Once again, Sony has introduced to us all, a new mirrorless camera with the “World’s Fastest Autofocus,” and indeed, the Sony a6300 looks to be an amazing camera for the price point. In fact, some might say that Sony is being very bold by packing SO MANY features and new tech into this $1,000 camera body with no fear of cannibalizing their higher end Sony a7 series.
With the ability to shoot 4K video at 100 Mbps internally with what perhaps may be industry leading specs (i.e. 20MP of full pixel readout without pixel binning – approximately 2.4x [6K equivalent] as many pixels as 4K UHD), a new 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system which is compatible with A-mount lenses via LA-EA4 adapter, 8fps continuous shooting in live view, and a bump to a new max ISO of 51,200, one might be justified in wondering if the a7 series is even necessary. I mean, at first glance, the a6300 seems to deliver everything one might need, and then some.
(I say, at first glance, because there are a few things the Sony a6300 does NOT have that I was REALLY hoping the successor to the Sony a6000 would have, namely, a fully articulated, touch screen LCD, in-camera image stabilization, a better kit lens to succeed the less-than-stellar 16-50mm a6000 kit lens, better battery life, and Bluetooth connectivity).
Looking at all the newly announced Sony a6300 has to offer leaves me wondering if this is indeed Sony’s Mythical Unicorn?
Is this the camera that finally swings the tide for Sony and places them up there with Canon and Sony as a top tier camera manufacturer?
Will the a6300 be so popular as to equally divide the camera market among Sony, Nikon, and Canon?
Could the Sony a6300 be the camera that pushes Sony ahead of Nikon and Canon, making Sony the veritable leader of the pack?
One thing’s for sure. The Sony a6300 is going to sell an AWFUL LOT of units! In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the a6300 ends up being the Best Selling Camera of 2016. I know I’m considering buying one. 🙂
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