Verdict and Conclusion
The Sony α6300 is a excellent all purpose mirrorless camera, for everyday shooting and filming. From portrait to landscape photography, to video recording in 4K, the Sony α6300 has it all. The camera offers interchangeable lenses via the Sony E (NEX) Mount, which means you can upgrade to a better lens at any time with ease.
The body is constructed from tough magnesium alloy, which not only gives it outstanding durability and robustness, but also makes the the camera super light-weight.
The camera kit comes with a standard E-mount power zoom lens kit, which has a 16-50mm focal length with an aperture of f/3.5-5.6. It’s an ok lens to begin with, but you can always start saving for a better and more expensive lens 😉 In any case, I’m more than happy with it, as it satisfy all my needs with just this lens.
The camera is very good for shooting in low light conditions. In fact, the picture quality of the photos came out pretty clear and detailed. I also like the overall speed of the camera during each shot, it’s was very fast and responsive. I recommend getting a fast SD card with a speed of 80-90MB/sec.
For video filming, I can’t fault the Sony a6300. It has all the features I could ask for, especially mic-in option with audio level adjustments, which is essential for my needs. The video quality of the 4K filming is perfect, and since the camera is so light-weight, I could do really get some great angles with just the single-hand operation.
I’ve used the Sony α6300 for only a few days now, and I can tell you the camera is perfect for all my needs. It’s light-weight and easy to carry around, weighing in at only 404g … perfect for one-hand operation and video filming.
Here are some of key specs of the Sony α6300 …
- 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100 – 51200
- Sony E (NEX) Mount
- 3″ Tilting Screen
- 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
- 11.0 fps continuous shooting
- 3840 x 2160 video resolution
- 425 phase-detection AF points
- 4K Video (with mic-in)
- Built-in Wireless
- 404g. 120 x 67 x 49 mm
- Weather Sealed Body
Note: There have been reports that earlier models had overhearing issues while recording in 4K. Sony have addressed this issue and released a firmware last summer. Apparently, 1080 recording has no overheating problems.
In my opinion, the Sony α6300 is currently the best value for money mirrorless cameras on the market, that offers 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor, 4K video, 3840 x 2160 resolution and a massive 425 phase-detection AF points. All for under USD $1,000. Buy now at Amazon – https://goo.gl/UNqf0J
The only downside of the Sony α6300 is the battery life of around 350-400 shots, no touch-screen on the LCD and no headphone jack. Having said that, the huge list of features makes it a worthy camera to invest in.