Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera
The Sony a6300 mirrorless camera is one of Best Buy’s top tech products for this holiday season. I’m not surprised this is one of the hottest items because this is the camera every blogger I know has either bought this year or wants to buy! I had been hearing about the Sony mirrorless cameras for almost an entire year when I got one.
Captures amazing photos even in low light!
I took this camera on my most recent trip and was quite pleased with the photos I got. It rained a lot while I was in Puerto Vallarta and the sky was always gloomy, but from some of the photos, you would never guess how dark it was outside. Above is a photo I snapped down on the beach and it is completely unedited!
The camera has a 2.95″ wide-angle LCD monitor with brightness control for vivid color in any light!
This photo of Chihuly Garden and Glass museum was taken in a dark room with assorted spotlights pointed at the glass. I was thrilled how well the photos came out.
Here is another photo I snapped down in Albuquerque. I loved how well it captured the colors and again, no editing needed! Imagine all the time you could save if you did not have to edit photos!
I took this food photo inside a dimly lit restaurant with mostly candle lighting. Normally it would be almost impossible to get a good photo, but with this mirrorless camera I ended up with useable photos!
On Eden’s birthday I snapped this photo in our dining room. Again, this is an unedited photo. This camera is delivering one amazing photo after another!
Things I love about the Sony a6300 mirrorless camera:
- Superior speed, response, and quality in a compact body. – The camera is so compact that it fits in the side pocket of my purse. It’s lightweight so it has not been a burden to carry around. You can see in this photo from a recent press trip that I am carrying it around on my neck. Again, it’s so lightweight, it doesn’t bother me to do this. I found this surprising because I have a bad shoulder and almost anything bothers me. This is the same reason I always have a crossbody purse.
- World’s fastest (0.05-s2) autofocus with the world’s most (4253) phase-detection AF points – I am so appreciative of the autofocus and continuous focus. I do not have steady hands, but you would never know looking at the photos I took.
- Capture fast-action shots at up to 11 fps (frames per second) – High-speed continuous shooting clarifies climactic action. This comes in handy when I am taking pictures of my kids at football and even more so at gymnastics.
- 4K recording – Record the ultimate resolution in 4K movie quality and enjoy other movie functions favored by professionals. Advanced 4D FOCUS tracks, even fast-moving subjects quickly and precisely. Again, my kids are in sports and they are hard to photograph. And this camera can capture them in action, even Noah when he is doing gymnastics in a gym in low light while he is moving extremely fast!
- New image sensor delivering images with less noise within a wide sensitivity range up to ISO 512004
- Built-in wireless for easy sharing to your cell phone – All you need is the PlayMemories app.
- Viewfinder eye detection – The camera can tell when I put my eye to the viewfinder it switches quickly from showing you what you are looking at on the screen and instead showing it to you through the viewfinder.
- Interchangeable lenses – I haven’t bought a second lens yet, but I’m so excited to have a camera that can use various lenses. And don’t worry, if you have lenses from another brand you want to use on this camera you can buy an adapter and still use them.
- No touchscreen – The camera does not have a touchscreen, which I happen to appreciate.
- Takes good food photos – As fun food has gotten more popular, it has become important that I can capture good food photos. Because the camera works well indoors I am pretty much guaranteed I can capture the photo I need.
When you purchase this camera it includes:
- Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera
- Micro USB cable
- Owner’s manual
- Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
- Shoulder strap, body cap, accessory shoe cap, eyepiece cup
My Favorite Features:
My video certainly does not cover everything. For a step by step tutorial to walk you through the camera, check out this hour-long video. This guy covers all kinds of stuff!
I recently came across this video and I really liked the way he broke down using the flash various ways.