Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera Body
Meet the a6300, an APS-C mirrorless camera that takes autofocusing (AF) and imaging speed and performance to astonishing new heights. Stay true to your aim with the world's fastest (0.05-s) autofocus with the world's most (425) phase-detection AF points, exemplary image quality and the ultimate in 4K recording. The new 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor raises the bar of imaging performance. Its copper wiring and enhanced circuitry make it possible to lower the wiring layer and boost light collection efficiency, in order to capture low-noise images with a wide sensitivity range up to ISO 51200.
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Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera Body
Fastest to focusMeet the a6300 the flagship model in the form of an APS-C mirrorless camera that takes autofocusing (AF) and imaging speed and performance to astonishing new heights.
Focus at the speed of sightSuperior speed, response, and quality in a compact body
Stay true to your aim with the world's fastest (0.05-s) autofocus with the world's most (425) phase-detection AF points, exemplary image quality and the ultimate in 4K recording.
AF evolution acceleratesThe world's fastest (0.05 s) autofocus, featuring the world's most (425) phase-detection AF points, and High-density Tracking AF Technology take 4D FOCUS farther.
World's most (425) phase-detection AF pointsDenser phase-detection AF point coverage
With an incredible 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points densely positioned over the entire image area, this comprehensive AF point coverage ensures that no subject escapes its attention.
World's fastest (0.05 sec) AF speedEnhanced Fast Hybrid AF
With the world's highest AF speed (0.05 s) assisted by the ultra-efficient BIONZ X image processing engine, you can instantly capture a fast-moving subject with supreme accuracy.
High-density Tracking AF TechnologyExtra-consistent shooting of fast-moving action
High-density Tracking AF Technology quickly activates AF points to follow moving subjects with about 7.5 times the coverage density of the a6000, for extra-precise, reliable detection and tracking of subjects in action.
Preserve more peak momentsHigh-speed continuous shooting clarifies climactic action
Ensure clear coverage of crucial moments. Choose continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking up to 11fps, or up to 8fps with live view featuring minimal display lag on the EVF or LCD screen.
Inside imaging innovationThe Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processing algorithm help capture high-quality images throughout a wide sensitivity range up to ISO 51200.
Extra image sensor perceptionRaising resolution and efficiency
With a new lower copper wiring layer and processing circuitry that improves light collection efficiency, the image sensor expands sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 with reduced noise.
Peerless processing performanceDriving our image processing engine farther
The BIONZ X image processor works with the image sensor to provide stills and movies with more clarity and detailed texture, with less noise, especially in the mid-to-high ISO range.
Shoot more moving actionBeyond higher-resolution 4K recording, multiple movie functions sharpen your advantage and appetite to support professional moviemaking.
For the ultimate resolution in 4K movie recordingFull pixel readout without pixel binning (about 2.4x5 (6K equivalent) as much image data condensed to 4K) achieves the ultimate in 4K movie resolution and realism.
Advance your movie-making ambitionsRun the gamut of greater range and refinement
Newly employed S-Gamut/S-Log enable wide dynamic range (max. 1300%) shooting for more expressive movie-making in post-production. The a6300 even offers 14-stop latitude at S-Log3 setting.
Full HD 120fps recording/Slow motion recordingShoot 120fps (100fps) high-speed shooting in Full HD with AF tracking6. Or, record 4x/5x slow motion movies internally.
High-bitrate XAVC S formatXAVC S format allows 4K recording (24p (25p), 30p) and Full 120fps high-speed shooting (120p) at up to 100 Mbps bitrate to capture detailed movies with minimal compression noise.
Enhanced operability and reliabilityWith advanced, reliable, easy-to-use functions in a robust magnesium alloy body, the a6300 rises to new heights of professional-class performance.
Preview and monitor exactly what you aim forThe new high-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder offers spectacular views, especially when new high-frame-rate 120fps mode is selected to display smoother action for easier tracking.
Now, it's even easier to share what you shootUse WiFi /NFC/QR code for seamless, simple connections
Wireless links via Near Field Communication (and now, via QR code, for those without NFC-enabled smartphones) make it easy to transfer image data from the a6300 to mobile devices.
Wide-ranging accessories meet every needProfessional options open up new horizons.
Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories specially designed for this model.
Capture One Express (for Sony)One of the world's best RAW converters by Phase One
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable integrated solution.
