The Sony A6400 is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video, powerful autofocus tracking, a built-in viewfinder and touchscreen that flips-up by 180 degrees to face the subject. Announced in January 2019, it’s the official successor to the A6300 but as you’ll discover, it could be more tempting than the pricier A6500 depending on your needs.
The A6400 shares essentially the same body as the A6300 with the same viewfinder, controls, battery, single card slot and shutter mechanism. Uniquely in the A6000 series though, it features a new screen mechanism which allows the panel to tilt out from the body and angle up all the way to face-forward, a little like the most recent RX100 models. There’s also a hotshoe onto which you could mount an external microphone, although it would of course block the screen, forcing vloggers to use a wired lav or a bracket accessory to mount external mics to the side.
The sensor is inherited from the A6300 and A6500, equipping the A6400 with a broad array of embedded phase-detect autofocus points, along with 11fps burst shooting with continuous AF (or 8fps with better feedback). Sadly the A6400 lacks the built-in stabilisation of the A6500, but it does feature Sony’s latest autofocus technology with better tracking and now eye-detection for animals. Completing the picture are an XGA OLED viewfinder, 4k video at 24, 25 or 30p (uncropped at 24 or 25p), 1080 up to 60p uncropped or at 120p with a crop, support for S-Log 2, and 3 as well as Hybrid Log Gamma for in-camera HDR, silent shooting options, Wifi and Bluetooth, USB power and an interval timer facility – albeit with external software supplied to assemble photos into a timelapse movie.
I’ve fully tested a final production sample and will show you everything you need to know about the A6400 in the following video. If you’re looking for my quality results or sample images, skip to those pages using the tabs above, or jump straight to my verdict if you prefer!Check prices on the Sony Alpha a6400 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or Wex. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
Check prices on the Sony Alpha a6400 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or Wex. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!