1. 4k video
The Sony a6300 isn’t the first Sony mirrorless camera to have 4k video. However, it is the first Sony APS-C sized sensor to feature 4k video. 4k video has been the talk of the town recently. More and more cameras have been making the leap to 4k video. This is due to future proofing. Companies want their products to be prepared for the future.
The 4k video is a giant leap for Sony. Sony has provided us with a compact interchangeable lens camera with 4k video. Now, I know Panasonic and other companies have done this before. However, this camera is under $1,000, a truly amazing feat.
The 4k video on the Sony a6300 allows photographers and video better dynamic range and better low light performance. 4k is four times the quality of HD (1920x1080). You can even downgrade the 4k to 1080p when exported and that provides a better picture while playing at 1080.
The 4k video allows for better dynamic range and low light performance. Another camera component that does this is the camera sensor. The Sony a6300 features a copper wiring layer. This copper wiring layer uses thinner and smaller copper walls that allows for better light gathering. Thus, allowing larger photodiodes that collects more light photons.
The new sensor provides 4D autofocusing, which is new in Sony mirrorless cameras. The a6300 also features 425 autofocus points that covers almost the entire sensor. The 4D autofocusing uses an advanced autofocus algorithm that “predicts” where the subject is going to move next. This allows for better and faster autofocus in single and continuous shooting modes.
When the Sony alpha line was released, the big concern was the available lenses. This isn’t a problem with Sony mirrorless now. Sony has recently released some up to date lenses, including a 24-70mm f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 G-master lenses. However, the problem with these lenses is the price. You are looking at spending more than $2,000 for just one of these lenses. There are other options though.
With Sony’s new 4D autofocusing and the massive amount of autofocusing points, you are now able to used non-propriety lenses. When using the Metabones EF to E mount Mark IV and Sigma MC-11 smart adapters, the Sony a6300 uses phase detection autofocus points. This may not be the fastest autofocusing but it still usable. This allows Sony a6300 (also a7ii and a7Rii) to effectively use Canon and Sigma lenses. This provide the a6300 with better low light lenses and a cheaper alternative to the expensive Sony glass.
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