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Sony Alpha A6300 Digital Camera

$891.17
MILC 24.2MP CMOS Sep 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Fifteen industry awards
Short battery life
Pretty pricey
142 Reviews + 15 Awards
PC Mag Editor's Choice Camera Labs Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential
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Reviews

Fifteen Industry Awards

This high megapixel digital camera has received fifteen awards from experts in cameras.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com all of whom thought that this camera was superb.

This high megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Dkamera.de and Tek.no all of whom thought that this digital camera was good.

The expert at one other expert review site wrote that this Sony camera was great. This camera received an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 86% based on fourty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 88% on average. Over 93% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6300 said that it was quiet. Jeremyg mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is also true for silent shooting because it also uses the electronic "shutter” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Swanney wrote on Johnlewis.com “Particularly pleased with the silent shutter option which I use for candid” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased it mentioned that it was noisy. Drewdlebear wrote “I have also taken low light photos with and without the flash, these are also astonishing, with no discernable noise”. Paulw2020 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “ISO12,800 and above the Nikon zips ahead and is clearly producing less noisy images”.

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Features Voice Recording

The Alpha A6300 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A6300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Roquito wrote “I've been impressed with how versatile the RAW files are and the wifi connectivity is really impressive”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A6300 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A6300 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for the last year.

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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 nine times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). This camera also 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.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Design

Great Image Quality

Twenty-three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Last year Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Camera's image quality is very good in variety of shooting situations”. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Good screen quality on both tablet”. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Speedy AF, excellent image quality, great video quality” in their review.

Good Built

Seventeen customers who purchased it concluded that it was well made. In April last year Trusted Reviews mentioned in their Sony Alpha A6300 review “Good built”. Trusted Reviews also said “Qualit de construction” in their review. Trusted Reviews also wrote “Compact, lightweight and sturdy build” in their review.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. What Digital Camera gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Sturdy mount and body, plus weathersealing” in their review of this digital camera. Johnlewis.com said “Feels durable” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Drewdlebear wrote on Johnlewis.com “Have been constrained to watching the high definition video on the camera, for this I dropped one star in my rating” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners considered that the product was reliable. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Dependable battery life” . Drewdlebear said “Taking action photos is a breeze, with the autofocus being extremely reliable, in both single” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Jeremyg gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Johnlewis.com “I don't like the fact that in video mode the lowest ISO is 800, though in fairness so far this has not done significant damage to my images”.

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Easy to Use

Eight owners concluded that the product was easy to use. Johnlewis.com mentioned “This is the motherboard i decided to use for my very first pc build” in their review of this digital camera. Johnlewis.com also said “Sometimes I would have to use the internet on my laptop to define terms” in their review. Crhfoto wrote in their review of this digital camera “The multiple-exposure app works well, though not easy to download from PlayMemories - their site interface needs improvement for ease of use” .

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. In April last year expert website Canadianreviewer.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The above video includes examples and demonstrations, detailed menu walk through”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said “Shots taken with the supplied Vario Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 lens were very clean and detailed and performance was good at higher ISO settings” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6300 and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Aj1000 mentioned “As most reviewers mention the menu and interface still need improvement (Which menu screen are the settings for Wireless Flash vs Normal flash in?”.

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Trusted Reviews wrote in April last year “Comfortable right hand”. Phil2602 said on Johnlewis.com “It is so light and comfortable, just being able to carry so little weight around is a real bonus”.

One owner who purchased it thought it was easy to assemble. Johnlewis.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's got everything you could possibly need to build an amazing gaming mac” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

One person concluded that the product had a good interface. Johnlewis.com wrote “As a first time builder the ASRock user interface is relatively straight forward” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Pretty Pricey

Four people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not good looking. Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Pretty pricey” . In April last year Johnlewis.com wrote “Pretty user unfriendly for non-experts”. Last year Jeremyg said “Four extra memories stored on the SD card are pretty pointless - you lose them if you change SD card”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not well designed. Trusted Reviews said in April last year “Design ed ergonomia perfettibili, scarsa autonomia, manca il supporto alle schede UHSII”. One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was not ergonomic. Techradar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Dated ergonomics”.

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Other

Only Released Eight Months Ago

Sony only released the Alpha A6300 eight months ago.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A6300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon M5 ($625.40), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95) which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm T20.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A6300 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new comparable spec cameras also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon M5 ($625.40), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm T20.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A6300 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Support

Good Support

Three owners mentioned that the Sony Alpha A6300 had good technical guidance. Jeremyg mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The fn button and quick selectors for user chosen functions help enormously” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Pb gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “The stand which comprises of few parts easily put together, instruction manuals, sticker, CD, power brick, USB 3.0 extension cable, HDMI cable” in their review of this digital camera.


Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Alpha A6300 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other new digital cameras.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Alpha A6300 has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

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

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A6300 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Alpha A6300 has an orientation sensor. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Histogram

The Sony Alpha A6300 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A6300 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Alpha A6300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Alpha A6300 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Alpha A6300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A6300 has a microphone in, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Alpha A6300 has an HDMI. Most of the other new comparable spec cameras also have an HDMI.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A6300 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released in the last year also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Alpha A6300 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon M5 ($625.40) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A6300 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Features

Great Video Features, Including 4K Capture

Ten owners concluded that the product had good features. What Digital Camera mentioned in April last year “Great video features, including 4K capture”. In the same month Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “The Sony 6300 delivers classleading photo and video quality, plus good performance and features for shooting action” in their review of this digital camera. Last year expert website Pdnonline.com said in their review of this digital camera “The a6300 is missing features, such as a touchscreen or tilting EVF, found on competitive models.”.


Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The Alpha A6300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by new comparable spec digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Built-In Flash

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good flash. Trusted Reviews wrote “Popup flash available, along with hot shoe to add external flash”. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Built-in flash”.

Tilting Rear Display

Twelve customers wrote in their reviews that it was mirrorless. In April last year expert review site Reviewed.com said “In 2014, Sony launched what would soon become one of the most successful mirrorless cameras ever sold” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sony Alpha A6300 a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Makeuseof.com said “Few camera manufacturers have done as much as Sony has to establish the mirrorless camera as a serious alternative to the digital SLR over the past decade”. Expert website Gadgets.ndtv.com said “However, we feel it's certainly one of the best mirrorless cameras currently out there, given the of performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people reckoned that the product had a good screen. Pc Mag mentioned “Tilting rear display”. Jeremyg rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera in April last year “The two viewfinders are really too small for serious video work so an external screen makes a huge difference”.

Four people who purchased it thought it had a good viewfinder. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Can use either viewfinder or LCD to frame photos”. Trusted Reviews also wrote “Invaluable OLED viewfinder” in their review. Expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “As such you get a flat-topped body with a built-in viewfinder, popup flash”.

Three owners wrote that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Expert review site Practicalphotography.com wrote “The Alpha 6300 boasts a very impressive spec that builds on its predecessor, bringing 4K and improved EVF to the table”. In April last year Jeremyg mentioned “The screen and EVF are very clear” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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4K Video

Twenty-two people who purchased the Sony Alpha A6300 said that it was good for video recording. Techradar said “In, camera 4K video” . Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Ok iyi grnt ve video kalitesi, ok hzl AF sistemi”. Trusted Reviews also wrote “4K video destei” in their review.

Focus is Fast

Twenty-two owners agreed that the product had a good autofocus. Trusted Reviews wrote “Zeer snelle autofocus en goede af-tracking” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar mentioned “Blazing fast focus speeds”. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Suivi autofocus performant 11 ips” in their review.

Six owners said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A6300 had a good lens. Trusted Reviews wrote in April last year “It was teamed with the full frame 2870mm FE lens and the results were excellent”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “The Sony Alpha A6000 is one of the most popular mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. An anonymous author wrote on Johnlewis.com “Wow! This combination is barely half the weight of my treasured Camera and Lens” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Great Image Quality

Thirty-one customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Trusted Reviews said last year “Excellente qualit d'image en photo et en vido, performances, fonctionnalits” in their review of this digital camera. Videomaker.com said in April last year “SLo 2 SLo 3 picture profiles”. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “High build and image quality (photo and video” in their review.

Ten customers considered that it had a good ISO range. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Trs bonne gestion du bruit lectronique jusqu' 3 200 ISO voire 6 400 ISO”. Trusted Reviews also said “Sehr gute Bildqualitt bis ISO 1.600, gute bis ISO 6.400” in their review. Trusted Reviews also said “Sehr gute Bildqualitt hohe Auflsung bis ISO 3.200” in their review.

Five owners thought the product had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag mentioned in April last year “11 1fps burst shooting”. Expert review site Dxomark.com wrote “With a native ISO range up to 25,600 and continuous shooting at up to” in their review of this digital camera. In April last year expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “Home Reviews Compact System Camera Reviews Sony Alpha 6300 review Richard Sibley May 4, 2016 2shares 2shares With 425 phase-detection AF points, continuous shooting at 11fps with autofocus”.

Five people considered that this digital camera was good in low light. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Great image quality, even in low light”. Last year Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Adds a number of improvements, including a new 24.2 megapixel sensor for improved low light performance, 4K video” in their review of this digital camera. Tomsguide.com wrote “With a new sensor that offers improved photo quality in low light”.

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. In April last year Trusted Reviews mentioned “Hundreds of AF points (both phase detection and contrast detection) over the whole sensor”. Badgood mentioned on Johnlewis.com “That AF is mind blowing lay fast, just how you get 425 focus points on the sensor is incredible” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Weight & Dimensions

Botier Compact Et Lger

Sixteen owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Botier compact et lger”. Trusted Reviews also said “Compact design and good build quality” in their review. Gadgets.ndtv.com wrote “The mirrorless or compact system camera category has been growing steadily over the past couple of years” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven people agreed that it was a good body shape. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera last year “Compacte en stevige body”. Trusted Reviews also wrote “Compacte en lichte stofen spatwaterdichte body, nieuwe sensor met 425 AFfasedetectiepunten, mooie scherpe en heldere grote elektronische zoeker, beperkt kantelbare 3 inch display, mechanische en elekt” in their review. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “Weather-sealed body”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Drewdlebear mentioned “The all in one lens which I also use is a little heavier and bulkier”. Peter101 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Saves having to lug around my heavy full frame on a family holiday, without the sacrifice of quality photos” in their review of this digital camera. Paulw2020 said “This sadly gets left behind a lot as its so heavy! Up to ISO 1600 I honestly couldn't tell which camera was which - using the default built in JPG options” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. One owner who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight.

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Average Weight

The Alpha A6300 has a relatively average weight (361 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Power

Short Battery Life

Seven owners who reviewed it said that it did not have a good battery life. Videomaker.com wrote last year “Short battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Myriad small annoyances mar the experience and it has the trademark poor battery life of Sony's A series”. Trusted Reviews said “Battery life could be better” in their review of this digital camera.


Lens System

Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Alpha A6300 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (4) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of latest cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 22.

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Viewfinder

Quite Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.39 inches, the Alpha A6300 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year. The average viewfinder screen size of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 0.4".

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by $574.04 (64%)

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