Sony A6400 summary
Sony A6400 is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally announced on January of 2019. The camera has got a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The A6400 ranks at #9 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and over-all #55 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your customized factors.
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Sony A6400 history
The Sony A6400 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete range below.
Sony A6400 Gallery
You can check the A6400 from different angles in the gallery here.
Sony A6400 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Sony A6400 based on criterias that are often considered useful in a digital camera.
Sony A6400 Sensor info
The Sony A6400 is run by the Bionz X processor chip. The sensor spec in the Sony A6400 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 32000. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 102400. RAW files are supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the A6400's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The A6400 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony A6400 dimensions
Sony A6400 has a weight of 0.89 pounds (403 gr or 14.22 ounces) and features external proportions of 120mm x 67mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.0"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 gr so the Sony A6400 is very much the same when compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a visual of the Sony A6400 beside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show you the button layout on the A6400.
Sony A6400 Lens info
The A6400 uses the Sony E mount and has 126 lenses to select from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the A6400.
Sony A6400 Connectivity
The A6400 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send images and sometimes alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony A6400 Video info
The max video quality in the Sony A6400 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4, H.264 and XAVC-S file format. 2160p delivers a outstanding quality for video. You can easily crop to 1080p in order to get improved video. Be mindful of the huge file sizes and ensure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speeds. Although the camera comes with a mic port, it is unfortunately missing a headphone port which means that you will not be able to keep an eye on your sound levels.
Sony A6400 Weather Sealing
Sony A6400 features environment proofing which makes it a good option to use for challenging locations. This is especially handy when you are unsure about the conditions you may encounter for outdoor photography.
Sony A6400 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony A6400 has got a 3" tilting display supporting a resolution of 922k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group shots when required. Additionally the display is touch friendly which means that you can easily set focus point and change settings by using your finger.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs regarding Sony A6400 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,359k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.7x
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders can be pretty useful.
Sony A6400 Shutter info
Sony A6400 can shoot continuously at 11.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Sony A6400 Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony A6400 has got both inbuilt flash and external flash support.
Sony A6400 Autofocusing info
Sony A6400 has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and accurate when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be valuable for taking portraits of people.
It has got 425 focus points to choose from. Sony A6400 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change where you focus. It also boasts Tracking AF for subjects that move. Sony A6400 has manual focusing if needed for low light or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Sony A6400 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-FW50) for the Sony A6400 is fashioned to last for 410 pictures with respect to the CIPA specifications making it above standard in comparison to its category. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 comes with the maximum (810) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Sony A6400 for varying categories of photography
The following chart provides a summary of the Sony A6400 for varying categories of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Sony A6400 Portrait photography info
The Sony A6400 gets a rating of 83 which is great, meaning that it is a wonderful option for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support and ability to work with external lighting.
Street photography with Sony A6400
Coming in at a wonderful points total of 81, the Sony A6400 is a outstanding pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Sony A6400 as a Sports photography camera
A outstanding sports photography score of 78 indicates the Sony A6400 is a great option for photographing sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A6400 Travel photography details
Size is super crucial when getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Sony A6400 gets a brilliant 87 as a travelling camera which is a tremendous fit to take on your journeys.
Sony A6400 Landscape photography factors
If you find yourself planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A6400 at it's very high rating of 82 for a landscape camera is a tremendous option amongst its rivals.
Sony A6400 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera really should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Sony A6400 is a tremendous fit for vlogging as it comes to a awesome score of 80.
Sony A6400 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the A6400, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Advanced Mirrorless.
The line graph here shows you a summary of the A6400 versus it's highest scored rivals mentioned previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may view as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.