Sony A6300-Solver

TEST: With A6300 goes Sony have solved the problem that many mirror loose cameras with burst. They have also barred a new sensor and developed the autofocus with all 425 focus points, and improved viewfinder.

Sony has been a bit of the spotlight lately. Mainly for their popular and somewhat revolutionary A7 series with full-frame sensors. But Sony has not forgotten those who don’t want or don’t need the large sensor. Now comes A6300 who takes over from A6000, as already it was a popular camera and a sequel to in turn Nex-6.

According to Sony themselves, they have once again, as well as when they launched A6000, created the world’s fastest autofocus. They have certainly had a fast focusing in many cameras in the past and A6000 impressed with its speed when we tested it. More about A6300 ‘s focus speed will come later in the test.

The number of phase detecting focus points has risen from 179 to entire 425 pieces. Paragraphs have been placed all the way far out in the corners, which means that you can focus over virtually the entire image area. The new A6300 also received what Sony calls» 4 d focus «, which is their latest focus system. It is so quick and sure explains partly by the Sony has the great dispersion of focus points and focus hybrid (combination of phase detecting and kontrastdetekterande points) allows it to detect movements very quickly. In combination with this, Sony has also an algorithm to figure out the next movement, which means that the focus is always prepared to move in the right direction.

The same resolution & high sensitivity

The resolution has not increased but remains at 24 Megapixels. However, the sensor is newly developed, which among other things has to do with the phase detecting pixels. But even some parts of the sensor has been replaced, among others, are now used copper wire. It has made to the surface which is used to take up light has been made larger, and each pixel takes up more light, which should result in better image quality.

Coupled with Bionz X processor (that are left then found in several other A6000 and of Sony’s cameras) makes the new sensor it is possible to push up the ISO sensitivity to 51200 in comparison with A6000 as» only «reached 25600. 25600, however, is the one must limit itself to filming with A6300.

In addition to a fold-out screen as the viewfinder has A6300 an electronic viewfinder. This got a little criticism of its predecessor: it had a lower resolution than the Nex-6 and had a bit of bad refresh rate. It seems that Sony have taken by the criticism and the resolution is in top of A6300 2.36 million pixels instead of 1.44 which A6000. It also has higher refresh rate (up to 100 frames per second), which makes it very natural and beautiful to look at.

The viewfinder is a little in the smallest team, it is not possible at all to compare with a DSLR. The article is also a rubberized frame – instead, it will be in the hard plastic which is not as convenient if, for example, wears glasses.

External similarities

If you have the two cameras A6300 and A6000 beside each other, it is not very revealing what lies inside the newer Variant. On the back of the camera has been a twisted around what previously was only an AEL button so that it now can be used also for quickly switching between manual focus and auto focus. Otherwise everything looks pretty much like before. One should not, however, confuse the appearance of the feature.A6300 has a much steadier magnesium and aluminum construction and also has a weather sealing.

A slider that gives me some concern is the input ring, or four-way wheel on the back. It is used both to move the focus point, but can also be used, for example, to change the exposure or exposure compensation. The ring is quite sensitive, so it happens on numerous occasions that I instead of moving the focus point happens to change the exposure and vice versa. I would have liked to have seen that the ring was a bit slower with more distinct clicks. Now it becomes for the speaker.

Neutralizes the disadvantages

One of the things that Sony went out hard when they launched A6300 was that they minimized what is often perceived as a disadvantage of mirror loose cameras at burst, namely that the screen and viewfinder are black so long that it’s hard to follow moving subjects, and that’s playing in the viewfinder is similar to most a stop-motion video with a little for getting video boxes. This issue, Sony has now successfully solved. When I look through the viewfinder and burn off a series see it better than many other mirror loose with electronic viewfinder. The largest is the effect when you look into the viewfinder, on screen it becomes slightly hackigare.The problem is not completely gone, but it is considerably less than before which is a step in the right direction.

One thing that Sony has been criticized for is that their cameras eat batteries of fairly high rank. Sony sends even with an extra battery with A7-cameras to make sure that you have good power from the beginning. To the battery capacity has been improved A6300 compared to its predecessor, from 310 images on a fully charged battery to 350 in A6300.It’s not a great increase, but it’s still something.

External similarities

If you have the two cameras A6300 and A6000 beside each other, it is not very revealing what lies inside the newer Variant. On the back of the camera has been a twisted around what previously was only an AEL button so that it now can be used also for quickly switching between manual focus and auto focus. Otherwise everything looks pretty much like before. One should not, however, confuse the appearance of the feature.A6300 has a much steadier magnesium and aluminum construction and also has a weather sealing.

