Sony’s new Sony A6400 camera review has many impressive features and specs and is said to be the fastest autofocus system in the world right now. But is this machine really easy to use? Does it work for you?
1. Sony A6400 camera review
1.1. Sony A6400 Camera Specifications
The sensor of the machine is APS-C CMOS 24.2MP. The Sony A6400 uses the Sony E-mount. 3.0-inch screen, convenient touch design, can be rotated and tilted, can record 921,000 pixels, free to explore. The machine can shoot continuously at 11 fps with 425 AF points. You can easily record high-quality 4K videos. The device also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity for easy and fast image sharing. Impressive battery life with up to 360 shots for long-lasting comfort. The weight of the whole machine is only 403 grams, which is easy to carry.
1.2. Accessories included
Accessories such as watch strap, cool body cover, NP-FW50 battery, micro UBS cable, warranty card and user manual are included with the purchase of Sony A6400.
1.3. Product Design
The Sony Alpha A6400 mid-range mirrorless camera has a size of 120mm wide, 76mm high and a touch screen that can be flexibly rotated 180°, making it easier to take selfies or videos, especially for people working in the office. Personal vlogging, content creation, and other special jobs. Composed of plastic and magnesium alloy parts. Control Layout 1 Key Buttons are on the top of the machine. 0.39-inch, 2.59-megapixel OLED viewfinder with 1.07x magnification.
1.4. Outstanding Technology
2.36 million dots resolution, 0.7 times magnification. The screen is 3 inches with a resolution of 921,000 pixels. Sony A6400 is equipped with a touch function on the screen, so you can easily operate it with your hands. The camera has useful video features such as 4K recording at 100Mbps (6K samples), post-production support for S-log3 and S-log2, 4K HDR (HLG) recording.
The Sony A6400 has an additional microphone connection and is compatible with an XLR adapter. You can cast 4K video directly to your smartphone thanks to Sony’s new app called Imaging Edge Mobile, which features a remote control and a user-friendly interface. The built-in interval recording function of Sony A6400 can be set at any time between 1 and 60 seconds, and the total number of shots is between 1 and 9999.
This product has 1 SD card slot, compatible with UHS-I, Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC cards.
The 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS APS-C sensor and front-end LSI peripheral chip and image processor are equipped with the latest BIONZ X, so the processing speed of this product is 8 times higher than that of Sony A6300. The ISO range is extended to a limit of 102,400, and color reproduction is vastly improved compared to older models.
1.6. Shooting Modes and Menu Options
Mode Ring – The shooting modes are as follows: Mode P (the camera automatically adjusts the speed and aperture), A (aperture priority), S (shutter speed priority), M (you need to adjust the shooting parameters by yourself), Auto (automatic) mode), Auto+ (super Auto, automatically switches to HDR shooting when backlighting is detected), SCN (selects and shoots according to pre-programmed scene settings), MR (resets custom settings for previously registered shooting purposes), Panorama and Video.
1.7. Shutter speed, focus, image storage
The Sony A6400 has 425 phase detection points and contrast detection points, covering 84% of the image. This is the fastest focusing system in the world, capable of focusing on a subject in 0.02 seconds. The Sony A6400 is the first Sony product to be equipped with Real-time Smart Tracking and Real-time Eye AF technologies for accurate face and eye object detection, fast shutter speeds, good focus and subject lock. It doesn’t blur even when you’re shooting sports or group shots quickly.
1.8. Battery life
Battery life is good for 360 shots with normal use of the EVF and up to 410 shots with the rear monitor in use. Charge the battery using the USB port, which is a separate battery charger, sold separately. If the camera charger or battery is damaged, you can contact 22 reputable Sony camera chargers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
1.9. Image and Video Quality
Sony’s latest BIONZ X image processor brings better picture quality to A6400. Photos captured with the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS, and FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lenses are characterized by high clarity and detail. Real-time JPEG tail pictures are impressive with excellent clarity. Even at sensitivities like ISO 6400, image noise is well-controlled throughout the dynamic range. Excellent video quality, lifelike vivid images, smooth motion, beautiful standard sound.
1.10. How much does the Sony A6400 camera cost?
Currently, the price of Sony A6400 camera on the market is around 21.99 million VND.
2. Should you buy the Sony A6400 camera?
Focus speed and image capture are fast and blur-free, allowing for high-quality shots in low-light conditions.
Good performance, advanced autofocus system.
High image and video quality.
The contrast of the photos taken is average
The camera’s built-in microphone also has issues with wind noise.
Your use of the A6400 will depend on lens stabilization; that said, some of the company’s APS-C zooms feature Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization, but many primes still don’t.
The Sony A6400’s touchscreen is limited to touch-to-focus, touch-shutter, object recognition while tracking, and you might not be able to easily navigate the menu system.
The Sony A6400 camera is a compact camera, but it has all the desirable modern features. If you are a fan of Sony, then you should definitely not miss this product.