The Sony A6400 camera occupies a kind of ground medium between its a6500 first-line model and the economical and ultra-economical A6000. It Has an APS-C size sensor and is aimed at the budget-conscious and enthusiastic photographer. However, it inherits some of the great features of the entire Sony chassis line.
By Replacing the a6300, A6400 title updates are available in the form of auto focus enhancements. It Has the same BIONZ X processor that is in the full-frame A9 model, also providing enhancements to Eye AF and subject tracking.
The A6400 also has a good set of specs for the price point for those who are interested in the video. You can record 4K movies in full pixel-free reading of binning for higher-quality footage. There is also a range of different formats to meet the needs of different video-graphers, as well as a 3.5 mm door that can be used to connect an external microphone. Slow Motion video Capture is available in Full HD.
The key enhancements to the A6400-and the reason why you can go for it on the size of the A6000-are for auto focus performance.
It looks very well with sport and action, and although the form factor is probably not one you want to wear with the extra long sports lenses, for a relatively close up action, it’s a dream.
The new real-time AF function hangs in the target and keeps it pressed for a sharp focus on most shots in a burst of 11 fps. It is best to deal with when the subject is following a reasonably predictable model, but it is very impressive at this price point.
For Now, Eye AF is confined to human subjects. He is also a great interpreter and particularly useful for photographing moving portraits. A firmware update will see that Eye AF expanded to animal subjects in the summer-we can see that this is even more useful because (most) animals do not take kindly direction. This should make the A6400 an excellent choice for Safari and others, especially for those who remarie at the price of Sony’s full frame models.
In low light, the focus is slower, sometimes taking a second or two to set the target. Leaving the AF Assist lamp on for help, but if you need to turn it off in a discrete configuration, then you might find that you need to be a bit more patient with the camera. It Seems obvious that the promised speed of the “world’s fastest” will only apply when conditions are optimal, but it is still rare to show a false focus confirmation.
In General, the image quality is very good, and the camera is skilled in producing beautiful images in a number of different lighting conditions.
The dynamic range is decent, offering beautiful colors that remain on the right side of the realistic. In artificial lighting conditions, the A6400 adapts well to produce precise colours using the automatic adjustment of the white balance. In general, multi-use metering works well to produce balanced exposures, which only require you to move to the exposure compensation knob in extreme contrast situations.
In well-lit conditions, the detail is excellent, with a good degree of sharpness and a fantastic overall impression when displayed in the normal size of print and Web. Looking at 100% reveals some smoothness of the image in places, but no more than you would expect from an APS-C sensor.
With higher ISOs, the images remain usable in most of the sensitivity scale. In ISO 6400 You can see more smoothing image than you would probably want, but if the image is likely to be used quite small then it is still more than workable.
Unfortunately, the Sony A6400 has no image stabilization in the body. Therefore, if you use stabilised non-image lenses, you need to use higher shutter speeds and superior ISOs to avoid blurring. If you are someone who likes to make a lot of low light shooting, you may want to turn your attention to the a6500 instead.
In Addition to the frustrations, the Sony A6400 delivers the merchandise in a wide range of situations. It’s especially impressive when it comes to autofocus tracking, so it’s the perfect interpreter all-round for fans who like to shoot a variety of topics.
SONY seems to invest all its time and energy to improve performance without putting so much thought on how to use the camera. The complicated buttons and a touch-sensitive screen use result in a camera that is more uncomfortable to use than it should be and could be improved without too much effort. On the positive side, being able to customize the controls to your favorite way of working is a bonus. Photo:Sony