24.2 MP Exmor CMOS image sensorThe new 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor raises the bar of imaging performance. Its copper wiring and enhanced circuitry make it possible to lower the wiring layer and boost light collection efficiency, in order to capture low-noise images with a wide sensitivity range up to ISO 51200. The use of copper raises readout speed as well as the potential of advanced 4K and Full HD 120fps shooting.
High-speed BIONZ X image processing engineHow do the superior speed, power and efficiency of the BIONZ X image processor unleash the potential and sensitivity of the new image sensor? With an algorithm optimized for the new image sensor to provide stills and movies with unrivaled resolution and reproduce greater texture and detail, particularly at mid-to-high ISO settings
425 phase-detection AF pointsWith the world's most (425) focal plane phase-detection AF points helping to provide distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, the a6300 focuses more accurately, efficiently and reliably on subjects throughout the frame.
0.05-s fast AFThe a6300 achieves the world's fastest (0.05 s) AF speed with the enhanced Fast Hybrid AF's integrated autofocusing performance and the uncanny efficiency of the BIONZ X image processing engine to handle so much information with astonishing accuracy
High-density Tracking AF TechnologyFor supremely reliable accuracy and tracking stability, new High-density Tracking AF Technology activates AF points to cover the area around the subject with about 7.5 times as much density as the 6000. Only this focal plane phase-detection autofocus function can seamlessly activate AF points and track subjects moving within frame with such unerring precision.
High-speed live-view continuous shootingClearly capture action with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 11fps. Or choose among three speeds up to 8fps, according to the shooting situation, for live-view continuous shooting with very little lag on the EVF or LCD screen, to get the sense of immediacy of shooting with an optical viewfinder.
Focal plane phase-detection AF for A-mount lensesThe a6300 offers focal plane phase-detection AF even when an A-mount lens is mounted using a mount adapter (LA-EA3) from Sony. So you can take advantage of the autofocus system's uniquely wide coverage provided by 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points, as well as fast, fluidtracking performance when shooting with other lenses as well as E-mount lenses.
XGA OLED Tru-FinderThe a6300 introduces a high-contrast, high-resolution, high-visibility XGA OLED Tru-Finder that reproduces darkness and color in very fine detail, as well as a mode to display images at the higher frame rate of 120fps (100fps), so you can see action smoothly and track it easily on this electronic viewfinder.
4K movie recording4K movie recording in the Super 35 mm format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows about 2.4 times as much information as is basically required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Data this rich is, in fact, equivalent to 6K data, so it clearly conveys the ultimate resolution in 4K images.
Full HD 120fps shooting and 4x/5x slow motion recordingYou can shoot high-quality Full HD footage, even in Full HD 120fps (100fps) high-speed shooting with AF tracking at a high bitrate up to 100 Mbps. Otherwise, the camera can record 4x/5x slow motion movies internally when the frame rate is set at 30p (25p) or 24p.
S-Gamut/S-Log shootingS-Gamut/S-Log shooting give you flexibility to make more expressive movies by performing color grading in post-production. The S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves feature wide dynamic range (up to 1300%) to minimize whiteout and blackout. The a6300 even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3. Cine color space from Sony. *S-Log2 and S-Log3 are premised on processing pictures.
Silent shootingSilent Shooting mode releases the shutter without a sound, even in continuous shooting up to about 3fps with AF/AE tracking, so it's very convenient for shooting indoor performances, outdoor wildlife, and in other situations where silence is essential. To turn this mode on/off more intuitively and less intrusively, assign it to a customizable button.
One-touch remote/One-touch sharingOne-touch remote makes your smartphone or tablet a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, then touch the device to the camera to connect them. No NFC? No problem. New QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.
Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF for moviesFast Hybrid AF makes movie autofocus exceptionally precise, so it's especially valuable for 4Krecording. In addition to a very dense phase-detection AF point array, this system in the a6300 features adjustable AF Drive Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity to help you express more creativity by manipulating focus, as far as conditions and your imagination allow.
AF in Focus MagnifierYou can use autofocus even while enlarging a selected image area on the viewfinder or LCD screen, for finer adjustment of focus, for example. Excellent for macro shooting, when accurate focusing is crucial.
