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Sony's A6300 mirrorless camera shoots 4K in Super 35mm

It also claims to have the world's fastest autofocus.

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In similar fashion to Canon, Sony saved its best for after CES 2016. Today, at an event in New York City, the company revealed the A6300 mirrorless camera, a long-awaited successor to the A6000 from two years ago. As we're now accustomed to with Sony's latest Alpha products, the A6300 can shoot 4K, although this one does it in Super 35mm format -- which, Sony says, makes for the best video quality in any of its consumer shooters.

Gallery: A close look at Sony's A6300 and G Master lenses | 15 Photos

The A6300 comes with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and Bionz X image processor (the same one found on the A7R II), plus an ISO range of 51,200 and a respectable 11 fps continuous shooting mode. That said, Sony's placing emphasis on the camera's autofocus mode, featuring 425 phase detection points and a ridiculous 4D Focus system that can lock in on a subject in a mere 0.05 seconds -- it claims to be the fastest AF in the world.

While we did have a chance to take photos with the A6300, Sony didn't let us extract any of them to share with you. The good news is that the shooter feels surprisingly light in the hand, and the manufacturer doesn't exaggerate when it talks about the autofocus being super snappy; having spent time with models like the A7S II, I can certainly tell a difference. Nevertheless, we'll wait to make full judgement until we have the chance to test it out for longer than 30 minutes.

Aside from the A6300, Sony also revealed a fresh brand of E-mount full-frame lenses, called G Master. These are designed for both stills and video, claiming to offer a blend of high-resolution and beautiful Bokeh. There's an 85mm f1.4, a 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8, all of which are going to appeal to many professional photographers. The first two will be available in March for $1,800 and $2,200, respectively, while the longer-range glass doesn't have a price yet but is expected to arrive in May.

The A6300, on the other hand, is set to hit stores for $1,000 body-only, or $1,150 if you want a kit with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

Gallery: Sony A6300 and G Master lenses press images | 8 Photos

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