Sony - Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera with E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS Lens - Black

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Bring your photography to a new level with the Sony Alpha a6300 mirrorless camera kit. With a 16-50mm lens along with the A6300 body, this kit gives you sharp photos whether you are shooting landscapes or portraits. The 4K video, ISO of up to 51,200 and 350-shot battery life ensures this Sony Alpha A6300 mirrorless camera delivers great images.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Micro USB cable
  • Owner's manual
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • Shoulder strap, body cap, accessory shoe cap, eyepiece cup
  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera with E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS Lens

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (530 out of 545)

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Features


Alpha 16–50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS Power zoom lens provides versatility

This focal range is great for everyday shots, including everything from gorgeous landscapes to exceptional close-ups.

24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements

Create enlargements all the way up to poster-sized prints, or crop aggressively to frame the perfect shot in glorious detail.

ISO 100 - 25,600 (expandable to 51,200)

Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions, even capturing great shots just before dawn and at dusk, when available light is often beautiful but scarce.

Capture fast-action shots at up to 11 fps (frames per second)

From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

2.95" wide-angle LCD monitor with brightness control for sharp vivid color in any light

With adjustable angle lets you accurately preview the shot before taking it.

Capture spectacular movies in QFHD

An intelligent image sensor reads movie images at faster rates than ever, significantly reducing the rolling shutter distortion that can occur while panning or shooting fast-moving subjects.

BIONZ X™ image-processing engine delivers blazing speed and performance

From shooting images and videos, to playback and data transfer, this processor handles even the most demanding tasks with ease.

Preview the shot before taking it with the electronic XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

Bright, high-contrast viewfinder lets you see the results before you shoot, and features 2359K dots for amazing resolution.

425-point phase detection autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject

Allows you to confidently capture everything from fast-action sports to fast-moving wildlife.

Built-in wireless lan for easy sharing

Lets you transfer photos to your compatible cell phone, tablet or other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

4D Focus picks up both space and time to capture moving subjects with new clarity

Allows you to take crisper photos than ever.

Built-in Near Field Communication

Make easy to transfer image data from the camera to mobile devices.

Face-detection technology puts everybody in their best light

Detects faces and other subjects to keep them in sharp focus.

Built-in, pop-up flash for proper illumination

Ensures properly illuminated photos, and features integrated hot shoe for addition of an external flash, sold separately.

HDMI type-D output makes HDTV hookup a snap

Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for immediate movie playback. HDMI cable required, sold separately.

Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

Accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC, M2, MS PRO Duo and MS PRO-HG Duo. Memory cards not included.


Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.3

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A seamless introduction to mirrorless system.

    Posted
    Dask
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've had this camera for about 5 months now. I've used it to take photos of friends and families during birthdays, social events, and the holidays. I've used it for work to take professional looking photos and update our company website. I've also taken it with me on a hike to take photos of landscapes and anything else in between. I'm not by any means a professional, but I've taken it with me anywhere I could. If you don't really want to read further, I'll just simply say that it's an amazing piece of camera that's replaced my bigger Canon DSLR system. Although of course, it isn't without caveats. The most popular one is its battery life. A fully charged battery does not last very long. It's very unlikely that a single charged battery will get you through a day of shooting. I purchased 2 additional batteries or shoot while charging on an external battery. However, I believe this issue should be understandable. The size of this camera limits the battery size that can be used on this body. With all the technology packed into this body, I strongly believe that the battery life is pretty good. I have no problem compromising the battery life if it means that I can use this piece of technology to capture great photos. When it comes to ergonomics, I'm not a complete fan but I'm satisfied. The grip is a little small and I think the A6500 actually have it right. After purchasing the lens, I immediately installed a leather bottom half case cover and it bumped the grip a little - which is nice. Learning to navigate the Menu will also take some time getting used to if you're coming from a different camera system. With that said, the great things about this camera far outnumber its issues -- I mean, just look at the specs! The number of AF points is ridiculous for this price point. Paired with its Electronic View Finder, you're able to see what your image will look like before you take it! The EVF is easily one of the reasons why I will find it difficult to return to DSLR. ISO and dynamic range is excellent for this price and easily jumps ahead of its similarly priced DSLR counterparts. Especially since the a6300 is capable of recording 4K. Its low light capabilities is also very impressive. However, I do not have many experience with videogrpahy as it's not what I use this camera for. The a6300 will do what you want it to do if you pair it with the right lens and will do so with excellent results. Yes, it is an APS-C camera, but it is a very good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its the best image quality you will get!

