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If you have just picked up the Sony a6400 or are still thinking about buying it, then you might like to know which accessories are also worth picking up to go with it.

I’m fortunate to own the Sony a6400 myself as well as many of the accessories included here, so I’ve already spent quite a lot of time reading reviews to figure out which are the best Sony a6400 accessories to buy so that you don’t have to. I’ve also been using many of the same accessories with my a6000, a6300 and a6500 for quite some time already.

sony a6400 accessories

 

My Top 10 Sony a6400 Accessories

Here are my top 10 recommended accessories for the Sony a6400. Or jump to my complete Sony a6400 Accessory Guide further down this page.

1. Sony PCK-LM17 Screen Protector

Sony PCK-LM17 Screen Protector
The Sony PCK-LM17 is a semi hard screen protector. Although it’s often advertised as the screen protector for the a6000 and a6300, it is full supported and works perfectly with the Sony a6400 (I’m using it on mine). The touch screen still works perfectly after the screen protector is installed and it doesn’t affect the clarity of the LCD at all. My Sony a6400 Screen Protector video on YouTube shows the a6400 touch screen working both before and after installing the Sony PCK-LM17.

* Check Price & Deals for the Sony PCK-LM17

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

2. Rocket Air Blaster

giottos aa1900 rocket air blaster

If you don’t already have a Rocket Air Blaster inside you gear bag then this should definitely be one of your first purchases. It’s great for blowing dust off lenses, your sensor and filters. Mine goes everywhere with me.

* Check Price & Deals for the Rocket Air Blaster

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

3. RAVPower NP-FW50 Batteries & Dual Charger

ravpower dual charger sony np-fw50

The RAVPower dual battery charger includes also includes two NP-FW50 batteries. It’s really great value and a lot cheaper than the official Sony NP-FW50 batteries and charger. I own one of these myself as well as a handful of official Sony NP-FW50 batteries and I don’t really notice any difference in battery life between them. There is a micro USB cable included but not a USB wall adapter. Which is probably a good thing since we all probably have hundreds of these lying around and there’s one in the box with the a6400 too.

* Check Price & Deals for the RAVPower NP-FW50 Dual Charger + 2 Batteries

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

4. SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards

It’s hard to go wrong with the SanDisk Extreme Pro cards. They are rated UHS speed Class 3 (U3) and UHS video speed Class 30 (V30) which makes them perfect if you are recording 4K video with the a6400. I’ve owned these cards for years and never had any problems (touch wood).

* Check Price & Deals for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB

US: Amazon.com | Adorama
UK: Amazon.co.uk | Wex Photo | Park Cameras

* Check Price & Deals for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB

US: Amazon.com | Adorama
UK: Amazon.co.uk | Wex Photo | Park Cameras

* Check Price & Deals for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB

US: Amazon.com | Adorama
UK: Amazon.co.uk | Wex Photo | Park Cameras


 

5. Manfrotto PIXI EVO Mini Tripod

manfrotto pixi evo mini tripod sony a6400

If you are looking for a lightweight mini tripod to take on your travels, then I can highly recommend the Manfrotto PIXI EVO Mini Tripod. The legs extend for a little additional height and stability, and it can also be used as a selfie stick. I only picked this up recently and now it rarely leaves my bag. It holds the weight of the a6400 easily and supports a maximum of 5.5lbs. Just beware that there is another smaller version of this tripod called the Manfrotto MTPIXI-B mini tripod. I have this as well but the head is useless and it won’t even support my RX100IV let alone the a6400 with the kit lenses.

* Check Price & Deals for the Manfrotto PIXI EVO

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

6. Rode VideoMicro

rode videomicro

If you aren’t happy with the quality of the internal microphone on the a6400 and the Rode VideoMic Pro+ is a little too expensive, then the Rode VideoMicro is definitely a great alternative. It’s much smaller and lighter than the Pro version too, so pairs much better with the a6400. No battery is required either, you simply connect it through the mic port.

* Check Price & Deals for the Rode VideoMicro

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

7. Sony RMT-DSLR2 Wireless Remote Commander

sony rmt-dslr2 remote

If you are looking for a more simple remote control for the a6400 then the Sony RMT-DSLR2 is a pretty good solution. As well as letting you control your shutter it also lets you to control other aspects of the camera. You can access and change menu/settings, start and stop video recording via the ‘start/stop’ button, and remotely review photos, delete photos, or even send photos to your printer if you have this setup. It works at around 5-6 meters (18-20 feet) away from the camera. Just remember to enable the remote control option in the Setup4 menu of the a6400 otherwise it won’t work.

* Check Price & Deals for the Sony RMT-DSLR2

US: Amazon.com | Adorama
UK: Amazon.co.uk | Wex Photo | Park Cameras


 

8. Peak Design Cuff + Slide Lite Straps

peak design cuff strap sony

The Peak Design Cuff wrist strap is a great way to protect your camera from accidental drops. It connects to the a6400 via Peak Designs anchor system and the wrist loop magnetically locks in the open position, or comfortably cinches down on your wrist for added security. It took me a little while to get used to the magnetic lock, but now I wouldn’t want to be without this strap.

