Sony A6300

 
Sony Alpha a6300 front
 
Portability
83
Imaging
70
Features
82
Overall
74

Sony A6300 overview

Sony A6300 is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless camera initially announced on February of 2016. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.

Sony introduced this camera in order to improve the previous Sony A6000 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards released the updated Sony A6500 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this model.

The A6300 is ranked #17 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all round #102 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try out our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your custom requirements.

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Sony A6300 family

The Sony A6300 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Sony-Alpha-a6100 front thumbnailSony A6100
A6300 vs A6100
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
Sony-Alpha-a6600 front thumbnailSony A6600
A6300 vs A6600
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
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Sony-Alpha-a6400 front thumbnailSony A6400
A6300 vs A6400
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
Sony-Alpha-a6500 front thumbnailSony A6500
A6300 vs A6500
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2016
Sony-Alpha-a6300 front thumbnailSony A630024MPAPS-C11.0 fps2016
Sony-Alpha-a5100 front thumbnailSony a5100
A6300 vs a5100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2014
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Sony-Alpha-a6000 front thumbnailSony A6000
A6300 vs A6000
24MPAPS-C11.0 fps2014
Sony-Alpha-a5000 front thumbnailSony a5000
A6300 vs a5000
20MPAPS-C4.0 fps2014
Sony-Alpha-NEX-6 front thumbnailSony NEX-6
A6300 vs NEX-6
16MPAPS-C10.0 fps2013

Sony A6300 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Sony A6300 based on features which are typically viewed as essential in a camera.

comes with HDMI out
comes with mic support
decent sensor size (APS-C)
environment sealing
good resolution (24MP)
great high ISO (25,600)
great min ISO (100)
has a tilting screen
has built in flash
has face detect autofocus
has tracking focus
NFC connectivity
saves RAW files
screen has good resolution (922 thousand dots)
screen size is good (3")
supports phase detect autofocus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
you can focus manually
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
missing headphone support
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Sony A6300 Sensor info

The Sony A6300 is powered by the BIONZ X processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Sony A6300 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can also be increased electronically to a high of 51200. RAW files are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the A6300's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The A6300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sony A6300 dimensions

Sony A6300 weighs about 0.89 lbs (404 gr / 14.25 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 120mm x 67mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 gr so the Sony A6300 is on par compared to other competitors.

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Here is a shot of the Sony A6300 alongside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Sony Alpha a6300 dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button design on the A6300.

Sony Alpha a6300 topview buttons dials

Sony A6300 Lens info

The A6300 fits the Sony E mount and has 126 lenses available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the A6300.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-AF-24mm-F2.8-FE-Sony-FE lensSamyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE24mmf/2.893g
Tokina-Firin-20mm-F2-FE-MF-Sony-FE lensTokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF20mmf/2490g
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Sony-E-30mm-F3.5-Macro lensSony E 30mm F3.5 Macro30mmf/3.5 138g
Sigma-19mm-F2.8-EX-DN-Sony-E-NEX lensSigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN19mmf/2.8 140g
Sony-FE-24mm-F1.4-GM lensSony FE 24mm F1.4 GM24mmf/1.4 445g
Tokina-Firin-100mm-F2.8-FE-Macro-Sony-FE lensTokina Firin 100mm F2.8 FE Macro100mmf/2.8570g
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Sony-FE-55mm-F1.8-ZA-Carl-Zeiss-Sonnar-T lensSony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T55mmf/1.8 281g
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Sony A6300 Connectivity

The A6300 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy photos and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Certain applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Sony A6300 Video info

The maximum video quality in the Sony A6300 is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S and H.264 format. 2160p offers a fantastic quality for video recording. You can easily crop to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Beware of the huge file sizes and make sure you get good SD cards that have fast write speed. Although the camera comes with a mic port, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone port which means you won't have the option to monitor your audio levels.

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Sony A6300 Weather Sealing

Sony A6300 provides environment sealing which makes it a excellent selection to use in rough environments. This is especially useful if you are not sure about the conditions you might face in outdoor photography.

Sony A6300 Display and Viewfinder

The Sony A6300 has a 3 inch tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony A6300 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,359 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.7x

Viewfinders are rather useful in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Sony A6300 Shutter info

Sony A6300 can shoot continuously at 11.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Sony A6300 Flash and Hot shoe info

Sony A6300 has got both inbuilt flash and also external flash ability.

Sony A6300 Autofocus info

Sony A6300 has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect making it helpful for portraits.

The Sensor has 425 focus points to pick from. It also comes with Tracking AF for moving objects. Sony A6300 supports manual focus if required in low light conditions or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Sony A6300 Battery life

The battery (NP-FW50) on the Sony A6300 is built to last for 400 images according to the CIPA specifications which is on par with its competitors. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 has got the highest possible (810) battery life in this range of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Sony-Alpha-A7c front thumbnailSony A7c
A6300 vs A7c
740 yesyesyes
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Nikon-Z5 front thumbnailNikon Z5
A6300 vs Z5
470 yesnoyes

Sony A6300 for different styles of photography

The following bar chart gives a overview of the Sony A6300 for different styles of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Sony A6300 Portrait photography information

The Sony A6300 receives a points tally of 82 which is very high, and means the camera is a superb choice for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support and flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats

Sony A6300 Street photography highlights

Coming in at a awesome points total of 80, the Sony A6300 is a tremendous choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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screen tilts
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
weather sealing
good ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization

Sports photography with Sony A6300

A wonderful sports photography rating of 76 means the Sony A6300 is a brilliant option for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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good megapixels (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
environment proofing
has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization

Sony A6300 Travel photography advice

Portability is super critical in choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Sony A6300 gets a terrific 77 for a travelling camera which makes it a wonderful choice to take on your vacations.

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weather proofing
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen isn't selfie friendly

Sony A6300 as a Landscape photography camera

If you find yourself planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A6300 and it's superb score of 80 for a landscape camera is a great fit in the current market.

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manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
no image stabilization

Sony A6300 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Sony A6300 is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a low score of 35.

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provides face detect autofocus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
no image stabilization

Sony A6300 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the A6300, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

The diagram followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the A6300 versus it's highest ranked competitors listed earlier.

These are various other cameras you might see as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Sony
Model
Sony Alpha a6300
Category
Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed
2016-02-03
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor
BIONZ X
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
366.6mm²
Sensor resolution
24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW pictures
Highest native ISO
25600
Highest boosted ISO
51200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
425
Lens
Lens mounting type
Sony E
Available lenses
121
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Type of display
Tilting
Display diagonal
3"
Display resolution
922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.7x
DXO scores
DXO All around score
85
DXO Color Depth score
24.4
DXO Dynamic range score
13.7
DXO Low light score
1437
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (24p)
Highest video resolution
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
404 grams (0.89 lbs)
Dimensions
120 x 67 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9")
Other
Battery life
400 photos
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-FW50
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse recording
With downloadable app
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Price at launch
$889