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Item # 158E6300LS | MFR # ILCE6300L/S
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The Sony a6300 has a 3" monitor that tilts up or down to help you compose shots from different angles.
The Sony a6300 packs loads of imaging power in a compact, rugged frame. It's small and light enough to go with you anywhere. And thanks to its dust- and moisture-resistant design, you can use it in nearly any environment. A new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor helps the a6300 produce low-noise images. With its extended ISO (sensitivity) range and exquisite rendering of fine details, the a6300 is capable of remarkable performance in all kinds of lighting conditions.
The a6300's highly responsive Fast Hybrid autofocus system with 425 phase detection points gives you clear action shots. It keeps moving subjects in sharp focus throughout the entire frame for pinpoint autofocus accuracy with still images and movies. Even if a selected AF point isn't positioned directly on your subject, the camera automatically uses AF points surrounding the selected point for precise focus.
The a6300 is capable of 4K and 120 fps Full HD video shooting with 4X/5X slow motion recording. In Super 35mm format, data is processed from every pixel for sharp, finely detailed footage. A multi interface shoe lets you connect professional microphone kits for balanced audio to match the video quality.
Advanced features like S-Gamut and S-Log shooting let you adjust color, gradation, and dynamic range for richly detailed movies, even when shooting in low light. The camera's clean HDMI output sends uncompressed movie data to an external recorder or monitor. You can keep recording internally to the camera even when using this function.
You can instantly transfer photos and videos shot on the a6300 directly to your phone or tablet for easy uploading and sharing. NFC touch pairing is available for compatible Android™ devices, and new QR code compatibility lets you quickly pair devices without NFC.
Sony's PlayMemories Camera Apps include free and paid apps that complement your photographic style and interests. There's the indispensable Smart Remote Control app that lets you use your mobile device to control shooting on the a6300, along with specialized apps for things like light painting, time-lapse, stop motion, and multiple exposure, plus plenty of editing effects to fine-tune your photos and add your own personal touches.
The included 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens has an equivalent focal length of 24-75mm on the a6300, making it useful in a variety of situations, from wide-angle landscape and architecture photography to detailed close-ups and portraits. Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps minimize the appearance of camera shake when working in low-light conditions and with higher zoom magnifications. The lens's slim design retracts down to 29.9mm, barely adding any bulk to the a6300's already low-profile body. The electronically driven zoom mechanism has silent, smooth operation so it's great for video. A dual-function control ring on the lens barrel handles zoom in autofocus mode, and manual control in manual focus mode.
Starts fast, handy, and intuitive. Good optics!
David W., New London, MN
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Starts fast, handy, and intuitive. Good optics!
I purchased this camera as an upgrade to an old Sony NEX-5. After a lot of back and forth between the 6000, 6300 and 6500 I decided on the 6300 as I did not see a huge need to the 6500. I am not a professional photographer, just as a hobby, and I am really enjoying the 6300. The body is a bit heavier, but not so bad that it gets exhausting to hold it. It is also very nice to have a viewfinder instead of just the screen, as my pics are steadier now. The design of the 6300 feels much more durable and well built. The customizable buttons are excellent shortcuts to have when needed. The menus are a bit terse to go through, but I really didn't find myself needing to go back into them all the time, once my settings were all finalized. Also the latching system for the lenses feels MUCH better than the old NEX-5. Less wobble in the connection. The battery life is just about on par with the NEX-5. I have 4 batteries, and seem to get through a long day of photos with just 2, fully charged. The image stabilization of the lenses is still very good. I have the old SEL16F28, SEL55210, SEL1855 lenses and the bundled lens, SELP1650. Honestly, I am not a fan of the SELP1650, as it appears to make the pictures blurry or just slightly out of focus to seem like they are just OFF somehow. My old lenses with the latest firmware performed much better in normal and low light. Overall, I like the upgrade. I use a SDSDXXG-128G-GN4IN Sandisk card, great write sp
Pros: Build Quality E mount lens stability Battery life Can use older lenses Great photos
Cons: Wonky menu system Bundled lens not so great
I purchased this camera to take 4K videos of my kids playing sports. I was hoping that the OSS lens stabilization was enough to smooth out my footage but even on a video monopod 4K at 30p wasn't"t as smooth as 1080 at 60p with in-body stabilization on my Sony RX10. A shame because the 4K had incredible resolution and the autofocus was so good. Highly recommended for relatively static subjects.
