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Sony a6300 Overview
The Sony a6300 was announced on February 3rd 2016 and roughly one year later I purchased my own a6300 to replace my Sony a6000.
One of the largest differences between the Sony a6000 and the a6300 is the new sensor that features 425 phase-detection AF points across the sensor.
The a6000 was already a fantastic camera for identifying and tracking subjects, but with the a6300 Sony has managed to improve on this further.
In addition to the new sensor the a6300 also features 4k video recording for the first time in a compact APS-C body. Here’s some sample 4k footage:
The a6300 also gained a microphone socket and the video-focused Picture Profile system with S-Log2 and S-Log3 gamma curves, along with the ability to record time code.
DPReview awarded this camera their Gold Award and concluded their in-depth review with the following:
The a6300 is a tremendously capable camera, whether you’re looking to shoot stills or video. Getting the best out of the camera requires a bit of work on the user’s part but its sheer capability makes this worthwhile. Its image quality is at least match for anything in its class, its autofocus is very impressive and its 4K video is peerless.DPReview
In late 2020 the Sony a6300 was discontinued, effectively replaced by the Sony a6400 which I also replaced my own a6300 with.
You’ll still find plenty of a6300’s available to purchase secondhand and for a great price compared to a new Sony a6400.
If you are curious about the differences between the a6300 and a6400, then please visit my Sony a5100 vs a6000 vs a6300 vs a6400 vs a6500 article.
Sony a6300 Key Specs
- 24.2MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor
- Still images ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
- 425 phase detection points
- 4K video – 25/24p from full width, 30p from smaller crop
- 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder
- Dust and moisture resistant magnesium-alloy body
- Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC connection option
- Built-in microphone socket
- Pop-up flash
- 404 g / 14.25 oz with battery and memory card
You can find the full Sony a6300 details and specifications over on Sony’s product page.
Sony a6300 FAQS
The Sony a6300 was announced on February 3rd 2016.
The single memory card slot in the a6300 supports SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compliant) and Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo cards.
The Sony a6300 uses the Sony NP-FW50 lithium ion rechargeable battery.
No. The Sony a6300 has an APS-C sensor with a 1.5x crop factor compared to a full-frame 35mm sensor.
This a6300 is designed to be dust and moisture-resistant, but is not waterproof or splash-proof.
The Sony a6300 has a 24.2 megapixel sensor.
0.89 lb / 404 g / 14.25 oz (with battery and sd card).
The body only includes: Accessory shoe cap, body cap, eyepiece cup, micro USB cable, rechargeable battery NP-FW50, shoulder strap.
The maximum fps (frames per second) for the mechanical shutter of the a6300 is 11 fps.
The maximum fps (frames per second) for the electronic shutter of the a6300 is 11 fps.
The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
The Sony a6300 is more of an enthusiasts camera than a professional camera.
If you shoot continuously then the a6300 will record up to 44 extra fine jpeg images before the buffer is full.