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Sony Alpha A6300 Digital Camera

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MILC 24.2MP CMOS Mar 2016
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24 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony MILC digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony Alpha A6300 reviewers who purchased the Sony Alpha A6300 agreed that it was good quality. This year Chris Mukkuli mentioned “Image quality is excellent” in his Sony Alpha A6300 review. Pedro mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Amazing kit, everything in it is of great quality and useful”.

Good Size

One person thought the product was compact.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £64.00

The Alpha A6300 has dropped in price by £64.00 in the last few weeks.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A6300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price] which has better reviews.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Olympus PEN-F[plb_3242531_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Alpha A6300 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other new MILC digital cameras also support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Olympus PEN-F[plb_3242531_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R[plb_3539228_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a quite high megapixel count (24.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6300. The lowest megapixel count of newly released similar spec digital cameras is 10MP and the highest is 37MP.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (29.5MP) which is also cheaper.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo HX|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] which is cheaper.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376 and 4240 x 2400 and 3008 x 1688.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all recently released similar spec digital cameras.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera is 1920 x 1080.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Alpha A6300 has a wider light exposure correction than most new digital cameras. This digital camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6300.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, the Alpha A6300 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A6300. New MILC digital cameras have maximum ISO speeds of between 6,400 and 260,000.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Sony Alpha A6300 is more than most digital cameras that came out in the last year. This camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony Alpha A6300 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A6300.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 25 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A6300 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of latest similar spec digital cameras is 21MP.

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Alpha A6300 is more than most new cameras. This Sony camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on latest MILC digital cameras. The white balance modes "Auto", "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Sony Alpha A6300 is more than most new MILC digital cameras. This Sony camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A6300. The photo effects "Negative film", "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Alpha A6300 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A6300.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is typical of many recently released cameras.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony Alpha A6300 is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DPOF, Exif and RAW are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Alpha A6300 is a camera that takes 400 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other new digital cameras take between 230 and 529 shots per battery charge.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Alpha A6300 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on new MILC digital cameras. The light exposure modes "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A6300 is more than most latest MILC digital cameras. This camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras that were launched in the last year. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "51200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Pedro said “It's better than many more expensive DSLRs in a super compact body” although he still rated this digital camera as very good.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year, the Sony Alpha A6300 does not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Alpha A6300 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other new comparable spec cameras also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not have a built-in flash. The Sony Alpha A6300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other new MILC digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A6300 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony Alpha A6300 does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new MILC digital cameras also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A6300 are not 3D compatible. The Sony Alpha A6300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price].

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Alpha A6300 has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on recently released cameras. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "High-speed synchronization", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A6300 is 1,000mAh and the biggest is 1,900mAh. At only 1,020 milliampere * hour, the Alpha A6300 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A6300.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The Alpha A6300 has a quite low display resolution (only 921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The lowest display resolution of new MILC digital cameras is 460,000 pixels and the highest is 1,700,000 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A6300

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Alpha A6300 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A6300.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price].

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Canon M5[plb_3844053_price] (3.2").

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Average Weight

The Alpha A6300 has a relatively typical weight (361 grams) compared to most of the other recently released cameras.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Olympus PEN-F[plb_3242531_price] (373g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker

Expert Reviews

4 February 2016

The Sony A6300 is a pocket rocket of a sports camera, with 425 autofocus points and 4K video all baked into a mirrorless system...

3 February 2016

The Sony A6300 is a pocket rocket of a sports camera, with 425 autofocus points and 4K video all baked into a mirrorless system...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 21 August 2016 by Chris Mukkuli | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Love this cam. It is as good at the rave reviews. Image quality is excellent.

Reviewed 4 May 2016 by Pedro | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing kit, everything in it is of great quality and useful. The camera itself is one of the best cameras in the market with great reviews and after a couple of weeks using it I can see why. It's... Read more…

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