Following Imaging Resource’s lab review this week, Fstoppers reviews the a6300 putting the follow up to the best-selling a6000 through its paces in Miami (we attended the same event) and finds
Priced at a reasonable $999, Sony is taking aim at a very large number of camera consumers who are hobbyists, up-and-comers, or professionals looking into second or third camera options for say their main a7RII which costs more than triple the price of a a6300. It’s obvious that Sony is looking to recapture the fire behind the very successful a6000, and with heavy improvements made all around in the a6300 it’s refreshing to see the company continue to make big leaps instead of small footsteps when they refresh a product. The lack of in-body 5-axis image stabilization is one of the biggest differences when comparing the camera to the a7II series. If we look at the a6300 as an action shooter however, which seems to be the way it’s been marketed, it can be understood that high shutter speeds aren’t benefitting from image stabilization anyways, and instead there can be improvements made to high ISO image quality and also maintain the sub-$1,000 price point.
Prosumer is the market demographic too, or as the Japanese define it, a “step-up camera” from a smartphone packed with category-leading tech. Try the a6300 yourself from Amazon. It ships free with Prime and costs $998.00 for the body only. It’s temporarily out of stock, but will ship again, once restocked.…
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