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    Sony has presented the successor of the α6300 model, namely α6400. The new camera seems to be an attractive alternative also for the α6500 model, which is, theoretically, a higher-level model despite the fact that it does not offer some of the α6400 properties. Leaving behind the idiotic ways of naming used by almost all producers of the photography equipment, Sony α6400 is a new, very interesting camera for advanced amateurs, video makers and all people who want to have a small but effective mirrorless camera.

    Sony α6400 places special stress on the speed.  As previously, we have the 24MP APS-C sensor (ISO range of 100-102400), but this time it is supported by the latest BIONZ X processor, taken from the flagship A9 model.

     

    Sony Alpha 6400 - Front

    1). Sony Alpha 6400

     

    In addition, we get a fast serial mode, which enables taking photographs with the speed of 11f/s with full AF support and the buffer which enables saving 116 JPEG and 46 RAW photographs in a series.  

    The producer also boasts about its 425-point phase-detection autofocus, which covers 84% of the frame. Currently, it is the fastest autofocus in the world, which enables focusing within only 0.02 seconds. 


    Thanks to the use of new algorithms, the producer managed to make a huge step ahead in terms of object-tracking and eye-detection modes. It seems that for the first time we get a system on whose effectiveness we may depend.

    The newest camera is also advertised as every vlogger’s dream. Still, it does not have the sensor stabilization system, which, next to the autofocus, is the most important function, and which is offered by the α6500 model. We get a full-frame 4K @ 30p save as well as the Full HD save with the speed of 120f/s. There is also a micrphone connector, a possibility of powering the camera through USB during recording, the Hybrid Log Gamma mode as well as flat S-Log2 and S-Log3 profiles. The camera's screen, which can be rotated upwards, should be useful in filming. During blogging, we will probably cover it with a microphone mounted on a hot shoe.

     

    Sony Alpha 6400 - Back

    2). Sony Alpha 6400

     

    The camera’s body has been sealed and it has been made of magnesium. The buttons, as could be expected from Sony, enable significant personalization.

    Out of its goodness, Sony has also decided to introduce the interval mode and a possibility of making time-lapse videos, which, hopefully, will also appear in the higher-level cameras.

    We should stress the fact that the body has an attractive price. We will pay $899 for the α6400 camera (body only) and $1,000 as well as $1,300 for the sets with the 16-50mm and 18-135mm kit lenses (respectively). The camera will be available at the beginning of February this year.

     

     

     

     

     

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    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      Sony Alpha a6400 is a very compact, light mirrorless camera full of latest solutions, designed having in mind youtubers and vloggers.  Regardles of the content that you need (whether it's creative compositions or simple vlogging), Sony a6400 will give you what you need, namely beautiful photographs and films. Thanks to the quick autofocus with a possibility of eye and object tracking as well as perfect image quality,  a6400 will fulfil its role in practically all conditions in which camera mobility is the most important thing. In this article you will find all the data and specifications of the Sony a6400 camera
       
      TABLE OF CONTENTS
      Quick Links Quick Info Description Photos of the Camera Video Review Comparison with Similar Cameras Full Technical Specification Image Samples Video Sample Full Review Discussion Forum Recommended Deals  
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      QUICK SONY a6400 INFO
      Effective Pixels: 24.2MP Sensor Size: APS-C (23.5 × 15.6mm) Max Image Resolution: 6000 × 4000px Max Video Resolution: 3840 × 2160 @ 30p ISO: 100-32000 Dynamic Range:  13 stops Color Depth: 14 bit Lens Mount: Sony E Mount Card Slots:  1× SD Card Battery Type: NP-FW50 Weight: 359g / 12.7oz Warranty: Limited 1-Year List Price:  US $899 | UK £ | DE € Current Price: Sony a6400 Best Deals & Prices  
      DESCRIPTION
      Sony a6400 has been equipped with the 24MP APS-C sensor with the ISO range of 100-102,400. Unfortunately, the sensor does not have stabilization, but it is supported by the Bionz X processor taken from the top Sony a9 model, which enables the uncompromising speed of image compression. 

