Sony unveils the a6300 with 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system for $1000


Sony a6300 was unveiled by Sony today and it features a newly developed 24MP APS-C sensor, and a new '4D' AF system with 425 phase-detection AF points. What this means is, it is able to auto focus as fast as the speed of light (just an analogy) with a respectable 8fps shooting rate with AF. Below are the key specifications of the new mirrorless camera:-

  • 24MP CMOS APS-C sensor with copper wiring
  • 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system
  • 11 fps continuous shooting (8fps continuous live view)
  • Silent shooting  
  • Max ISO of 51200
  • 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps
  • Phase-detect AF compatible with A-mount lenses via LA-EA3 adapter

The new technology, a6300's 425-point hybrid AF system features 'high-density' tracking which allows the a6300 to shoot continuously up to 11 fps with AF. This allows the camera to be uninterrupted in live view mode up to 8 fps, which is great for mirrorless camera when it comes to fast action shooting. Besides that, it's also able to record a video up to 4K with its 20MP (6K) sensor that offers 2.4 oversampled 4K video with full pixel readout. 


The a6300 will be available in USA first on March for $1000 (around RM4150) body only. To learn more about Sony's latest mirrorless camera, visit their official website to check it out.