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Sony Alpha A6300 Digital Camera

MILC 24.2MP CMOS Mar 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Meet the 6300 the flagship model in the form of an APS-C mirrorless camera that takes autofocusing (AF) and imaging speed and performance to astonishing new heights. Advanced 4D FOCUS tracks even... More
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25 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its MILC digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Recent Price Drop of £50.02

The price of the Alpha A6300 dropped by £50.02 in the last month.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A6300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other latest digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A6300, the Alpha A6300 supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Olympus Olympus Pen F[plb_3983730_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic DMC-G80M[plb_4012391_price], or the Olympus PEN-F[plb_3242531_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.2 megapixels, the Alpha A6300 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6300. The megapixels of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A6300 range from 12MP to 37MP, and the average megapixel is 20MP.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (29.5MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many recently released MILC digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony Alpha A6300 is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on recently released similar spec cameras.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200, the Sony Alpha A6300 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 6,400, the highest is 260,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 36,000.

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

The Alpha A6300 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 digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6300.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera is ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Alpha A6300 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1824 x 1368 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A6300.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 1824 x 1024.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Alpha A6300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last year. This camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A6300. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Alpha A6300 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A6300. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolutions 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 resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A6300.

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

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The Alpha A6300 has one of the more total megapixelss (25 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A6300 have total megapixelss of between 13MP and 37MP.

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Has Nine White Balances

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been around for the last year. This digital camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A6300. The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The Alpha A6300 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on recently released MILC digital cameras. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all new digital cameras.

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

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Has Two Camera Playbacks

The Alpha A6300 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most latest similar spec cameras. This digital camera has a Slide show camera playback, which is the most commonly found camera playback found on MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The camera playback "Single image" is also found on this Sony camera.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Alpha A6300 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

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

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Supports Ten ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha A6300 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for the last year. This Sony camera supports 25 and 600 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A6300. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "51200" are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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LCD Display

This camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. LCD is the most common display type used in digital cameras. LCD displays are relatively cheap to manufacture but their limitations lie in narrow viewing angles and the displays do not perform well in direct sunlight.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Alpha A6300 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that were launched in the last year do not have a GPS (satellite). The Alpha A6300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

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

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A6300 does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6300 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Alpha A6300 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A6300 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6300, the Alpha A6300 does not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Alpha A6300 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6300. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "High-speed synchronization", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 1,020 milliampere * hour, the Alpha A6300 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst cameras of this age. The smallest battery capacity of MILC digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months is 980mAh and the biggest is 1,900mAh.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 921,600 pixels, the Alpha A6300 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other recently released MILC digital cameras. The average display resolution (numeric) of newly released similar spec cameras is 1,100,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460,000 pixels to 1,700,000 pixels.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A6300

Released Eleven Months Ago

This Sony camera was released eleven months ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony Alpha A6300 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo HX|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-G80[plb_3838432_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper); or the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 361 grams, the Sony Alpha A6300 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other recently released MILC digital cameras.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Olympus PEN-F[plb_3242531_price] (373g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

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...

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