The Peak Design Slide Lite can be worn as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap. It uses internally-padded nylon webbing has a smooth side that glides over clothing in sling mode and a grippy side that prevents slipping in shoulder mode.

peak design slide lite

There are two versions of the slide strap, a full sized version with a strap width of 45mm, and a lite version with a strap width of 32mm. I’ve been using the full sized version of this strap for over a year, but it’s overkill for a mirrorless camera like the a6400. So I’d recommend going with the Lite version which I’ve also since picked up and now the full sized version never gets clipped on!

* Check Price & Deals for the Peak Design Cuff

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk

* Check Price & Deals for the Peak Design Slide Lite

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

9. Lowepro Apex 110 AW Case

lowepro apex 110 aw

If you are looking for a small case for the a6400 + the 18-135mm lens then the Lowepro Apex 110 AW Case is a great choice. It holds the a6400 + the 18-135mm lens with a little extra room for a camera strap like the Peak Design Slide Lite. I’ve also tried this bag with the 18-105 G lens and it’s a snug fit but perfectly fine. With the 10-18mm lens with the lens hood on it also fits nicely. The 55-210mm lens also fits snugly. The case features a waterproof cover so no need to worry about getting your a6400 wet! If you have the little 16-50mm kit lens then I’d recommend going with the Lowepro Apex 100 AW Case instead of the 110 AW, I have this combo and it fits nicely.

* Check Price & Deals for the Lowepro Apex 110 AW

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk

* Check Price & Deals for the Lowepro Apex 100 AW

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

10. SmallRig Cold Shoe Relocation Plate

sony a6400 smallrig cold shoe relocation plate

If you want to make use of an external mic on the a6400 but don’t want to block the screen when it’s flipped up, you can easily relocate the hotshoe with this adapter from SmallRig. Pre-orders are open but it won’t be available until April. Currently you can only-pre-order it direct from SmallRig, but once it ships it should also be available through Amazon.

* Check Price & Deals for the SmallRig Cold Shoe Relocation Plate

US: SmallRig
UK: SmallRig


 

11. The Best Sony a6400 Lenses

Please see my Sony a6400 Lenses Guide for my recommended lenses for the a6400.


 

My Complete Sony a6400 Accessories Guide

1. Batteries & Battery Chargers
2. L-Brackets & Grip Extensions
3. Screen Protectors
4. Neck and Wrist Straps, Clips
5. Cases and Bags
6. Filters – ND and Polarizing
7. Waterproof Housing
8. External Flashes, Radio Receivers and Commanders
9. Lens Adapters
10. Remote Controls
11. Intervalometers
12. Microphones
13. Tripods and Monopods
14. Cages
15. Gimbals & Stabilizing Rigs
16. HDMI Recorders and Monitors
17. Tethering
18. SD Cards and Card Readers
19. Camera & Sensor Cleaning
20. Replacement Parts
21. Storage and Backups
22. Lenses

 

1. Batteries & Battery Chargers for Sony a6400

The official battery for the Sony a6400 is the Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion 1020mAh rechargeable battery, one of which is included with the a6400. A large number of third-parties have also cloned the NP-FW50 battery, some are much better than others. Here are my recommended battery and charger options for the Sony a6400.

Original Sony NP-FW50 Battery

Original Sony NP-FW50 Battery

The original Sony NP-FW50 battery is expensive compared to the third-party options which offer a very similar battery life. I recently did a battery test for the a6400 whilst recording 4k video. I tested both the original Sony NP-FW50 battery that came with my a6400 and the third-party RavPower NP-FW50 battery. The original Sony lasted for xx minutes and the RavPower for xx minutes, so there is really very little between them. However, over the long-term the original Sony batteries to tend to hold their charge better.

* Check Price & Deals for the Original Sony NP-FW50 Battery

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


Sony BC-TRW W Series Battery Charger

Sony BC-TRW W Series Battery Charger

The Sony a6400 does not come with an external battery charger in the box. Instead you simply get a micro USB cable to charge the NP-FW50 inside the camera. If you want the official Sony external charger then the Sony BC-TRW W is one of the options that you have to choose from. It will charge a completely drained NP-FW50 battery in around 220 minutes (3 hours 40 minutes).

* Check Price & Deals for the Sony BC-TRW W Series Battery Charger

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


Sony BC-QM1 Battery Charger

Sony BC-QM1 Battery Charger

If the Sony BC-TRW W Series battery charger is too slow, then the Sony BC-QM1 will charge a single NP-FW50 in approximately 115 minutes (just less that two hours) in the quick charge mode.

* Check Price & Deals for the Sony BC-QM1 Battery Charger

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UK: Amazon.co.uk


RAVPower NP-FW50 Batteries & Dual Charger

ravpower dual charger sony np-fw50

If you are happy to go with a third-party option then the RAVPower dual battery charger includes also includes two NP-FW50 batteries. It’s really great value and a lot cheaper than the official Sony NP-FW50 batteries and charger. I have this charger and batteries myself and have never had any issues. There is a micro USB cable included but not a USB wall adapter. Which is probably a good thing since we all probably have hundreds of these lying around and there’s one in the box with the a6400 too.

