The Best Camera For Its High Focus Resolution
It’s undeniable that the released Sony A6400 has built up an intriguing reputation in the photography world. It disappointed many consumers with its complex functionality and unreliable video documentation equipment. For we have expected this Sony A6400 to be the next big thing of the A6300 after three years they released it. Even having a lot of pitfalls, there are still a lot of things going for it like a pleasant quality image and fast real-time hybrid AF system which was anticipated by the consumers.
The Sony A6400 is a midrange mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor. Its specifications may not be groundbreaking, but having a superior autofocus is an added advantage to any users who are into outdoors and travels. Before going over the full specifications of A6400, here’s a table of what was observed during the run-through of this mirrorless camera:
|Great image quality||Short Battery Life|
|Intelligent and versatile autofocus system||No IBIS|
|Compact Body||Complex menus|
|Some unfunctional menus|
Here are also the key specifications:
- 24MP APS-C sensor
- 425-pt phase-detection AF system with Real-Time Tracking
- Tilting screen, 180° up, 90° down
- 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder
- New Bionz X processor
- ISO range from 100-32000from 100 to 32000
- 11fps burst shooting (8fps with silent shutter)
- Interval shooting option added
- 4K/30p video capture
- Mic input, no headphone output
- 410 shots per battery charge (per CIPA)
- Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
- Released date: February 2019
With Sony A6400, Sony retained its classic design of the rangefinder-style body, which makes it also share its features with the camera’s predecessor. Its compact body has OLED EVF and touch enable system, 3-inch tilting screen, and 921k rear LCD screen. It has the same height and width as the A6500 but has a bit different with its depths for having a slightly round off hand grip. And it is also 500 grams lighter than the Sony A6500.
The layout of the control buttons and ports are similar to the Sony A6300 where on the left side there are slide-out flaps which cover the Micro-USB port, 3.5mm microphone input, and Micro-HDMI port. At the top is where the hot shoe mount, pop-up Xenon flash, command dial, and mode dial. The shutter button is placed upfront towards the edge of the handgrip. And on the bottom part is where the battery and single SD card slot which is up to UHS-I speed belonged.
The Sony A6400 has pre-assigned function buttons at the back which can also be remapped to perform other functions. Its electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 2.3million dots which can be used to run 60fps or 120fps. When choosing the 120fps, it will give you smoother motion but lower resolution than the 60fps. Additionally, the A6400 has the new 3 inch LCD screen with a touch panel functionality of 921k dot resolution that can flip up until 180 degrees. Thus, making it easier and simpler to take selfies.
The upgrade of this new model mostly revolves on its hybrid autofocus system with more focus points summing 425 contrast and 425 phase-detection points. It also claims 0.02-second focus acquisition, which is fast for taking images in fast movements. This camera makes it an excellent companion in taking photos of the wild animals if that’s the subject you want to captivate.
As for its product image, the colors, objects, and subjects appear sharp. Its ISO can be set from 10 to 32,000 in native mode, with an expanded ISO of up to 102,400 for dimmer scenarios. But quality noticeably drops around ISO 12,800 where the image details appear smudged. The effect of RAW images is lessened compared to JPEGs, which is to be expected because of the additional data available in the file.
Most of the videographers around know Sony A6400 is not best suited for video despite its S-logs and Hybrid support. This is due to the bad rolling shutter, hinge design, and flipping the screen upward would mean that the mic completely blocks the screen, rendering it useless.
Though it’s undoubtedly that Sony A6400 surpassed a lot of its predecessors for its autofocus, there are still a lot of upgrades that Sony needs to focus on. Along with its camera battery life and performance, it is rated to deliver around 410 shots per charge under ideal conditions and when using the LCD display, which is an improvement over the A6500’s battery life. Sony has done an exemplary job in updating the technology inside its APS-C cameras, especially for the autofocus system, but now it needs to turn its attention to the body and user interface making it user friendly. If it gets those things on the point, then it might be the most desirable camera for photography and video.