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Sony A6400 The New Mirrorless For specially Vloggers

Sony A6400
Written by Manjoy Haldar

Sony A6400 The New Mirrorless For specially Vloggers

The Sony just announced their new mirrorless camera in crop sensor format. Sony’s successor to its mid-range A6300 mirrorless camera has some interesting upgrades. The new a6400 has some interesting feature which is present at their full frame cameras only. The Sony A6400 comes with a touchscreen which is super awesome than its predecessors and its can flips all the way around — 180 degrees, so you will get a vivid, easily adjustable preview of how you will look as you’re filming your latest video. The 180 degrees flipable touchscreen is the main point which makes it makes its special for vloggersSony A6400

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Sony A6400 has a 24.2-megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor with the Bionz X image processor with a front-end LSI
  • It shoots videos at 4K 30fps and 1080p 60fps  and 1080p 120fps
  • It has ‘real-time eye AF’ that works with multiple subjects like sony’s full A7r3

Specifications:

  •  Focusing

The Sony a6400 is 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS (23.5 x 15.6 mm) image sensor, again sony used the Bionz X image processor with a front-end LSI, in this model has AI-powered 425-point contrast and phase-detection autofocusing system,The a6400 also still sports continuous shooting up to 11 fps using its mechanical shutter and its works 8 fps in its silent shooting mode, with continuous AF / AE tracking. If you’re wondering about the math, that would be 116 frames of JPEG Standard or 46 frames of RAW compressed images. which is good enough for a crop sensor camera, Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF

 

Sony A6400

Iso Performance

In terms of ISO, the a6400 doesn’t have the most outstanding night shooting performance, on paper — its ISO range is 32,000 for both stills and movies, expandable up to ISO 102,400 — but it is a wider range than its predecessors the a6500 and a6300, which boosted standard ISO of 25,600, expandable to 51,200. Sony claims it has “excellent noise reduction at medium and high sensitivities.” Plus, for those of you who care about color grading, the a6400 supports S-Log2 and S-Log3 profiles.

Video Performance

The Sony A6400 has a different set of recording movies. The a6400 can record 4K video up to 30fps using the entire width of the sensor and performing full pixel readout (6K of information is used and downscaled to 4K for extra sharpness). A clean 4:2:2 8-bit signal is available via HDMI and there is a 3.5mm mic input but no headphone output. In 1080p, they can record up to 120fps and you can choose to have slow motion directly confirmed in camera (HFR mode on the a6300), or record as normal and slow down the footage in post-production. On the a6400, the Quick & Slow mode allows you to choose frame rates from 1fps to 120fps which means you can also create quick motion videos.

a6400 camera comes with dedicated Picture Profiles that can be customized, and this is where you also find the S-Log2 and S-Log3 gamma modes to record more dynamic range and colour grade in post. The a6400 gets HLG profiles (HDR) to be used with compatible devices.

IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [3:2]

L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)

IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [16:9]

L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10 M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M)

IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1] 

L: 4000 x 4000 (16 M), M: 2832 x 2832 (8.0 M), S: 2000 x 2000 (4.0 M)

IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [SWEEP PANORAMA]

Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)

 

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A Quick Sony Mirrorless Cameras Comparison:

A6000A6300A6400 (New)A6500
Price (body only)$548$748$900$1,198
Sensor/MP24.3 APS-C24.2 APS-C24.2 APS-C24.2 APS-C
Autofocus179 phase detection points425 phase detection425 phase/contrast detection points425 phase detection
Shooting Speed11 fps11 fps11 fps11 fps
Video Resolution1080p4K4K4K
ISO Range100-25600100-51200100-102400100-51200
Image StabilizationNoneNoneNone5-axis in-body
Size (inches)4.7 x 2.6 x 1.84.7 x 2.6 x 1.94.8 x 2.8 x 2.44.8 x 2.6 x 2.4
Weight 12.1 ounces14.3 ounces14.3 ounces16 ounces

Price of A6400

The α6400 will ship in February 2019 for an estimated $900 (body only), $1,000 with a 16-50mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens, and $1,300 with an 18-135mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens. We’re looking forward to seeing how useful the new flip-up display will be in everyday situations.

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