With 425 phase-detection AF points, continuous shooting at 11fps with autofocus, a 24.2-million-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 4K video capture and a whole host of other features, the Sony Alpha 6300 takes APS-C compact system cameras to a new level. Richard Sibley puts it through its paces.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony Alpha 6300

AWB colour:80%
Dynamic Range:80%
Image Quality:80%
LCD Viewfinder:90%


  • - Great video features, including 4K capture
  • - Continuous focusing is comparable to a DSLR
  • - Sturdy mount and body, plus weather-sealing
  • - USB power supply


  • - Fine detail in JPEG images could be better
  • - A front control dial would be useful
  • - No touchscreen
  • - Awkward to select AF point, especially when using an EVF


Sony Alpha 6300 review


Price as reviewed:

£1,000.00 (Body only)

Sony Alpha 6300 review – Introduction

At a glance:

  • 24.2-million-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-51,200
  • 425 phase-detection AF
  • 4K video capture
  • Up to 11fps continuous shooting

Replacing the Sony Alpha 6000 was never going to be easy. Released in February 2014, the A6000 has become one of Sony’s best-selling cameras, admired by reviewers and photographers alike. But time, and technology it seems, waits for no man, and a few of the features of the A6000 are now starting to look a little dated, which is where the Sony Alpha 6300 comes in.

The new Sony Alpha 6300 sits at the top of Sony’s APS-C sensor E-Mount line-up. As you would expect, it inherits a number of features from the RX series, as well as the full-frame Alpha 7 series E-Mount cameras. But the Alpha 6300 isn’t just a rehash of features we have already seen elsewhere in the line-up. Sony has deliberately set out to answer the critics of compact system cameras, taking on the two key areas of focusing speed and the electronic viewfinder. In addition, by adding weather-sealing, a magnesium-alloy body and 4K video capture, Sony may have created the best APS-C compact system camera yet.

Check out our test video of the Sony Alpha 6300’s continuous autofocusing feature.

  1. 1. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Introduction
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Features
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Performance
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Image quality
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Video
  7. 7. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Continuous autofocus
  8. 8. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Our verdict
  9. 9. Sony Alpha 6300 review - Full specification
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