Sony a6300 Video, 1st Impressions

Johnnie Behiri from Cinema5D shared video from the a6300, first impressions, and these pros/cons.

All in all, I would have the attest to the camera being a lovely tool for working with and I think it’d work well for both amateur and professional shooters—especially considering the price.


  • XAVC S 4K (UHD) internal recording
  • 1080 100/120fps recording
  • Dual video REC allows video proxies for slower computers when editing
  • Excellent auto focus system in video shooting mode
  • High quality EVF/LCD
  • APS-C sensor and interchangeable lens system
  • Adjustable screen
  • World camera
  • Charging the camera via USB is possible
  • External audio recording (direct to the mic input in the camera or externally with Sony’s k1m/k2m XLR attachments)
  • Manual audio control
  • Plenty of customised button options including routing the REC button to a more convenient place
  • Connection of the camera to the mains power via the supplied USB charger and recording while charging the battery is possible
  • Battery life is good


  • No dedicated charger (charging the camera will eliminate you from using it until charging is done. Get an additional charger)
  • No headphone jack
  • Very stiff eye cap. Also, by the way of attaching it, it’s going to be very hard to replace with a better solution
  • EVF and LCD will go blank while connecting an external recorder/monitor via HDMI (only overly information will be shown in REC mode)
  • Somewhat noisy slow-motion (including Moiré effect)
  • Full HD video quality is soft
  • Noisy audio pre amps
  • Markers in the LCD and EVF are not aligned
  • Noticeable rolling shutter effect

For more video samples, also see  this post with 4K and 120fps.

A6300 Available March 10, 2016

The a6300 will ship on March 10th from Amazon and for free with Prime. Pricing is $998.00 for the body and $1148.00 with a 16-50MM lens.

My daily shooter is Sony A1 with a vertical grip and various Sony lenses attached like the FE 20mm F1.8. Find more gear recommendations in our shop. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.