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Sony α6300 Compact Mirrorless

How do you top the Sony α6000 APS-C E-mount, one of the most popular enthusiast compact mirrorless camera that back then sent the unmistakable signal that Sony was a serious player in the mirrorless arena? Of course, you introduce the α6300 with the highest number of Hybrid AF points on any interchangeable lens camera: 425 points (phase-detection AF) / 169 points (contrast-detection AF), edge to edge. With an AF acquisition time of a mere 0.05 s, continuous shooting of 11 fps with C-AF and exposure and a first-ever continuous shooting of 8 fps with Live-View, no one is ever going to complain anymore that mirrorless cameras are slower to focus that DSLRs.

That feat is even more incredible because it also applies to A-mount lenses (with SSM or SAM) using the appropriate mount adapter.

Sony α6300

Sony α6300

While this means that AF speed, focus tracking and live-view continuous shooting will not be an issue anymore, those looking for a low-light camera may be a just tad bit disappointed: the camera will lock focus from EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached), not the EV-4 other mirrorless/DSLRs are capable of. ISO sensitivity also natively ranges from ISO 100 to a max. of 25600 (expandable to 51200).

There is a built-in high contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.4 million dots resolution. The LCD is 2.95-in. with 921,600-dot resolution and is tiltable. It is unfortunately not touch panel, so no Touch AF. Zebra and Focus Peaking MF are available.

The shutter is an electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane so completely silent shooting is possible. Shutter speed ranges from 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb.

The new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor allows 4K movie recording in Super 35mm format (with AF claimed to be about twice as fast as on the α6000), Full HD movie at 120 fps at 100 Mbps and S-Log gamma recording for wide dynamic range shooting.

There is a built-in flash and hot shoe.

There is no in-camera image stabilization, relying on the optical image stabilization in its lenses.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC make for easy sharing and remote control using your smartphone/tablet is possible with the PlayMemories Camera App.

The camera is not weather-proof.

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