Sony’s much anticipated Alpha a6300 has finally arrived and it doesn’t disappoint! Sony unveiled the follow up to its extremely successful a6000 at a press event on Wednesday in New York City. So what do we know about Sony’s new arrival?
The new mirrorless camera boasts an unrivaled 4D FOCUS ™ system that can lock onto a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds! That’s the world’s fastest AF acquisition time for a camera, with one reviewer stating ‘The a6300 feels like it focuses faster than my eyes!’ The α6300 can also shoot images at up to an impressive 11 frames per second with continuous auto-focus and exposure tracking.
The latest new mirrorless model also has the ability to support full live-view continuous shooting on the Tru-finder or LCD screen at up to 8 frames per second, ultimately producing a real-time shooting experience that combines all the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy of a through-the-lens optical viewfinder.
Combined with a newly developed 24.2 MP APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor that works together with a BIONZ X image processing engine to produce outstanding image quality, and with the ability to shoot and record high resolution 4K video with full pixel readout, the a6300 certainly doesn’t disappoint.
Sony also unveiled three additions to its FE range of lenses. ‘G-Master’ lenses are designed for Sony A7 series users in order to make the most out of their cameras’ full frame sensors. The first of these lenses is the 24-70mm f/2.8. This new design is built with three aspherical elements including a newly developed, extremely precise XA element that reduces aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range.The second is the 85mm f/1.4 which is designed as the ultimate portrait lens and strikes a perfect balance between resolution and bokeh in a compact package. Last but not least is the 70-200mm f/2.8 which features a floating focusing system implemented into a zoom lens that contributes to an impressive minimum focusing distance down to a mere 0.96m and ensures AF performance is optimised during both still and video shooting.
Two new Tele Converters, 1.4x and 2x, have also been introduced to add to the versatility of the new 70-200mm lenses.
The a6300 and this new range of lenses will be available to pre-order shortly, so check back for more information on Sony’s exciting new additions.