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Sony A6400: review of Sony's new Digital-SLR [DSLR] camera...

Sony A6400
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OVERVIEW


Sony, the Japan-based MNC is on the floors again with their new E-mount, Digital-SLR [DSLR] & mirrorless camera commonly dubbed as Sony α/A6400 containing an APS-C sensor, 24.2 MP output image quality, and video recording speed @ 11 fps.

It's a new addition to Sony's α (Alpha) camera system which contains its cameras having the interchangeable-lens facility. The α system was introduced in 2006 and since then the market has seen some of the incredible tech advancements in digital cameras.



SPECS

LOOKS (External)

  • It weighs 403 gms
  • Length, Breath & Height are 120, 59.7 & 66.9 mm respectively
  • The screen is sized 3 inches
  • Has one 1080 mAh NP-FW50 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Can be operational within 0°C to 40°C temperature
Sony A6400
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CONNECTIVITY


  • can be connected wirelessly through Wi-Fi
  • A USB 2.0 Micro-B port available
  • Audio Jack of 3.5 mm diameter
  • HDMI D (Micro) port available
  • Also contains a memory card slot of SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo/Memory Stick Micro (M2)/Memory Stick Pro Duo (High Speed)

IMAGES

  • Gives an image of 24.2 MP and 6000 X 4000 resolution and in JPEG & RAW formats
  • The camera format is APS-C
  • Has a CMOS sensor sized 23.5 X 15.6 mm
  • Aspect ratio is 3:2 and 16:9
  • Has 14-Bit color depth
  • photos can be shot at 11Fps
Sony A6400
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VIDEO

  • For Audio recording, there's an inbuilt Microphone and also can be inserted externally
  • Audio files can be recorded in AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, & Linear PCM
  • Has two video recording modes namely XAVC S & AVCHD
  • Videos are encoded in NTSC/PAL format
  • Videos will have 4K/30p resolution
  • Image frame rate in PAL MODE is till 100fps & in NTSE MODE is till 120 fps
  • Images in the video will be sized 1920 X 1080 in NTSE & PAL modes

VIEWFINDER

  • Its size is 0.39" and has an eye point of 23 mm
  • Has 1.07x magnification on Approx & also has a 100 % coverage
  • It's totally electronic and has a resolution of 2,359,296 dots
  • The diopter can be adjusted from -4.0 to +3.0
  • While there's obviously also a monitor of 3" and that too, a tilting touchscreen LCD type
  • It has 921,600 dots resolution
Sony A6400
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EXPOSURE CONTROL
  • Recording can be done at different intervals
  • ISO sensitivity is from 100 to 32000
  • Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority & Program Exposure Modes are available
  • Electronic Front Curtain Shutter available
  • The metering range is from -2 to 20 EV
  • Exposure compensation is from -5 to +5 EV

FOCUS

  • Both Auto & Manual focuses are available
  • Autofocus Sensitivity is from -2 to +20 EV
  • For Face & Contrast detection there are 425 autofocus points

FLASHLIGHT

  • Has an in-built flash which can be externally connected through Hot Shoe & Wireless connection
  • Has a TTL flash system having a max sync speed of 1/160 sec
  • There are several flash modes available namely: High-speed sync, Rear sync, Slow sync, Auto, Fill-flash, Wireless & lastly, Red-eye reduction

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