Sony α6300

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Sony α6300
TypeMirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Lens mountSony E-mount
Sensor typeExmor HD CMOS
Sensor size23.5 × 15.6 mm (APS-C type)
Sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution(3:2) 6000 × 4000 (24.3 MP) (16:9) 6000 × 3375 (20.1 MP)
Film speedAuto, 100 – 25600 (51200)
Recording mediumSD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Focus areas425 focus points
Frame rateup to 120fps
Shutter speeds1/4000 s to 30 s
Continuous shooting8 frame/s, 11 frame/s in speed priority mode
ViewfinderBuilt-in 2.36 million dots OLED electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder magnification0.7
Frame coverage100%
Image processing
Image processorBIONZ X with front-end LSI
White balanceYes
Photo shot on a Sony α6300

The Sony α6300 (model ILCE-6300) is a mirrorless digital camera announced on 3 February 2016.[1] The α6300 features a 24 megapixel Exmor sensor with a new 4D AF system with 425 phase detection autofocus points. The camera is powered by Sony's Bionz X image processor with an ISO range up to 51,200. Additionally, the α6300 can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking. This model also introduced 4K recording for the first time in a non-full-frame Sony Camera, with it sampling to 6K before being downsampled to 4K.[2]

On 6 October 2016, the a6500 was released, meant to serve as a replacement.


  • 24-megapixel CMOS Sensor with Copper Wiring
  • 425 focus points with phase-detection AF system
  • 11.1 fps continuous shutter, with 8 fps in live view
  • 100-25600 ISO, expandable to 51200
  • 2.4 million dot OLED Tru-Finder with a 120hz refresh rate
  • 4K Video Capability at 100 Mbps
  • Supports XAVC S, AVCHD at 28 Mbps, MPEG-4, and H.264 codecs.
  • Battery capable of 400 shots on the Viewfinder[3], compared to its predecessor's battery life of 360.
  • Wi-Fi and NFC support, with support to control the camera and transfer photos via the Image Edge Mobile app[4]
  • Magnesium Alloy Design with upgraded water and dust resistance
  • 3.5mm Microphone Port
  • Sony E-mount support, supporting both full-frame (FE) and APS-C (E) lenses[5]
  • 3-Inch 921k-dot non-touch screen


Techradar rated it with a 4/5-star rating, praising its JPEG quality, view finder, and its AF focus speed. But disliked the camera's lack of raw processing and its display power, along with a lack of touch screen.[3]

DPReview found the progress in technology impressive, and were happy to see a Magnesium Alloy Body and its included resistance. However, they also said the lack of a touch screen, or direct AF point selection with a dedicated joystick or control to be problematic for some.

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  1. ^ "Sony Introduces New α6300 Camera with World's Fastest Autofocus". Sony USA. Sony USA.
  2. ^ "Sony announces 24MP a6300 with impressive AF and 8 fps live view bursts". DPReview. Retrieved 2024-03-20.
  3. ^ a b published, Matt Golowczynski (2018-07-13). "Sony Alpha A6300 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2024-03-20.
  4. ^ "Sony announces new Imaging Edge mobile app, updates desktop software". DPReview. Retrieved 2024-03-20.
  5. ^ "Best Lenses for Sony A6300 Camera". TheNewCamera.