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Sony A6400 is a mixed bag. It’s a rebadged A6300 with the same sensor and image quality.
But a new folding screen. You’re not using a good video or vlogging camera like we are, probably because it lacks in-body stabilization and has a terrible shutter.
Still, it’s an excellent camera for photography, thanks to the best tracking autofocus system on the market.
Overall it’s a bit disappointing by Sony standards, and for the same money, Fujifilm’s new X-T30 looks like a better option.
- The Sony A6400 has an almost identical body to the A6300 from 2016. Also, the top, button layout, mount, battery, and everything else are mostly the same as before.
- It has a magnesium body that’s sealed against dust and moisture, as before, but Sony said it’s been “slightly improved.” However, the only change I can see is a slightly larger grip.
- I have never been a fan of the button layout on the Sony A6xxx series. Something that generous, you have a lot of physical controls.
- You get a fair and (uncomfortably placed) fit dial on top and a rear multifunction ovolo roll. Sony provides you with services to use the latter in many places.
- As with ISO and exposure compensation, which take your eyes off the viewfinder, I prefer what Fujifilm did with the XT-30, which also has a more attractive and practical design than the boxy black box look A6400.
- Speaking of the viewfinder, the EVF is the same lacklustre 2.36M dot/0.7x OLED model as other cameras in private.
- Fortunately, the rear display significantly improved over the A6400’s predecessors. It’s now touch-enabled, allowing you to tap to focus, track a subject, and shoot.
- Without a joystick, you can also use the screen to change your view effortlessly with your sense of the EVF, just as you can with the Canon EOS R and other cameras.
- Inappropriately, you cannot use the touch screen to navigate through menus or quick settings.
- The body strength of the A6400 is the same as ever, but the electronics and software are new and much better. It has a similar 24.2-megapixel CMOS device that we loved in the last model.
- However, it now includes the latest Bionz X mainframe. That increases the native ISO range to 100-32,000, elastic to 102,800, for one object.
- It also produces burst speeds of up to 11fps with the mechanical shutter and eight fps with the new completely silent electronic shutter.
- Anything is more, and you can fire off quite a few shots beforehand. The pad fills 99 for JPEG files and 46 for RAW records.
- Shooting such bursts is useless if the autofocus can’t keep up, but that’s where the A6400 shines.
- The Hybrid AF setting has 425 contrast-detection pixels and 425 phase-detection pixels covering 84 percent of the image area.
- It uses that technology better than ever before with new software borrowed from its fast-drawing cousin, the full-frame A9.
- Excellent eye and face tracking autofocus
- Fast burst firing speeds
- Improved programmable buttons
- clear video
- bad roller shutter
- No stabilization in the body.
- sensor dated
- No headphone port