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Sony Alpha A6300B Digital Camera

MILC 24.2MP 2x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony MILC digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A6300B supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for the last year do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80[plb_3354187_price], the Canon EOS M10[plb_3064949_price], or the Fujifilm X-T10[plb_2899420_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony Alpha A6300B supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80[plb_3354187_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo Mark 2|MS Pro-HG Duo|MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on latest cameras. 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 MILC camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Alpha A5000[pl_2665971_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Alpha A6300[pl_3305928_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo HX|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of MILC digital cameras that came out in the last year range from 2x to 10x. The Sony Alpha A6300B has one of the bigger digital zooms (8 times zoom factor) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon M2[plb_3882072_price] (10x) 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 comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price], the Canon EOS M10[plb_3064949_price], or the Nikon 1 J1[plb_3182516_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony Alpha A6300B has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last year. This Sony digital camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by MILC digital cameras that came out in the last year. The image format "JPEG XR" is also supported by this digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A6300B has a higher still image resolution than most new digital cameras. This Sony camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This Sony digital camera also 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 across all MILC digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6300B have maximum ISO speeds of between 6,400 and 260,000. The Alpha A6300B has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (51,200) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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

The Sony Alpha A6300B has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all MILC digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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

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425 Auto Focus Points

425 auto focus points

The Sony Alpha A6300B is a 425 auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A6300B have between 9 and 799 auto focus points.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony Alpha A6300B 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 actually the best supported video resolution across all recently released MILC digital cameras.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of latest MILC digital cameras range from 16MP to 37MP. With a total megapixel count of 25 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A6300B has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other newly released digital cameras.

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony Alpha A6300B is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that came out in the last 12 months. 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 A6300B is more than most latest cameras. This Sony camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6300B. 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 highest video resolution of the Alpha A6300B is 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that were released in the last year.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Alpha A6300B is more than most cameras that came out in the last year. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DPOF, Exif and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most new cameras take between 230 and 529 shots per battery charge, including the Sony Alpha A6300B which takes 400 shots per battery charge.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Alpha A6300B has a greater number of light exposure modes than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This digital camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on new MILC digital cameras. The light exposure modes "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha A6300B is more than most cameras that came out in the last year. This digital camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A6300B. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Short

With a height of only 66.9 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A6300B is one of the shorter digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A6300B amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The average height of MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A6300B is 78mm, and the heights range from 61mm to 96mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Alpha A6300B does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6300B also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X-T10[plb_2899420_price], the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Alpha A6300B does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released similar spec cameras also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Canon M2[plb_3882072_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A6300B, the Alpha A6300B does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS M10[plb_3064949_price], the Nikon 1 J1[plb_3182516_price], or the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most recently released MILC digital cameras are not waterproof. The Sony Alpha A6300B is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Alpha A6300B does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Alpha A6300B is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6300B are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony Alpha A6300B is more than most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha A6300B. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "High-speed synchronization", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6300B have battery capacities of between 1,000mAh and 1,900mAh. At only 1,020 milliampere * hour, the Sony Alpha A6300B has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec cameras.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of new MILC digital cameras is 30fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 45fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Alpha A6300B has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6300B.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The Alpha A6300B has a fairly low display resolution (only 921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A6300B. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A6300B have display resolutions of between 460,000 pixels and 1,700,000 pixels.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Alpha A6300B has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 30 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A6300B is 39s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A6300B

Released Ten Months Ago

Sony released the Alpha A6300B ten months ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Alpha A6300B has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other recently released MILC digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price], the Fujifilm X-T10[plb_2899420_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8[plb_2956893_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Sony camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon M5[plb_3844053_price] (3.2").

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Average Megapixel Count

The Sony Alpha A6300B has a relatively average megapixel count (24.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A6300B.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 24.2MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price].

If this MILC camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (29.5MP).

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Average Weight

The Alpha A6300B has a fairly typical weight (361 grams) compared to most of the other latest MILC digital cameras.

Alternative 361g cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price].

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at 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
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
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
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
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer

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