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Sony Alpha A6300

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A critically acclaimed and fully featured 24.2 megapixel digital camera
MILC 24.2MP CMOS Black Sep 2016
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Sony Alpha A6300 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A6300 number 112 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 87%.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Sony, this digital camera features some of the latest digital camera technology. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, is easy to use and good picture quality. However they also report that it is expensive.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Fairly large minimum aperture number

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras, but good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Sony Alpha A6300 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony Alpha A6300?

The Sony Alpha A6300 is 120mm wide and 66.9mm tall. It is 48.8mm deep and weighs 361g.

Sony Alpha A6300 front dimensions

Sony Alpha A6300 size in context

Sony Alpha A6300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

17 Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this digital camera and have given it 17 awards.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Dkamera.de, Lydogbilde.no, Tek.no, Camera Labs and Funkykit.com all of whom decided that this Sony camera was very good.

This Sony camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Digitaltrends.com, Log.com.tr, Tomsguide.com, PC Mag, Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au all of whom decided that this camera was excellent.

This Sony digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Lydogbillede.dk who thought that this camera was very good.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. This Sony camera received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl, Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Recommended" award and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

EISA.eu gave this camera an "EISA Best Product" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 44 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 86%. This means that digital camera experts think this Sony digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 47 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 87%. 24 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Seven people who bought the product said that it was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 29,814 expert and owner reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Seven people who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Three owners who purchased it said that it had good features.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four people concluded that the Sony Alpha A6300 had a good autofocus.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact.

  • A compact interchangeable lens camera with big performance…
    Reviewed.com April 2016
  • While retaining the compact lightweight design of its predecessor…
    EISA.eu April 2017
  • It has some drawbacks like no headphone jack, its monitor is unusable in the sun and the body doesn't offer any steady shot…
    Videomaker.com April 2016
  • Great camera for travel due to its compact size and light weight, whilst still producing excellent quality photos…
  • Saves having to lug around my heavy full frame on a family holiday, without the sacrifice of quality photos…
  • Really Good Camera, less impressive to clients however due to its compact science…

Value For Money

Expensive

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Alpha A6300 has a quite high megapixel (24.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP.

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Average Weight

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a relatively standard weight (361 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Alpha A6300 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A6300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

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

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A6300 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400 and 3008 x 2000 and 3008 x 1688. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a fairly large maximum aperture number (22) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A6300 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A6300 has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Alpha A6300 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other digital cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Alpha A6300 has one of the bigger digital zooms (8 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A6300 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Sony Alpha A6300 features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras also feature multi-shot function.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Alpha A6300 has an orientation sensor. Most of the other cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A6300 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A6300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Alpha A6300 is 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 640 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Alpha A6300 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other digital cameras also have a headphone outputs.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A6300 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 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. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A6300 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony Alpha A6300 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 75 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A6300 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A6300 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22. The Sony Alpha A6300 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (4) amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A6300 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Alpha A6300 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Sony Alpha A6300 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released 11 Months Ago

It was September 2016 when Sony released the Alpha A6300.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05013493336889

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony Alpha A6300

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