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The Sony Alpha A6400 is a new APS-C mirrorless camera that will reach store shelves this year in February.
The camera has DSLR-like features, although it comes in a compact and lightweight body. Before we proceed with giving detailed specifications, it is enough to say the A6400 has impressive autofocus, great image quality, 4K video capabilities and all other up-to-date features that will make it useful for versatile purposes.
In this Sony A6400 Review, we offer a quick rundown of the camera's primary features and specs.
Sony A6400 Specs
The Sony Alpha A6400 boasts a 24.2-megapixel sensor, with ISO sensitivity up to 32000. When taking stills, ISO sensitivity can be expanded even more - at a maximum ISO 102400.
In addition, the camera features the BIONZ X image processing engine which has already shown to produce good results in improving the speed of earlier camera models released by Sony.
The A6400 has decent speed and promising autofocus capabilities.
The camera has 425 phase detection points, 425 contrast-detection AF points, and AF acquisition of just 0.02 seconds - which is the world's fastest autofocus according to Sony.
Also, it introduces Real-Time Eye AF and Real-Time Tracking, features that will help you to detect and track even rapidly moving subjects.
The camera allows fast continuous shooting with AF/AE at up to 11 fps.
In case that you want to be unnoticeable while taking photographs, there is an option for silent continuous shooting at up to 8 fps.
Sony A6400 Video Capabilities
The Sony A6400 does not disappoint when it comes to video recording...
The camera offers 4K at 30fps or 1080p (Full HD) at up to 120fps. There is a slight crop when shooting 4K video, but it should not be a huge issue for you.
The camera also has options for recording to HDR (HLG), S-Log/S-Gamut, and Slow & Quick Motion recording.
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Sony A6400 Design
If you ever used the Sony A6300 you will instantly be familiar with its successor.
The cameras share the same magnesium-alloy design, although the A6400 has few noticeable differences. The most important one is that the A6400 incorporates the 3.0-type, 180-degree tiltable LCD screen.
This makes things a lot easier for vloggers who might be one of the most important target groups for the new camera.
As it is the case with most of the new cameras, the LCD screen is touch sensitive which is particularly helpful for repositioning the focus area and activating Real-Time Tracking. For sunny days and overly bright conditions, there is also the high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder on the left side of the camera.
Behind the side panel door, there are jacks for auxiliary connections, external microphone, and USB cable.
The camera has dimensions of 4.72 x 2.64 x 2.09 inches and a weight of 1.00 lb, so it's certainly a svelte little rig.
With such a small form factor, the A6400 is sure to be a big hit for photographers that are on-the-go.
Sony A6400 Price
The Sony A6400 is expected to be available for buying soon.
The suggested price is affordable for the features the camera offers since you can buy a body only for $899.99. The price for a body + 16-50 mm Power Zoom Lens will be $999.99, while you will need to spend $1,299.99 for a body + 18-135 mm Zoom Lens.
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