* Check Price & Deals for the RAVPower NP-FW50 Dual Charger + 2 Batteries

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

2. Battery Grips, L-Brackets & Grip Extensions for Sony a6400

Since the Sony a6400 has the same body to the a6300 many of the battery grips, l-brackets and grip extensions that fit the a6300 should also fit the a6400. However, since I’ve not yet tested any of these myself I’m not going to be recommending any products for now. But as soon as I have I’ll be updating this section.

 

3. Screen Protectors for Sony a6400

Because the Sony a6400 has a touch screen you need to be very careful which screen protectors you use, apply the wrong one and you may find that touch to focus/track no longer works. Here are my recommendations for the best Sony a6400 screen protectors.

Sony PCK-LM17 Screen Protector

Sony PCK-LM17 Screen Protector
The Sony PCK-LM17 is a semi hard screen protector. Although it’s often advertised as the screen protector for the a6000 and a6300, it is full supported and works perfectly with the Sony a6400 (I’m using it on mine). The touch screen still works perfectly after the screen protector is installed and it doesn’t affect the clarity of the LCD at all. My Sony a6400 Screen Protector video on YouTube shows the a6400 touch screen working both before and after installing the Sony PCK-LM17.

* Check Price & Deals for the Sony PCK-LM17

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

4. Neck Straps, Wrist Straps, Clips for Sony a6400

The a6400 does include a very basic neck strap in the box, but it is basic and most certainly not the most comfortable of neck straps. It’s also difficult to attach and remove quickly if you want to make use of a wrist strap instead. Here are my recommendations for alternative wrist and neck straps, as well as carrying clips for the a6400.

Peak Design Slide / Slide Lite

The Peak Design Slide can be worn as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap. It uses internally-padded nylon webbing has a smooth side that glides over clothing in sling mode and a grippy side that prevents slipping in shoulder mode.

peak design slide lite

Peak Designs unique Anchor Link system connects quickly with dual connection points to keep your camera more stable than traditional sling straps. There are two versions of this sling, a full sized version with a strap width of 45mm, and a lite version with a strap width of 32mm. I’ve been using the full sized version of this strap for over a year, but it’s overkill for a mirrorless cameras like the a6400, so I’d recommend going with the Lite version which I’ve also since picked up and now the full sized version never gets clipped on!

* Peak Design Slide Lite Price & Deals Check

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


Peak Design Cuff

The Peak Design Cuff is a great way to protect your camera from accidental drops. It connects to the a6400 via Peak Designs anchor system and the wrist loop magnetically locks in the open position, or comfortably cinches down on your wrist for added security.

peak design cuff strap sony

* Peak Design Cuff Price & Deals Check

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


Peak Design Capture Camera Clip

The Capture clip is a secure, convenient, and accessible way to carry your camera. Capture keeps your camera stable while hiking, biking, or moving around anywhere you choose. Capture includes 2 components: a metal clip that clamps to any backpack strap, belt, or bag, and an Arca tripod-compatible plate that screws into the bottom of your camera. I often use this attached to the strap on my rucksack for quick access whilst hiking, gone are the days when my camera sits in my bag and rarely comes out.

peak design capture sony

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US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

5. Cases and Bags for Sony a6400

There are a bewildering numbers of cases and bags available that you can use to keep the a6400 along with your lenses and other accessories safe. Here are just some of my recommendations.

Lowepro Apex 100 AW Case

If you just have the little 16-50mm kit lens wth your a6400 then the Lowepro Apex 100 AW Case fits both nicely. It includes a built in waterproof cover, a belt loop, adjustable strap and carry handle, lens cleaning cloth, internal netting for accessories, a pocket for a spare battery and also a small pocket to keep a couple of SD Cards safe.

lowepro apex 100 aw

* Check Price & Deals for the Lowepro Apex 100 AW Case

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

Lowepro Apex 110 AW Case

lowepro apex 110 aw

Slightly larger than the Apex 100 is the Lowepro Apex 110 AW. It will hold the Sony a6400 + the 18-135mm lens with a little extra room for a camera strap like the Peak Design Slide Lite. I’ve also tried this bag with the 18-105 G lens and it’s a snug fit but perfectly fine. With the 10-18mm lens with the lens hood on it also fits nicely. The 55-210mm lens also fits snugly. The case features a waterproof cover so no need to worry about getting your a6400 wet!

* Check Price & Deals for the Lowepro Apex 110 AW

US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack

The Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW is a serious backpack and one of the most popular on the market. There’s plenty of room in here for the a6400 and multiple lenses. There’s also space for a 15″ laptop. The straps are well padded and there’s a built-in waterproof cover to keep your gear dry. I don’t own this backpack myself, but after reading the reviews on Amazon I’m thinking that I probably should!

lowepro protactic 450 aw

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Lowepro Flipside 400AW II Backpack

Another very popular choice with photographers is the Lowepro Flipside 400AW II. Like the ProTactic 450, there’s plenty of room in here for your a6400 and multiple lenses. There’s also space for a 15″ laptop or tablet. The built-in waterproof cover will keep your gear dry when the rain comes down.