Just getting started with camera. The learning curve is steep but worthwhile. I will know more when I return from a trip soon.
First let me say Crutchfield is fantastic. First purchase from them and will again. For the product, this a6300 is not as good at still images as I would have liked (using SEL 55-210mm lens). I have a Nikon d3300 (selling soon) and Canon 80D and those two take sharp still images almost every time but for some reason I am having a hard time getting shots to come out as sharp without the slight blur with this Sony. I average more slightly blurred shots than clean but when I do get good shots, they come out looking real nice. It was going to be my first mirrorless camera but I might have to return it. As for video, it is great. The low light images and video recording this camera gives is amazing. Better than both my Nikon and Canon Plus you get 4K. But right now I am more focused on still than video so I'll wait for the a6500 (for the in-body stabilization) to drop down in price or wait for the a6500's replacement. The build quality is great on both body and lenses. I like the features Sony offers but I just can't get around the image quality im getting, not to mention the menu is not as user friendly and quick as the Canon. The live view screen has much better resolution on the Canon and Nikon than the Sony. With all said, I'm slightly disappointed because I like this camera. But if it can't get perfect shots when I need it then what's the point. Plus I'm not about to spend more money on a lens to see if that helps my issue.
Pros: Build quality. Weight. Compact. Low light video/stills. Silent mode. Fast burts. 4K video and better 1080p rates.
Cons: Can't get clean stills with all shots. Expensive lens options. Battery life. No touch screen or able to reverse the screen position. Screen resolution not as clear as its rivals.
I had an A5100 and it was stolen. Recently, I decided to upgrade to an A6300, this camera definitely packs a lot of punches. I am still learning many of those functions.
Pros: Light weight, compact, excellent picture quality, feature rich.
so far no problems .. still figuring out the options and features
Pros: wifi , lighter compared to DSLRs,
Cons: nothing as of now 7/9/17
Great camera with an amazing build quality! The pictures that this thing can take are amazing for it's price point, I'm excited to go out and use it right this moment!
Pros: Great camera overall for taking pictures of just about anything
Cons: Small amount of lens options, menu is somewhat confusing
I purchased this strictly for professional wedding video to be used with my 3 axis gimbal and so far I am very happy with it. 4k video quality is great. Low light performance exceeded my expectations.
Pros: Light, High quality footage, affordable
Great camera. It's my first mirrorless. Still trying to figure out a lot about the camera but so far most of my shots are great. I haven't been able to adjust the speed of the shots yet when taking kids sports shots but I'm sure it's in there.
Pros: light weight, lots of options
Bought this for a Peru trip and was extremely satisfied by the performance. LOVE the camera!!!!!
Pros: Light weight, great features, easy to use, great photos
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-75mm|
Memory Stick PRO Duo + PRO-HG Duo |
|Image Stabilization||With included lens|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||14.3|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Sony α6300 (ILCE-6300L) alpha series camera kit contains the α6300 camera body and the E16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens (SELP1650), along with a rechargeable battery, adjustable neck strap, and USB cable. The α6300 has built-in Wi-Fi, an APS-C-sized image sensor, and is compatible with Sony E-mount lenses. With the optional LA-EA4 Mount Adapter, the camera can also use Sony A-mount lenses, and select Minolta/Konica lenses.
3" Tiltable LCD Screen: The α6300 uses a 3" LCD screen with 921,600 dots. You can tilt the LCD up approximately 90° for low angle shots or approximately 45° for high angle photography. The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted in 5 steps from -2 to +2.
0.39" OLED Electronic Viewfinder: The 0.39" high-contrast, high-resolution OLED Tru-finder has 2,359,296 dots, and provides approximately 100% field of view. You can adjust the brightness in 5 steps. The built-in diopter lets you adjust the viewfinder image to your individual eyesight. You can set the camera to switch between the LCD screen and viewfinder automatically when you look into the EVF, or choose one or the other in the camera's menu.
