Sony unveiled their latest APC-C mirrorless camera: the Sony Alpha a6400

Posted on Mar 28 2019 - 11:17am by Chris Tomaino

Technology Giant Sony has recently revealed the new a6400, an up to date 24.2 megapixel mirrorless camera with a flip-up rear screen and the autofocus machine and processor ‘borrowed from the a9’.

In many respects the digital camera resembles an a6300 with a greater effective processor, more suitable autofocus and a greater considerably articulated touchscreen, but launched at a slightly lower fee. It also provides the time-lapse feature that turned into misplaced while Sony moved away from offering in-digital camera apps.

Like previous models it can shoot at up to eleven fps or 8 fps in silent shutter mode, both with full autofocus and exposure capability, but no longer live view.

Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera Features

The A6400 packs an all-new 24.2-megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor and next-gen BIONZ X photo processor. It is able to cope with high-speed non-stop taking pictures at up to 11 fps with the mechanical shutter or eight fps in silent shooting mode, each with non-stop autofocus and auto-exposure monitoring (you could seize as much as 116 JPG frames or 46 uncooked before the buffer fills up). That bests different latest APS-C cameras, most notably Fujifilm’s pricier X-T3. As for low-light overall performance, you could shoot at as much as 32,000 ISO or 102,four hundred elevated with much less noise, Sony notes.

Sony’s eye AF is the most popular feature on the A7 III series, and the A6400 takes that even farther. The advanced “real-time eye AF” deploys artificial intelligence to automatically detect a subjects’ eyes in real-time, improving focus accuracy, speed and tracking. That tracking now includes animals’ eyes, so you can keep Fluffy or Spot’s eyes in focus, even at shallow depths-of-field.

The feature is now enabled by default (unless you shut it off), letting you either automatically or manually choose which eye to track. Real-time subject tracking, meanwhile, crunches depth, color, pattern and other spatial info to quickly and accurately follow your subject.

The A6400 can capture 4K at the sensor’s full resolution, then oversample to deliver pin-sharp 4K footage, much as the A6500 does. You can also shoot 1080p at up to 120 fps. Sony promises that movie focusing is fast and stable thanks tot he hybrid AF tech, and the display, which completely flips around for vloggers, supports touch focus. There’s a hybrid-log gamma feature to maximize image quality, along with a microphone port (but no headphone jack, unfortunately).

Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera Price

The A6400 name and specs suggests that the camera will slot between the A6300 and A6500, making it Sony’s second-best APS-C mirrorless camera, numerically speaking. However, the A6500 is overdue to be replaced, so the speculation is that it will superceded by a newer model, possibly the A7000. If that’s accurate, we should see that in the coming months. The A6400 arrives in February 2019 for $900 (body only), or $1,350 with the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 kits lens.