Sony a6300 vs a6000

Sony a6300 vs a6000

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On February 3 Sony announced its a6300 APS-C mirrorless camera- an update to the popular interchangeable-lens models a6000 which was shipped in February 2014.

The body of a6300 (4.7 x 2.9 x 1.9 in) is similar to that of the a6000 (4.8 x 2.9 x 1.8 in), and the weight of a6300 (est 405 g) is a little heavier than the a6000 (330 g). The size of the LCD screen remains the same. The a6300 is more rigid since the entire body is composed of magnesium alloy with upgraded dust and moisture resistance, while Sony a6000 only featured the material in its front section. The improvements are: Faster autofocus, Better Build, Newly developed image sensor, much better viewfinder, Superior video recording, Same E-mount lens system, better A-mount support.

The price of the a6300 is about twice that of the a6000.

Camera

Sony A6000

Sony A6300

Announced

4/23/2014

02/03/2016

Sensor effective resolution

24.3MP Exmor HD CMOS
14 bit

24.2MP Exmor CMOS
14 bit

Sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

Area

366.60mm2

366.60mm2

Focal-length multiplier

1.5x

1.5x

OLPF

Yes

Yes

Sensitivity range

ISO 100 - ISO 25600

ISO 100 - ISO 25600/ISO 51200 (exp)

Burst shooting

11fps
49 JPEG/49 raw

11fps
44 JPEG/21 raw

Viewfinder 
(mag/ effective mag)

OLED EVF
0.4 in/10 mm
1.44 million dots
100% coverage
1.07x/0.71x

OLED EVF
0.4 in/10 mm
2.4 million dots
100% coverage
1.07x/0.7x

Hot shoe

Yes

Yes

Autofocus

179-point phase detection, 25-area contrast AF

425-point phase detection, 169-area contrast AF

AF sensitivity

0- 20 EV

-1 - 20 EV

Shutter speed

30-1/4000 sec.; bulb; 1/160 x-sync

30-1/4000 sec.; bulb; 1/160 x-sync

Shutter durability

n/a

n/a

Metering

1,200 zone

1,200 zone

Metering sensitivity

0 - 20 EV

-2 - 20 EV

Best video

AVCHD 1080/60p @ 28Mbps

1920X1080

XAVC S @ 100Mbps; UHD 4K 2160/30p, 25p, 24p; 1080/120p

3840 x 2160

Audio

Stereo; mic (via accessory shoe)

Stereo, mic input

Manual aperture and shutter in video

Yes

Yes

Maximum best-quality recording time per clip

29 minutes

29 minutes

Clean HDMI out

No

Yes

IS

Optical

Optical

LCD

3-inch/7.5cm
Tilting touchscreen
921,600 dots

3-inch/7.5cm
Tilting, flip-up touchscreen
921,600 dots

Memory slots

1 x SDXC

1 x SDXC

Wireless connection

Wi-Fi, NFC

Wi-Fi, NFC

Flash

Yes

Yes

Wireless flash

No

Yes

Battery life (CIPA rating)

420 shots

350 (VF), 400 (LCD)

Size (WHD)

4.8 x 2.9 x 1.8 in
120 x 67 x 45 mm

4.7 x 2.9 x 1.9 in
119 x 67 x 49 mm

Body operating weight

11.6 oz
330 g

14.3 oz
405 g

Mfr. price (body only)

$500 (est.)
£430 
AU$900

$1,000

Release date

April 2014

March 2016

Although the size is similar, the A6000 is lighter (70g ) than the A6300 which may become a big advantage when you carry it all day long. Both have the same APS-C sized sensor, their lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will be similar in size and weight.

Overall Sony a6300 is the better camera.If portability (small size and light weight) is a big priority for you, choose Sony a6000. 

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