• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6300
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Predecessor:   Sony A6000
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Successor:   Sony A6400
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General
Model Number: Coolpix A A6300
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCE-6300
Camera Format: Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1099.95 $1050.00
Street Price: $573.55 $748.00
Date Available: 2013-03-15 2016-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 10.5 oz (298 g)
includes batteries
18.3 oz (520 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 64 x 40 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.9 in.
(120 x 67 x 49 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.79 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 80 85
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.4 24.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.8 13.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,164 1,437
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
3696 x 2448 (9.0 MP, Other),
2464 x 1632 (4.0 MP, Other)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.1 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p/24p)
3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/60i/50p/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM) XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Sony E
Lens: NIKKOR ; 7 elements in 5 groups Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18.5mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/22; Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm with 19 steps of 1/3 EV f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: n/a 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Center, Normal area, Wide area, Face priority, Subject tracking Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (425 points phase-detection AF, 169 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large), Expanded Flexible Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder EVF type; 1.0cm (0.39-inch) 2.3M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.07x mag. (0.70x 35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.07x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 31.0x 16.7x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-6400, Hi-1=12800, Hi-2=25600 Auto, 100-25600, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, Underwater; AWB micro adjustment
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beach/Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Food, High Key, Landscape, Low Key, Autumn colors, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Silhouette, Sports, Sunset Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Sweep Panorama, Movie/High Frame Rate
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto+slow sync, Fill flash, Slow sync, Rear-curtain+slow sync, Manual, Off; Red-eye reduction available Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN approx. 6/21, or 6/22 when fired in manual mode at full power (ISO 100, m/ft, 23C/73.4F); 0.5 to 11.5m (1ft. 8 in. to 37ft.) Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Multi Interface Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM) XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI, Accessory Terminal, DC-input via dummy battery AC adapter Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.96 0.52
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.96  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.04 0.49
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.1 11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 44
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.1 11.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 17 22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.1 11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 10 21
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.58 seconds 0.16 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.235 seconds 0.107 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.67 seconds 0.44 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.065 seconds 0.020 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.577s  
Startup Time: 1.9 seconds 1.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.2 seconds 2.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots 400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   350 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20 Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 CD-ROM Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Nikon's first DX-format Coolpix camera. Available in black and silver. Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder will be available for a suggested retail price of ~US$450, and the UR-E24 Adapter Ring and HN-CP18 Lens Hood will be sold together for a suggested retail price of US$130.