It’s newest weapon is the much anticipated Sony a6300, a brand new mirrorless camera that packs in 24-megapixels, incredibly fast autofocus and 4K video capability, all for only $1,000.
At the heart of the new a6300 is a 24-megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor with copper wiring, which is said to improve the light collection efficiency and improve readout speeds. The new sensor is capable of shooting stills at up to 11 fps in continuous shooting mode and 8 fps in continuous live view mode.
A new silent mode has also been included, you know, for those times when the the lack of a mirror clacking isn’t quiet enough.
The sensor is capable of a sensitivity range of ISO 100–51,200 and the information collected is processed with Sony’s BIONZ X image processing engine.
In addition to stills, the camera is also capable of 4K video in the Super 35mm format, which is 2.4x oversampled from the 6K resolution the camera is actually recording at. This makes for higher detail and depth in the video, which utilizes the XAVC S codec and records at a bit rate of 100 Mbps.
Below is a collection of video footage captured with the a6300 and shared by Sony.
To make sure all of your images are tack sharp on the sensor, Sony has implemented a completely updated ‘4D’ autofocus system which consists of 425 phase-detection AF points—the highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera, according to Sony.
The below video demonstrates the focus-tracking capabilities of the new camera.
For composing and reviewing images, Sony has included a 3.0-inch XGA OLED ‘Tru-Finder’, which sports 2.4 million dots and can be tilted for easier composing in difficult situations.
The a6300 will be available in March 2016 for $1000 (body only).