Sony a6300 Announced – 4K Recording & Super Fast AF in Entry-Level Camera

Sony has just announced a new addition to their line of mirrorless cameras: the Sony a6300, an upgrade to the ever successful A6000, featuring high-resolution 4K recording with full pixel readout in Super 35mm, as well as claiming the world’s fastest AF acquisition time—taking as little as 0.05 seconds to lock focus on a given subject.

sony a6300 rearview

The XAVC S codec is used during video shooting—allowing recording at 100Mbps for 4K, and 50Mbps for standard Full HD shooting. This is obviously good news for those who do not have the budget or resources for regular 4K shooting.

The Sony a6300 is the first interchangeable lens camera in Sony’s range with an APS-C sized sensor with the ability to record Full HD at 120 fps; allowing footage to be reviewed and edited into 4x and 5x slow mo video files.

Also featured is S-log Gamma recording, providing the Sony a6300 with decent wide dynamic range shooting capabilities.

External microphones can be used in conjunction with the camera, thanks to the addition of a microphone line. The A6300 supports XLR input via the XLR adapter kit.

Sony a6300 Highlights

  • 24.2 megapixel APS-C Sensorsony a6300 interface
  • 4K video recording
  • Extremely fast AF
  • 120 fps Full HD recording
  • S-log
  • Microphone line for external mics
  • XLR support

 

The Sony a6300 will see a European release in March 2016, priced at approximately €1,250 body only and €1,400 with SELP1650 lens. A kit will also be available in April, offering the a6300 and the SEL1670Z lens for around €2,250.

You can read more details on the Sony A6300 here. Has the announcement got you as excited as it has us? Let us know in the comments!

Images: Sony Europe

 

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Marius Linauskas Reply
Marius Linauskas February 3, 2016

Was so excited reading the article, a really great camera! Then wondered – hoe many megapixels? Wasnt mentioned in the article not even once… :)

Nino Leitner Reply
Nino Leitner February 3, 2016

because we only care about video features at cinema5D :) … but it has 24.2 megapixels for stills

Tom Price Reply
Tom Price February 3, 2016

24.2MP, thanks for the heads up! I’ll get that added ASAP.

Mike Chenoweth Reply
Mike Chenoweth February 3, 2016

Interesting to really see sensor low light performance – Everything else on this is a home run.

Leo Maria Bauer Reply
Leo Maria Bauer February 3, 2016

da müssne jetzt abe rauch wieder die budgets steigen damit man sich des technische zeugs wieder leisten kau. vom budget her müssent wir auf zeichenblock oft drehen

Nino Leitner Reply
Nino Leitner February 3, 2016

Das Ding kostet $999 Leo :)

Leo Maria Bauer Reply
Leo Maria Bauer February 3, 2016

ohne optiken! also musst etwa netto 5000 euro verdienen damit sich das rechnet :-)

Leo Maria Bauer Reply
Leo Maria Bauer February 3, 2016

aber bis im tv 4 k läuft :-)

Leo Maria Bauer Reply
Leo Maria Bauer February 3, 2016

haums verdient

Jefte Campos Reply
Jefte Campos February 3, 2016

“Super fast AF”… Please tell me I’m not the only that finds this funny?

Alex O Reply
Alex O'Shea February 3, 2016

I don’t see ‘funny’, I see ‘AWESOME!’ :D

Alex O Reply
Alex O'Shea February 3, 2016

Okay? Didn’t know that. In the camera world it stands for Auto-Focus, and it was the first thing that came to my mind. Thanks for clarifying though with uh… the urban dictionary (Y)

Jay Newby Reply
Jay Newby February 3, 2016

Nice!!

Anthony browning Reply
Anthony browning February 3, 2016

Wow very excited about this camera. One thing you wrote saying this is the first aps-c camera to shoot 120p hd but correct me if I’m wrong, the samsung nx1 shoots 120p hd and is aps-c as well?

Tom Price Reply
Tom Price February 3, 2016

Interesting. I was under the impression that the nx1 filmed 4k at 24 fps, UHD at 30 fps, and full HD at 60 fps. I’ll look into it and get back to you asap! :)

Anthony browning Reply
Anthony browning February 3, 2016

With the new firmware samsung released it gave 120p and their form of a log style profile. Thanks for the response and great article! Im excited about this camera and at this point i think it all boils down to low light performance if that is decent this camera is going to sell like crazy.