    Posted
    DavidSagan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this camera for video and here are my pros and cons. Pros: 1. Amazing image quality, it seriously does downscale from 6K to 4K, very sharp and detailed. Almost too much for my 1440p screen. The video quality matches very close to the FS7 when using SLOG 3. That's amazing for the price. it also shoots at the super 35mm focal length which is also found in many cinema cameras such as the FS7. 2. SLOG 3, this camera has an SLOG 3 profile which means you will get cinema camera type dynamic range, 13-14 stops. I usually record in my room for YouTube videos and all of my lights are clearly visible and not blown out. 3. 1080p mode has some of the least amount of rolling shutter I have ever seen. Its almost as if its not even there. Especially when recording in 120FPS. I did a really fast pan from right to left and I couldn't notice and rolling shutter even when slowed down. Its almost global shutter like. Cons: 1. Rolling Shutter in 4K 24FPS is A LOT. When using 4K make sure to be in a somewhat controlled situation and not moving about too much. 2. Overheating is very present in my model in 4K, even when starting and stopping recording the overheating sign comes on. I was able to record 30 minutes of straight 4K and it shut off, then I had to wait for it too cool down. 3. This is my second a6300. The first one had a sensor problem where I was recording for 10 minutes and my whole screen turned into a purple haze color. This was also baked into the footage when I took it back to my computer. I recommend getting this camera for video if you are doing YouTube videos or are in controlled situations. But get the GH4 if you are doing professional run and gun paid videography work. Since it is more reliable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A big step up from the NEX 5t

    Posted
    richtoke
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The quality of the photos are incredible. Like all of the reviews will say for every camera on the market, spend some money and get a nice lens. I can't live without my 16-70mm Zeiss, but this review is for the camera not the Zeiss lens. The menu is a mess. There are a TON of options, which I'm sure lots of people at this level of photography are excited about, but for me, it's too many choices. That said, it only took a couple of trips out with the camera to find the 10 or so settings I care about and feel comfortable using the camera in the way that I want to use it. I also found some new cool features that I have been liking including the spot focus and fixed focus. The silent shutter is awesome, and I'm sure it is really great for photographing animals. Also a plus for street photography so you can snap pics of people walking by without being so obvious or embarrassing. Here are the cons: The screen. For this much money, why didn't they make the screen a touch screen? It doesn't make sense. Do I really have to pay an extra $400 for the A6500 to get a touch screen? Also, the screen doesn't swivel. It moves VERY slightly, and I suppose just enough to move the camera down to take a shot from waist level, but this is another thing that I don't understand. My 4 year old Sony NEX 5t had both a touch screen and a screen that came all the way up to enact a selfie type mode. Why drop stuff like this? I thought that products were supposed to improve features, not do away with useful things. Also, like I said above, the menu is overwhelming. The buttons are super customizeable, but there's just too much going on for anyone who isn't a professional photographer. If I had to guess I would say even pros probably aren't using half of the options in here. So, am I happy with the purchase? Yes. Am I disappointed that they didn't include some of the core features that I used with my original Sony mirrorless? Big Time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing...

    Posted
    bradley86

    Wow the a6300 has blown my mind. Its crazy how good the still and video quality is. The autofocus system is the fastest in the world and has over 400 detection points. But listen carefully to my one piece of advice. DO NOT judge the performance of this camera while using the kit lens. The included 16-50mm doesn't nearly do the genius sensor in the a6300 justice. Its ok for making a few quick stills and getting familiar with the camera BUT if you want to really use the a6300 to its full potential. I bought the E18-200mm F3.5-6.6 OSS LE lensed WOW what a difference. If this sony lens is this good I can't imagine what the camera can do with the premium Zeiss lens. For me, the sony lens i bought is more than adequate and I got it for $745 on sale at best buy. The APS-C sensor is new for the a6300 and it is just incredible. I totally recommend this camera. I came to this product from a large and heavy Canon 50D. The a6300 not only blows the Canon out of the water in every category, but its SO much lighter and smaller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for a Prosumer - Not for beginners