lowepro flipside 400 aw ii

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13 V2

The Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13 V2 features a MagLatch closure, origami-inspired FlexFold dividers, weatherproof expandable protective shell (400D nylon canvas) and hyper-adjusting internally padded seatbelt strap. There are dedicated Peak Design Capture clip attachment points and front access panel. You’ll find that the a6400 fits inside with room for a couple of lenses and accessories as well as a 13″ laptop.

peak design everyday messenger v2

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack

The Everyday Backpack from Peak Design provides great accessibility, expandability, and organization of your Sony Alpha gear. The MagLatch provides lightning fast top access, and there’s dual side-loading via two weatherproof side zips. Integrated luggage carry makes this bag equally suited for daily commutes and extended travel. There are internally padded accessory pockets to help keep small items in place and a dedicated sleeve for up to a 15” laptop, tablet, and documents. You also never need to worry about your gear getting wet since it features a weatherproof 400D nylon canvas shell. I don’t own this bag, but it is definitely on my list for when I win the lottery as it’s not cheap. The Everyday Backpack is available in both 20L and 30L sizes and 4 different colors options.

peak design everyday backpack

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Size 20L
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UK: Amazon.co.uk

Size 30L
US: Amazon.com
UK: Amazon.co.uk


 

6. ND and Polarizing Filters for Sony a6400

When it comes to ND and Polarizing filters it really is best not to skimp on cheap filters that may impact the quality of your images. Here are some of the best filter options to use with your lenses on the Sony a6400.

Breakthrough X2 Screw-in ND Filters

Just like their CPL filter, the Breakthrough X2 ND filters are color neutral so there is no color cast that will require removing in post. The X2 ND features critically sharp H-K9L optical glass made in Japan, and incorporates their MRC8 to eliminate unwanted glare and ghosting. MRC8 is structurally harder than the glass itself, providing a protective scratch-resistant layer, shielding the glass from the elements. There is a 25-year guarantee included.

breakthrough x2 nd 6 stop filter

* Check Price and Deals for the Breakthrough X2 ND

US: Amazon.com
UK: Breakthrough are not available in the UK. But you can order from Amazon.com and they will ship to the UK.

Note: You can select from 3 stop to 10 stop filters with threads ranging from 49mm to 82mm.


Breakthrough X4 Screw-in ND Filters

A step up in quality from the X2 ND filters, the X4 filters features SCHOTT Superwhite B270® optical glass, which is an ultra clear crown glass. There are 16 layers of multicoating (8 per side with the outer being hydrophobic) compared with 8 layers for the X2. The X4 incorporates state-of-the-art nanotec® Nano Coatings Technology, which beads water and other elements rather than absorbing and smearing. There is a 25-year guarantee included.

breakthrough x4 nd filter

* Check Price and Deals for the Breakthrough X4 ND

US: Amazon.com
UK: Breakthrough are not available in the UK. But you can order from Amazon.com and they will ship to the UK.

Note: You can select from 3 stop to 15 stop filters with threads ranging from 46mm to 95mm.


Breakthrough X4 Screw-in CPL Filters

Breakthrough CPL filters are color neutral so there is no color cast that will require removing in post. They are made from SCHOTT Superwhite B270® optical glass. Each side of the glass is then treated with eight layers of Breakthrough Photography’s proprietary nanotec® and MRC (multi-resistant coatings) optical coatings which cause dirt and moisture to essentially slide right off of the glass itself. You won’t need to look too far to find glowing reviews of these filters.

breakthrough x4 cpl 82mm circular polarizer filter

* Check Price and Deals for the Breakthrough X4 CPL

US: Amazon.com
UK: Breakthrough are not available in the UK. But you can order from Amazon.com and they will ship to the UK.

Note: You can select filters threads ranging from 39mm to 105mm.


 

7. Waterproof Housing for Sony a6400

Although waterproof housings that exist for the Sony a6300 should bit and work perfectly with the a6400, until this is confirmed I will not be adding any recommendations here for now.

 

8. External Flashes, Radio Receivers and Commanders for Sony a6400

The Sony a6400 does include an internal popup flash which is great if you want to travel very light and just need a little extra light to fill the scene. However, if you want to get serious then you’ll need to take a look at some of the external flash options. Here are my recommendations:

Sony HVL-F45RM

The HVL-F45RM is a compact flash packed with plenty of features, and just like the a6400 it’s dust and moisture resistant. The head can be rotated 180° and tilted up to 120°. The flash is pretty powerful and offers 45m/148’ (ISO 100) and a range of 24mm to 105mm.

sony hvl-f45rm

It has a built-in wireless radio-controlled system, and can be used as either a commander or receiver. As a commander you can connect up to 15 compatible flashes or receivers in up to 5 groups. Full details can be found on Sony’s website.

