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Sony Alpha A6300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 reviews of Sony Alpha A6300. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the image stabilizer, while there are mixed comments on the zoom and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha A6300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha A6300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Alpha A6300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The shutter and focus also get good comments. Many are critical about the price. Views about the image quality and usability are different.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony ILCE6300B.CEC Interchangeable Lens Digital CameraSony ILCE6300B.CEC Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha A6300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Sony Alpha A6300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the focus and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, focus

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony a6300

 

The Sony a6300 is a very compact and very powerful consumer level ILC. Sporting the Sony E-mount system and powerful features, this camera has all the power and quality that you will find in a DSLR, packed into a compact frame. Read more in our Full...

Program and iAuto produce overall excellent quality images ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Outstanding video control provides many professional settings ; Pop-up flash is always available ; EVF with high refresh rate...

Lack of optical image stabilization built into body (as we are seeing on many of the new Sony models) ; Camera boosts ISO to keep images sharp ; Battery Life is average for an ILC, way below a DSLR ; USB power adapter leaves you charging your batteries...

The Sony a6300 is a very compact and very powerful consumer level ILC. Sporting the Sony E-mount system and powerful features, this camera has all the power and quality that you will find in a DSLR, packed into a compact frame. Read more in our

Aug, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony a6300 review

 

The A6300 demonstrates why Sony continues to dominate in the mirrorless camera market

Has Sony created another hit? The A6300 is simply one of the best, well-rounded mirrorless cameras we’ve tested to date, so we would say, yes. Sony currently dominates the mirrorless camera market, and with continual product offerings like the A6300,...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha A6300 (body only)

 

It's priced at $1,000 (£1,000, AU$1,700) for the body, and $1,150 (£1,100) for a kit with the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 power-zoom lens. There doesn't seem to be any official kit pricing in Australia, but I've seen it for AU$1,800.

The Sony A6300 delivers class-leading photo and video quality, plus good performance and features for shooting action.

Myriad small annoyances mar the experience and it has the trademark poor battery life of Sony's A series. Plus it really could use in-body image stabilization.

A respectable update to its very popular A6000 mirrorless interchangeable-camera model, the Sony A6300 remains great but also retains some of the drawbacks of its predecessor.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony A6300 review

 

The Sony A6300 experience, as with many of its A series interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) models, feels like soaring through the sky one minute only to smack into a window the next. It flies with a beefed-up autofocus system, excellent 4K video (with...

The Sony A6300 delivers class-leading photo and video quality, plus good performance and features for shooting action.

Myriad small annoyances mar the experience and it has the trademark poor battery life of Sony's A series. Plus it really could use in-body image stabilization.

A respectable update to its very popular A6000 mirrorless interchangeable-camera model, the Sony A6300 remains great but also retains some of the drawbacks of its predecessor.

May, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 6300

 

The Sony Alpha 6300 adds weather-sealing and 4K video to the popular midrange Alpha 6000. It's the premium mirrorless camera that Sony photographers have been waiting for.

Quick autofocus. 11.1fps burst shooting. 4K video capture. Crisp EVF. Tilting rear display. Strong high ISO performance. Built-in flash. Wi-Fi with NFC. Weather-sealed body.

Omits touch-screen support. Lacks in-body stabilization. Dense menu system. Some apps must be purchased. Doesn't include external charger.

Conclusions The Alpha 6300 is another strong, forward-thinking mirrorless camera from Sony. Its 24-megapixel image sensor offers plenty of resolution, performs well at higher ISOs, and can capture video at 4K resolution. It also houses an autofocus...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha a6300 Review

 

The Sony a6300 is the company's latest mid-range mirrorless camera. Like the a6000 it still offers 24MP resolution but the autofocus ability, video capability, build quality, viewfinder resolution and price have all been increased.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Sony's A6300 is a step forward for mid-tier mirrorless cameras

 

If you're looking for a mirrorless camera that's not too expensive, the A6300 is a great choice.

Mar, 2016

Essential

Expert review by: Jack Baker (photographyblog.com)

Sony A6300 Review

 

The Sony A6300 replaces the two year old A6000 as Sony's premium APS-C Alpha offering. The A6300 retains a similar outward appearance to its predecessor, although the new camera does feature full weather sealing against dust and moisture ingress. But...

With the Alpha 7 and RX series’ receiving such critical acclaim over the past couple of years, Sony’s APS-C CSCs have been starting to seem somewhat neglected. Thankfully, the Sony A6300 has brought the old NEX series back with a bang. It may appear to...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A6300 Review

 

The Sony A6300 serves as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years, the A6000. Given the predecessor's top marks, it's a tough act to follow. Sony's pulled it off, though, packing in so many new features and performance...

Excellent image quality; Improved high-ISO performance; Better JPEG quality; Fast autofocus; Very good subject tracking with real-time live view feature; All-magnesium body construction; 4K video

Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); No touchscreen, Clunky menus; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

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Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

Sony a6300 Review – 4K UHD Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera

 

After an anticipation-laden time spent waiting for it, we finally got to see the arrival of Sony's successor to the bestselling a6000 interchangeable lens mirrorless HD camera from 2014. This is of course the new Sony a6300 and while it shares a number...

Excellent high resolution photos ; Amazingly fast Auto Focus at 0.05 seconds ; 425 phase detection points ; 4K video with no pixel binning ; Tough, rugged build ; Great price

Difficult to manually set a focus point ; clumsy main control button/dial layout

Our bottom line for the Sony a6300 4K mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is that this is one superb, well priced shooter for almost any consumer or even prosumer needs. If you want high performance and especially high low light performance on a...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP4
Audio system:Mono / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1020
Battery life (CIPA standard):400
Battery life (max):2
Battery performance:1020
Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FW50
Battery voltage:7.3
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor: Yes
Camera file system:DPOF, Exif, RAW
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Multi-shot: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight / Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sports / Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Twilight
Self-timer:2,5,10
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921600
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash guide number:236.2
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, High-speed synchronization, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/160
Pre-flash: Yes

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:425
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:9.84
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Filter size:1.57 / 2.17
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 1.97 / 0.63 - 2.76
Lens mount interface:Sony E
Lens structure:16/12 / 9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):16/12 / 9/8
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.95
Minimum aperture number:4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:2

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 / 100, 6400, 25600, 51200
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo HX, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, RAW / JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:1/3
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.614
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2 / 25
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:25

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.15 / 30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Image processor:BIONZ X
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:1.07
Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.92
Height:2.63 / 4.72
Lens diameter:2.62
Lens length:2.95
Lens weight:10.9 / 4.09
Weight:12.7 / 14.3
Weight (including battery):14.3
Width:2.63 / 4.72