Sony has just unveiled the successor to the popular A6000 mirrorless camera, the A6300. While many fans were anticipating the A7000 to be introduced instead, the A6300 features several substantial upgrades over the A6000, such as 4K video recording and what Sony claims to be the “world’s fastest autofocus.”
With a focus time of only 0.05 seconds, the A6300 definitely has one of the fastest autofocus systems in the market. Featuring as many as 425 phase detection autofocus points, this doesn’t come as a surprise; not that the lightning quick autofocus isn’t impressive to begin with.
Other than that, the A6300 also features 4K video recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. As for 1080p video recording, the A6300 can shoot up to 120fps; a much more impressive frame rate over the A6000’s 1080p recording at 60fps. Rounding out the specifications of the A6300 mirrorless camera are a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor, BIONZ X image processing engine, as well as compatibility with Sony’s E and A-mount lenses, although an adapter would be needed for the former lenses.
If you’re in the market for a new mirrorless camera, the Sony A6300 is definitely worth a consideration or two. It is slated to launch in the US later this year in March for US$1,000 (for the body only), which comes up to about RM4,150. The A6300 can also be purchased with a 16-50mm kit lens for US$1,150; that’s approximately RM4,775.