Display Options: You can choose how much information appears in the viewfinder and LCD monitor. There are five options each for the LCD screen and Viewfinder: Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Level, and Histogram.
Live View: The α6300's Live View lets you use the LCD screen and Electronic Viewfinder to frame your photos as you shoot. When the Live View display is set to "Setting Effect On", the LCD or viewfinder will provide an accurate preview of your photo, including the white balance, exposure compensation, creative style or picture effect. With the "Setting Effect Off", you can check the image composition without the effects of the exposure settings.
Image Sensor: The α6300 features an APS-C-sized Exmor CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately 25.0-million total pixels and 24.2-million effective pixels.
Still Image Recording Formats: The α6300 can record still images JPEG file format in Standard, Fine, and Extra Fine compression rates. You can choose to shoot in 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio, and in large, medium, and small image sizes. You can also record still images using the RAW format, which is uncompressed with no processing performed in the camera. RAW images must be transferred to a computer for processing, editing, and printing using the downloadable Image Data Converter software. You can set the α6300 to record a RAW and a JPEG image (Large, Medium, or Small with compression set to Fine) at the same time. You can select the following image sizes:
|Large||6000 x 4000 (24M)||6000 x 3376 (20M)|
|Medium||4240 x 2832 (12M)||4240 x 2400 (10M)|
|Small||3008 x 2000 (6M)||3008 x 1688 (5.1M)|
|RAW (L)||6000 x 4000 (24M)||6000 x 3376 (20M)|
Panorama Photos: The Panorama mode lets you record panoramic images by holding down the shutter button as you pan across the scene. Panoramic photos can be taken in several different resolution settings:
Movie Recording Formats: The α6300 can record 16:9 4K in XAVC S format and a maximum 100Mbps bit rate, as well as Full High Definition movies at 50 Mbps. You can also record movies in AVCHD and MP4 formats. All of the formats use MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression. Audio is recorded in 2-channel LPCM (XAVC S), 2-channel Dolby Digital (AVCHD), and 2-channel AAC (MP4). Movies can be recorded in either NTSC or PAL. You can select from the following bit rates/image quality (NTSC):
|File Format||Resolution||Average Bit Rate||Recording Time |
(64 GB SDXC)
|XAVC S 4K||3840 x 2160||30p / 100 Mbps |
30p / 60 Mbps
24p / 100 Mbps
24p / 60 Mbps
|1h 15m |
|XAVC S HD||1920 x 1080||60p / 50 Mbps |
30p / 50 Mbps
24p / 50 Mbps
120p / 100 Mbps
120p / 60 Mbps
30p / 16 Mbps
24p / 12 Mbps
|2h 35m |
|AVCHD||1920 x 1080||60i / 24 Mbps (FX) |
60i / 17 Mbps (FH)
60p / 28 Mbps (PS)
24p / 24 Mbps (FX)
24p / 17 Mbps (FH)
|6h 00m |
|MP4||1920 x 1080||60p / 28 Mbps |
30p / 16 Mbps
|5h 20m |
|1280 x 720||30p / 6 Mbps||22h 00m|
Dual Media Options: The α6300 camera accepts two types of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, and Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, plus SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The maximum number of images that can be recorded on a memory card formatted with this camera varies slightly between the two types of media. There are a few restrictions regarding memory cards that can be used:
Clear Image Zoom: Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of the lens by up to 2.8x (Medium images) or 4x (Small images) by digitally magnifying the center of the image. Combined with the camera's Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom, you can increase magnification up to 8x over the lens' maximum focal length.
4D Focus: The α6300's 4D Focus system combines 425 phase-detection AF points with High-density Tracking AF Technology and the Bionz X image processor to achieve blazing fast auto focusing (0.05 seconds). The 425 phase-detection points are positioned over the entire image area to provide wide and dense AF coverage. The AF points are activated to follow moving subjects to precise detection and tracking of the subject. You can choose from the following Auto/Manual Focus Modes:
AF (Auto focus) Area: You can select between 4 settings:
Focus Lock: If a subject is off-center and outside of the AF area, you can lock the focus of the camera.
