We’ve heard that a new A6000 series camera was coming so many times now that I’d gotten to the point of, ‘I will believe it when I see it’. Well, today ‘I see it’ as Sony made it official with their a6300 announcement.
Sony a6300 Features New 24.2 MP Sensor
The new a6300 features a brand new 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor that should be quite a nice upgrade over the sensor in the current A6000. But where the new a6300 really looks to take things to another level is with its new AF system.
The original A6000 was known as one of the top mirrorless cameras in regards to focusing, both speed and accuracy. The a6300 looks to try and keep that tradition going with the inclusion of an advanced 4D Focus AF system that features 7.5 times the AF point density as the original A6000. Sony boasts that this new system can track subjects that other cameras can’t, and can lock onto subjects in as fast as 0.05 seconds.
Design-wise, Sony looks to have taken a very ‘if It ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach and kept largely the same design as the original A6000. I don’t have a problem with this, as I can’t recall having any real problems with the A6000 design as it stands.
As you would expect given Sony’s latest track record, the a6300 also features 4K video recording. The 4K footage is full pixel readout on that 24.2MP sensor, no pixel binning here. As for quality, Sony says the files will be recorded at 100 Mbps in 4K mode, and 50 Mbps in full HD mode.
Pricewise, the new a6300 will come in at $1,000 in the US for the body alone. They will have kits available as well starting around $1150 or so according to the Sony press release. I think that this is a fair price for a camera that is clearly very capable while also maintaining its compact form factor.
Sony says they expect the a6300 to begin shipping sometime in March of this year. Stay tuned and we will get you pre-order links as soon as possible.