      The characteristic trait of Sony a6400 is a uniquely quick and precise 425-point phase-detection autofocus, which covers 84% of the frame. It enables focusing within only 0.02 seconds. Thanks to the system using "artificial intelligence", the producer managed to make a huge step ahead in terms of object-tracking and eye-detection modes. The Real Time Eye AF and Real Time AF Tracking functions perfectly track the marked objects, also during serial photography and filming. 

      The camera has a fast serial mode, which enables taking photographs with the speed of 11f/s, with full AF support in the mechanical shutter mode, and the speed of 8fps in the electronic shutter mode as well as the buffer which makes it possible to save 116 JPEG or 46 RAW photographs in a series.  The shutter life expectancy is estimated for 200 thousand cycles. Sony a6400 has been also equipped with the interval mode, which enables making time-lapse films, and a new mobile application, Imaging Edge Mobile.

      a6400 perfectly fulfils its role in filming. The camera enables recording films in 4K, which is downsample from 6K with the speed of 30fps and Full HD with the speed of 120fps. Apart from that, we get the microphone connector, a possibility of powering the camera through USB during recording, the Hybrid Log Gamma mode as well as flat S-Log2 and S-Log3 profiles. The camera is also equipped with the screen which can be rotated upwards and which will work perfectly during vlogging. The whole ideal image of the camera is only flawed by the lack of sensor stabilization, but we can, of course, use stabilized lenses.

      The camera’s body is fully made of magnesium and sealed. We also have a possibility of the personalization of 8 buttons on the housing (89 functions to choose from), which should enable adjusting the camera to individual needs. Own bookmarks in the main menu and the arrangement of the auxiliary menu can also be personalized.  
       
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      SONY a6400 VIDEO REVIEW
       
       
      COMPARISON WITH SIMILAR CAMERAS
      Sony a6400 is a successor of the a6300 model so comparing these constructions is natural. Yet another camera which had its premiere not so long ago and which can be taken into consideration while buying Sony a6400 is Fujifilm X-T3. This camera is a bit more expensive but it is very similar to the models mentioned above. The cameras have similar sizes, sensors, they have a very effective autofocus system and share many interesting functions.
      Feature Sony a6400 Sony a6300 Fujifilm X-T3 Sensor Type CMOS
      CMOS
      BSI-CMOS Low-Pass Filter Yes
      Yes
      Yes Effective Pixels  24MP
       24MP
      26MP Sensor Pixel Size 3.92μm 3.92μm 3.77μm Maximum Resolution 6000 × 4000px
      6000 × 4000px
      6240 × 4160px Image Stabilization No
      No
      No Pixel Shift Technology No
      No
      No Dust Reduction System Yes
      Yes
      Yes Native ISO Sensitivity Auto
      100-32000
      Auto
      100-25600
      Auto
      160-12800
      Autofocus Fast Hybrid AF
      (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
      Fast Hybrid AF
      (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
      Phase Detection AF Number of Autofocus Points 425
      425
      425 Focus Peaking Yes
      Yes
      Yes Autofocus Stacking No
      No
      Yes Eye Autofocus Yes
      Yes
      Yes Slowest Shutter Speed 30s
      30s
      30s Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000
      1/4000
      1/8000 Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed 1/4000
      1/4000
      1/32000 Top Shooting Speed 11.0fps
      11.0fps
      20.0fps Silent Shutter Yes
      Yes
      Yes Viewfinder Resolution 2,359,296
      2,359,296
      3,690,000 Articulated LCD Yes
      Tilting
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      Tilting
      Yes
      Tilting
      Screen Size 3"
      3"
      3″ Screen Dots 921,600
      921,600
      1,040,000 Touch Screen Yes
      No
      Yes Flash Sync Speed 1/160
      1/160
      1/250 Max Video Resolution 3840 × 2160 @ 30p 
      3840 × 2160 @ 30p 
      4096 × 2160 @ 60p Maximum Recording Time 29min 59sec
      29min 59sec
      29min 59sec   S-Log2
      S-Log3
      HLG
      HLG1-3
      No
      F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out Time-Lapse Recording Yes
      Yes
      Yes Card Slots 1×

