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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
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,
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:
|| 3:2 || 16:9 |
| 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:
- Vertical: 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
- Horizontal: 8192 x 1856 (15M)
- Vertical: 5536 x 2160 (12M)
- Horizontal: 12416 x 1856 (23M)
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:
- For XAVC S recording, only Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SDHC, and SDXC
memory cards will work.
- The SDHC/SDXC cards must be SD Speed Class 4 or UHS Speed Class 1 or
faster for MP4 and AVCHD recording, and SD Speed Class 10 or UHS Speed Class
1 or faster for XAVC S recording.
- When recording in 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class 3 is required.
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-S (Single-shot Auto focus): The camera focuses and
the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down.
Recommended for use with motionless subjects.
- AF-C (Continuous Auto focus): The camera continues to
focus when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Recommended
for use when the subject is in motion.
- AF-A (Automatic AF): Single-shot AF and Continuous AF
are switched according to the movement of the subject.
- DMF (Direct Manual Focusing): After focusing automatically, you can make fine
focusing adjustments manually.
- Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can adjust the focus manually. This mode allows you to set the distance of a subject by rotating the focusing ring to achieve a sharp focus.
AF (Auto focus) Area: You can select between 4 settings:
- Wide: The camera focuses automatically on a subject in
all ranges of the image.
- Zone: You can select a zone (consisting of 9 focus
areas) on the monitor on which to focus.
- Center: The camera focuses automatically on a subject
in the center of the image.
- Flexible Spot: You can change the size of and move the focusing area in order
to focus on a small subject or narrow area.
- Expand Flexible Spot: If the product fails to focus on
the single selected point, it uses the focus points around the flexible spot
as the second priority area.
- Lock-on AF: In this mode, when the shutter button is
held halfway down, the camera tracks the subject within the selected
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:
- Single Shooting: Default setting for standard picture taking.
- Continuous Shooting: In Continuous Shooting mode, you can
choose from several speeds: Hi+ (11 fps), Hi (8 fps), Mid (6 fps), and Lo (3
- Self-Timer: You can set the camera to three different self-timers:
- 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the photographer wants to appear in a photo.
- 2 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2 seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
- 10 Seconds/3 or 5 Images: The camera records 3 or 5 images
continuously after a 10, 5, or 2 second delay. You can choose the best shot from
the shots taken.
- Bracket Shooting: Bracket shooting allows you to shoot
3, 5, or 9 images, each with different degrees of exposure (base exposure, under
exposure, and over exposure). You can select the bracket step value from
0.3EV, 0.5EV, 0.7EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, or 3.0EV. After shooting, you can select an
image that suits your intention.
Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you select from the following
- Auto: This mode allows you to shoot still images under any
condition with good results. The settings are determined automatically by
the camera. There are two selections: Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto.
- Program Auto: For shooting with the exposure adjusted
automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value), while
allowing you to adjust other settings manually.
- Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
- Shutter Speed Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
- Manual Exposure: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) manually.
You can also perform Bulb shooting for extra long exposures, suitable for
shooting fireworks or trails of light.
- Scene Selection: You can select an appropriate mode for the subject or the shooting conditions to allow you to shoot the image with a suitable setting for the subject:
Portrait, Infant, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight,
Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low Light, Night Scene (with tripod), and
- Sweep Panorama: Shoot expansive scenery or high-rise buildings with dynamic composition.
- Memory Recall (1/2): You can register often-used camera
settings (including Shooting Mode, Aperture, Shutter speed) to the "1" and
"2" positions on the Mode Dial for easy recall.
- Movies: You can record movies in Full HD or standard
definition in 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. When selected on the Mode Dial, you can
select the desired movie settings, including Program Auto, Aperture
Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Exposure. You can also begin
recording movies at any time by pressing the dedicated Movie button.
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
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:
- Multi Segment: This method uses the whole screen divided into 1200 zones to measure light.
- Center Weighted: While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measure the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Spot: This method measure light only in the spot metering circle in the center of the frame.
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-F43M, or HVL-F60M. The
XLR-K2M microphone adapter kit is also
Connections: The camera has the following connections:
- Microphone Input: A 3.5mm microphone input is provided
for connecting an external microphone.
- Micro HDMI: The Micro HDMI (Type D) connection outputs
video and audio via a Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable (not supplied). The camera
automatically recognizes an HDTV and sets the output resolution to 1080i or
1080p. When connecting to a Sony Bravia Sync-compatible TV via HDMI, you can
operate the camera using the TV's remote control.
- Micro USB: The camera's Micro USB port lets you connect
the camera to a computer for transferring photos and movies via the supplied
USB cable. The camera also connects to the supplied AC adapter via the USB
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)
Wi-Fi Functions: The following wireless functions can be
performed with the α6300:
- Smart Remote Embedded: You can use a smartphone as a remote
controller for the camera. Still images shot via remote control are
automatically sent to the smartphone's memory. You can also change some of
the camera's settings, including EV, Self-Timer, and Review Check.
- Send to Smartphone: You can transfer still images to a
smartphone for viewing. Images can be transferred in its original image
size, or resized to 2M or VGA. RAW images are converted to JPEG format
before being transferred.
- Send to Computer: You can transfer images stored on the
camera's memory card to a computer connected to a wireless access point or
wireless broadband router in order to easily make backup copies.
- View on TV: Images can be viewed on a network-enabled
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.
- Lens Type: Sony E-mount
- Focal Length: 16-50mm (24-75mm in 35mm format)
- Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
- Angle of View: 83° - 32°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84" (W) - 12" (T)
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
- Minimum Aperture: f/22 (W) - f/36 (T)
- Maximum Magnification: 0.215x
- Aperture: 7-blade circular
- Lens Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
- Dimensions: 2.549" (Diameter) x 1.402" (Length)
- Weight: 4.1 ounces
Play And Print Functions
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
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.
- DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a photo-shop or with your printer.
- Memory Card: You can print images with a Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
- Computer: You can copy images to a computer using the
available downloadable software and print the images.
InfoLithium Battery: The α6300 is powered by the
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 |
|360 minutes ||N/A |
|Viewing Images |
|7100 images ||N/A |
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
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:
- PlayMemories Home: With PlayMemories Home, you can view your images, and use
various convenient features to enhance the images you have shot.
PlayMemories Home is required for importing XAVC S and AVCHD movies to your computer.
- Image Data Converter: Image Data Converter software is needed
for playing back and editing images recorded in RAW format with various
corrections, such as tone curve and sharpness. With Image Data Converter,
RAW images can be adjusted with white balance, exposure, Creative Style, and
converted into JPEG or TIFF formats.
- Remote Camera Control: Remote Camera Control can be
used to control the camera from your computer. You can also change the
camera's settings, perform interval timer shooting, and record images
directly to the computer.