AF Illuminator: When you press the shutter button halfway down, a red illuminator is emitted until the focus is locked. Under dark lighting conditions or when you shoot a low contrast subject, the AF illuminator allows the camera to focus more easily on the subject.
Drive Modes: The camera offers the following shooting modes:
Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you select from the following shooting modes:
Picture Effect: In Intelligent Auto or Superior Auto mode, you can select Picture Effect to get one the following effect filters to achieve more impressive and artistic expression: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow), High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
Creative Style: The Creative Style function lets you select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and aperture) as you like with Creative Style. You can choose from: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, or Sepia. You can also adjust Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure) The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5.0 EV in 1/3-step or 1/2-step increments. When shooting movies, the exposure can be adjusted in a range of +/-2.0 EV.
AE Lock: You can fix the exposure before deciding on the composition when taking a picture. This is effective when the metering object and focusing object are different or when you want to shoot continuously while keep the same exposure value.
Metering Mode: A 1200-zone evaluative metering system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can select the method for measuring the brightness of a subject from the following three methods:
White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options, and adjust the +/- 3 to fine tune the colors: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Flash, Underwater Auto, Color Temperature, Color Filter, and Custom.
Color Temperature/Color Filter: You can adjust the white balance further by selecting Color Temperature or Color Filter in the Custom White Balance option. With Color Temperature, the higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more bluish the image. Color Filter achieves the effect of Color Compensation filters for photography. Based on the set color temperature as the standard, the color can be compensated to Green (G) or Magenta (M).
ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can be set manually or automatically, depending upon the exposure mode. The manual ISO range is 100 to 25600 in 1/3EV increments, plus Extended ISO to 51200. For movies, the ISO sensitivity is 100-25600, selectable in 1 EV steps.
Built-in Flash: The α6300 has a pop-up flash. When using the built-in or an optional external flash, the camera offers several Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, High-Speed Sync, and Wireless. Red-eye Reduction can be turned on or off for each Flash Mode. You can adjust the amount of flash light in a range of -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV with the Flash Compensation feature. Flash Bracketing is also available.
Multi-Interface Shoe: The α6300 is equipped with the Multi-Interface Shoe, allowing you to use an external flash, such as the HVL-F20M, HVL-F32M, HVL-F43M, or HVL-F60M. The XLR-K2M microphone adapter kit is also compatible.
Connections: The camera has the following connections:
Wi-Fi Overview: The Sony α6300 has built-in Wi-Fi so you can interface the camera with your smartphone or Wi-Fi-enabled laptop computer and wirelessly perform various shooting and playback functions.
NFC (Near Field Communication): By touching an NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet to the "N" mark on the right side of the camera, the smartphone will be connected automatically via Wi-Fi, and the PlayMemories Mobile app will be launched. The two devices must touch for approximately 1-2 seconds to make the connection.
QR Code/SSID Connecting: In addition to NFC compatibility, the camera also lets you connect via QR Code or SSID with password. QR Code connecting works with both Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, and Android devices. When you wish to transfer photos from the camera to your device, a QR Code appears on the camera LCD to be scanned by your phone. An SSID and password also appears on the screen to allow you to connect if the QR Code method is unsuccessful. Once connected, the QR Code or SSID/password are registered to your phone for connecting the devices in the future.
PlayMemories Mobile: To interface with the Sony α6300, your smartphone must have the PlayMemories Mobile application. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 7.0 or later. It is also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets with the Android 4.0 (and up) operating environment.
Wi-Fi Functions: The following wireless functions can be performed with the α6300:
Lens Overview: The ILCE-6300L kit includes the E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens (SELP1650).
Power Zoom (PZ): The 16-50mm lens features a powered zoom control. To zoom in and out, a spring-loaded slide control can be moved in one direction or the other. When the camera is turned off, the lens retracts to less than 1-1/2" in length.