      2× HDMI Yes
      micro-HDMI
      Yes
      micro-HDMI
      Yes
      micro-HDMI
      Microphone Port Yes
      Yes
      Yes Headphone Port No
      No
      Yes Wi-Fi Functionality Yes
      Yes
      Yes Bluetooth Yes
      Yes
      Yes GPS No
      No
      No Battery Life 410 shots
      350 shots
      390 shots Internal Charging Supported Yes
      Yes
      Yes Body Material Magnesium Alloy
      Magnesium Alloy
      Magnesium Alloy Weather Sealed Yes
      Yes
      Yes Weight 403g
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      404g
      0.89lb
      539g
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      Warranty Limited 1-Year
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      FULL SONY a6400 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
      FULL SONY a6400 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TYPE OF CAMERA & OPTICS
      Camera Type Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera Lens Mount Type Sony E Mount
      Lens Type N/A
        IMAGE SENSOR
      Sensor Type Exmor CMOS Crop Factor 1.5× Sensor Size APS-C
      23.5 × 15.6mm
      Low-Pass Filter Yes
      Effective Pixels 24.2MP Total Sensor Pixels 25.0MP
      Sensor Pixel Size 3.92μm
      Sensor Dynamic Range 13 stops
      Image Ratio 1:1
      3:2
      16:9
      Sweep Panorama
      Maximum Resolution 6000 × 4000px
      Other Resolutions
      L: 6000 × 4000 (24M), M: 4240 × 2832 (12M), S: 3008 × 2000 (6.0M)
      L: 6000 × 3376 (20M), M: 4240 × 2400 (10M), S: 3008 × 1688 (5.1M)
      L: 4000 × 4000 (16M), M: 2832 × 2832 (8.0M), S: 2000 × 2000 (4.0M)
      Wide: horizontal 12416 × 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 × 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 × 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 × 2160 (8.4M)
       
