Sony Unveils New A6300 Mirrorless Camera, Can Shoot 4K Video in Super 35mm Format


Best 4K video quality out of a mirrorless camera?

Sony has officially announced their newest mirrorless camera, the Alpha A6300. The new camera is the successor to the company’s A6000 model released roughly two years ago, and its headline feature is being able to shoot 4K in Super 35mm format, which Sony says makes for the best video quality of any consumer camera. Here’s their official spiel:

The ?6300 is capable of high-resolution 4K movies of wide dynamic range in the Super 35mm format favored among cinema camera users. Full pixel readout without
pixel binning collects approx. 2.4 times* (6K equivalent) as much information as is required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) movie output. This oversampling effect ultimately
gives 4K images the realistic depth and dimension that you might experience when witnessing the actual scene.


The A6300 is armed with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, as well as the same Bionz X Image processor that’s found on the A7R II. ISO range goes as high as 51,200, and the camera is capable of shooting up to 11 FPS in continous shooting. The AF of the A6300 is also quite good, featuring 425 phase detection points that’s able to lock in a subject in just 0.05 seconds. Sony claims that it’s the fastest AF in the world.


Other specs include a tiltable LCD display, an EVF and a hotshoe connector on top. The A6300 is expected to retail at $1000 for just the body, and 1,150 with the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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