Optical Steady Shot (OSS): When the SELP1650, or another "OSS" lens is mounted to the camera, you can activate the Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer in the menu. Optical SteadyShot compensates for camera shake without sacrificing image quality by internally shifting lens elements. OSS gives you more flexibility when shooting in low light situations, or when zooming in on distant objects.
Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index View, or as a Slide Show. In the menu, you can set the camera to display 12 or 30 images at once in the Index View mode.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto review.
Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.
Slide Show: You can automatically play back still images continuously in a slide show. You can set the interval to 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.
View Mode: There are six View Modes to choose from for playing back images and movies: Date View, Folder View (Still), Folder View (MP4), AVCHD View, XAVC S HD View, and XAVC S 4K View.
D-Range Optimizer/Auto HDR: The camera allows you to correct the brightness and contrast of an image automatically, using the D-Range Optimizer (DRO) and Auto High Dynamic Range functions. The DRO optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the image; you select the optimal level from Lv1 (weak) and Lv5 (strong). When Auto HDR is selected, the camera shoots three images with different exposures, then overlays them to create one image with the correct exposure and an overlaid image.
Protect Images: You can protect all images on your memory card or select only certain images to be protected from accidental erasure.
Printing Options: The camera offers the following printing options.
InfoLithium Battery: The α6300 is powered by the supplied NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery (7.2V, 1020mAh, 7.3Wh). The battery communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of battery power remaining can be displayed. The number of images that can be recorded/played back are as follows:
|Screen Mode||Viewfinder Mode|
|400 shots||350 shots|
|75 minutes||70 minutes|
|115 minutes||115 minutes|
|Viewing Images |
|Viewing Images |
Charging: The NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery requires approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to reach a full charge, using the supplied AC-UUD12 AC adapter (5V 1.5A) and micro USB cable. You can also charge the battery by connecting the camera to a computer using the micro USB cable. Because the USB power output from computer to computer is different, the charging time will vary.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the camera to switch to Power Save mode. You can set the interval to 10 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway.
Downloadable Software: The α6300 does not include software in the box. Instead, Sony offers software for Windows- and Mac-compatible computers for importing still images and movies recorded with the camera to your computer. The software is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), and Mac OS X v10.8 - v10.11 operating systems. You can download the software to your computer using the appropriate URL provided in the supplied Instruction Manual. The following downloadable software is compatible with the camera:
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Nice feature set for the price. [ James Dec 18, 2017 ]
I have been using this camera for almost a year now and This Camera Rocks. Great Pictures in Low Light. Fast Focus. [ David Apr 23, 2017 ]
Based on all the ratings and my friends' experiences with a6000 I went with this. I might know better after some use. [ Sim Jun 08, 2016 ]
I'm guessing that you're buying an "open box" kit? I ordered and received a new, unopened box, and everything was exactly as I purchased, I.e. all new, Sony camera, Sony lens, non-Sony items like lens wipe... FYI, the a6300 is the best camera I've owned. [ Elaine Apr 03, 2018 ]
No, of course there are no parts missing, Crutchfield would let you know that up front. The only reason I returned mine, is because there were very light scratches on the bottom of camera body and on end of lens where it rests on surface. Not really noticeable for the everyday user, but I trade my equipment quite often, and this would not qualify as " like new " condition. All parts were there and everything functioned as factory. I don't believe the shutter count was reset when I got it, which was another issue, when considering it as trade in material. I would ask if they do reset them or not. I'd give it an 8.5, but I have seen better " slightly " used buys compared to this one. Hope this helps you. [ Peter Apr 03, 2018 ]
If you are purchasing one that says "New" or anything in that nature then everything is sealed inside of the box. No damages or defects etc. Not sure about an "open box" product if they are even selling any. Hope that answers your question [ Darnisha Apr 03, 2018 ]
shopping at Crutchfield had no problems of any kind of damages and no missing parts as to this item , everything is intact. all are original from Sony . I've been ordering long time with crutchfield since 1999.. great customer service . [ thadeo Apr 03, 2018 ]
If purchased new, none. If it is an open box purchase, I suspect everything that originally came with the camera will be in the box. [ Polly Apr 03, 2018 ]