Lock-on AFThis function maintains focus on a moving subject automatically. Simply align the target frame and the subject to be tracked, and press the center button. If you lose track of the subject, the camera can detect that subject and resume the Lock-on AF function when the subject reappears on the screen.
Expand Flexible SpotWhen the selected AF point loses track of or is not positioned on a moving subject, Expand Flexible Spot function automatically directs surrounding AF points to restore focus instantly on that subject.
Eye AF in AF-C modeEye AF is now available in AF-C mode in this camera. This means it automatically focuses on and even tracks focus on a subject's eye, as the face moves, extending your freedom to frame a shot.
High sound quality (microphone terminal, XLR adapter kit)In addition to plug-in microphones, the camera supports line input from professional-standard audio devices with XLR terminal, with use of a separately sold XLR adapter kit (XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M) that enables connection with various high-end microphones. That way, you can make fine audio setting adjustments and high-quality/low-noise sound recordings worthy of serious movie shooting.
Clean HDMI outputThis function supports 4K and Full HD16, and allows uncompressed movie to be output to an external recorder or monitor. The image can also be recorded in the camera even while signals are output using this function.
Gamma Display AssistWith this function, you can view images with natural contrast while recording in S-Log gamma setting, converting S-Log2 and S-Log3 into ITU709 (800%) gamma for monitoring images, or checking focus while enlarging an image on the LCD screen or viewfinder.
Enhanced Zebra functionSimplify exposure monitoring, especially when shooting in S-Log gamma setting. Target a video signal brightness level from 0-109%, set a range between +10% and -10% of that value, and zebra pattern indicates areas with that level of exposure within that range. New minimum brightness level setting reliably warns you to avoid blown-out highlights.
Tough magnesium alloy bodyWith internal frames, rear cover, top cover and front cover constructed of magnesium alloy, the robust, rigid, light body of the a6300 is stronger than that of its predecessors. Designed for solid reliability and steady handling, this compact form readily withstands the rigors of shooting in the field.
Dust and moisture resistanceEnjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, thanks to comprehensive dust and moisture resistance measures that help prevent water and dust from entering the body. These measures include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.
Robust lens mountThe strength and rigidity of the camera body and lens mount provide an especially solid foundation for mounting and withstanding rugged use with even large, heavy lenses such as telephoto lenses and lenses preferred for movie shooting.
Power supply via USBCamera operation can be powered via USB connection to a PC or mobile battery. This conserves the camera battery, extending the length of time that the camera can be used before the battery is depleted. When the camera is turned off, the battery can be charged via the same connection.
14-bit RAW outputFor RAW recording, 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).
ISO Auto Minimum Shutter SpeedPrevent blur in a shot of a moving subject by setting a shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity starts changing when ISO AUTO (while in P or A mode, or in Multi Frame NR) is selected.
Bright MonitoringThis function that boosts image brightness by changing shutter speed, for example, can be assigned to a customizable button for easy access when shooting a starry sky or other dark scene.
PlayMemories Camera AppsExpress photographs more creatively with this application download service that lets you add new functions to your camera's feature set. Choose among Time-lapse for recording images at intervals and combining them, Smart Remote Control for control of settings from a smartphone or tablet, Sky HDR (high-dynamic-range-imaging), Star Trail, Liveview Grading, Smooth Reflection and other apps.
Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. * Please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support for Capture One solutions to Phase One.
SPECIFICATIONSThe a6300 is the flagship APS-C mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera from Sony featuring the world's fastest 0.05-s AF with the most3 phase-detection AF points (425), Exmor CMOS sensor with 24.2 effective megapixels, extra-wide ISO 100-51200 sensitivity range, enhanced 4K movie recording, and XGA OLED Tru-Finder.
The world's fastest (0.05 s) AF with the world's most (425) 6 phase-detection AF points.
- Newly developed 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor
- BIONZ X image processing engine
- Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 51200
- 4K movie recording with full pixel readout/no pixel binning
- LENS COMPATIBILITY: Sony E-mount lenses
- SENSOR TYPE: APS-C
- SENSOR: APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor CMOS sensor
- NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE): Approx. 24.2 megapixels
- ISO SENSITIVITY: Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- BATTERY LIFE (CIPA, STILL IMAGES): Approx. 350 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 400 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
- VIEWFINDER TYPE: XGA OLED, 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
- SCREEN TYPE: 2.95 in (3.0-type) wide type TFT