α6300 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor

α6300 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor

The α6300 is the flagship APS-C mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera from Sony featuring the world's fastest1 0.051-s AF with the most2 phase-detection AF points (4252), Exmor® CMOS sensor with 24.2 effective megapixels3, extra-wide ISO 100-512004 sensitivity range, enhanced 4K movie recording, and XGA OLED Tru-Finder.
α6300 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor
α6300 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor

Image Hot Spots

24.2 MP3 Exmor® CMOS image sensor

The new 24.2 MP3 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 512004. 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 engine

How 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 points

With the world's most2 (425)2 focal plane phase-detection AF points helping to provide distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, the α6300 focuses more accurately, efficiently, and reliably on subjects throughout the frame.

0.051 s fast AF

The α6300 achieves the world's fastest1 (0.05 s1) 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 Technology

For 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 shooting

Clearly 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 lenses

The α6300 offers focal plane phase-detection AF even when an A-mount lens5 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-Finder

The α6300 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 recording6

4K movie recording in the Super 35 mm7 format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows about 2.4 times8 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 recording

You can shoot high-quality Full HD9 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 shooting

S-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 α6300 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 shooting

Silent 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 sharing

One-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 movies

Fast 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 α6300 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 Magnifier

You 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 AF

This 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 Spot

When 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.

Always keep the eye in focus

Highly accurate Eye AF (available with AF-C) provides consistently useful autofocusing on the eye of a subject, even if the subject is in motion. This reliable tool is extremely effective in ensuring more successful focused portraiture with fewer photo fails.

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 output

This function supports 4K and Full HD9, and allows uncompressed movies to be output to an external recorder or monitor. The image can also be recorded in the camera10 even while signals are output using this function.

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Specifications

Lens
Lens Mount E-mount
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor
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
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 25.0 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Recording (still images)
Recording Format (Still images) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9 L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
RAW Output 14 bit
Picture Effect 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps) (Style Box 1–6 also provided)
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe® RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINoS Color
Recording (movie)
Recording Format XAVC S/AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant/MP4
Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Image Size (Pixels), NTSC XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps, 120p/100 Mbps, 120p/60 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), PAL XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100 Mbps, 25p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50 Mbps, 25p/50 Mbps, 100p/100 Mbps, 100p/60 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps/PS, 50i/24 Mbps/FX, 50i/17 Mbps/FH, 25p/24 Mbps/FX, 25p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps, 25p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (25p/6 Mbps)
High Frame Rate Recording NTSC: 1920 x 1080 (24p/12 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), PAL: 1920 x 1080 (25p/16 Mbps)
Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Movie, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, White&Black, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3), Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, AF Tracking Sensitivity, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector, Gamma Display Assist
Color Space xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINoS Color
Clean HDMI Output
Clean HDMI output NTSC: 3840 x 2160 (30p/24p)/1920 x 1080 (60p/24p)/1920 x 1080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/RGB 8bit, PAL: 3840 x 2160 (25p)/1920 x 1080 (50p)/1920 x 1080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/RGB 8bit
Storage Media
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
Storage Media Slot Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/ SD memory card
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Multi Frame NR Auto/ ISO 100 to 51200
White Balance
White Balance Modes Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57 steps, A7 to B7: 29 steps) / Custom / Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Point 425 points (phase-detection AF)/169 points (Contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF Mode Automatic AF (AF-A), Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (425 points [phase-detection AF], 169 points [contrast-detection AF]) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot [S/M/L] / Expand Flexible Spot)
Focus type with LA-EA3 Phase-detection/contrast-detection selectable18
Other Features Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock; Eye-Start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.98–9.8 ft), AF ON
Exposure
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV-2 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes Auto (iAuto, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie/High Frame Rate (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M))
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps)
Auto (AE) Bracketing Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV increments.
AE Lock Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) 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 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type XGA OLED, 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder) Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.07x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Eye Point Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge
Real-time Image Adjustment Display On/Off
Finder Frame Rate Selection Yes (1x, 2x)
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 2.95 in (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Total Number of Dots 921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up approx. 90 degrees, down approx. 45 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD) Auto/Manual
LCD Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD) On/Off
Focus Magnifier 5.9x, 11.7x
Zebra Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Other Features
Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing Yes
Clear Image Zoom Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image) M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (Still Image) L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ Yes
Lens Compensation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Zoom Ring Rotate Yes
Image Processor BIONZ X
Others ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name
Shutter
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Still images: 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes, On/Off
Silent Shooting Yes, On/Off
Image Stabilization
Steadyshot Not supported (image stabilization supplied by lens)
Flash Control
Flash Control Built-in flash
Guide No. 6 (in meters at ISO100)
Flash coverage 16 mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Bracketing 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync19, Wireless19
Recycling Time Approx. 4 s
External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe.
FE level lock Yes
Wireless Control Yes (wireless flash with lightning ratio control)
Drive
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Self-timer 10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10 sec. delay)
Speed (approx. max.) Continuous mode: 11fps (Hi+), 8fps (Hi), 6fps (Mid), 3fps (Lo)20
No. of recordable frames (approx.) 44 frames (JPEG Extra fine L), 47 frames (JPEG Fine L), 55 frames (JPEG Standard L), 21 frames (RAW), 21 frames (RAW&JPEG)20
Playback
Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still/Date/MP4/AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
Interface
PC Interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal Yes21
Wireless LAN (Built-In) Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band)22 Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
NFC™ Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA® Sync (link menu), Photo TV HD, 4K movie output, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Others Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M / XLR-K1M / ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
Custom Function Type Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory Function Yes (2 sets)
Power
Supplied Battery Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 350 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 400 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual23, 24: Approx. 70 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 75 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard), Continuous23, 25: Approx. 115 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 115 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
External Power AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 2.63 x 4.72 x 1.92 in
Weight (with battery and memory card included) Approx. 12.73 oz (body only)/Approx. 14.25 oz (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)
Others
Operating Temperature 32–104°F / 0–40°C
WiFi® & NFC
Wireless & Network Capabilities NFC One-touch functionality

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable