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 – Video


A few years ago, Panasonic was racing away with the market for those who wanted to shoot stills and video, but Sony’s Alpha 7 series of camera has changed all that. And now Sony seems to be standardising a number of features across its camera range. So it is no surprise to see that not only does the A6300 record 4K video, it also has a huge range of other features, such as Picture Profiles that allow you to shoot with an S-Log2 or 3 contrast curve, zebra patterning, smooth AF during video, as well as a 100fps Full HD footage option for converting video to 4x slow motion. An external microphone socket also features on the side of the camera, although sadly there is no headphone socket for audio monitoring.

  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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