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Sony Launches A6300, Faster AF and 4K Video In Tow

It’s always a tall order to come up with a newer model of a certain product, especially if the current model is considered by many as one of the best in the market. We feel that Sony was in that kind of dilemma when they were coming up with the successor of the A6000, the company’s best-selling mirrorless camera to date.

A year and half since its launch, the much beloved A6000 is now ready to pass its torch to its successor, the Sony A6300. But instead of giving the new model a complete overhaul, the company chose to just improve on some aspects that they deemed necessary.

And improve they did! Sony claims that the A6300’s autofocus performance is faster than its predecessor thanks to its new 425-point AF system and a newly-developed 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. The new Sony A6300 is also capable of recording videos at 4K resolution with support for up to 100Mbps compression.

Here are other notable improvements found on the Sony A6300:

  • Higher resolution EVF (2.3M-dot OLED)
  • Slightly better battery life (400 shots)
  • Support for higher ISO (51200)
  • Magnesium-alloy body

Unfortunately these new features and improvements resulted in to a huge spike on the A6300’s SRP. Sony’s new mirrorless camera will retail starting on March for USD1,000 for the body-only package and an extra USD150 if you opt for the body plus kit lens package.

In contrast to its predecessor, the Sony A6000 hit shelves bearing only a USD649 price tag which we feel like the main reason why it was a huge success when it came out on the market.

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