A6300 Lab Tests

After the a6300 launch earlier this year, follow-up media event in Florida, the reviews are getting down to business, and Imaging Resources took their demo camera into the lab.

The Sony A6300 sports the same resolution and processor as the immensely popular Sony A6000 from 2014, but it’s important to note that it’s not the same sensor, as this newly configured chip has been designed for speed and performance in both burst shooting and 4K video arenas. And while still dubbed a Bionz X processor inside, the algorithms are said to be updated to lower noise as the ISO rises.

The difference between the two is striking, as IR’s sample images and Comparometer shows. As you’d expect, with a company on an aggressive every 6 months release schedule, the cameras just keep getting better and better. And this is an APS-C sensor.

The a6000 is an exceptional camera and a best-seller that ships from Amazon or B&H for $648.00. Its successor, the a6300 costs about ~$300 more and has faster everything with 6K sampling recording to a 4K file in Super 35MM format. If you want the latest, get the a6300 or a proven body and spend that budget on lenses.

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