Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power


posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:17 PM EDT


The Sony A6300 comes as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years. Given the top marks garnered by its Sony A6000 predecessor, it's one tough act to follow. Thankfully, Sony's packed in so many new features and performance improvements into the new A6300 that it's definitely a worthy successor.

We've just completed our in-depth Sony A6300 review, and by and large, we think Sony has another massive success on their hands. The new A6300 takes what was great about the A6000, such as its compact size, large APS-C sensor and excellent performance specs and bumps them all up a big notch. Going from the outside in, the Sony A6300 sports a stronger, sturdier build quality with an all-magnesium alloy, but otherwise, the design is more or less the same. And no complaints there from us. 


But on the inside, it's all about speed, performance and image quality improvements. The sensor design is all-new, with a faster readout, and when combined with its updated hybrid AF system with over 400 phase-detect AF points, the Sony A6300 is a speed demon that's capable of high quality images of both still and fast-moving subjects.

We also find nice improvements to high ISO performance, better in-camera JPEG quality, impressive video features and much more. For all the details, head over to our Sony A6300 Review, or jump right to the end for our final verdict! And, if you haven't done so, be sure read all about how the camera handles in the real world with our A6300 Field Test or enjoy some pixel-peeping with our A6300 Image Quality Comparison.

Sony A6300 ReviewConclusion

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS: 200mm, f/4.0, 1/1250s, ISO 100.
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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: 24mm, f/9.0, 1/125s, ISO 100.
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