* Check Price and Deals for the Sony HVL-F45RM

US: Amazon.com | Adorama
UK: Amazon.co.uk | Wex Photo | Park Cameras


Sony HVL-F60RM

Sony’s flagship flash is the HVL-F60RM. More powerful than the HVL-F45RM, if you simply want a top-of-the-range flash and money is no object then this is it. Further details can be found on Sony’s website.

sony hvl-f60rm

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Godox VING V860IIS TTL

If the price of the Sony flash units is a little to steep, then you’ll be pleased to know that the Godox VING V860IIS TTL is much more affordable. If you read the reviews on Amazon and Adorama, you certainly won’t find too many disappointed customers.

godo ving v860iis ttl

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Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander

You can use the FA-WRC1M to connect up to 15 wireless receivers (FA-WRR1) for radio wireless flash control. You can also control existing flash units like the HVL-F60M, F45RM, F43M or F32M over a range of up to 30 m (98.4 ft.). For details on how this works I recommend taking a look at Sony Ambassador Mark Galer’s article.

sony fa-wrc1m wireless radio commander

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Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver

You can pair a maximum of up to 15 FA-WRR1 receivers with the FA-WRC1M commander. Full details on Sony’s website.

sony fa-wrr1 wireless radio receiver

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9. Lens Adapters for Sony a6400

If you want to use a non E-mount lens on your Sony a6400 then there are a handful of lens adapters that you can turn to.

Sony A-Mount to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapters

If you are looking to adapt Sony A-mount lenses to an E-mount camera, then there are two adapters from Sony that you’ll want to be looking at.

Sony LA-EA3 Lens Mount Adapter

The LA-EA3 A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter enables you to attach most A-mount lens to an E-mount full-frame camera body. It supports Auto Exposure (AE) and features an aperture mechanism. Unlike the LA-EA4 adapter, this does not include the AF motor.

sony la-ea3 lens adapter

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Sony LA-EA4 Lens Mount Adapter

TheLA-EA4 A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter enables you to attach most A-mount lenses to an E-mount full-frame digital camera body like the a6400. The adapter features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable full-time, continuous, TTL phase-detection autofocus. AF is supported with all A-mount lenses except STF models, and auto exposure will be enabled with all compatible lenses. Teleconverters and Minolta XI lenses are not compatible.

sony la-ea4 lens adapter

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Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapters

If you wish to adapt Canon EF mount lenses to Sony E-mount cameras then the following adapters are two of your best choices:

Metabones Canon EF/EF-S T Smart Adapter

The Metabones adapter lets you mount Canon EF/EF-S lenses to Sony E-mount cameras like the a6400. It retains electronic communication between the camera and lens to provide automatic aperture control, EXIF data, image stabilization and autofocus. Metabones regularly update the firmware that helps to improve AF performance with many Canon EF lenses.

metabones canon ef to sony e-mount lens adapter

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Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter

The MC-11 Mount Converter enables the use of Sigma EF-mount lenses on Sony E-mount camera bodies. It supports autofocus and auto-exposure, as well as in-camera image stabilization and full EXIF data transfer. Sigma has a lens compatibility list for this adapter, but many Canon lenses also work very well although not on their list. I’d recommend a quick Google search to see which lenses people are successfully using in the forums.

sigma mc-11 canon ef to sony e-mount lens adapter

This video from Jason Lanier shows just how well the Sigma MC-11 adapter works with Canon lenses on the Sony a7 III:


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Nikon F to Sony E-Mount Adapters

If you want to adapt Nikon F mount lenses to Sony E-mount, then there’s one adapter that you might want to consider.

Commlite CM-ENF-E1 Pro

The Commlite CM-ENF-E1 Pro will let you adapt Nikon F Mount lenses to Sony E-Mount. Unfortunately it’s not officially supported with the a6400 at this time, and the few reviews that I have found suggest the AF speed is pretty slow. So you might want to wait until a firmware update adds support for the a6400.

commlite cm-enf-e1 pro lens adapter

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10. Remote Controls for Sony a6400

If you want to control your a6400 remotely there are a couple of options available besides using your mobile phone.

Sony RMT-DSLR2 Wireless Remote Commander

sony rmt-dslr2 remote

If you are looking for a more simple remote control for the a6400 then the Sony RMT-DSLR2 is a pretty good solution. As well as letting you control your shutter it also lets you to control other aspects of the camera. You can access and change menu/settings, start and stop video recording via the ‘start/stop’ button, and remotely review photos, delete photos, or even send photos to your printer if you have this setup. It works at around 5-6 meters (18-20 feet) away from the camera. Just remember to enable the remote control option in the Setup4 menu of the a6400 otherwise it won’t work.

* Check Price & Deals for the Sony RMT-DSLR2

US: Amazon.com | Adorama
UK: Amazon.co.uk | Wex Photo | Park Cameras


Sony RM-VPR1 Remote Commander

The RM-VPR1 is a cabled remote that connects to the multi-terminal on the a6400. There’s a shutter release button which can also be locked on, a video recording start and stop button, as well a zoom control rocker switch.

sony rm-vpr1 remote

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There is also a new Sony RMT-P1BT Remote Bluetooth Commander that will be available from April. However, the a6400 will require a firmware update for this remote to work and the update won’t be available until summer. Therefore I’m not going to put the links here for now since I don’t want people buying it to then find it doesn’t work.

