Sony α 6400

MPN: ILCE6400B.CEC  |  EAN: 4548736092105  |  Model: α 6400

Price Information

973.00

as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony α 6400 - ILCE6400B.CEC Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Astronomy Photography
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
4K Videos
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
High FPS Videos
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Slow Motion Videos
Outstanding
Time-lapse Videos
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Camera Body Only
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

Selecting the Mirror-less Camera, is a great boon to you photography gear. It has what it takes to produce great shots as beginner or professional grade photos as a seasoned photographer.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Sony α 6400 will satisfy your needs.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the α 6400 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 425  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!

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Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. 

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony α 6400 is a great companion to have.

High definition entertainment - While shooting a variety of scenes for your next release, this camera has you covered due to the (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm image sensor it houses. 

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Sony's in-built intervalometer

Photo Scenarios

In taking those celestial photographs, the image sensor size a key component which measures at 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) for this particular camera model. You'll also want to shoot using the RAW file format to maximise the details you capture. Good news is, this camera supports that format!

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the α 6400 is an easy recommendation for this.

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the α 6400.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 23.5 x 15.6 mm(mm) sensor size, the Sony α 6400, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Sony α 6400 for aquatic photos is a treat.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the α 6400 is a breeze.

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.

Style

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the α 6400 is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Sony α 6400 - ILCE6400B.CEC Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Mirrorless
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Camera
Anti-dust Function Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Camera File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PRINT Image Matching III
Eye Relief 23 mm
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Orientation Sensor Yes
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti-Motion Blur
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 5, 10 s
Sharpness Levels Normal, Vivid
Smartphone Remote Support Yes
Twilight Yes
View On Smartphone Yes
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Guide Number 6 m
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Recharging Time 4 s
Flash Sync-speed 1/160 s
Pre-flash Yes
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 425
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Focusing Distance 45
Manual Focus Yes
Smile Detection Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 100, 6400, 32000, 102400
ISO Sensitivity (max) 102400
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Average, Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot, Highlight Weighted
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 s
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Shutter Speed (photo) 30 - 1/4000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Video
4K Video Capable Yes
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type 4K Ultra HD
Max FPS @4K 30
Maximum Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4, XAVC
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AC3, LPCM
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Port - Size 3.5
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Mount Interface Sony E
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards MS Micro (M2), MS Pro-HG Duo, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 7.5 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - 3
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 1.07 x
Viewfinder Resolution 2359296 pixels
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.39 "
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Megapixel 24.2 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 25 MP
Other Features
Interval Recording 1
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Connector Micro-USB
USB Connector Type B
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 410 shots
Power Source Type Battery
Video Recording Time 125 min
Networking
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Lens Cap Included Yes
Power Cord Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 66.9 mm
Height 59.7 mm
Weight 403 g
Width 120 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 6000x4000, 4240x2382, 3008x2000, 6000x3376, 4240x2400, 3008x1688, 4000 x 4000, 2832x2832, 2000 x 1000, 12416x1856, 5536x2160, 8192x1856, 3872x2160