• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A6300 advantages over Panasonic GX850

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,437 vs 586 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    75 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/160 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 9.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 9.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic GX850 advantages over Sony A6300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $848
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    336g vs 520g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    114 vs 44 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Improved high-ISO performance; Better JPEG quality; Fast autofocus; Very good subject tracking with real-time live view feature; All-magnesium body construction; 4K video.

  • Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); No touchscreen, Clunky menus; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use.

  • Impressive image quality; Sleek design; 4K video recording; Good overall performance; Tilting touchscreen; Enjoyable user experience.

  • No EVF; No hot shoe, Short 4K clip limit; MicroSD card slot, Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Sony A6300
Panasonic GF7
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GF7
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Sony A6300
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $469
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX850
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $469
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6500

Sony A6300
Sony A6500
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX850
Sony A6500
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Sony A6300
Canon EOS M6
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX850
Canon EOS M6
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to YI M1

Sony A6300
YI M1
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $350
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GX850
YI M1
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $350
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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