 

11. Intervalometers

The Sony a6400 does now include an intervalometer built into the camera itself, so there is really no need to purchase an external option. But if you would prefer an external intervalometer then here are your options:

Pixel TW-283

The Pixel TW-283 not only works as a remote control it also works as an intervalometer, and best of all it has a range of around 80 meters. With the intervalometer mode you can select the initial delay, exposure duration, the interval time, number of shots to take, interval repeat time and the number of cycles. The Pixel TW-283 includes both a remote and a receiver unit. The receiver can be attached to the hot-shoe of the a6400 it then connects via Micro USB cable.

pixel tw-283 wireless shutter remote sony

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12. Microphones for Sony a6400

Although the a6400 does include an internal microphone the quality is certainly not the best. Therefore if you want to improve your sound quality you will need to consider using an external microphone. Unfortunately if you mount the mic to the hotshoe on the a6400 and flip the screen up for a spot of vlogging the mic will block the screen. Fortunately there are a couple of solutions here that we will look at before jumping into the microphones.

 

SmallRig Cold Shoe Relocation Plate

sony a6400 smallrig cold shoe relocation plate

If you want to make use of an external mic on the a6400 but don’t want to block the screen when it’s flipped up, you can easily relocate the hotshoe with this adapter from SmallRig. Pre-orders are open but it won’t be available until April. Currently you can only-pre-order it direct from SmallRig, but once it ships it should also be available through Amazon.

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Ulanzi PT-3 Triple Cold Shoe Mount

Ulanzi PT-3 Triple Cold Shoe Mount

Another option to relocate the microphone is the Ulanzi PT-3 Triple Cold Shoe Mount that lets you mount a microphone to the side of the a6400. Personally my preferred solution will be the SmallRig relocation plate when it’s available or making use of a cage.

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Rode VideoMic Pro R

The Rode VideoMic Pro R is a very popular shotgun microphone which also includes Rycote’s Lyre suspension system to isolate your microphone from vibrations or rumbling when operating the camera. It connects to the camera directly using the 3.5mm input and provides a dual mono signal. I picked up one of these myself recently for my new YouTube Channel.

rode video mic pro

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Rode VideoMicro

rode videomicro

If the Rode VideoMic Pro+ is a little too expensive then the Rode VideoMicro is definitely a great alternative. It’s much smaller and lighter than the Pro version too, so pairs much better with the a6400. No battery is required either, you simply connect it through the mic port where it also get’s it power.

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Rode RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker kit

The RODELink Filmmaker Kit provides everything you need to record audio wirelessly, including a receiver, transmitter and lavalier microphone. The receiver features an OLED display with information on level, battery status (receiver and transmitter), mute and channel selection. The unit can be mounted on the a6400 hotshoe mount, a 3/8 inch thread or belt-clip. The lightweight transmitter can be fitted to a belt or clothing and features a locking thread to ensure the microphone connection is as secure as possible.

rode rodelink wireless filmmaker kit sony

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13. Tripods and Monopods for Sony a6400

One of the reasons that many photographers switch to the Sony Mirrorless System and a camera like the a6400 is to save weight. A lighter and small camera also means that you no longer need the largest and heaviest tripod on the market to stabilize your camera. As you most likely already know, there are thousands of tripods on the market to choose from. Here are just a few of my recommendations including the ones that I’m using myself.

Manfrotto PIXI EVO Mini Tripod

manfrotto pixi evo mini tripod sony a6400

If you are looking for a lightweight mini tripod to take on your travels, then I can highly recommend the Manfrotto PIXI EVO Mini Tripod. The legs extend for a little additional height and stability and it can also be used as a selfie stick. I only picked this up recently and now it rarely leaves my bag. It holds the weight of the a6400 easily and supports a maximum of 5.5lbs. Just beware that there is another smaller version of this tripod called the Manfrotto MTPIXI-B mini tripod. I have this as well but the head is useless and it won’t even support my RX100IV let alone the a6400 with the kit lenses.

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Sirui W-2204 Waterproof Tripod

I’ve been using the Sirui W-2204 4 section carbon fiber tripod for a couple of years now and can’t really fault it for the price. The rubber twist locks are rock solid and I’ve never had one comes loose on me, they are also waterproof and dust proof. I’ve used mine in rivers and along the coast and it’s still going strong. It includes both rubber feet and stainless steel spikes for securing it to softer ground. There’s an integrated monopod too which comes in handy at times. The center column can be split up, its height can be adjusted and it is also reversible, meaning that all shooting positions are possible. The flexibility of the center column allows ground-level shots to be taken as well as allowing the total height of the tripod to be increased. The aluminium head support plate is fitted with a set screw to secure the head and the head mounting screw quickly switches from 1/4″ to 3/8″. There’s a carabiner hook too for adding extra weight for additional stability. It weighs 1.76kg and supports a maximum weight of 18kg. Maximum height is 1782mm and it folds down to 560mm.

sirui w-2204 waterproof carbon fiber tripod

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Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 055 Aluminium 3-Section Tripod

If the price of the previous 3 tripods is a little too steep, then the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 3-section aluminium tripod might be just what you are looking for. The main feature of the 055XPRO3 is its 90°centre column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically or horizontally to open up a wide range of photography and video applications. It weighs 2.5kg, supports a maximum load of 9kg, extends to a maximum height of 170cm and folds down to just 61cm.

manfrotto mt055xpro3 tripod

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Sirui T-025x Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10S Ball Head Travel Tripod

