 x 5.2"

    Sony A6300 Reviews

    Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Silver) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 446.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best camera I’ve owned Love this camera, very user friendly and easy to manuever
    Date published: 2019-08-13
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible battery life I owned the camera for over a year, build quality good, image quality, very good............. but the battery life is horrible, the camera drains the battery even is in off position, and I dont know why, I've tried several advices and configurations posted in youtube but nothing seems to work, the only way to keep the charge on the battery is taking it off the camera when I'm not going to use it, wich is very ridiculous
    Date published: 2019-06-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible battery life I owned the camera for over a year, build quality good, image quality, very good............. but the battery life is horrible, the camera drains the battery even is in off position, and I dont know why, I've tried several advices and configurations posted in youtube but nothing seems to work, the only way to keep the charge on the battery is taking it off the camera when I'm not going to use it, wich is very ridiculous
    Date published: 2019-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfectly I am a new photographer and this camera has been super easy to learn to use. The included items have worked perfectly and it was exactly what I needed.
    Date published: 2019-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome I love it . the whole set is awesome for a travellor
    Date published: 2019-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super camera Love it Love this camera, 5 stars if it had a touch screen and front view screen articulation.
    Date published: 2019-02-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good camera but... Sony a6300 is one of my favourite cameras for videos and photos, the only 2 problems are the small size of the body and is a delicate electronic device. My first Sony suffered a damaged inside that blocked all the buttons. I didnt received any response from Sony about the issue.
    Date published: 2019-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I like it so far.
    Date published: 2019-01-23
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    question

    Does the mic input have adjustable gain (via menu) like on the A7 or just AGC like on the NEX-7?
    Asked by: MELVIN S.
    Yes, It is in the menu system. Fully adjustable
    Answered by: James M.
    Date published: 2019-01-04

    question

    What are the auto exposure bracketing features?
    Asked by: jon b.
    The Sony A6300 will shoot as many as five frames with a 3EV step size, or nine frames with a step size up to 1EV.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    A6000 had an HDR auto 6EV mode, what about A6300 ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    A6300 has the same HDR Auto 6EV mode in the camera
    Answered by: SonyListens
    Date published: 2019-01-07

    question

    will canon lenses with metabones IV T mount adapter be able to use ohase detect AF points with apertures above f/9 ?
    Asked by: Bob
    All electronic lens functions are able to be used with the Metabones IV adapter on the A6300.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Can this camera record 4k to a atomos ninja assassin?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, you can use an Atomos Ninja Assassin with this camera to record 4K.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Can the gift card be used with the 55-210 lens?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You can use a gift card for anything sold at B&H.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    When shooting at Full HD 1080p @ 120fps, will the a6300 read the full width of the APSC Sensor or will it crop to something like Micro 4/3 or even 1 ? If so, what is the crop factor in this particular mode?
    Asked by: William C.
    1.6x crop almost not noticeable... full readout of the sensor
    Answered by: Sully C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is the SONY FE 24-70 f4, FE 16-35 F4 and FE 70-200f4 going to work with this A6300 body without an adaptor?
    Asked by: RITA G.
    Yes, FE lenses will work on the A6300 without an adapter.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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