Sony has announced the new Sony Alpha A6300, updating the A6000, Sony claim the World’s fastest autofocus (AF) speed amongst APS-C cameras. The camera also offers the highest number of AF points available in a camera with an interchangeable lens camera, and records 4K video, as well as high speed FullHD video at 120fps. The Sony A6300 uses a new 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with copper wiring for faster readout speeds, and has an extended ISO range going up to ISO51200.
The improved Sony Alpha A6300 will be available in Europe from March 2016 . The A6300 will also be available as a kit with the Zeiss 16-70mm Zoom lens in April 2016.
The camera boasts an unrivaled 4D FOCUS system that can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, the world’s fastest AF acquisition time1. Additionally, the α6300 has an incredible 425 phase detection AF points that are densely positioned over the entire image area – the world’s highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera2, and
can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking,
The versatile Sony α6300 is equipped with a newly developed 24.2 MP APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor that works together with a BIONZ X image processing engine to produce outstanding image quality throughout the entire ISO sensitivity range ISO 100 – 51200 3. It can also shoot and record high resolution 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in the popular Super 35mm format.
In addition to the extensive AF coverage, the α6300 debuts a new High-density tracking AF technology that significantly improves subject detection and tracking performance. This new technology can quickly activate a large number of AF points surrounding a subject – approximately 7.5 times more density than the α6000 – and intelligently adjust them in accordance
with the subject’s motion. This is a particularly powerful feature when used with high-speed 11 fps continuous shooting or the new 8 fps continuous live-view mode, which provides 100% accurate framing for fast moving subjects on the LCD screen or viewfinder.
In order to maximize efficiency and overall camera performance, the Sony α6300 features a new 24.2 MP sensor that is an ideal match for its BIONZ X image processing engine. The new image sensor employs copper wiring in its structure, which improves light collection efficiency and significantly accelerates readout speed. The BIONZ X processor features an upgraded
image processing algorithm designed to maximize the sensor’s overall capabilities. Together, the two key components work together to produce images with low noise and exceptional resolution in sensitivity settings up to ISO512003, in particular in the mid-to-high sensitivity range.
The camera utilizes the XAVC S codec6 during video shooting, which records at a high bit rate of 100 Mbps7 during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during standard Full HD shooting, ensuring maximum detail and clarity in both video formats. Additionally, the camera will focus approximately twice as fast as its predecessor during movie shooting thanks to its new
and improved AF system. AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity are also adjustable for expanded creativity.
Other professional caliber video features include the ability to record Full HD at 120 fps at 100 Mbps7, another first for α interchangeable lens cameras with APS-C sized sensors. This mode allows footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x or 5x slow motion video files in Full HD8 (24p or 30p) resolution with AF tracking. The new advanced Sony α6300 also offers S-Log gamma recording9 for wide dynamic range shooting – approximately 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting – and supports S-Gamut for a wider color space. Both options allow for greater creativity for processing video post-production.
The new α6300 camera is Wi-Fi and NFC compatible and fully functional with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application available for Android™ and iOS platforms, as well as Sony’s growing range of PlayMemories Camera Apps, which add a variety of creative capabilities to the camera. It also supports QR code for easy connection to non-NFC smart phones. However, the α6300 is compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of α lenses including the new premium G Master lenses also announced today.