The Sirui T-025x is my travel tripod of choice. I was using the MeFOTO RoadTrip until a friend showed me his T-025x and I was blown away by how much smaller and lighter this was than the RoadTrip, yet it still maintains very good stability and build quality. It includes the C-10S ball head, collapses to just 30cm with the head attached, and weighs just 0.88kg / 1.94lb with the head. It’s capable of supporting loads of up to 6kg / 13.2 lb. It extends to a maximum height of 130cm with the center column, or 95cm without. There’s a handy carabiner for attaching a rucksack to add stability as well.

sirui t-025x carbon fibre travel tripod

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MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod

The MeFOTO RoadTrip is a great travel tripod for the Sony a6400. I’ve owned one for over 2 years until I replaced it with the Sirui T-025x. It’s only 39.1 cm when folded but extends to 156.46 cm, it weighs 1.63kg / 3.6lb and can support up to 7.98kg / 17.6lb. It comes with a precision matched Q series ballhead and Arca-Swiss style compatibility quick release plate with integral bubble level. This tripod is built like a rock and receives glowing reviews, I only replaced mine because I was looking for something a little smaller and lighter, otherwise I would have most definitely held on to it.

mefoto classic roadtrip travel tripod

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Sirui P-326 6 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

If you are looking for a lightweight yet sturdy monopod for your Sony a6400 then look no further than the Sirui P-326. I’ve had this monopod for a couple of years now and would be lost without it. It’s constructed of 6 carbon fiber sections, a non-slip rubber foot with fully retractable metal spike and it also includes a wrist strap. The head features a reversible 1/4″ & 3/8″ screw for tripod heads and cameras. It extends to a maximum height of 1550mm and collapses down to 392mm. It weights only 0.45kg and supports a maximum weight of 10kg.

sirui p-326 6 section carbon fiber monopod

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14. Cages for Sony a6400

SmallRig Sony A6400 Cage (2310)

smallrig sony a6400 cage

If you are looking for a great cage for your a6400 at a reasonable price then look no further than the SmallRig a6400 cage (2310). I already own 3 other SmallRig cages and couldn’t be happier with the quality. This cage is still pre-order direct from SmallRig only, but once it’s available you should find it on Amazon too. Unfortunately unlike their cage for both the a6300 and a6500 there is no cold-shoe mount built in, so you’ll need to add either the 1241, 2260 or the 2044 to your order.

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SmallRig Sony A6300 Cage (1661)

smallrig sony a6300 cage

Another cage option for the a6400 is actually the SmallRig cage designed for the Sony a6300. I have one and it fits the a6400 perfectly. It also includes a cold shoe which is over by the shutter button so you can mount your microphone there to avoid blocking the LCD screen when it’s flipped up.

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15. Gimbals & Stabilizing Rigs for Sony a6400

Zhiyun Crane 2

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer offering 360° rotation along all three axes. The Crane 2 introduces follow focus control, an intuitive way for you to control focus during your shoots. Additionally, the maximum payload weight is 2.2kg / 7 lbs. Other features include a Manfrotto standard quick release plate for rapid camera mounting and a slow-fall function which protects your camera from sudden drops that may occur once the gimbal is powered down.

zhiyun crane 2 sony

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DJI Ronin-S

The DJI Ronin-S is 3-axis gimbal that supports up to 3.6 kg / 7.94 lb. Early reviews look promising, but it currently sells for around $100 more than the Zhiyun Crane 2.

dji ronin s

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DJI Ronin-M

If you are looking for a two-handed gimbal then the DJI Ronin-M will definitely be worth considering. The Ronin-M 3-Axis gimbal is suitable for loads up to 3.6kg / 7.94lb. It uses brushless motors that work on three axes: one for side-to-side “roll” (keeping the horizon level), one for tilt, and one for pan. The system is computer-controlled and features a tilt range of 105° up / 165° down plus a roll range of ±110°. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable.

dji ronin m

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16. HDMI Recorders and Monitors for Sony a6400

There are times when shooting video that a larger monitor makes life so much easier, and sometimes an additional recorder can be useful to eliminate your camera’s internal compression and time recording limits. Of course on the a6400 there is no longer a 30 minute recording limit, but you are still limited by your SD Card capacity.

Atomos Ninja V

The Ninja V displays 10+ stops of dynamic range in realtime from Log/ PQ/HLG signals. This helps you to see your images clearly in bright daylight on the near edge-to-edge anti-reflection screen. You can also eliminate your camera’s internal compression and time limits and record 4K HDR video direct from the a6400 over HDMI 2.0. With an 1TB AtomX SSDmini (sold separately) you can achieve up to 150 minutes of 4K recording on a single drive! It supports both ProRes and DNxHR recording formats. I recently picked up a Ninja V myself and have been using it to record the viewfinder output from my Sony cameras, mainly for YouTube videos. My only complaint is that the fan is a little noisy and is picked up by the microphone far too easily.

atomos ninja v

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17. Tethering for Sony a6400

If you want to tether your a6400 to a display then you’ll want a good quality USB Type-C cable. There are many to choose from but you can’t go far wrong with the ones from Tether Tools.

