Sony Announces Alpha A6300 -World’s Fastest AutoFocus Camera

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Sony today announced a new, mirror-less camera that boasts of the world’s fastest autofocus speed and the world’s highest number of autofocus points. The Alpha a 6300, successor to the Sony A6000, one of the best-selling mirror-less cameras of the past few years, will soon come to markets with the promise of a more intelligent, faster autofocus system and support for 4K and high-frame-rate video.

The camera comes with a new 4D Focus system which locks on to an object in hardly 0.05 seconds. According to Sony, this sets a new record for a camera with interchangeable lens and APS-C sensors. It has also been claimed that this creation of Sony Labs also boasts the world’s highest 425 phase detection autofocus points.

Another key enhancement seen on the A6300 is the addition of a reworked 24.2MP APS-C Exmor sensor, featuring thinner copper wiring and enhanced processing with the BIONZ X processor that is slated to improve low-light performance up to ISO 51200 and allow for 4K recording with full pixel readout, and Full HD video at up to 120 fps.

The back of the Sony A6300 houses a XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder with 2.4 million dots and a 120fps framerate mode for smooth subject tracking. Below it is a tilting LCD display.The camera comes with 64 different functions which can be operated by 9 customizable buttons housed on the dust and moisture-resistant magnesium alloy body.

The A6300 camera includes silent shooting mode along with a microphone line input for convenience. Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity options are also present on the camera.

 Specification Sony Alpha A6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Lens Mount Sony E
Image Sensor APS-C Exmor CMOS (23.5 x 15.6mm)
Effective Pixels 24.2MP
Total Pixels 25.0MP
Maximum Resolution 24MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Still Image File Format RAW, JPEG
Storage Media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Card Slot 1 x SD (UHS-I) / Memory Stick Duo multi slot
Viewfinder Type 2.36m-dot 0.39″ / 1 cm XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
Frame Coverage 100%
Magnification 1.07x (35mm Equivalent: 0.70x)
Eyepoint 23mm at -1m-1
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3m-1
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse focal-plane type; Electronic
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec., bulb
Flash Sync Speed 1/160 sec.
Drive Modes Single, continuous (Hi+, Hi, Mid, Low selectable), self-timer, bracketing
Top Continuous Shooting Rate 11 fps
Self-Timer 10, 5, 2 sec.
Exposure Metering System 1200-zone evaluative metering with Exmor CMOS sensor
Metering Method Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Range -2 to 20 EV with f/2 lens
Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Aperture priority, Shutter speed priority, Manual
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps
Exposure Bracketing 3 or 5 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV increments
9 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV inctrements
ISO Sensitivity Stills: 100-51200
Movie: 100-25600
Autofocus System Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF with 4D FOCUS
Number of Focus Points Phase Detect: 425
Contrast Detect: 169
Focus Modes Automatic, Single-shot, Continuous, Direct Manual Focus, Manual
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to 20 EV with f/2 lens
Built-In Flash Yes, Guide Number: 19.7′ / 6 m; Coverage: 16mm
Flash Control P-TTL
Flash Modes Off, Auto, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, High-speed sync, Wireless with compatible external flash
Flash Compensation ±3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Flash Bracketing 3 or 5 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV increments
9 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV inctrements
External Flash Interface Multi Interface Shoe
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500-9900K), Color Filter, Custom, Underwater
Movie Recording XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160: 30p, 24p, 25p
XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080: 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 24p, 25p
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080: 60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 24p, 25p
MP4: 1920 x 1080: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p; 1280 x 720: 30p, 25p
File Format XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Yes, built-in stereo microphne or 3.5mm audio input
Audio File Format XAVC S: Linear PCM, 2ch
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
External Microphone Input Yes, 3.5mm stereo input
Headphone Jack None
Maximum Recording Time 29 minutes 59 seconds
Monitor 3.0″ / 7.5 cm 921k-dot tilting TFT LCD
Interface 1 x Micro-USB (Multi Terminal)
1 x Micro HDMI (Type D)
1 x 3.5mm stereo audio input
Wi-Fi Yes, built-in with NFC & QR Code function
GPS None
Power Source 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
Battery Life Viewfinder: 350 Shots
LCD Screen: 400 Shots
Operating Environment 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.9″ / 120 x 67 x 49mm
Weight  404 g with battery and Memory Stick


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