Today Sony has announced a follow-up to the insanely successful Sony a6000. The new 24.2-megapixel Sony a6300 with internal 4K video recording once again pushes autofocus capabilities into uncharted territory. Take a closer look at all the specs of this prosumer beast and tell me you aren’t impressed.
The updated flagship APS-C mirrorless camera from Sony, the a6300, features many noteworthy advancements in its autofocus technology. For starters, it is clocked as the world’s fastest autofocus speed of 0.05 seconds. It has 425 AF points spread throughout the frame, and a new high-density tracking AF takes advantage of these points to the fullest. Watching the AF points light up and track so quickly and accurately in an action sequence happening in front of your lens is simply mesmerizing.
The Sony a6300 has a APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor with 24.2 megapixels and utilizes the BIONZ X image processor. It can shoot up to 11 frames per second through the viewfinder, or 8 frames per second in live view.
These days, a flagship camera requires flagship video recording capabilities as well. The Sony a6300 delivers with internal 4K recording without pixel binning. Additionally you will find S-Gamut/S-Log gamma settings, Full HD 120fps high-speed shooting, fast hybrid AF for movies that is two times faster than the a6000, time code and user bit functions, gamma display assist, and an enhanced zebra function.
Constructed with a full magnesium alloy body designed to be dust and moisture resistant, the Sony a6300 feels solid in your hands. Selling for $1,000 — or $1,150 USD as a kit — it’s hard to argue that this isn’t the ultimate prosumer camera. The a6300 will be shipping in March 2016 and can be preordered now from B&H.