This guy bought a new Sony A6400 in an A6300 body

Feb 20, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This guy bought a new Sony A6400 in an A6300 body

Feb 20, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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The recently announced Sony A6400 has created a lot of buzz, especially with the new real-time Eye AF and AF tracking. Thailand-based photographer Theera Suriyawongse was excited to buy the latest Sony camera, but he ended up buying one with the weirdest mistake ever. He got himself an A6400 – but it was “disguised” in an A6300’s body.

Theera tells DIYP that he had a call from Sony Store at The Mall Bangkapi in Bangkok telling him that the Sony A6400 was available. Being a big fan of Sony, as he tells us, he went to the store right after work and bought the A6400 he was waiting for.

He checked the camera for any malfunction, and everything worked regularly. So, he put it back to the box and went to the gym. It was only when he got home and took the camera out from the box for the second time when he noticed the mistake: the logo read that the model was A6300!

At first, he thought that they sold him an A6300 by mistake. But after a closer inspection, he figured out that only the outside belongs to the A6300. As you can see on the screen and the sticker with the serial number – the “insides” of the camera belong to the A6400 after all.

Before he went to bed, Theera posted about this strange event to the SonyAlphaClubThailand group. He tells DIYP that he wanted to warn people to check their cameras carefully before buying so that they can avoid stress and wasting their time. The post quickly gained thousands of reactions and comments, and Theera admits that he never thought it would explode like that.

He called the Sony store and told them about the mistake, too. He says that they accepted the complaint and asked him to bring the camera back and change it for a new one the following day.

I must admit this is the weirdest camera-related mistake I’ve ever heard of. I’d expect an entirely different camera to be in the box or something like that – but I’d never expect to see one model packed in the body of another one. But I’m glad Theera got to change it for a proper A6400. All’s well that ends well, I guess.

You can follow Theera’s work on his Instagram and Facebook page.

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8 responses to “This guy bought a new Sony A6400 in an A6300 body”

  1. Leander Berg Avatar
    Leander Berg

    Wow I’d keep it. It’s so special!

  2. Philip La Lumiere Avatar
    Philip La Lumiere

    Shoulda kept it!

  3. Don Barnard Avatar
    Don Barnard

    Does this mean Sony is selling a software upgrade as a “new “ model? I’m confused…

    1. BlueBomberTurbo Avatar
      BlueBomberTurbo

      Nope, but the bodies are near exactly the same.

    2. Huge Dom Avatar
      Huge Dom

      They couldn’t since the a6400 comes with a lot of improvement that only could be achieved with new hardware as well. ie. Touch Screen. The bodies however, may be the same.

  4. lincolnho Avatar
    lincolnho

    The camera’s international release date is Feb 28. A camera store had to chase me down to take back the one they accidentally sold to me early. There’s no way an actual ‘Sony Store’ would have made the same mistake. So this must be a fake a6400 camera.

  5. Joe De Diego Avatar
    Joe De Diego

    more likely it was the A6300 with a software hack.

  6. Dirk Dassler Avatar
    Dirk Dassler

    one bottle – two brands of beer! “Einbecker” and “Härke”