    Posted
    MisterKnowItAll
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is not a point and shoot - it is a mirrorless ILC. The kit lenses are good for starters but for higher quality images you will need better lenses (glass, optics, whatever the cool kids are calling it these days). Overall this camera is small and very portable compared to a DSLR while giving you similar quality/capability. I do wish they did not charge extra for the "applications" as they are calling it. Sony has implemented a system where you can buy apps for the camera that allows you to do some nifty things but that includes creating a basic timelapse which should have been a built in feature rather than charging an additional $10 just for the timelapse app. -_- But back to the camera - the feel and build quality is very good. The built in panorama (no extra fee) is one of the best if not the best panorama creating cameras I have used. It is weatherproof, not waterproof. The downfalls of this camera (lack of touch screen) and some small nuances have been corrected with the a6500 - but it is not worth the extra premium imo. The a6300 is a great camera, with good functionality. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING CAMERA, why haven't you bought one yet.

    Posted
    Sbaba888
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    You know how most DSLR cameras are photo cameras that also include video features. Sony has effectively flipped the script with this TINY mirrorless body. I'm coming from the Nikon range, and I use adapters that autofocus and some that don't. I kept ALL my Nikon AF glass and primes for video. I use an 18-105 for ENG type event coverage, and primes for beauty shots. the custom setting modes on the dial let me switch between 4k/30p and 1080/120p with one flick. The screen could be brighter and the battery could last longer, but you can power these with external phone charger type battery packs making this super powerful yet small and nimble video rig. Add a cheap monitor for focusing, lens adapters if you don't wat to switch to Sony completely, and a cage all for under $1200 retail I take it everywhere because it's so small compared to my nikons, and I love how fast it shoots and how mellow the top mounted flash is when you tilt it upwards. The AF is amazing especially for video functions if you're not shooting those lofty cinematic productions. 10/10 buy two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Such a Great Camera with one MAJOR flaw.

    Posted
    jodp

    I have been excited about this camera since I heard about it. The biggest thing being talked about is the 4K. I must say it's spectacular, but it has a downside. ROLLING SHUTTER. It is the worst I have ever witnessed, and was enough to bring my score to 3 stars. Of course it can be worked around, but coming from a Canon Camera (EOS 60D-an oldie) I never had to worry about that when shooting video. I have only been using it a few days, so I haven't given up on it yet. Still, if you plan on purchasing this for video it is something you MUST consider. If you plan on simply taking static shots on a tripod, or minor pans, then you might be fine. I have been able to fix most of it in post, but that adds another step. Honestly, I would have rather had a 2K camera if it meant less to no rolling shutter problems. Still, at this price point you won't find another 4K camera with such a great image. Just know it is a problem you will have to deal with. Truthfully aside from that it is an amazing piece of electronic equipment. I guess Sony can't give us everything at this price point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      Hi jodp, We're saddened to hear that the camera failed to meet your expectations. Thanks for posting a review though, we appreciate this. Regards, Zander

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for pictures and short videos.

    Posted
    Jonathan
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great camera for taking pictures and short videos. It has fast auto-focus and pro features which allow any professional to tweak things how they see fit. I'm very pleased with this camera and have used it on multiple occasions (i.e. film projects, event photography, travel). The one downside I found with this camera is overheating. When recording 4k video for longer than 12 minutes an icon appears and shuts the camera off automatically to protect it. As someone who shoots video for events this means this is not the camera you can just set up and leave recording in 4k. There are work arounds that I have seen online such as cooling the back of the camera with an icepack inside a plastic bag. I haven't tried it yet but it seems to fix this problem. Otherwise, a perfect camera for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about optics, contrast, exposure and color. Editors are less positive about stabilizer and zoom. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
  • cnet.co.ukLori Grunin on May 23, 2018
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  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 2.5 out of 5Mike Tomkins on February 9, 2017
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    The Sony A6300 serves as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years, the A6000. Given the predecessor's top marks, it's a tough act to follow.Full Review
  • Steve's DigicamsMichael Palmer on August 2, 2016
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  • which.co.ukJuly 11, 2016
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  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Andrew Williams on May 26, 2016
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  • Digital TrendsRating, 4.3 out of 5David Elrich on May 24, 2016
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