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Sony a6400

"Faster, brighter and a little vainer, the A6400 is a great little camera for the creative photographer and videographer. It builds on the success of its predecessors with a very accomplished focus tracking system, fast focus and more adaptable tilting rear screen "
As posted by pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Intelligent and versatile autofocus system
  • Compact body
  • 4K video without recording limit
  • Fast burst shooting speeds
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent Image Quality
  • Great video quality

Cons

  • Short battery life
  • Bad rolling shutter
  • No in body stabilization
  • No headphone port
  • Dense menu system
  • Limited external controls

Product Details

Date First Available:
January 17, 2019

Overall Rating

88.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 2217 customer and expert reviews from 24 review sites and 6 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Cameras:
  • 88.9%
    Design
  • 92.5%
    Image Quality
  • 96.2%
    Features
  • 96.8%
    Performance
  • 85.4%
    Battery Life
  • 93.3%
    Video Quality
  • 91.1%
    Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
9
Good
15
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

Pros

  • Intelligent and versatile autofocus system
  • Image quality is great
  • Compact body

Cons

  • No IBIS
  • Sony’s menu system is still a mess
  • Tiltable display doesn’t articulate and isn’t functional in menus   
  • Short battery life

The Sony a6400 is a camera that straddles the line between consumer and enthusiast, delivering automatic operation for family snapshots with the image quality and speed aficionados love.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Compact build.
  • 24MP APS-C image sensor.
  • Quick, accurate autofocus.
  • 11fps continuous drive.
  • Large, sharp EVF.
  • Selfie LCD.
  • Built-in flash and hot shoe.
  • 4K video without recording limit.

Cons

  • Omits in-body image stabilization.
  • Flip-up screen not ideal for vloggers.
  • Some operational frustrations.
  • External charger not included.
  • Only full-frame lenses are weather sealed.
  • UHS-I card slot.

Sony's 24.2-megapixel A6400 APS-C camera was a surprise, filling a gap between the A6300 and A6500 that didn't really need to be filled.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Fast burst shooting speeds
  • Sharp video
  • Improved programmable buttons
  • Excellent eye and face tracking autofocus

Cons

  • Bad rolling shutter
  • No in body stabilization
  • No headphone port
  • Dated sensor

Get the Sony A6400 mirrorless camera if you want speedy performance and good image quality in a relatively small package but don't mind a few shortcomings like limited touch-screen capabilities.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Good image quality
  • Full array of features
  • 4K video
  • Touch focus
  • Excellent performance
  • USB charging

Cons

  • Limited touch-screen capabilities
  • LCD not fully articulated
  • No in-body stabilization
  • Dense menu system
  • No external charger included

Sony Alpha A6400 Review - We review Sony's latest APS-C mirrorless camera, with a 24mp sensor, and unlimited 4K UHD video recording, it's offering ultra-fast autofocus, but does it deliver? Find out in our full review.

Read more on ephotozine.com

Pros

  • Improved noise performance
  • 11fps continuous shooting
  • Excellent Image Quality
  • Compact size
  • Wi Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
  • MyMenu
  • Unlimited video recording

Cons

  • Handling could be improved
  • Menu system is overly long
  • No in camera raw editing
  • 16:9 aspect ratio screen reduces size of 4:3 images

For bloggers, vloggers and independent content creators, the Sony A6400 is a dream. Its still image quality is very good, its 4K video is even better, and its 180-degree screen and eye-detect AF are perfect for single-handed video capture. But this is a specific market, and for regular stills photographers its high-tech image capture is poor consolation for its five-year-old design and limited external controls.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • 180 degree screen for vlogging
  • Terrific if complex AF
  • Very good image quality

Cons

  • Limited external controls
  • Interminable menu system
  • Dated rear screen and EVF

Sony finally updates its APS-C Alpha lineup with the mid-range Sony A6400. See our Sony A6400 review to find out what's new!

Read more on imaging-resource.com

Meet Sony's all-new mid-range mirrorless camera

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Highly advanced autofocus
  • Decent burst shooting speed
  • Bright viewfinder
  • Good video features
  • Good value for the spec

Cons

  • No built-in image stabilization
  • No headphone jack
  • 16:9 aspect ratio screen

The A6400 continues Sony's approach of forging ahead with technological advancements while leaving an unrefined user experience behind. The new A.I.-aided autofocus is so incredible to see in action, we almost forgot about the nagging interface issues.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

It’s great that Sony has put the work in on the autofocus system for the A6400. It’s something that can really help photographers of all levels. Real-time Tracking aside, it’s not quite as fast or as reliable as the AF system in the Sony A9, but it’s very good, especially for a camera that is set to retail for less than £1000/$1000.

Read more on camerajabber.com

The new Sony Alpha A6400 is a camera with something of a split personality. On one hand it has the best AF system that Sony offers on any of their cameras, including the much more expensive full-frame models, but on the other it inherits the now dated design of the original A6000 model with its awkward control layout.

Read more on photographyblog.com

Sony's A6400 offers portability without sacrificing image quality or practicality

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Excellent picture quality
  • Small and transportable
  • Great video quality

Cons

  • Battery life could be better
  • Image quality at high ISOs is lacking

The middle child in Sony's mirrorless camera line-up offer fantastic specs and features for the price.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Fantastic AF tracking
  • Small size is great for travelling
  • Good range of accessories and lenses

Cons

  • Fiddly operation
  • Limited battery life
  • Viewfinder and screen using old technology

If you’re in the market for a new standalone camera, the Sony a6400 has a range of features that’ll make almost any photographer happy.

Read more on mashable.com

Faster, brighter and a little vainer, the A6400 is a great little camera for the creative photographer and videographer. It builds on the success of its predecessors with a very accomplished focus tracking system, fast focus and more adaptable tilting rear screen.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Subject tracking AF system
  • 180 degree tilting LCD screen for front of camera viewing
  • Button and dial customisation
  • Great low light performance
  • Highly accomplished metering
  • Pro video outputs and control

Cons

  • Lacks built-in stabilisation of A6500
  • Top rather than side tilting screen
  • Screen blacks out at top burst setting
  • Menu system still seems cluttered
  • Slow start-up with power zoom
  • Rolling shutter issue at 4K

The Sony Alpha A6400 may not seem like a top-end camera because of the existence of the A6500. But you would be mistaken in thinking it’s not a best vlogging camera. The new camera Sony has released boasts image quality and a lightweight body. Sony has also put in real effort to improve its menu system, signaling it knows where the problem spots are and working hard to fix them.

Read more on gadgetreview.com

Pros

  • 4K Video Resolution
  • No dip in Image Quality in ISO Range 100-6400
  • Powerful Tracking Eye AF System

Cons

The Sony Alpha a6400 far from the beefiest camera in Sony’s lineup but it’s a great place to start if you’re looking for one.

Read more on pcworld.idg.com.au

Pros

  • Great feel
  • Clean results
  • Interchangeable lenses

Cons

  • Lacks dials
  • Sony software is still a bit finicky

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