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.
The A6300 is ranked #18 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all round #119 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try out our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
Here is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony A6300 family
The Sony A6300 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete range underneath.
Sony A6300 Gallery
You can see the A6300 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a shot of the Sony A6300 alongside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show the button design on the A6300.
Sony A6300 Lens info
The A6300 fits the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the A6300.
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.
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.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
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.
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.
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.
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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 80 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.
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.
Sports photography with Sony A6300
A very good sports photography rating of 75 means the Sony A6300 is a fine option for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A6300 Travel photography advice
Portability is super critical in choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Sony A6300 gets a terrific 76 for a travelling camera which makes it a wonderful choice to take on your vacations.
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 79 for a landscape camera is a great fit in the current market.
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.
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.