Tom Price Reply
Tom Price February 3, 2016

Ah, that’d explain my cluelessness!

I’d have to agree. If this camera performs well in low light then it’ll fly off the shelves. Even if it doesn’t, I’d expect some good figures. The price point is exactly where it needs to be, which is nice.

I don’t expect the G Master lenses that were announced today to do anywhere near as well though, the price is a bit steep.

David Peterson Reply
David Peterson February 8, 2016

I do believe the Samsung NX1 had 120fps FHD from the very first day it shipped. Just too many people are oblivious of the way Samsung cameras work and so many people failed to report about this feature initially. A pity really, as the NX1 was the standout camera of its slice of time but now we’ll likely never see a NX2. :-(

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Pho Ton February 8, 2016

Yep- even B&H listed the NX1’s max FPS as 60 for a long time. Samsung created the most video-capable ILC on the market, then neglected to reach out to pro users in terms of marketing or development. So, in the end, many people – including writers for major blogs like C5d – just didn’t get the memo.

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Pho Ton February 6, 2016

“The Sony a6300 is the first interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor with the ability to record Full HD at 120 fps; allowing footage to be reviewed and edited into 4x and 5x slow mo video files.”

Correction: The APS-C Samsung NX1 shoots 120fps in 1080p and has done so since its release in 2014. The same is true of the Samsung NX500, released in Spring 2015. As of now, they are the only APS-C cameras on the market that shoot 120fps 1080p.

 Scott Crozier Reply
Scott Crozier February 3, 2016

One can only hope it has slog3.cine and not just the standard s-gamut.

Oscar M Reply
Oscar M February 4, 2016

S-Log 3

 Bradford Mckenzie Reply
Bradford Mckenzie February 4, 2016

On B&H site it say it has Slog3

Nico Wieseneder Reply
Nico Wieseneder February 3, 2016

Nikolaus Strecha Nikolaus Mahatsek

Verdi Adhanta Reply
Verdi Adhanta February 3, 2016

For photographer this might not seem much …
For video shooters, that spec in that price in that codec, is jaw droppinh

Ryan Hikel Reply
Ryan Hikel February 3, 2016

Jason Hikel

Markus Lubenica Reply
Markus Lubenica February 3, 2016

Once again Sony lies and sells UHD as 4k and their affiliate marketing $hareholders do the parrot style *puke* :P

Victor Luis Diez Reply
Victor Luis Diez February 3, 2016

Ajajaja Super Fast ultra Sonic juazzzzzzzz anda what about de Sensor?

 Mordy Gilden Reply
Mordy Gilden February 4, 2016

I wonder if this will have the AF system of the A7Rmii which allows adapted DSLR lenses to focus at more-or-less native speeds?
One of the reasons I’ve been drooling over an A7R2 is the notion that I could use my A-mount glass without a mirrored adapter or use EOS glass for photos (at least, without waiting 3-5 seconds for the constrast system to attempt focus, which may or may not even be accurate!).

 Mordy Gilden Reply
Mordy Gilden February 4, 2016

Also, can’t wait to find out if this has the waxy skin bug the A5100 and A6000 still have!

Ram Sarup Reply
Ram Sarup February 4, 2016

Entry Level Camera at around thousand bucks? lol

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Crimson Son February 4, 2016

Is 4K and HD from full sensor read out or crop mode?

Oscar M Reply
Oscar M February 4, 2016

takes a 6K crop and downscaling it to 4K
for better resolution and reduced moiré

cheers´

Ben Annesley Reply
Ben Annesley February 4, 2016

why $1000 and 1250EU thats nearly twice the price in the EU fucking rip off or what?

David Peterson Reply
David Peterson February 8, 2016

Blame your EU politicians for all their taxes upon taxes and regulations which drive prices sky high vs USA. Next time show your dissatisfaction at the ballot box! And vote for lower taxes and less regulations.

Tom Price Reply
Tom Price February 13, 2016

Indeed, the price on hardware in the EU is scandalous. Something definitely needs to change; I just hope the change doesn’t take a similar direction to the scenario in Australia!