Tether Tools TetherPro

Tether Tools offer some of the best tethering cables on the market, and their new USB-C tethering cables are a great match for the Sony a6400.
tether tools tetherpro usb-c sony

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For computers with a USB-C port: Tether Tools TetherPro USB-C to USB-C (15′ Orange)
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For computers with a USB 2.0/3.0/3.1 port: Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C (15′ Orange)
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18. SD Cards and Card Readers for Sony a6400

There are so many SD Cards to choose from it can be quite the challenge. However, if you want to record 4k video then it’s recommended to go with Class 30 (V30) cards.

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards

It’s hard to go wrong with the SanDisk Extreme Pro cards. They are rated UHS speed Class 3 (U3) and UHS video speed Class 30 (V30) which makes them perfect if you are recording 4K video with the a6400. I’ve owned these cards for years and never had any problems (touch wood).

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Beeway Water & Shock Resistant Memory Card Case

I don’t go anywhere without my Beeway SD Card holder. It holds 12 SD/SDHC/SDXC cards and 12 MicroSD cards perfectly in place. The case is water resistant and very strong. It also includes a small bag and a carabiner. It really is great value for the price.

beeway water shock resistant sdcard holder case

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19. Camera & Sensor Cleaning for Sony a6400

Unless you want to spend ages faffing around in Photoshop to remove lens or sensor dust, it really is worthwhile trying to keep your gear clean. Since the sensor in the a6400 is exposed every time you change a lens, it won’t take long before it picks up some dust particles. However, you are unlikely to see these spots in your shots when shooting wide open, but if you step down to f/11 or higher they will soon become visible. Here are the tools that I recommend to keep your gear clean and shots blemish free.

Rocket Air Blaster

giottos aa1900 rocket air blaster

If you don’t already have a Rocket Air Blaster inside you gear bag then this should definitely be one of your first purchases. It’s great for blowing dust off lenses, your sensor and filters. Mine goes everywhere with me.

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VSGO DDR15 APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit

There’s really no need to send your a6400 off to get the sensor cleaned, with this kit you can easily and safely do it yourself for a fraction of the price. Before you start, shoot a piece of white paper with the aperture set at f/22 or higher, this will show you exactly where the dust is located on the sensor.

VSGO DDR15 APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit

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Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Very soft and lint free microfiber cleaning clothes are definitely as essential item for any photographer, you can never have too many of these.

magicfiber microfiber cleaning cloths

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Care Touch Lens Cleaning Wipes

Some good quality lens cleaning wipes are vital if you wan’t to keep your glass blemish free. They are also useful for cleaning your cameras body, LCD screen, as well as any filters you may have.

care touch lens cleaning wipes

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20. Replacement Parts for Sony a6400

Sony FDA-EP17 Eyepiece Cup

The eyepiece helps to keep out external light to enhance the clarity when using the EVF. If you lose yours, it’s very easy to replace. This is the same eyepiece that’s used on the Sony a6500 but it is full supported with the a6400 and identical. You can check the compatibility here if you don’t believe me 🙂

Sony FDA-EP17 Eyepiece Cup

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Sony ALC-B1EM Replacement Body Lens Cap

If you have lost your a6400 body lens cap then then you’ll be relieved to know that the replacement is pretty cheap.

sony alc-b1em mount cap

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Sony FA-SHC1M Multi Interface Shoe Cap

It’s important to to keep the multi interface hot shoe cap in place to protect the electrical contacts, as if these get wet there’s a risk of shorting out your camera. I know it’s a very small accessory and far too easy to lose, so make sure you have at least one spare.

sony fa-shc1m hotshoe cap

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21. Storage and Backups

If you shoot a lot then you are most likely going to require a reasonably sized and descure backup solution for all of you images and videos. Here are a few options to consider:

Samsung T5

The Samsung T5 is a tiny portable SSD drive that is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. I use this as a short-term storage solution to work on images before backing them up to my NAS box. I also take it with me when I go travelling as it’s so small and light.

samsung t5 portable ssd backup

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Synology DS218+

I’ve been using the Synology DS218+ for over 12 months now and couldn’t be happier with it. It’s a Network Attached Storage device that supports a maximum of up to 24TB of storage (using 2x 12TB disks). However, you will probably want to configure this as RAID 1, so this will half the storage that you have available to you. You can also configure the DS218+ to sync all of your files with various cloud storage platforms. Full details can be found on Synology’s website.

synology ds218 plus diskstation

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Cloud Backup

dropbox

Unless you have a very slow internet connection, backing up all of your photos to the cloud is really a no brainer. I’m using DropBox which syncs nicely with my Synology DS218+. But other options include Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon Drive and Box.


 

22. Sony a6400 Lenses

If you have found this guide helpful then you might also enjoy my guide to the Best Sony a6400 Lenses.


 
And that’s a wrap. If you feel like I’ve missed any Sony a6400 accessories that are worth including here, or you have your own experience (good/bad) with any of the accessories mentioned, then please do let me know in the comments below.

My Sony a6400 Resources

  1. Best Lenses for the Sony a6400
  2. Sony a6400 Shooters Facebook Group
  3. Sony a6400 Time-lapse Setup, Recording and Editing Guide
  4. Early YouTuber Reviews
  5. Sony a6400 vs a6500 vs a6300 vs a6000 vs a5100

 

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