When I travel, I always prefer a light camera to document my experiences and create a visual travel diary for future references; a fuss free dedicated gear yet capable of taking good quality pictures especially when I know I’ll be doing various outdoor activities during the trips. In this sense, Sony α6300 is perfect.
I brought the camera for a test on a trip to Western Australia that brims with rugged outback, rainforests, beaches, countryside and fashionable cities. The results? Noteworthy! Sony a6300 is not only capable of capturing spectacular landscapes and precious moments swiftly and accurately, but also has a roughened solid finish to its body for a hint of toughness while on the go. The body is made from magnesium alloy with weather-sealing property that allows it to be used in wet or dusty conditions. It also features a smaller thumb rest on the rear, making the body easy to hold using one hand even with a chunky lens attached.
Moreover, the camera’s three-inch 921K-dot screen can be angled up 90° and down 45°, making it easier for users to frame their shots. But if you prefer composing the shots through electronic viewfinder (EVF) more, Sony a6300’s EVF comes in a 0.39-inch XGA OLED screen with 2,359K dots of resolution that also supports uninterrupted Live View when shooting continuous bursts of up to 8fps using Autofocus (AF) tracking.
To me, the multiple upgrades done on a6300 compared to its predecessor, Sony a6000, stand out. For one thing, Sony a6300 is equipped with an updated BIONZ X processor with 24.2MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor. It also has an improved Autofocus what Sony calls “High-density Tracking AF” system, consisting of 165 contrast and 425 phase detection points across the sensor that follows the subject’s movement within the frame, handy for action or sports photography. Other upgrades include the addition of silent shooting mode and 4K video recording capability with full pixel readout/no pixel binning.
And it has better battery life, too: 400 frames on the LCD and 350 shots using the viewfinder. However, the battery may still be charged while using the camera when connected to a power bank with a micro-USB.
However, be sure to use the a6300 only with Sony or Zeiss lenses made for E-Mount. Personally, I love the Zeiss 16-70mm that results in top tier image quality with great clarity, yet it can be slightly on the pricey side.
So, would Sony a6300 be a good buy? Yes, in our book. The camera, without doubt, is designed for ease of use and offers a good balance in terms of size, ergonomics, speed, weather resistance and image quality.
The market price for Sony a6300 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor and 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens in Malaysia is RM4,999. For more information on this product, visit www.sony.com.my.
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