Sony Alpha A6300 vs Sony Alpha A7

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Sony Alpha A6300
Sony Alpha A7

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
A bit more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a total megapixel count of 25MP, however the Sony Alpha A7 is only a 24.7MP digital camera (0.3MP less).
Three hundred and eight more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony Alpha A6300 is 425.00, but the Sony Alpha A7 only has 117.00 auto focus points.
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
0.36x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.07x, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 is only a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.36x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

16% lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 361g digital camera. That's 55g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7 (416g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

27.5mm shorter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a height of 66.9mm, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 94.4mm tall digital camera (27.5mm taller).
Marginally narrower Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is 120mm wide, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 126.9mm wide digital camera (6.9mm wider).
3x lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 307.9g lens weight digital camera. That's 666.1g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7 (974g).
36mm shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a lens length of 75mm, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 111mm lens length digital camera (36mm longer).
16.4mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 66.6mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 16.4mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A7 (83mm).
6 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Sony Alpha A6300 (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

1.2 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.2 larger).
Two more diaphragm blades Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a nine diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 only has seven diaphragm blades.
Thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a depth of 48.2mm. That's 0.59999999999999mm thinner than the Sony Alpha A6300 (48.2mm).
Cheaper by £726
The Sony Alpha A7 costs £77.41, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is £803.00.
7 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Slightly lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 24.3MP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

31% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.2 larger than the Sony Alpha A7 (2.8).
Only seven diaphragm blades Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has seven diaphragm blades, however the Sony Alpha A7 only has nine diaphragm blades.
0.59999999999999mm thicker Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is 48.8mm deep, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 48.2mm deep digital camera (0.59999999999999mm thinner).
£726 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A6300 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7 by £725.59.
Fewer sellers
Only 27 shops sells the Sony Alpha A6300, but 34 sellers sell the Sony Alpha A7. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
11 Reasons Against
2% less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP less than the Sony Alpha A6300 (24.7MP).
Only 117.00 auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has 117.00 auto focus points, however the Sony Alpha A6300 only has 425.00 auto focus points.
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Sony Alpha A6300 (25,600).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.36x lower than the Sony Alpha A6300 (0.71x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

55g heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a weight of 416g, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 361g digital camera (55g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 94.4mm tall digital camera. That's 27.5mm taller than the Sony Alpha A6300 (94.4mm).
6% wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a width of 126.9mm. That's 6.9mm wider than the Sony Alpha A6300 (126.9mm).
Significantly heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a lens weight of 974g, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 307.9g lens weight digital camera (666.1g lighter).
Longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 111mm lens length digital camera. That's 36mm longer than the Sony Alpha A6300 (111mm).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a lens diameter of 83mm, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 66.6mm lens diameter digital camera (16.4mm smaller).
Older by two months
The Sony Alpha A7 is two months older than the Sony Alpha A6300.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
25MP
BEST
24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
22 22
Minimum Aperture
4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 36mm
Focal Length Range
16 - 70 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
16/12 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
55mm 77mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
425
BEST
117
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Hi-speed sync
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Hi-speed sync
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
6m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1440x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.07x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Underwater
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10 10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
361g
BEST
416g
Height
66.9mm
BEST
94.4mm
Depth
48.8mm 48.2mm
BEST
Width
120mm
BEST
126.9mm
Lens Weight
307.9g
BEST
974g
Lens Length
75mm
BEST
111mm
Lens Diameter
66.6mm
BEST
83mm
Weight Including Battery
404g
BEST
474g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,020mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
400 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.3V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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