Sony a6300 Review – Topper in its class




In summary

The Sony a6300 is a great all-round camera that can be used on almost all surfaces. The autofocus speed operates very smoothly, he can record also increased in 4k and image quality. The price is on the high side, especially compared to the A6000 and especially if you want the camera to use with glass, because it is expensive. Other downsides are rolling shutter and overheating in the 4k video mode, the confusing menu and the limited lens selection. The a6300, partly due to its price, not interesting for everyone. If you like action photography or filming, or just looking for a good all-round camera and the money for it to have, then it is definitely worth considering.

high image quality
High video quality
No blackout in Hi + mode
Compact and solid body
Very fast autofocus and good off-tracking


Price on the high side
Rolling shutter and overheating in 4K video mode
Limited lenses offer

final Verdict
Tweakers zegt: 8
Price for publication: € 1249, –
Available from: € 1249, –
Tested version: Sony a6300 body

The announcement of the Sony a6300, last February, was no surprise. Its predecessor, the A6000, was on the market for two years and although it still sold well, the market had not stood still. The A7 series leaps were made in the areas of auto focus, new sensors and 4K video while remaining silent on the APS-C E-mount front. According to a leaked presentation a6300 actually had been to appear in 2015, but it was delayed for some reason. The a6300 is not really the successor of the A6000, because it will remain on the market, and if you look at the price level of the a6300, it is also clear why. While the A6000 at launch had a body price of 649 euros for the Sony a6300 requires no less than 1249 euros, or nearly doubled in price.

What you get in return? Of course, all kinds of improvements , in which the autofocus is most pronounced in the eye. The number of auto focus points is increased from 179 to 425 and, thanks to copper wiring in place of the aluminum of the sensor data can be made faster to the processor. Tracking a moving subject, thereby significantly better working and also the so-called blackout in the viewfinder is substantially reduced. The vastly improved auto focus makes it, like the top model A7R II possible Sony LA-EA3 adapter to use A-mount lenses, while maintaining PDAF all 425 off points. The same applies to third-party adapters for eg Canon lenses, which are now virtually instant work.

Obviously there are more improvements, but they are less groundbreaking. That raises the question whether Sony itself does not shoot in the foot with the high prices. The A6000 is still a good camera, with a significantly more pleasant price, and also the step to full frame-A7 II is not large. In other words, what innovations the a6300 offers even more and for whom is this camera interesting?


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