      Image Stabilization No Pixel Shift Technology No Dust Reduction System Image Sensor Cleaning
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      Processor Bionz X
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      Exposure Metering System 1200-Zone Evaluative Metering
      Metering Methods Multi-segment
      Center-weighted
      Spot (Standard/Large)
      Entire Screen Avg.,
      Highlight
      Exposure Modes AUTO (iAuto/Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P),
      Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S),
      Manual (M),
      Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)),
      Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)),
      Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
      Exposure Bracketing Yes
      Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3,
      1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV increments
        SENSITIVITY
      Native ISO Sensitivity 100-32,000
      Lowest ISO 100 Highest ISO 102,400   WHITE BALANCE
      White Balance Presets Auto
      Daylight
      Shade
      Cloudy
       Incandescent
      Fluorescent (Warm White
      Cool White
      Day White
      Daylight)
      Flash
      Underwater
      Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter
      (G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step))
      Custom
      White Balance Bracketing Yes   FILE SYSTEM
      Maximum Color Depth 14 bit Uncompressed Formats RAW Other Formats RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard),
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      Autofocus Fast Hybrid AF
      (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
      Manual Focus Yes Number of Autofocus Points 425 points (phase-detection AF)
      425 points (contrast-detection AF)
      Autofocus Sensitivity No Data Autofocus Modes Face Priority in AF (On/Off),
      Face Priority in Multi Metering (On/Off),
      Registered face priority (On/Off) ,
      Face registration (Max. number of detectable faces: 😎
      Focus Peaking Yes Autofocus Stacking No Autofocus Fine Tune No Eye Autofocus
      Yes   SHUTTER
      Shutter Type Electronically controlled,
      Vertical-traverse,
      Focal-plane type
      Slowest Shutter Speed 30s Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed 1/4000 Bulb Shutter Mode Yes Shutter Release Modes Smile Shutter: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps),
      Touch Shutter,
      Touch Focus: Yes (Touch Focus/Touch Pad/Touch Tracking),
      ISO AUTO Min. SS,
      Bright Monitoring,
      Copyright Info,
      Set File Name,
      Help guide,
      Area Setting,
      Shop Front Mode,
      Zoom Ring Rotate,
      Still images
      Top Shooting Speed No Data
      Buffer Size No Data
      Silent Shutter
      Yes Shutter Life Expectancy
      200,000 Self-Timer 2s
      5s
      10s
        VIEWFINDER
      Viewfinder Type XGA OLED,
      1.0cm (0.39 type) Electronic Viewfinder
      Viewfinder Resolution 2,359,296 dots
      Viewfinder Coverage 100%
      Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07× (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m
        SCREEN
      Articulated LCD Yes
      Tilting
      Screen Type Wide Type TFT
      Screen Size 3" Diagonal
      Screen Dots 921,600
      Touch Screen Yes   FLASH
      Built-In Flash Yes Accessory Shoe Yes Flash Bracketing 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with
      9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments
      Flash Modes Flash off,
      Autoflash,
      Fill-flash,
      Slow Sync.,
      Rear Sync.,
      Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable),
      Wireless Control,
      Hi-Speed Sync
      Flash Sync Speed 1/160 Dedicated Flash System TTL   VIDEO FEATURES
      Video Resolutions XAVC S 4K:
      3840 × 2160 (30p, 100M),
      3840 × 2160 (24p, 100M),
      3840 × 2160 (30p, 60M), 
      3840 × 2160 (24p, 60M)
       
      XAVC S HD:
      1920 × 1080 (120p, 100M),
      1920 × 1080 (120p, 60M),
      1920 × 1080 (60p, 50M),
      1920 × 1080 (30p, 50M),
      1920 × 1080 (24p, 50M),
      1920 × 1080 (60p, 25M),
      1920 × 1080(30p, 16M)
       
      AVCHD:
      1920 × 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)
      Movie File Formats MOV
      MP4
      Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC
      H.264
      Maximum Recording Time 29min 59sec Time Code No Movie Log Gamma Output Yes
      S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3
      Movie Highlight Display (Zebras) Yes Audio Format XAVC S: LPCM 2ch
      AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
      Time-Lapse Recording Yes   STORAGE
      Storage Types SD
      SDHC
      SDXC
      microSD
      microSDHC
      microSDXC
      Memory Stick Pro Duo
      Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
      Memory Stick Micro (M2)
      Card Slots 1   CONNECTIVITY
      USB Yes
      USB 3.0 Micro-B
      HDMI Yes
      HDMI micro connector (Type-D),
      Microphone Port Yes Headphone Port No Wi-Fi Functionality Yes
      Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)
      Bluetooth Yes
      Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band)
      NFC Yes
      NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
      Remote Control RMT-DSLR2
      GPS No   MENU
      Total Settings No Data Supported Languages No Data
        POWER
      Battery Type NP-FW50 Battery Life 410 shots (CIPA)
      Approx. 70 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 75 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
      Approx. 125 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 125 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
      Battery Charger No Data AC Adapter AC-PW20 Internal Charging Supported Yes Vertical Battery Grip No
        PHYSICAL FEATURES
      Body Material Magnesium Alloy Weather Sealed No Data Operating Environment 0-40 °C
      32 – 104 °F
      85% or Less Humidity
      Dimensions (W × H × D) 120 × 66.9 × 59.7mm
      4.7 × 2.6 × 2.4"
      Weight 359g (Body Only)
      12.7oz (Body Only)
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      Warranty Limited 1-Year
        PRICE
      MSRP US $899 | UK £ | DE €    
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