A slider that gives me some concern is the input ring, or four-way wheel on the back. It is used both to move the focus point, but can also be used, for example, to change the exposure or exposure compensation. The ring is quite sensitive, so it happens on numerous occasions that I instead of moving the focus point happens to change the exposure and vice versa. I would have liked to have seen that the ring was a bit slower with more distinct clicks. Now it becomes for the speaker.

Neutralizes the disadvantages

One of the things that Sony went out hard when they launched A6300 was that they minimized what is often perceived as a disadvantage of mirror loose cameras at burst, namely that the screen and viewfinder are black so long that it’s hard to follow moving subjects, and that’s playing in the viewfinder is similar to most a stop-motion video with a little for getting video boxes. This issue, Sony has now successfully solved. When I look through the viewfinder and burn off a series see it better than many other mirror loose with electronic viewfinder. The largest is the effect when you look into the viewfinder, on screen it becomes slightly hackigare. The problem is not completely gone, but it is considerably less than before which is a step in the right direction.

One thing that Sony has been criticized for is that their cameras eat batteries of fairly high rank. Sony sends even with an extra battery with A7-cameras to make sure that you have good power from the beginning. To the battery capacity has been improved A6300 compared to its predecessor, from 310 images on a fully charged battery to 350 in A6300.It’s not a great increase, but it’s still something.

High speed photography

A6300 can burn off eleven frames per second when it pokes into top gear.There is enough good for ordinary photography and good enough for those who want to shoot sports or other fast motifs. It would not be enough, you can actually shoot in 4 k at 30 frames per second and pick out a still image from the film instead.

Burst shooting can be set in several steps which makes it easy to find an appropriate interval. However, it seems almost unnecessary to give the user so many options. It would be easier if you had two, one for the maximum speed, but with some limitations and where you got with all automatically. A6300 manages to have tracking AF and auto-exposure, even at eleven frames per second, but if you want to have live view and where the short lag with the black boxes may be content with eight pictures per second. For my own part, these two options handed well.

Also, the focus, the so-called 4 d focus, are doing very well. It focuses quickly and provides great opportunity to place the focus where you want it, because there are so very many focus points. If, as Sony themselves States, is the fastest in the world, I cannot really answer, but it is in class with the fastest mirror fix the cameras on the market and it’s probably good enough for most. A6300 provides many different opportunities to focus settings, however, the various different settings work fine.

For those of you who, like me, are allergic to automatically selected focusing point disappear those options pretty fast. They give no control and you become most frustrated. The two that I found myself use most during this test was the manually operated the focus point and the manually operated extended focus point that locks on the subject and follows it through the picture. The expanded focus point looks a bit like a framework within which there is a central point which is the one place to focus and then take the help of a number of points around the center point to adjust if the subject moves.

The motif locking variant of this focus method follows with the subject when it moves beyond the scope. I’m always skeptical about the following focus because I usually don’t find it works as good as the manufacturer would make it seem. Sony doing good, but it requires a contrast rich subject for it to work well, but it works better than what I expected.

Menybekymmer

In the whole, A6300 a really nice camera. But Sony has a disadvantage at all their cameras, the menu system is very extensive. Only the shooting menu has nine tabs all have five choices were, there are 45 different menu options in just a huvudflik.

It takes a little too long to browse through all of the hurricane dive down all too often. Sony gives the user a very feature rich and customizable camera, but I think it would be possible to solve the menu system in a way that made it more transparent.

Film at 4 k

Because it’s a Sony camera, there is of course also a lot to like about for the interested. The camera can shoot at 4 k in normal 16:9 but also in Super 35, either at 60 megabits per second, or 100 megabits per second. However, a big memory card to make these formats. The sensor collects information in resolution 6 k (in Super 35) but then it scales down to 4 k for a good video quality. 16:9 is a cropped mode and Super 35 is directly from the sensor’s entire width.

The video quality in the two 4 k modes are really good. In 1080, the quality is not so strange, it’s good to be full-HD, but nowhere near 4 k. Do you want to shoot in the highest resolution, you will not receive faster speeds than 30 frames per second, on the other hand, the camera can handle 120 frames per second if you shoot in full HD. “this is not too bad in anyway. A6300 also has nine different picture profiles for filming to choose from depending on what you want to do with the material.

Image quality

The new sensor’s greatest achievement is that it improves the autofocus and the black gaps-blackout-times–created during burst shooting. The image quality has not changed so very much since A6000, but at higher ISO sensitivity, it has a slightly better dynamic range in comparison.

It may sound a bit boring perhaps, but already A6000 delivered really good pictures, so a small improvement will make a really sharp A6300 camera.

Summary

With A6300 Sony has managed to create a worthy successor to the popular A6000. Those who want to upgrade will recognise most of it, but get nice updates like a better autofocus system and the ability to shoot in 4 k. You also get a vädertätat and a bit more durable construction which is never wrong. The image quality at both filming and still are really good and I find it hard to imagine that anyone would be disappointed with this camera.