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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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.

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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.

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